Digital security provider Gemalto has been selected by Le Crédit Lyonnais for the first banking card customized with a personal photograph in France. This EMV card is designed for students and aims to combine the advantages of a payment card with those of the International Student Identity Card.
With the ISIC card, users can make purchases worldwide and benefit from coupons from ISIC partners: 8,000 in France and 40,000 throughout 120 countries, for leisure, travel, accommodation and food.
LCL is a subsidiary of Crédit Agricole, a top banking group in France with 26 million customers. Gemalto provides the bank with a Web-based solution enabling users to upload their identity photograph onto the bank’s website. The company also supplies picture validation services and personalizes the cards. The service was rolled-out last month.