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One in three Canadians ready to use bank-issued mobile wallets

September 12th, 2011

A new survey has found that a third of Canadians would use a mobile wallet if it was provided to them by their bank — but there is less interest in mobile wallets provided by other potential types of issuer. More

EU invests €3.41m in project to make self-service terminals more accessible

September 9th, 2011

The APSIS4All project plans to use cutting edge technologies including NFC to make it easier for the elderly and the disabled to make use of ticket vending machines, public information kiosks, cash dispensers and other self-service terminals. More

Rogers Wireless applies for Canadian banking license

September 8th, 2011

The mobile network operator says it doesn’t plan to become a bank but it is “actively looking at the mobile payment category” and has applied for the license in order to “pursue a niche credit card opportunity”. More

Three: UK mobile operators’ NFC joint venture “raises serious competition concerns”

September 8th, 2011

“Competition authorities in Brussels should not allow this type [of] collaboration to go forward under any circumstances,” says Three, which was not invited to be part of the UK project. “We’re asking the Commission to take a clear view of what is at stake for consumers and the dangerous precedent this move could set across Europe.” More

Cashless festivals to take off in 2012, with NFC to follow in 2013

September 7th, 2011

Following the successful trial of Mastercard’s PayPass prepaid wristbands at the UK’s Isle of Wight Festival last June, cashless music events are set to take off in 2012 — with NFC in wide use by 2013. More

Nokia: Symbian NFC phones to support mobile payments in 2012

August 29th, 2011

Nokia’s recently announced 700, 701 and 600 handsets — as well as the existing C7 — will be able to support secure NFC services from the first half of 2012, the company has told NFC World. All future Symbian smartphones will also support NFC. More

US telcos to invest $100m+ in Isis NFC venture?

August 29th, 2011

US mobile network operators AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile are planning to invest more than US$100m in their Isis NFC joint venture, Bloomberg reports, citing “people with knowledge of the project.” Ultimately, Bloomberg adds:… More

Etisalat to roll out NFC payments in four more African countries by end of 2011

August 25th, 2011

The UAE-based mobile network operator is to follow the July launch of commercial NFC services in Tanzania with launches in four more countries by the end of this year, Etisalat has told NFC World. More

Thales launches NFC OTA provisioning solution

August 23rd, 2011

The new solution is designed to make it easy for card issuers to prepare and encrypt customer data so that it can be sent securely over-the-air to cardholders’ NFC phones. More

TazPad Android NFC tablet to include fingerprint biometric security

August 23rd, 2011

French NFC and Zigbee specialist TazTag has integrated AuthenTec‘s TCS2 TouchChip sensor into its TazPad Android tablet. TazPad was first announced in February and is designed for “professionals who want to link a bank, a… More

NFC news in brief • 23 August 2011

August 23rd, 2011

News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: First Android 4 phone could come in October • Rogers planning NFC launch? • Tags stores take off • Jiepang eyes mobile commerce • Tagstar shields tags • BlackBerry NFC delay • Turkcell tests tickets • Vivotech adds NFC POS terminal • and more… More

Absa and Vodacom form mobile financial services partnership

August 19th, 2011

The South African bank and mobile network operator have signed a multi-milliion rand cooperation deal. “The project is expected to lead to developments in the near field communication arena and usher in a new era of convenience for the customer,” says Absa. More

German mobile operators to launch joint NFC payments service

August 16th, 2011

Vodafone, Telefónica and Deutsche Telekom are to launch a joint NFC payments service under the Mpass brand name early next year, beginning with NFC stickers and then moving on to NFC phones. More

ABI: 85% of POS terminals to support contactless payments in 2016

August 11th, 2011

85% of terminals shipped worldwide will be contactless-enabled in 2016, driven by increased proliferation of contactless cards and, especially, rapid adoption of NFC-enabled cell phones, ABI Research predicts. “Contactless has the potential to change the… More

HTC calls on Taiwan to build national mobile payments platform

August 11th, 2011

Taiwanese financial institutions should jointly develop a unified NFC-based mobile payment platform says the Taiwan-based handset maker, following the announcement of its first NFC phone and a deal with China’s CUP payments network. More

Gartner’s Hype Cycle places NFC at ‘Peak of Inflated Expectations’

August 11th, 2011

The Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle is designed “to highlight the common pattern of overenthusiasm, disillusionment and eventual realism that accompanies each new technology and innovation,” says the company. More

HTC NFC phone to go on sale in China

August 10th, 2011

The HTC Stunning, the company’s first NFC phone, will be launched in China in September via a deal with payments network China UnionPay. More

Visa moves US to EMV and NFC

August 9th, 2011

“The adoption of dual-interface chip technology will help prepare the US payment infrastructure for the arrival of NFC-based mobile payments by building the necessary infrastructure to accept and process chip transactions that support either a signature or PIN at the point of sale,” says the payments giant. More

UK Payments Council to build mobile payments platform

August 8th, 2011

The Payments Council, the industry body responsible for setting strategy for payments in the UK, has told NFC World that it is developing a platform that all British banks will be able to use to deliver a range of mobile payments services. More

ABI: Chinese NFC payments could top $8bn by 2014

August 8th, 2011

More than US$8bn in transactions could be conducted in China using NFC phones by 2014, according to Mobile Payments in China, a new report by ABI Research. In 2010, 45,000 NFC handsets were shipped in China,… More

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