FIME and Barnes’ joint personalization validation tool meets latest Mastercard PVT qualification requirements

Guillaume Labendzki - FIME

The tool greatly accelerates time to market for EMV chip cards and NFC smartphones and wearables 

FIME and Barnes International today announce that their jointly-developed personalization validation tool (PVT) has been qualified against the latest Mastercard PVT requirements, version 10.1 (Release 2017-1). FIME believes that the PVT significantly accelerates the certification and launch of secure chip products, for issuers, card manufacturers and personalization bureaus. These products include contact, contactless and dual interface EMV® cards, as well as near field communication (NFC) and contactless-enabled solutions such as smartphones and wearable devices.

Guillaume Labendzki, FIME, “EMV migration continues to accelerate worldwide, driven by increasing demand for advanced mobile and contactless payment solutions,” comments Guillaume Labendzki, Vice President Marketing at FIME. “In my opinion the qualification of our PersevalPro tool against Mastercard PVT Requirements allows issuers to ensure their product is compliant throughout the development process. This paves the way for a smooth, cost-effective route to market for their solutions.”

“Emerging technologies are contributing to an increasingly complex payments ecosystem,” adds Brian Summerhayes, Managing Director at Barnes International. “I believe that our strong and enduring partnership with Mastercard means clients spanning the globe can use our tool to deliver fast, secure, and interoperable payment solutions to consumers.”

Barnes and FIME have combined their expertise since 2011 to qualify their co-developed Personalization Validation Tool, the  FIME PersevalPro Issuer tool, against the Mastercard PVT Requirements.

FIME is the implementation partner of choice for the financial services sector and is accredited by major international and domestic payment brands for card personalization validation services. Issuers can also benefit from dedicated training programs, which equip attendees with the skills and knowledge to consistently deliver successful projects within the shifting payments landscape.

* EMV is a registered trademark in the U.S. and other countries, and is an unregistered trademark in other countries, owned by EMVCo.


FIME offers comprehensive consulting services, technical training, technology design, test tools and certification testing across the financial services, telecom, transport and identity sectors. Its experts support projects from start to finish, resolving the technical challenges its customers face when implementing a complete portfolio of specifications, standards and multi-brand industry requirements.

FIME speaks the language of its customers and uses its 20+ years of experience to ensure that card and mobile transactions services are implemented efficiently and successfully. It supports a range of technologies including contact, contactless, EMV chip, near field communication (NFC), host card emulation (HCE), tokenization, secure element (SE), machine to machine (M2M), internet of things (IoT) and trusted execution environment (TEE).

Partnering with the international and national payment schemes, and industry bodies, FIME ensures its multi-brand offering is always aligned with the latest market requirements.

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Barnes International is the world leader in the development and supply of Chip Card Test Tools and Magnetic Stripe Analysers.  Barnes world class Test Tools enable the Manufacture and Issue of valid Magnetic stripe, Contact, Contactless, Dual Interface EMV Chip Cards and mobile payment applications, ensuring quicker approval by Payment Schemes and minimising pre-issue costs.  It’s Test Tools for Laboratory, Manufacturing and Bureau include QC testing to ISO, EMV, Amex, JCB, MasterCard, Visa, CUP, Discover, and national schemes including eftpos, Interac, NETS, RuPay and SPAN as well as Global Platform and GSM specifications.  Barnes also offers Consultancy and Training.  With its test tools deployed with customers in over 90 countries Barnes is the global leader in card testing solutions.