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Komerční Banka to launch NFC payments in Czech Republic

February 22nd, 2012

The bank has partnered with Visa Europe for a limited commercial NFC payments rollout, using iPhone 4 and 4S handsets equipped with Wireless Dynamics’ iCarte accessory. More

EMT begins NFC bus ticketing trial in Malaga

February 22nd, 2012

Public transportation operator EMT has begun an NFC ticketing pilot in the city of Malaga, the fifth largest in Spain, in conjunction with mobile network operator Orange. The first one hundred users went live earlier this month… More

Noverca picks G&D for NFC trial

February 22nd, 2012

Giesecke & Devrient has announced that its new Taurus NFC SIMs are being used by Italian MVNO Nòverca for financial institution Intesa Sanpaolo’s NFC pilot in Milan and Turin.

Société Générale picks NFC payments TSM

February 22nd, 2012

The French bank has chosen Oberthur to act as its trusted service manager for a rollout of NFC payments services this year. More

Moneto adds Android NFC payments

February 21st, 2012

Support for a range of Android phones based on Samsung’s Galaxy S has been added to NFC supplier DeviceFidelity’s Moneto service. Launched last month with support for Apple iPhones, Moneto allows anyone in the US… More

Firms find NFC B2B app pays for itself in months

February 21st, 2012

Companies of all sizes and in a range of markets are finding that they are getting a return on their investment in Think&Go NFC‘s business-to-business Audit&Control solution within five to twelve months, the company reports…. More

EMVCo picks GlobalPlatform secure element compliance programme

February 21st, 2012

EMVCo, the standards body collectively owned by American Express, JCB, MasterCard and Visa, has officially recognised the GlobalPlatform Compliance Program for validating secure elements as an integral part of its mobile payment certification process. The move… More

Samsung in Malaysian NFC deal

February 21st, 2012

Samsung has signed a memorandum of understanding with Malaysian RFID firm Smartag that will see the two firms working together to bring NFC technology to the Malaysian market. “Together we will work to simplify the Malaysian lifestyle by using the digital wallet for credit, debit, membership and loyalty cards using mobile phones,” says Smartag CEO PK Lim.

Kaching rings up 110k downloads

February 20th, 2012

Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s CommBank Kaching NFC-enabled mobile payments app has been downloaded 110,761 times in the two months since it was first made available, the bank reports. “The first release of CommBank Kaching is just the beginning of the journey and we are constantly reviewing how to evolve our technology to deliver the best customer experience,” says the bank, which last week revealed it had picked Giesecke & Devrient as its TSM.

UK NFC joint venture prepares to seek EU approval

February 20th, 2012

The UK NFC joint venture announced last year by mobile network operators Vodafone, O2 and Everything Everywhere is expected to seek the official go ahead for the scheme, dubbed Project Oscar, in the next two… More

World Expo 2012 to showcase NFC applications

February 20th, 2012

This year’s World Expo in Yeosu, Korea is to include NFC-based payments, food ordering, entrance tickets and parking as well as an NFC shopping wall and access to multilingual information on exhibits and transportation. More

BCNTouch to run NFC treasure hunt at Mobile World Congress

February 20th, 2012

A bottle of Bodegas Torres wine is on offer to the first two hundred MWC attendees who visit the stands taking part in the treasure hunt and use their NFC phone, or a QR code app, to scan wine bottles. More

Forum publishes m-wallet paper

February 17th, 2012

Mobile financial services association Mobey Forum has published Control Points In Mobile Wallets (PDF), the second in a series of white papers exploring issues around the deployment of mobile wallet solutions. “If the mobile wallet is to develop to its full potential, it is important to understand how the mobile wallet landscape can be influenced and in particular how stakeholders can control one or more parts of the ecosystem,” says the association.

Apps4Android launches NFC talking label app

February 17th, 2012

Accessibility app specialist Apps4Android has released Ideal Talking Tags, a free talking label maker and reader application for NFC phones running Android 4. Ideal Talking Tags allows the user to record messages on their phone and then… More

MillerCoors prepares for NFC

February 17th, 2012

When it comes to near field communication we want one of our consumers’ first great experiences to be with one of our brands, the director of digital marketing for brewing giant MillerCoors has explained in… More

Turkish payments group BKM joins NFC Forum

February 16th, 2012

BKM, which acts as an NFC trusted service manager for member banks in Turkey, has joined the NFC Forum and revealed that four more banks are now ready to roll out NFC services. More

Thales unveils EMV reader

February 16th, 2012

The Thales OR 500 is a new reader designed for the transportation ticketing market that works with both traditional contactless transit cards and EMV bank cards. “The 500 series can be integrated in greenfield projects or as an upgrade in any regional or nationwide fare collection systems,” says the company. The first validator equipped with the OR 500 will be available by the end of 2012.

Turkcell equips 300,000 customers with T-series NFC capable phones

February 16th, 2012

The Turkish mobile network operator’s customers now have the option of making payments via a BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone, an own-branded Huawei NFC phone, a new NFC Android handset made by ZTE or with an add-on for a standard mobile. [Updated] More

Google Wallet prepaid card hack fixed

February 15th, 2012

Google has found a fix for the exploit that allowed access to Google Wallet prepaid card balances and has turned back on the the ability to issue new cards. More

Telefonica picks Sybase 365 for mobile wallet rollout

February 14th, 2012

The telecoms giant has chosen the SAP subsidiary to provide a mobile wallet solution that it will begin introducing in Europe and Latin America during the first half of 2012. More

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