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    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

    AAC to mass produce wearable NFC stickers for healthcare

    February 17th, 2015

    Contract manufacturer Automated Assembly Corporation (AAC) is in discussion “with multiple undisclosed companies” to mass produce InfoSkin, a new line of NFC tags that adhere to the human body, CEO Scott Lindblad has told NFC… More

    Bluetooth beacons to generate new revenue stream for mobile banking apps

    February 17th, 2015

    2,500 US banks and credit unions will soon be able to add an “additional potential revenue source” by sending out branded, local offers to users of their mobile banking apps. The move follows a deal… More

    Rabobank launches embedded NFC payments service

    February 16th, 2015

    Customers of Dutch financial institution Rabobank with a Samsung Galaxy S4 or Galaxy Note 3 can now use a mobile wallet app that works with the secure element embedded in their mobile device to make… More

    Liber8 raises funds for e-ink bracelet that uses NFC to change designs

    February 16th, 2015

    A bracelet that combines an e-ink display with NFC to let the wearer change its design by simply selecting an image on a mobile app and tapping their smartphone against the bracelet has beaten its… More

    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

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