kal logo mobile

Search KAL
  • Home
  • Newsletter
  • Careers
  • Contact

Citibank China win contactless card race thanks to KAL

China is now the first Citibank country to implement contactless card transactions across its China ATM network.

Customers can now choose between the traditional ‘latched dip’ and new contactless surface reader during transactions.

A successful pilot, KAL's first collaboration with contactless readers was completed in February allowing Citibank to comply fully with the PBOC (People’s Bank of China) mandate to provide contactless card acceptance on all ATMs.

The contactless reader still carries out a two-step authentication process in compliance with the EMV standard.

Running live with KAL’s K3A application, the card sits on the reader throughout the session rather than being locked inside the ATM – with a single ‘quick-tap’ variation to be supported this year.

Citibank, a foreign acquiring bank running KAL ATM software, will now start issuing IC cards in China.

Upcoming Events

ATMIA US Conference, Las Vegas, April 28-30

The theme for this year’s ATMIA event is NextGen ATMs ‒ A New Path to a Transformative Future. It will...

ATMIA Canada Conference, Vancouver, May 17-18

KAL is presenting and exhibiting at this biennial event which is focusing on NextGen ATMs. Other topics on the agenda...

ATMIA Europe 2021 ATM & Payments Innovation Summit, Berlin, Oct 19-20

ATMIA Europe’s flagship event is billed as “a unique experience of outlook-broadening, shared learning and networking”. Every significant German bank...

News Archive