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9 March 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 March 2015, 19:25

Apple demonstrates smartwatch keys and payments

How Apple Watch owners will be able to use their device to make payments, unlock hotel rooms and the garage doors at their home has been demonstrated by Kevin Lynch, Apple’s VP of Technology, at the company’s Spring Forward launch event.

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9 March 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 March 2015, 15:50

Visa prepares to launch HCE services with multiple banks

Visa is to launch NFC payments services based on host card emulation with “several leading financial institutions around the world” in the coming months, with BBVA and Cuscal already live. Others coming soon include Banco do Brasil, PNC and US Bank.

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6 March 2015 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 6 March 2015, 13:52

CaixaBank lets drivers speak to mobile banking app

Spain’s CaixaBank has launched an app which allows customers to use voice commands to perform simple online banking operations, opening the way for drivers to check balances and initiate transfers as they travel.

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5 March 2015 • By Rian Boden in Barcelona • Last updated 26 March 2015, 14:13

Visa Europe expands on customised tokenization plans, will go live mid-April

“Tokenization does a couple of things brilliantly; one is it really helps on facilitating innovation, facilitating the use, for example, of mobile phones for payments,” Visa Europe’s Sandra Alzetta told NFC World following the payment network’s announcement of plans to launch a customised tokenization platform to European banks in April. “In addition to that, it really helps to further enhance security.”

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5 March 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 5 March 2015, 13:36

Optus shows off wearable payments

Australian mobile network Optus has shown off a prototype watch that can be used to make contactless payments as an extension of its Cash by Optus prepaid NFC payment app.

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4 March 2015 • By Rian Boden in Barcelona • Last updated 4 March 2015, 13:35

Pizza Hut could let customers order and pay for pizza from their cars

Pizza Hut is testing a proof-of-concept “connected car” system that would let its customers order and pay for pizza from their vehicle before identifying themselves when arriving at the restaurant through Bluetooth beacons placed in designated parking bays.

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3 March 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 18 May 2015, 13:41

SpotMe app lets Android users spend Apple Pay cash

Android users can spend their iPhone-owning friends' money using a new app that can capture NFC payment transaction tokens from other devices and hold onto them before spending them later.

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3 March 2015 • By Rian Boden in Barcelona • Last updated 3 March 2015, 10:07

Qualcomm demos 3D fingerprint technology for mobile phones

A fingerprint authentication solution that uses ultrasonic technology to scan through a smartphone cover made of glass, stainless steel, sapphire or plastic as well as contaminants on a finger, such as sweat or condensation, has been unveiled by Qualcomm. The technology can “detect if you are you under very difficult conditions,” product manager Max Hamel has told NFC World.

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2 March 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 2 March 2015, 18:08

PayPal readies contactless reader

PayPal is preparing to launch a new version of its PayPal Here card reader that can handle transactions with contactless cards and NFC devices.

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2 March 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 3 March 2015, 09:44

PayPal to buy MCX supplier Paydiant

Paypal is to acquire Paydiant, a white label mobile payments specialist and developer of a platform that allows retailers to incorporate payment, loyalty and offers functionality into their own apps.

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May 29th, 2015

This week's news

  1. US Bank cardmembers among first to get Android Pay
  2. Android Pay to support offers and rewards
  3. USAT adds support for Android Pay
  4. Google unveils Android Pay
  5. Apple Pay rewards program looms?
  6. Asia Pacific banks begin testing HCE mobile payments
  7. Marriott Hotels lets users check in with Apple Watch
  8. DS Tags launches electronic luggage label with NFC and Bluetooth
  9. StreetSmart offers QR code mobile donations
  10. Facebook rolls out Messenger payments to New York
  11. MCX member Target to support Apple Pay
  12. AMS chips will allow cars to be unlocked and started with NFC phones
  13. Carrefour uses LED lighting to send offers to shoppers in stores
  14. Apple Store purchases get two-step authentication
  15. Mobile payment market worth $2.8tn by 2020
  16. India’s ICICI Bank launches voice recognition service
  17. PayPal adds Touch ID to iOS app
  18. NTT Docomo rolls out Fido biometrics platform in Japan
  19. Danske Bank to integrate PowaTag platform with mobile payments app
  20. Audi Q7 includes NFC tablet
  21. Danske Bank pilots Zwipe biometric cards
  22. Webinar on delivering NFC transport ticketing services at scale — See it now on NFC World
  23. One in four UK consumers influenced by in-store payment methods
  24. UK cash payments fall to 48%
  25. Four in ten UK consumers willing to switch banks for mobile payments
  26. NXP ‘focused on mobile wallet’
  27. Android to get fingerprint authentication
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