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Japanese carrier to secure mobile payments with iris scanning phone

May 14th, 2015

Japan’s largest mobile network operator NTT Docomo has unveiled an NFC smartphone that comes equipped with an iris authentication system from Fujitsu that will let owners unlock the device and authenticate mobile payments just by looking… More

Canadian carriers MTS and SaskTel launch NFC payments with TD Bank

May 14th, 2015

MTS and SaskTel have become the latest Canadian mobile network operators to launch NFC mobile payment services using EnStream, the joint venture between Bell Mobility, Telus and Rogers Communications put in place to act as… More

American Airlines Center gets NFC tablets for payments on the go

May 14th, 2015

Employees at multi-purpose arena American Airlines Center in Dallas are to be given NFC tablets that will allow them to accept mobile and contactless credit card payments from visitors anywhere in the stadium. The solution,… More

Orange Cash adds in-store mobile payments in Spain

May 13th, 2015

Orange Spain is to launch a new version of its Orange Cash service allowing users to pay with their smartphone at Visa contactless point-of-sale terminals and make online payments using one-time generated virtual cards. A previous version… More

Airtel and Verifone to deliver NFC payments in Ghana

May 13th, 2015

Mobile network operator Airtel Ghana has partnered with Verifone Mobile Money to roll out NFC-enabled devices to Airtel merchants that will act as terminals, allowing more than 1.5 million registered Airtel Money users to make… More

Australia leads the way for contactless ownership and usage

May 13th, 2015

Two thirds of Australians are now aware they own a contactless payment card and 53% have made a contactless transaction, research released by RFi Group has revealed, taking the country to the top of a leaderboard… More

Nepal Bank to launch NFC and tokenization in July

May 13th, 2015

Nepal Bank is set to become the first in the country to launch an NFC mobile payment service, using a solution provided by Nuspay that also makes use of tokenization. The service is currently “in… More

Join NFC World for a free webinar on NFC transport ticketing

May 8th, 2015

The next event in NFC World’s free educational webinar series will be held at 15:00 BST on Thursday 21 May, when the GSMA and invited experts will explain how to deliver standardised Mifare ticketing services… More

Payments veteran Buffy Duke joins Carta

May 8th, 2015

PARTNER NEWS: Transaction technology provider Carta Worldwide has hired Elizabeth “Buffy” Duke as its vice president of business development. Duke’s 25 year career has included senior positions at MasterCard, C-Sam and Network for Electronic Transfers… More

RapidNFC shows off tamper-proof tags

May 8th, 2015

PARTNER NEWS: Tag supplier RapidNFC has introduced a tamper proof NFC tag designed to self-destruct if it is removed, stopping the tag being re-sited from one location to another and ensuring that a tag intended for a specific asset cannot be placed on another. More

Starbucks opens express store with mobile POS ordering

May 7th, 2015

Visitors to Starbucks’ newly opened express store on Wall Street in New York are being met by one of the coffee chain’s employees upon entry, who then takes their order using a handheld device. “Getting… More

EMV claims 32% of global card-present transactions

May 7th, 2015

Some 32% of all chip card-present transactions conducted globally between January and December 2014 used the EMV chip card standard, EMVCo has revealed, with adoption rates of EMV payment cards increasing in every region worldwide to total 3.4bn by the end of last year. More

Saracens fans get contactless payment wristbands

May 6th, 2015

Supporters of Saracens rugby union club have been given prepaid contactless wristbands that let them pay for food and drink with a tap at the club’s Allianz Park stadium in north London, as well make payments outside… More

Barclaycard’s bPay band set for relaunch

May 6th, 2015

Barclaycard is to shut down its first generation bPay prepaid contactless wristband at the end of the month and will launch “a newly designed wristband that’s lighter, slimmer and comes in a choice of colours… in a couple of months”…. More

O2 buys out Weve partners and drops mobile payment plans

May 5th, 2015

O2, one of the three UK mobile network operators that formed the mobile commerce joint venture Weve three years ago, has bought out partners EE and Vodafone to operate the brand as a wholly-owned subsidiary — and… More

Qualcomm and NXP team up for NFC on Snapdragon platforms

May 5th, 2015

Qualcomm Technologies is working with NXP to integrate NXP’s NFC and embedded secure element (eSE) solutions into reference designs for its Snapdragon 800, 600, 400 and 200 processor-based platforms, mobile chipsets which already lie at… More

NFC gets top marks for helping Barcelona kids get to school

May 5th, 2015

Six schools in Barcelona are issuing contactless cards to students who use public transport so that parents can track them on their journey to school and be notified when their child has arrived safely. Assistants… More

Apple Watch carries NFC components from NXP and AMS

May 1st, 2015

A teardown of the Apple Watch shows a design centred on a custom processor with NFC components from NXP and AMS, ABI Research has revealed. The device includes NFC so that wearers can make Apple Pay contactless… More

Tattoos confound Apple Watch wrist detection, making Apple Pay “unusable”

May 1st, 2015

Apple Watch owners with tattooed wrists have been reporting that their smartwatches are not functioning properly as the LED-based heart monitor built into the devices experiences difficulty detecting that the watch is being worn — an issue which impacts the use of Apple Pay among other features such as receiving notifications, placing phone calls and using some applications. More

84% of banks and retailers plan to invest in mobile payment technology

May 1st, 2015

The “overwhelming majority” of financial institutions and retailers are currently investing or planning to invest in new payment technologies within the next 18 to 24 months, with online (86%) and mobile payment technologies (84%) topping… More

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