Mastercard certificateHolding the AKD kartice brand to be one of the foundations of its future development and taking into account the need to approach the banking sector, one of today’s market niches with solid prospects, as a card manufacturer that implements various forms of card protection, AKD has received the MasterCardcertificate, having successfully passed an independent compliance audit in keeping with MasterCard International’s Global Vendor (GV) certification programme. MasterCard International imposes a specific approach to materials and specifications, as well as security, financial and contractual requirements on the manufacturers of MasterCard bank cards. The certificate conferred to AKD pertains to installation of chips on cards and provision of individualization services, which includes relief imprints on cards, physical individualization of cards (laser engraving, thermal transfer, imprinting), magnetic strip encoding and chip individualization.