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    Google repositions Wallet app

    September 10th, 2015

    Google has relaunched and repositioned its tap-and-pay Google Wallet app as a peer-to-peer payment solution ahead of the expected rollout of Android Pay later this month. “For now, two versions of Google Wallet exist in the Google Play… More

    HID Global white paper provides a guide to NFC use cases that go beyond payments

    September 10th, 2015

    A 12-page white paper that provides an introduction to NFC technology, its three modes of operation, NFC tags and a variety of use cases beyond the mobile payments arena is now available to download from… More

    Google and Samsung sign up to MasterCard Digital Enablement Express

    September 9th, 2015

    Google and Samsung are among the first digital partners to join MasterCard’s newly launched Digital Enablement Express program which aims to speed up the process of digitizing and tokenizing MasterCard accounts through the MasterCard Digital Enablement… More

    White paper highlights actions European card issuers can take to succeed with mobile payments

    September 8th, 2015

    A 14-page white paper highlighting the key actions European card issuers can take to gain a competitive advantage from the arrival of tokenized NFC payments is now available to download from the NFC World Knowledge… More

    High value contactless payments available across Europe in 2017

    September 8th, 2015

    Consumers will be able to make contactless transactions for high value payments above the current limit at all contactless terminals across Europe by 2017, MasterCard has announced. The move follows the payment network’s confirmation that… More

    Norwich Points to reward shoppers for mobile payments

    September 7th, 2015

    More than 100 retailers in the UK city of Norwich have teamed up with mobile payment and loyalty app provider Droplet to launch an umbrella loyalty scheme that will allow users to earn points every… More

    Samsung’s NFC smart suit to hit IFA 2015 catwalk

    September 3rd, 2015

    Samsung’s fashion division is to showcase a smart suit equipped with an NFC chip in its sleeve at IFA 2015 in Berlin, Germany. The item from Samsung C&T Fashion Group will be one of four on show over the next week as the company unveils its platform brand for wearables which aims to integrate fashion design and technology. More

    White paper addresses seven key NFC security questions

    September 3rd, 2015

    A 34-page white paper that addresses key security questions relating to cloud-based payments, tokenization and host card emulation (HCE) technology is now available to download from the NFC World Knowledge Centre. ‘The NFC Security Quiz… More

    Engineers trial wireless communication via human body

    September 3rd, 2015

    Electrical engineers at the University of California San Diego have demonstrated a new wireless communication technique that works by sending magnetic signals through the human body. More

    Gemalto partners with Samsung for the launch of Samsung Pay in Europe

    September 3rd, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: Digital security giant Gemalto has partnered with Samsung to drive the deployment of Samsung Pay across Europe, utilising its Allynis Trusted Service Hub (TSH). Both companies are now working with payment issuers to… More

    Lyle & Scott creates contactless payment jacket with bPay

    September 2nd, 2015

    Scottish knitwear brand Lyle & Scott has begun selling a contactless jacket that comes equipped with Barclaycard bPay technology to enable the wearer to make payments with a tap of the cuff at any contactless… More

    Singapore commuters trial wristband payments

    September 1st, 2015

    Commuters in Singapore are testing a contactless wristband to pay for public transport services and for goods at retailers equipped with contactless readers. The trial, involving 200 customers using a Sony SG50 SmartBand, is being conducted… More

    Brits spend £2.5bn with contactless in first half of 2015

    September 1st, 2015

    More than £2.5bn (US$3.8bn) was spent using contactless cards in the UK in the first half of 2015 compared to £2.32bn (US$3.55bn) for the whole of 2014, research from The UK Cards Association reveals as… More

    Join NFC World and Gemalto to learn how to develop a successful mobile payments roadmap

    August 31st, 2015

    NFC World will host a free webinar on Tuesday 22 September to help issuers and processors learn how to develop a mobile payments strategy that offers both a winning service for customers today and long-term… More

    Half of Brits expect to replace cash with new technologies

    August 28th, 2015

    More than a quarter of UK consumers (27%) think they will be making payments using wearable devices including watches and wristbands within 10 years, 22% think they will be regularly using their fingerprint to make… More

    Wienerschnitzel launches mobile payment and loyalty app

    August 28th, 2015

    US fast food restaurant chain Wienerschnitzel has launched a loyalty based mobile app that also comes equipped with mobile payment capability to reward customers for purchases made at checkout using a point system. “Users must… More

    CaixaBank launches HCE mobile payments app

    August 28th, 2015

    Spain’s CaixaBank has broadened its range of mobile payment services with the launch of CaixaBank Pay, a new app based on host card emulation (HCE) that allows users to make online and in-store payments at… More

    UK contactless spending up 150% in last 12 months

    August 27th, 2015

    The amount that UK consumers are spending using contactless has risen 150% in the last 12 months, with the number of transactions up 134%, research from Barclaycard has revealed.  Meanwhile, almost six in 10 shoppers… More

    Coin unveils EMV-ready Coin 2.0 with NFC

    August 27th, 2015

    Connected device maker Coin has released a new version of its electronic magnetic stripe card that is EMV-ready and incorporates NFC, allowing users to store credit and debit cards and make both contactless and swipe payment… More

    MCX adds offers and discounts to CurrentC mobile wallet

    August 27th, 2015

    US retailer-led consortium MCX has announced a partnership with promotions management and processing provider Inmar to bring digital promotions from US brands to its yet-to-launch mobile wallet platform CurrentC. The deal will enable users to… More

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