FIS joins the MULTOS Consortium
Posted on 12 November, 2012 in Category
London, UK – October 2012 – FIS™, the world’s largest banking and payments technology provider, has joined The MULTOS Consortium, a group of international blue chip organisations responsible for the promotion and development of the MULTOS smartcard specifications.
The MULTOS Consortium is a group of globally based, industry-wide companies, whose remit, in part, is to develop, manage and promote MULTOS and the MULTOS product specifications for smartcards.
Joining as a Partner Member, FIS will participate in the MULTOS Business and Technical Advisory Groups. This will allow them to play a prominent role in the development and growth of the MULTOS specifications.
Stuart Attwood, Commercial Director of The MULTOS Consortium, comments “It is a real pleasure to welcome FIS into the Consortium. Their depth of experience, expertise and knowledge across a broad industry base will greatly enhance our offering for the Smartcard marketplace in the USA and abroad, further reinforcing MULTOS’ position as a leading global high security smart card platform.”
Bastian Knoppers, SVP, Card Personalisation, FIS, says “We are pleased to become part of the global team that is working to create industry-wide standards for smartcards. As a global leader in the payments industry, we are proud to lend our voice and expertise to this key initiative.”
FIS (NYSE: FIS) is the world’s largest global provider dedicated to banking and payments technologies. With a long history deeply rooted in the financial services sector, FIS serves more than 14,000 institutions in over 100 countries. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., FIS employs more than 32,000 people worldwide and holds leadership positions in payment processing and banking solutions, providing software, services and outsourcing of the technology that drives financial institutions. First in financial technology, FIS tops the annual FinTech 100 list, is 425 on the Fortune 500 and is a member of Standard & Poor’s 500® Index. For more information about FIS, visit www.fisglobal.com