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NAB tests NFC payments

March 13th, 2013

National Australia Bank is testing a new service that uses NFC, QR codes, SMS and email to allow customers to make mobile payments in stores as well as to send and receive funds, ITNews reports. 1,000 staff are taking part in a 90-day trial of the new service, which is known internally as Kiss.

Disney MyMagic+ sets a new bar for mobile wallet design

March 12th, 2013

A new report from the NFC World team has found that Disney’s new MagicBand bracelet system provides unmissable lessons for anyone planning, implementing or supplying mobile wallet solutions. More

GFT adds NFC security to online banking

March 12th, 2013

The new solution eliminates the need for banks to issue customers with a dedicated authentication device by using a combination of NFC phones, QR codes and contactless bank cards. More

EMT pushes NFC in Estonia

March 12th, 2013

Estonian mobile network operator EMT is promoting the use of NFC by making tags available in all its stores across the country. The tags work in conjunction with an Android app called EMT NFC Starter, a… More

UniCredit pilots multi-application NFC wallet

March 8th, 2013

UniCredit Business Integrated Solutions, a division of Italy-based financial institution UniCredit Group, is testing a multi-application mobile wallet solution that works on both Android and BlackBerry NFC phones.. Sixty employees taking part in the pilot are… More

Telus mobile payments coming “very soon”

March 7th, 2013

Future Telus smartphones will use Gemalto’s UpTeq NFC SIM cards to securely store customer credentials, it was announced today. “Gemalto’s UpTeq NFC SIM technologies comply with the most stringent global security requirements and they have… More

GSMA reports on NFC Experience at MWC

March 6th, 2013

More than 10,000 Mobile World Congress 2013 attendees tried out the NFC Experience at this year’s event. “We can probably improve a few things regarding the ergonomics,” the GSMA’s head of NFC has told NFC World, “but overall it went smoothly.” More

SIA picks Gemalto for NFC payments in Italy

March 5th, 2013

Payments processor SIA has signed a deal with Gemalto for the introduction of a national TSM infrastructure for NFC payments in Italy. SIA’s service will make use of Gemalto’s Allynis Trusted Service Management for Service… More

Citi releases Singapore stickers

March 4th, 2013

Citibank has introduced contactless payment stickers in Singapore with its Quick Pay Tag service. The stickers, which can be used for payments of up to S$100 (US$80), are available for all customers of Citibank Singapore to link with any Citibank Visa credit card. For added security, users can switch their tag on and off with an SMS message.

Google talks NFC at MWC

February 28th, 2013

Mobile payments services will only start to take off once consumers are using them two to five times a day, Peter Hazlehurst, director of product management at Google, has told delegates at Mobile World congress 2013. At that point usage “moves into habit”, Mobile World Live reports.

Watchdata ships NFC-on-a-SIM

February 27th, 2013

Watchdata Technologies has announced the commercial availability of SIMpass SC, an all-in-one NFC SIM solution that incorporates an NFC antenna within a SIM card form factor. The product was unveiled at the 2012 Mobile World Congress. “This allows any mobile handset to be transformed into a contactless NFC payment device by simply changing the SIM card,” the company says.

Accumulate upgrades ME platform

February 27th, 2013

Accumulate has launched the Mobile Payment Fast Track Pack, an update of its its Mobile Everywhere (ME) platform that supports NFC, QR codes, P2P, online and in-store payments. “Accumulate’s solution is technology independent and supports all major mobile platforms, all mobile networks, all mobile network operators and all pairing technologies,” the company says.

VeriFone and SK C&C team up for NFC wallets

February 27th, 2013

POS maker VeriFone and Korea-based IT company SK C&C have announced they are working together to deploy mobile wallet solutions for “several large mobile network operators”. “Our partnership with VeriFone will enable MNOs to rapidly and easily… More

Etisalat wins GSMA NFC award

February 27th, 2013

UAE-based carrier Etisalat has picked up the gong for ‘Best NFC/Mobile Money Product or Service’ at the GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards. Flous is an NFC-based mobile commerce service, unveiled at Gitex in Dubai.

Bankinter develops NFC payments service that eliminates need for secure elements

February 27th, 2013

“This solution allows the financial institution to 100% independently define its business model, thus solving the current barriers we are facing with current SE-based NFC solutions,” Carlos Alberto Pérez Lafuente, director of innovation for e-strategy and management at Bankinter, has told NFC World. More

Russian carriers plan NFC JV

February 27th, 2013

Russia’s “Big Three” mobile network operators — MTS, Vimpelcom and MegaFon — are in discussions to create a joint venture company for the rollout of NFC services, Alexander Popovskiof, vice president of operations at MTS, has told Vedomosti.

Samsung enters the mobile wallet market

February 27th, 2013

Samsung has unveiled its own mobile wallet app at Mobile World Congress 2013. Samsung Wallet “is a convenient mobile app which allows users to store and manage event tickets, boarding passes, membership cards and coupons… More

GSMA honors KT and SK Telecom for NFC

February 26th, 2013

Korean mobile network operators KT and SK Telecom have been named as the winners of the 2013 GSMA Chairman’s Award, the association’s most prestigious honour, in recognition of “their pioneering efforts and leadership in driving the adoption… More

MasterCard reports on consumer attitudes to mobile payments

February 26th, 2013

A social media study conducted by MasterCard and Prime Research has identified a high volume of conversation and consumer interest in adopting mobile payments — as well as highlighting a number of barriers to entry…. More

Telenor unveils Valyou NFC mobile wallet

February 26th, 2013

The carrier has partnered with DNB bank for the launch of the NFC payments service in Norway and is demonstrating the new solution at Mobile World Congress 2013. More

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