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    NFC gets 75% approval rating from US consumers

    February 13th, 2015

    The speed, convenience and control of NFC have made it a clear winner with the American public in a study conducted by Strategy Analytics for the NFC Forum. “Once you get the technology into the… More

    Visa sets out tokenization expansion plans

    February 13th, 2015

    Visa is to expand its Visa Token Service to more regions, to a range of mobile devices and to online transactions made using its Visa Checkout service in 2015, the payments network has announced, “helping to… More

    NXP and Enfucell give cold comfort to biopharmaceutical supply chain

    February 12th, 2015

    Medical staff can now use an NFC phone to check that vaccines, hormones and other biopharmaceutical products have been kept at the correct temperature throughout the supply chain, using a disposable temperature logging foil that… More

    Supermarket in a box gives staff chance to shop at work

    February 12th, 2015

    Employees at chip maker STMicroelectronics’ Catania office in Italy can now order and pay for fresh food, groceries and personal hygiene products from their mobile phone and then collect their order from a unique “supermarket… More

    USA Technologies reveals secret of success for Apple Pay branding

    February 11th, 2015

    “Certification work” with Apple was all that was needed to add 200,000 vending and other self-service machines supplied over the last five years to the list of Apple Pay acceptance points, USA Technologies (USAT) has… More

    Samsung to mandate NFC in S6 accessories?

    February 11th, 2015

    Samsung is to require companies that manufacture accessories for the forthcoming Galaxy S6 mobile phone to include NFC-enabled authentication chips in their products, according to DDaily. “The chips will be used in phone cases like… More

    Shell UK picks PayPal for mobile payments at the pump

    February 10th, 2015

    Oil and gas company Shell has partnered with PayPal to roll out mobile payments at the pump across the “vast majority” of its 1,000 service stations in the UK. The move follows a successful trial… More

    UK to increase contactless transaction limit by 50%

    February 9th, 2015

    The spending limit for contactless transactions is to be increased from £20 (US$30) to £30 (US$46) in September 2015, The UK Cards Association has told NFC World. The move follows the news last week that contactless card usage surged in the UK in 2014 to 319.2m transactions with total spend more than trebling to a record £2.32bn. More

    NXP offers pre-validated NFC mPOS module

    February 9th, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: An mPOS module that provides developers with “a complete hardware and software reference demonstrator for secure near field communication enabled mobile point of sale solutions” has been developed by NXP in partnership with… More

    Bluetooth beacons could be just the ticket for UK rail passengers

    February 9th, 2015

    UK rail passengers could soon have their tickets verified automatically as they walk through fare gates at a station, using a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)-enabled mobile ticketing app due to be built by Bytemark. The… More

    Contactless payment card shipments grow 35%

    February 6th, 2015

    Four out of every 10 smart payment cards shipped in 2014 (40%) were contactless, representing a year-on-year growth of 35% with much of the increase driven by Europe and Asia, the Smart Payment Association’s annual review of… More

    DCR wins award for HCE prepaid payments service

    February 6th, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: DCR’s truTap Mobile Wallet, powered by Carta Worldwide’s host card emulation (HCE) technology, has been named the “Gotta-Have Mobile App” in Paybefore’s annual awards for excellence in the worldwide prepaid, mobile and emerging… More

    NXP CEO: China will be next major NFC payments market

    February 6th, 2015

    Chip maker NXP will focus on the “significant” Chinese market for mobile wallets, the firm’s CEO has said, as the company revealed a 40% increase in sales for its emerging ID business in a fourth… More

    Contactless card payments treble in Britain in 2014

    February 6th, 2015

    Ten contactless transactions took place in the UK every second in 2014, The UK Cards Association has revealed, and total spending on contactless cards more than trebled to reach a record £2.32bn. In total, 319.2m… More

    HCE specialist SimplyTapp raises an additional US$2.5m

    February 5th, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: Fast growing mobile payments platform provider Mozido has made a US$2.5m investment in SimplyTapp, bringing the total amount raised in the host card emulation (HCE) specialist’s Series B financing round to US$10.1m. The new… More

    Knit extends Google Cardboard with NFC objects

    February 5th, 2015

    Creative technology agency Knit has developed a range of NFC-enabled Cardboard Objects that are designed to fit inside a modified version of Google’s Cardboard virtual reality (VR) headset to let users view “relevant app-based content”… More

    Mobile biometrics market to be worth US$33.3bn a year

    February 4th, 2015

    By 2020, smart mobile devices will include embedded biometric sensors as standard, according to research conducted by Acuity Market Intelligence, creating a US$33.3bn a year market for biometric products and services. Authentication fees from 825bn… More

    NFC World to host free webinar on testing cloud-based mobile payments

    February 3rd, 2015

    Join NFC World and payments testing specialist Gerd Thys from Clear2Pay on Tuesday 24 February to gain an in-depth understanding of the new testing, quality and compliance challenges created by the arrival of HCE and… More

    MasterCard moves towards MasterPass tokenization

    February 3rd, 2015

    MasterCard is to incorporate tokenization technology into its MasterPass digital wallet in the near future, CEO Ajay Banga has told analysts during the payment network’s 2014 year end earnings call. “We are very focused on… More

    Visa CEO discusses Apple Pay and tokenization rollouts

    February 3rd, 2015

    “We continue to see good success with Apple Pay,” Visa CEO Charlie Scharf has told investors during the company’s first quarter earnings call. “On our tokenization efforts, we are very actively working with issuers in… More

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