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Morpho Wins Major EMV (Europay MasterCard Visa) Payment Card Contract from State Bank of India

Apr 13, 2016   10:14 IST 
New Delhi, Delhi, India

Morpho (Safran) announced that its Indian subsidiary, Syscom, has won the largest deal in India from State Bank of India (SBI), the country’s largest financial institution, for EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) payment card issuance.


The deal comprises end-to-end production, supply and personalization services of Visa, MasterCard & RuPay (India’s domestic payment card scheme) branded EMV debit cards along with Personal Identification Number (PIN). The volume is expected to cross 55 million cards over a 3 year period, making it the largest EMV card deal in India and one of the largest in Asia-Pacific.


The market in India is rapidly migrating to EMV payment technology. EMV has become the global standard in secure card based payments. It ensures the highest level of security in transactions across ATMs and Point of Sale (POS) terminals, that accept card based payments.  


In addition to SBI, all Indian banks are also required to issue new debit cards as EMV chip cards and also, to migrate gradually their existing card base to EMV cards by December 2018, as per a recent directive issued by Reserve Bank of India. This contract creates a strong platform and a major reference for Morpho in support of this migration.


"This achievement recognizes our commitment to lead and maintain technology and quality leadership, to meet the banks' requirement for payment cards,” said Sanjeev Shriya, Senior Vice President India at Morpho, and Managing Director, Syscom Corporation Pvt. Ltd.Morpho has extensive global experience in the EMV payment area, as we have supported reputable banks in their respective EMV migration strategies.”


About Morpho

Morpho (Safran) is a global leader in identity and security solutions for an increasingly digital and connected world. We employ more than 8,700 people in 57 countries and generated revenues of nearly €1.9 billion in 2015. Backed by more than 40 years of experience in biometrics, our unique expertise lies in developing innovative technologies for a wide range of markets and applications for people, governments and business. Morpho contributes to managing identities, protecting borders, detecting threats, supporting law enforcement and providing trusted on-line transactions and services. Our solutions protect identities, ensure safety and safeguard privacy, for easier everyday lives.


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