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Malawi New K1, 000 Banknotes

The Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) confirmed the 1,000 Kwacha (about $6) banknotes according to Nyasa Times. Dr. Perks Ligoya, Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) Governor said that the new banknote will be in circulation in the next six months at a news conference in Blantyre on Friday. Ligoya said “We are introducing a complete […]

UK Airports Scrap Iris Scanners In Favour Of E-Passports

Six years after installing iris recognition scanners at several airports throughout the UK, the region’s border agency will scrap the technology in favour of electronic passports. Iris Recognition Immigration System (IRIS) terminals have already closed at the airports in Birmingham and Manchester, and the remaining terminals at Heathrow and Gatwick will be shut down after […]

St. Kitts and Nevis Introduces Electronic Passports

The government of St. Kitts and Nevis began issuing new electronic passports with heightened security features to citizens of the Carribean community this week. Electronic passports contain a small electronic chip – an RFID chip – embedded in the cover that contains key information about the passport carrier such as their name, gender, date of […]

40,000 E-Passports Already Issued in Canada

Though they won’t be available to the general public until next year, Passport Canada has already issued more than 40,000 new electronic passports to diplomats and government officials. These passports were issued as part of a pilot project that began in 2009 to test the features of Canada’s new e-passports, which, to date, have yielded […]

Experts Predict More Biometric Checks In Airports

Passengers looking for quicker processing times at airports around the world will be happy to know that experts in technology, defense, and travel are predicting a significant increase in biometric checks in airports around the globe in the coming years. Using devices like retina, finger and facial scans, biometric checks not only provide a speedier […]

Canada To Launch ePassports In 2012

Passport Canada announced this week they would be preparing themselves for the launch of electronic passports in 2012. Like many other electronic passports, the physical appearance of the passport will not change a whole lot. The biggest change comes in the form of a small electronic chip – an RFID chip – embedded in the […]

What are ePassports?

From news of the technologically advanced New Zealand passports, to the recent multi-million dollar contract awarded to Vancouver-based Fortress Paper to produce over two million ePassports over the next five years, the shift to electronic passports is happening on a global scale. What makes ePassports “electronic” is Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) – a small electronic device […]

RCMP busts fake-passport ring in Canada

In one of the largest coordinated busts in recent Canadian history, more than 400 police officers moved through Ontario and Quebec to arrest suspects in a counterfeit passport ring. Twenty-nine people were arrested in the inter-provincial raids as a joint police force of officers from the RCMP, the Sûreté du Québec and Montreal police targeted […]

Helping Protect Financial Integrity

History has shown that our increasing complex financial system faces some unique challenges. Recently, the world of high finance collided with Main Street and the average investor was left to decipher why esoteric instrument such as derivates, swaps, counter-party agreements, packaged subprime loans and credit default swaps were impacting their investments and retirement savings. Overshadowed […]