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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

Polish banks expand NFC trial

February 14th, 2012

Poland’s MultiBank and mBank have begun the second phase of their NFC pilot, opening up the trial to consumers for the first time by providing competition winners with an iCarte accessory they can attach to their iPhone to make mobile payments. Some 35,000 points of sale in the country are currently equipped to accept contactless payments and this number is expected to rise to more than 200,000 by the end of 2015.

PayPal to woo retailers with mobile payment incentives

February 14th, 2012

PayPal is planning to offer merchants who adopt its in-store mobile payments service both lower costs and access to more detailed customer data, according to a Reuters news report. Reuters interviewed Don Kingsborough, PayPal’s head of retail… More

Commbank picks G&D for TSM

February 13th, 2012

Australia’s largest bank has chosen Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) as its trusted service manager. Commonwealth Bank launched its first NFC service, Commbank Kaching, in October 2011. The service lets iPhone users send money to their Facebook friends, and email contacts as well as make payments in stores via an add-on NFC case. The bank is now “adding multiple mobile phone-based payment options to its range of mobile banking services,” says G&D.

Google Wallet boss: No more prepaid cards until we’ve dealt with hack

February 11th, 2012

“To address an issue that could have allowed unauthorized use of an existing prepaid card balance if someone recovered a lost phone without a screen lock, tonight we temporarily disabled provisioning of prepaid cards,” says Google Wallet VP Osama Bedier. More

Google Wallet faces its second hack of the week

February 10th, 2012

The latest Google Wallet hack is the first to impact users of stock Android phones and allows anyone who obtains a lost or stolen device which does not have a screen lock set up to gain access to and spend the owner’s prepaid card balance. More

Arm to add NFC mobile wallet support

February 10th, 2012

Mobile phone chip leader Arm is working with Proxama to create secure future payment mechanisms for mobile handsets, the UK-based NFC specialist has announced. The two companies are working together to integrate Arm’s TrustZone technology, which creates… More

Visa US offers mobile services

February 10th, 2012

Visa has added mobile services to its Visa DPS issuer processing platform. The new features, developed by Monitise, allow US financial institutions to offer account holders the ability to monitor account history and balances, transfer funds between accounts and receive near real time transaction alerts on their mobile devices. Additional services including support for NFC payments, mobile check deposit, mobile offers and Visa’s V.me digital wallet are in development.

Researcher hacks Google Wallet PIN on rooted Android phone

February 9th, 2012

Zvelo engineer Joshua Rubin has released details of a security vulnerability in rooted Android phones running Google Wallet. Rubin was able to crack and expose the four digit PIN used to protect access to Google… More

Isis discusses Salt Lake City NFC pilot plans

February 9th, 2012

The Isis NFC pilots due to take place in Salt Lake City and Austin from this summer will run for six to twelve months before a nationwide rollout begins, the carrier-led joint venture’s Jim Stapleton… More

EPC updates payments paper

February 7th, 2012

The European Payments Council has published an updated edition of its mobile payments white paper and made it available for public consultation. “To ensure that the EPC’s work in the area of m-payments best meets industry and consumer needs, we invite all interested parties to review the second edition of the white paper and share their comments by 23 March 2012,” says the council’s Dag-Inge Flatraaker.

California retailers test NFC digital receipts

February 7th, 2012

Twelve merchants in the Bay Area are taking part in a pilot trial of an NFC digital receipt system that works with a US$50 device and has no transaction charges. More

AT&T Galaxy Nexus gets Wallet

February 7th, 2012

US Galaxy Nexus owners are reporting that they can now install and use Google Wallet on stock handsets from AT&T, simply by downloading the app from Android Market. Fan blog Droid Life has also detailed an easy way to install the NFC wallet app on the LTE variant of the Galaxy Nexus from Verizon.

DeviceFidelity raises funds, signs strategic partnership with Datacard

February 6th, 2012

“Financial institutions will have a great opportunity to capitalize on this by easily complementing their card programs without having to make major infrastructure changes to their existing processes,” says the card giant’s Russell St John. More

Visa reports 1m US chip cards

February 6th, 2012

US financial institutions had issued one million Visa-branded EMV chip cards by the end of December 2011, the payments network reports. Issuers now include Chase Card ServicesState Employees’ Credit UnionUnited Nations Federal Credit UnionUS Bank, and Wells Fargo.

Forum to put on NFC showcase in Frankfurt

February 1st, 2012

The NFC Forum is to hold a public exhibition of NFC technology during its quarterly members’ meeting in Frankfurt next week. The industry standards organisation will put on the free-to-attend ‘solutions showcase’ event to demonstrate… More

French consumers prefer fingerprints to NFC

February 1st, 2012

A survey has found that French consumers are more interested in the idea of using their fingerprint to identify themselves when making a payment than in using a mobile phone for the purpose. 69% of… More

Romanian banks look to NFC

February 1st, 2012

Visa Europe is in discussion with banks in Romania with a view to introducing NFC payments, possibly as soon as this year, Catalin Cretu, the payments network’s country manager for Romania, has told local business newspaper ZF.

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