United Nations Federal Credit Union (UNFCU) has selected Gemalto to deliver globally compliant microprocessor payment card.

Partnering with Gemalto, UNFCU is expected to be able to provide a globally compliant Europay MasterCard Visa (EMV) standard based Dynamic Data Authentication (DDA) contact and contactless dual interface card that can be used anytime and anywhere their members travel.

Merrill Halpern, card services manager at UNFCU, said: “Wanting to meet the needs of our highly mobile and often remotely located international membership base, we selected Gemalto as a solution for payment card global compatibility and ongoing safety.

‘We selected Gemalto based upon their expertise in payment process integration and their ability to provide all of the associated services, like SMS-based Personal Identification Number (PIN) reminder service if a cardholder forgets their PIN and global emergency card replacement if the card is lost or stolen. This ensures the best possible experience for our cardholders.”

UNFCU anticipates introducing the program in the second half of 2010.