Al Rajhi Bank Saudi Arabia taps Gemalto issues 15,000 cards per day


Telecom Lead Team:
Gemalto, a
provider of digital security, announced that Al Rajhi Bank, a financial
institution in Saudi Arabia, has completed the main phase of the Dexxis
Instant Issuance deployment program for on-the-spot EMV card delivery.


The company
said that nationwide more than 500 branches were equipped during the main phase
of the deployment and over 15,000 cards issued daily.


Al Rajhi Bank
branches can now securely issue EMV cards to new and existing customers with
just one click, from an Arabic-customized interface specially designed for


Gemalto was
able to meet our needs for both the more sophisticated cards and the complete
issuance services. Al Rajhi has been delivering payment cards at the branch for
years so when we determined to switch to EMV, we naturally selected the partner
with the broadest experience in EMV instant issuance solutions globally,” said
Abdullah Al-Namlah, retail general manager at Al Rajhi Bank.


By deploying
Gemalto’s solution, Al Rajhi Bank significantly improved on the logistical
challenges associated with traditional courier-based delivery services and
reduced its associated costs.


The company
added that its unique offer encompasses highly secure EMV DDA1 payment
cards, a complete, mission-critical issuance solution along with a full set of
services: training, end-to-end project management, maintenance and support.


To ensure full
service continuity, the solution can easily redirect card requests from one
branch to another, and it also retains central issuance as a back-up system.


banking solutions and services are key to our growth strategy. We are pleased
with this successful deployment with Al Rahji Bank, which illustrates nicely
the performance of our Instant Issuance solution, and demonstrates once again
our expertise in EMV card systems and their successful deployment,” said
Philippe Cambriel, executive vice-president at Gemalto


A few days
Gemalto completed Crédit Agricole’s large-scale deployment of contactless EMV
banking cards in France.


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