Smart Card Alliance Webinar to Explore Benefits of Contactless Card and Mobile EMV Payments for US Issuers

Smart Card Alliance Webinar to Explore Benefits of Contactless Card and Mobile EMV Payments for US Issuers

Second webinar in two-part series focuses on issuer benefits of contactless EMV payments

Princeton Junction, N.J., October 24, 2016 – Now is the time for U.S. issuers to consider adding contactless capabilities to their card portfolio by issuing dual-interface EMV chip cards and offering mobile payment solutions, whether they’re just starting to issue chip cards or are getting ready for their next wave. Issuers looking to explore the benefits of contactless payments, including how it can improve payments security, transaction speeds, portfolio utilization and the customer experience, should attend the Smart Card Alliance webinar, “Contactless EMV Payments: Issuer Opportunities,” this November.

The webinar is the second in a two-part series and will be held on November 9, 2016 at 1 pm ET (10 am PT). To register, visit

Speakers for the November 9 webinar are: Jose Correa, NXP Semiconductors; Oliver Manahan, Infineon Technologies; Nick Pisarev, Giesecke & Devrient; Jamie Topolski, Fiserv; and Randy Vanderhoof, Smart Card Alliance.

“In today’s market, transaction speed is one of the most talked about challenges of contact EMV chip cards. Issuers have an opportunity to help the industry speed up transactions by offering contactless payments,” said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance. “In addition to faster transactions, there are many other benefits for issuers in going contactless—improved security, top-of-wallet status, global interoperability and others. This webinar breaks down each benefit and provides more detail for issuers to learn how to best take advantage of contactless payments.”

Through this webinar, attendees will:

  • Learn why now is the time for contactless EMV payments, and why contactless EMV payments are different from previous contactless payments adoption efforts
  • Discover benefits of contactless EMV payments for U.S. issuers
  • Benefit from lessons learned through implementations in Australia, Canada and the UK
  • Explore considerations for issuance of dual-interface EMV chip cards and offering NFC[1]-enabled mobile payments solutions

The Smart Card Alliance also hosted a merchant-focused webinar on contactless EMV payments on October 6th. To view the merchant webinar recording, visit

The webinar series is based on the Smart Card Alliance white paper, “Contactless EMV Payments: Benefits for Consumers, Merchants and Issuers,” developed by the Alliance’s Payments Council. To read the white paper, visit

About the Smart Card Alliance

The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology.

Through specific projects such as education programs, market research, advocacy, industry relations and open forums, the Alliance keeps its members connected to industry leaders and innovative thought. The Alliance is the single industry voice for smart cards, leading industry discussion on the impact and value of smart cards in the U.S. and Latin America. For more information please visit


Megan Shamas
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[1] Near Field Communications