Friday19 July 2019   
 
Date 2017/12/10         Hour 13:24:21     News Group Recent International

“multi-purpose-card”

Citizens of the Maldives do not need to carry many cards around anymore. The famous islands are becoming a country where one single card serves for everything which matters, starting from payment up do driving, health, insurance, travelling and many more different applications. The new card is a so called “multi-purpose-card” which is very special in many ways: Today most bank cards have a durability of maximum 3 years. The new card of the Maldives is the world´s first bank card which is made of Polycarbonate material that can last up to 10 years. Furthermore it contains a unique combination of a so called dual-interface chip for contactless and contact card reading. The new card is certified by the Bank of Maldives as well as by MasterCard, allowing the card to be used internationally like any other MasterCard.

What makes the cards more secure than any other payment card are the additional passport security features, which no bank card provides. These additional features allow the Maldives “Passport Card” to be used like a regular passport and works already at all borders of the Maldives, including the new electronic gates. The “Passport Card” is fully confirming to all international standards of a modern passport.

But the innovative Maldives card can also be used as a driver´s license, health card or insurance card. The Controller General of Maldives Immigration, Mr. Mohamed Anwar says: “The door is open for many other government departments and private companies to use our new Passport Card in future. Research and development for the new card and it´s system has been done in close cooperation with the German company DERMALOG, which is also known for its innovative biometric systems.“ Gunther Mull, the CEO of DERMALOG, adds: “This is why the cards also contain 10 fingerprints for secure verification. Together with Maldives Immigration we are very proud about this very innovative and secure biometric card and system.”