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    MasterCard discusses how Samsung Pay works

    March 1st, 2015

    Samsung Pay, the tokenized mobile payment system introduced with the Samsung Galaxy S6, will first attempt to use NFC and then fall back to magnetic stripe emulation technology to offer widest compatibility with merchant terminals,… More

    Samsung unveils Galaxy S6 with NFC and LoopPay mobile payments

    March 1st, 2015

    Owners of Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 flagship phone will be able to make mobile payments at merchants equipped with both legacy magnetic stripe card terminals and those with contactless POS terminals, Samsung boss JK Shin… More

    Apple Pay provisioning fraud hole “has to get plugged now”

    March 1st, 2015

    “Rampant” fraud levels being experienced by US card issuers that have signed up for Apple Pay need to be addressed with urgency, payments consultant Cherian Abraham has told NFC World, to avoid Apple, the individual… More

    Diageo unveils smart whisky bottle with ‘game-changing’ NFC tags

    February 27th, 2015

    “Smart bottles” that know when they have been opened and then deliver relevant, personalised messages directly to a consumer’s smartphone will be showcased by printed electronics specialist Thinfilm at Mobile World Congress 2015. The Norwegian… More

    Chip makers AMS and ST team up for wearable NFC payments

    February 26th, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: The technology used to boost the NFC signal in Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is now being made available for easy use by a wide range of wearable device and mobile phone… More

    Google ‘to release Android Pay API in May’

    February 26th, 2015

    Google is working on an Android Pay API that will be “built from the ground up” for Android developers and makes use of host card emulation, “a source close to the matter” has told Ars… More

    Chase discusses Apple Pay and its own mobile wallet plans

    February 26th, 2015

    More than a million JPMorgan Chase cards have now been activated for use on Apple Pay since the mobile payment service launched last year, the bank has revealed, and 69% of the activated cards are credit cards…. More

    MasterCard reports on HCE payments tests in 15 countries

    February 25th, 2015

    MasterCard is currently conducting more than 25 host card emulation (HCE) projects in 15 countries, the payments network has announced, with multiple issuers now moving close to commercial deployments. “In offering an alternative to the… More

    Testing Mobile Payments: HCE and Tokenization webinar — See it now on NFC World

    February 25th, 2015

    NFC World’s ‘Testing Mobile Payments: HCE and Tokenization’ webinar is now available to view online. 558 people registered to attend the live event and participants gave the presentation an overall rating of 4.2 out of… More

    Visa Europe to introduce customized token platform

    February 25th, 2015

    Visa Europe is to launch a tokenization service “customized for the needs of the European market”, the payments network has announced. The new service will be available for financial institutions from mid-April 2015. “Tokenization is… More

    Softcard confirms it is to shut down

    February 24th, 2015

    Google’s deal with AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless to have Google Wallet pre-installed on their Android phones marks the end of the road for Softcard, the NFC payments joint venture set up as… More

    Berg Insight reports on NFC POS terminal growth

    February 24th, 2015

    An estimated 9.5m NFC-ready point-of-sale (POS) terminals were shipped worldwide in 2014, research from Berg Insight has revealed, and the company forecasts that the global installed base of NFC-ready POS terminals will grow at a… More

    Google teams up with US carriers for NFC mobile payments

    February 23rd, 2015

    Google Wallet will be pre-installed on all Android phones supplied by Softcard partners AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless from “later this year”, Ariel Bardin, Google’s vice president of payments, has announced. The deal… More

    HSBC to introduce HCE NFC payments on Android phones?

    February 20th, 2015

    There are signs that global bank HSBC could be preparing to roll out host card emulation (HCE) based NFC payments on Android devices in the UK, after an NFC World reader spotted that the HSBC… More

    Mobile app just the ticket for Barcelona fans

    February 20th, 2015

    Fans of FC Barcelona are now able to use their smartphones instead of paper tickets to gain access to the Nou Camp stadium. The Spanish club has launched the Mobile Ticket project, a service that… More

    Lloyds Bank to push customer rewards to mobile phones and smartwatches

    February 19th, 2015

    Lloyds Bank is to start sending push notifications about special deals with selected retailers to customers’ smartwatches and smartphones. The launch of push notifications for the UK bank’s Everyday Offers service – which allows customers… More

    Six in ten US terminals to support EMV chip cards by year end

    February 19th, 2015

    About 59% of US point-of-sale (POS) terminals will be EMV-enabled by the end of this year, research by Aite Group has revealed, with NFC distribution projected to “ramp at the same rate as EMV distribution,”… More

    Samsung confirms mobile wallet ambitions with LoopPay deal

    February 19th, 2015

    Samsung Electronics has announced it is to buy LoopPay, the startup that has developed a way for mobile payments to be made at standard magnetic stripe card terminals. LoopPay’s technology is expected to form part… More

    Understanding tokenization and host card emulation webinar: See it now on NFC World

    February 18th, 2015

    NFC World’s ‘Understanding tokenization and host card emulation’ workshop is now available to view online. 756 people registered to attend the live event, and participants gave the presentation an overall rating of 4.2 out of five…. More

    Burger King puts mobile payments in the fast lane

    February 18th, 2015

    Burger King has begun testing a mobile payments service in Germany that allows customers to place and pay for orders using their mobile phone and then use designated fast lanes at participating restaurants to collect… More

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