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Clear2Pay adds certified testing solutions for US move to EMV

October 2nd, 2015

PARTNER NEWS: Conformance testing specialist Clear2Pay Open Test Solutions has received certification from major payment networks for a suite of solutions and services that are designed to make it easier for US merchants, VARs and payment… More

Kona white paper explores HCE and tokenization

October 1st, 2015

‘The Evolution of Host Card Emulation and Tokenisation’, a 15-page white paper produced by South Korea-based smart card and mobile payment solution provider Kona International, is now available to download from the NFC World Knowledge Centre. The paper provides an overview of the evolution of card payments from magnetic stripe cards to EMV, contactless cards, NFC, host card emulation (HCE) and tokenization and posits that HCE with tokenization will ultimately become “the order of the day” in both the developed and developing world.

Bell ID gets HCE certification from global payment schemes

September 30th, 2015

PARTNER NEWS: Mobile payments specialist Bell ID’s host card emulation (HCE) solution has been certified by three of the largest global payment schemes, the company has announced, making it the first vendor to receive approval… More

Riyad Bank goes contactless with Gemalto

September 29th, 2015

PARTNER NEWS: Saudi Arabia’s Riyad Bank is migrating its entire portfolio to digital security giant Gemalto’s Clarista Contactless EMV card — powered by the industry-standard Multos operating system — making it the country’s first contactless… More

CTIA visitors get NFC badges

September 23rd, 2015

PARTNER NEWS: Visitors at CTIA Super Mobility Week 2015 in Las Vegas and IBC 2015 in Amsterdam were able to capture and exchange business cards with other attendees using NFC badges powered by NXP’s Mifare DESFire EV1 chips. NFC event solutions provider ITN International’s BCard Reader and Interact mobile apps let visitors use their NFC mobile devices to read other attendee’s badges, add notes and save contacts.

How to develop a mobile payments roadmap — See it now on NFC World

September 23rd, 2015

NFC World’s ‘How to develop a mobile payments roadmap’ webinar is now available to view online. 584 people signed up to take part in the live event and participants gave the webinar an overall rating… More

Webinar today: How to develop a mobile payments roadmap

September 22nd, 2015

Join NFC World and Gemalto at 3pm BST today to find out how issuers and processors can draw up a mobile payments strategy that combines a winning customer service today with a long-term roadmap for the future. More than 500 people have already signed up for this free webinar. You can find out more and sign up to join us here.

Ask the Expert: HCE pioneer Doug Yeager — See it now on NFC World

September 11th, 2015

NFC World’s ‘Ask the Expert: HCE pioneer Doug Yeager’ webinar is now available to view online. 314 people registered to attend the live event and participants gave the presentation an overall rating of 4.2 out… More

Google repositions Wallet app

September 10th, 2015

Google has relaunched and repositioned its tap-and-pay Google Wallet app as a peer-to-peer payment solution ahead of the expected rollout of Android Pay later this month. “For now, two versions of Google Wallet exist in the Google Play… More

HID Global white paper provides a guide to NFC use cases that go beyond payments

September 10th, 2015

A 12-page white paper that provides an introduction to NFC technology, its three modes of operation, NFC tags and a variety of use cases beyond the mobile payments arena is now available to download from… More

Put your questions to HCE pioneer Doug Yeager tomorrow

September 9th, 2015

Close to 300 people have registered to attend tomorrow’s NFC World webinar with host card emulation (HCE) pioneer and SimplyTapp CEO Doug Yeager. Doug will be taking questions on technical, operational, business and strategic issues around mobile payments. “Ask the Expert: HCE Pioneer Doug Yeager” will be broadcast live at 16:00 BST on Thursday, 10 September and you can sign up to attend here.

White paper highlights actions European card issuers can take to succeed with mobile payments

September 8th, 2015

A 14-page white paper highlighting the key actions European card issuers can take to gain a competitive advantage from the arrival of tokenized NFC payments is now available to download from the NFC World Knowledge… More

HCE webinar: one week to go

September 3rd, 2015

Join NFC World and SimplyTapp on September 10 for a unique opportunity to put your questions on HCE, tokenization, Apple Pay, Android Pay and more to host card emulation pioneer Doug Yeager. You can submit your questions in advance of this webinar by email to You’ll also be able to put questions to Doug during the live event, which will be moderated by NFC World’s editor, Sarah Clark. Find out more and register for this event here.

White paper addresses seven key NFC security questions

September 3rd, 2015

A 34-page white paper that addresses key security questions relating to cloud-based payments, tokenization and host card emulation (HCE) technology is now available to download from the NFC World Knowledge Centre. ‘The NFC Security Quiz… More

Gemalto partners with Samsung for the launch of Samsung Pay in Europe

September 3rd, 2015

PARTNER NEWS: Digital security giant Gemalto has partnered with Samsung to drive the deployment of Samsung Pay across Europe, utilising its Allynis Trusted Service Hub (TSH). Both companies are now working with payment issuers to… More

Join NFC World and Gemalto to learn how to develop a successful mobile payments roadmap

August 31st, 2015

NFC World will host a free webinar on Tuesday 22 September to help issuers and processors learn how to develop a mobile payments strategy that offers both a winning service for customers today and long-term… More

Gemalto and Mahindra Comviva scoop awards

August 25th, 2015

PARTNER NEWS: Digital security specialist Gemalto and mobile financial services provider Mahindra Comviva have both picked up prizes in this year’s Juniper Research Future Digital Awards. Gemalto took the prize in the digital payments category and Mahindra Comviva scooped top spot in digital ticketing, as well as rating “highly commended” in the contactless payment category.

SimplyTapp picks up contactless payments award

August 25th, 2015

PARTNER NEWS: HCE specialist SimplyTapp has been awarded Best Contactless Payments Solution of the Year at the 2015 Future Digital Awards, organised by UK-based firm Juniper Research. “We’re honored to win Best Contactless Payments Solution… More

US to get Samsung Pay in September

August 14th, 2015

Samsung Pay will launch in Korea on 20 August and in the US on 28 September, the handset maker confirmed as it announced two new flagship devices in New York yesterday. “Samsung plans to roll out the service in the UK, Spain and China as well,” the company says of its fingerprint-secured NFC- and MST-based mobile payment offering. “Select US users of Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ and Note 5 will be able to participate in a beta trial from 25 August ahead of the 28 September launch.”

Join NFC World for a live Q&A with HCE pioneer Doug Yeager

August 13th, 2015

The next event in NFC World’s free educational webinar series will be a unique opportunity to get answers to your technical, business and operational questions on mobile payments from host card emulation (HCE) pioneer Doug… More

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