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    Barclaycard begins rolling out HCE payments to mobile app

    January 15th, 2016

    Barclaycard has begun rolling out a host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payment feature to its mobile app this week, with a complete rollout expected by early next week. Users can make NFC payments of up to £30 (US$43) with just a touch, and high-value contactless payments of up to £100 (US$143) by entering their PIN on their mobile device. More

    Diebold takes NFC to the self-checkout

    January 14th, 2016

    ATM manufacturer Diebold has demonstrated a mobile-enabled self-checkout concept that would let shoppers use their mobile device to scan items they want to buy while shopping in-store before checking out at a self-service POS terminal with NFC. More

    Visa contactless hits million-trips-a-day landmark in London

    January 14th, 2016

    Visa cardholders made more than a million contactless journeys on London’s transport network on a single day in the lead up to Christmas, Visa Europe has revealed. “In December alone, Visa Europe saw a 166% annual… More

    Dubai to get payment system based on mobile phone numbers

    January 14th, 2016

    Consumers across Dubai will soon be able to make in-store and online payments using their mobile phone number following an agreement between payment solutions providers Quisk Middle East and Network International. “The next generation solution,… More

    UK consumers warm to biometric identification

    January 13th, 2016

    More than half of UK consumers (54%) are willing to authorise payments using biometric technology, research from Experian shows. Accessing online accounts (64%) topped the list of services people are most willing to use biometric… More

    Samsung unveils Smart Swing golf wear with NFC

    January 13th, 2016

    Samsung’s fashion division has developed a t-shirt designed for golfers that comes equipped with an NFC chip in its sleeve. When tapped with an NFC device, the chip launches a mobile app that provides the golfer with information about the course they’re playing on. More

    New York subway to get NFC payments by 2018

    January 13th, 2016

    New Yorkers will soon be able to pay for travel on the subway using an NFC device or contactless card following governor Andrew Cuomo’s signature proposal to redesign and renew 30 stations across the system. The plans also include introducing mobile ticketing systems that will let commuters purchase tickets on their mobile device. More

    Contactless travel on every UK bus by 2022?

    January 13th, 2016

    Contactless travel could be in place on every bus in Britain by 2022 under a multi-million-pound plan being developed by five major bus operators. Stagecoach, First Bus, Go-Ahead, Arriva and National Express are working together to produce a business case which is expected to be completed by late spring 2016. More

    Intesa Sanpaolo launches HCE mobile payments in Italy

    January 13th, 2016

    Customers of Italian banking group Intesa Sanpaolo can now make host card emulation (HCE) based NFC mobile payments using a new service called PayGo. “To make payments, customers need to place their smartphone near a… More

    UK moves towards contactless and NFC ticketing across its public transport network

    January 12th, 2016

    Passengers across the UK may soon be able to use standard contactless cards and NFC phones to pay for their bus and train journeys under a new national framework developed by The UK Cards Association… More

    Nine in ten US Apple Pay users have made an in-store mobile payment

    January 12th, 2016

    More than nine in ten users of Apple Pay in the US (91%) have now made an in-store payment using a credit card stored on their mobile device and two thirds (67%) have made an… More

    Video shows how mobile network operator Econet is deploying NFC payments in Africa

    January 8th, 2016

    PARTNER NEWS: Mobile money specialist Mahindra Comviva has produced a video that shows how NFC payments are being deployed in Africa by Zimbabwe-based carrier Econet Wireless. The film provides an overview of the mobile network operator’s EcoCash service… More

    NXP to showcase NFC and IoT technologies in 86 cities around the world

    January 7th, 2016

    PARTNER NEWS: NXP is to showcase NFC and the Internet of Things (IoT) in a world tour that includes stops in 86 cities. The Smarter World Tour “is a highly visible, 36 tons, 2 levels, fully mobile semi-truck trailer designed by Luigi Colani which turns into a large and spacious mobile tradeshow,” NXP says. More

    E.Sun Bank introduces HCE mobile payments in Taiwan

    January 6th, 2016

    Customers of Taiwan’s E.Sun Bank can now use the bank’s mobile wallet app to make host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments at contactless terminals. The bank is launching the service in collaboration with Visa…. More

    MasterCard and Coin take NFC payments to wearable devices

    January 6th, 2016

    Connected device maker Coin has partnered with MasterCard to enable NFC payments on a range of fitness bands, smartwatches and other wearable devices. Fitness wearable designers Atlas Wearables and Moov and smartwatch provider Omate are the first to implement the NFC payments technology into their products.  More

    Samsung Pay heads to Australia, Brazil and Singapore

    January 6th, 2016

    Samsung is to launch its Samsung Pay mobile payment service in Australia, Brazil and Singapore, the company’s Tim Baxter has announced during a keynote at the CES show in Las Vegas. The service will also be available on the Samsung Gear S2 classic smartwatch from early this year, starting in the US. More

    MasterCard and Samsung enable grocery payments at the fridge

    January 5th, 2016

    US consumers will soon be able to place grocery orders with online grocer FreshDirect and supermarket chain ShopRite by entering the items they wish to purchase into a touchscreen built into Samsung’s new Family Hub refrigerator. More

    Yapi Kredi launches HCE mobile payments in Turkey

    January 5th, 2016

    Customers of Turkish bank Yapi Kredi can now make host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments using a Yapi Kredi Wallet that enables purchases to be made at any contactless terminal with a tap of… More

    NXP unveils NFC frontend for contactless payment readers

    January 4th, 2016

    PARTNER NEWS: NXP has launched a new NFC frontend for contactless payment readers that simplifies the work needed to gain certification and delivers four times more output power than its previous model. The PN5180 supports… More

    UK contactless spending volumes rise sharply following increase in transaction limit

    January 4th, 2016

    Contactless transaction volumes have risen sharply since the UK transaction limit increased from £20 (US$30) to £30 (US$46) in September 2015, research from Barclaycard reveals. Service stations, pubs and bars, supermarkets and fast food outlets have seen the biggest increases. More

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