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BLE

15 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 June 2015, 15:23

Tesco puts beacons in 270 London stores

UK supermarket giant Tesco has launched its “biggest trial” of Bluetooth beacon technology to date in partnership with consumer goods company Unilever. BLE beacons have been installed in 270 stores across London for the pilot and will be used to send out special offers to promote Magnum ice cream’s Pink and Black marketing campaign.

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NFC

12 June 2015 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 12 June 2015, 13:35

Ericsson and Verifone bring NFC mobile payments to developing world

Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson has partnered with Verifone Mobile Money to add support for NFC and contactless payments to its mobile commerce platform, enabling its carrier customers in emerging markets to add in-store mobile payments capabilities to their mobile money services.

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NFC

12 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 June 2015, 15:49

Reed Exhibitions uses NFC for IBTM America visitors

Event organiser Reed Exhibitions is using Poken’s conference technology platform at the IBTM America exhibition in Chicago to collect exhibitor information, let attendees check-in for meetings, and exchange and collect contact information and digital brochures using an NFC device.

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NFC

12 June 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 12 June 2015, 09:44

White paper helps banks compare NFC mobile payment solutions

A one-stop guide aimed at helping banks and financial institutions that want to deploy NFC mobile payment solutions, but are unsure about the right route to market, is now available to download from the NFC World Knowledge Centre.

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11 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 June 2015, 14:08

Rhombus launches SMS mobile payments platform in the US

Payments startup Rhombus has launched a platform in the US that lets consumers send payments and donations to businesses on any mobile device by texting the amount owed and a description of what they want to buy to a dedicated Rhombus number.

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BLE

11 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 12 June 2015, 09:49

Facebook expands free Bluetooth beacon program

Facebook is offering free Bluetooth beacons to select businesses across the US that will enable them to send “useful and relevant” information to customers about the places they visit. The move comes as an update to the social network’s Place Tips service that was piloted in New York City earlier this year.

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NFC

10 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 June 2015, 14:21

The Bancorp to offer HCE prepaid cards to European issuers

Financial products and services provider The Bancorp will offer open loop mobile prepaid cards that make use of host card emulation (HCE) to its European issuers in the fourth quarter of this year, through a partnership with mobile payment provider MeaWallet.

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NFC

10 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 June 2015, 12:53

Apple Pay users in UK will be able to make payments above contactless card limit

Customers who choose to use Apple Pay when the service launches in the UK will be able to use the mobile payments service to make transactions over the current contactless limit of £20 (US$30) at select retail locations, according to Visa Europe’s executive director of mobile. MasterCard also expects to see merchants being able to accept higher-value transactions in time.

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NFC

9 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 June 2015, 14:04

Zapp prepares for UK mobile payments service launch

Zapp, the UK mobile payments startup formed by payments infrastructure operator VocaLink, has confirmed that it will launch its service in the autumn of this year, with NFC in-store payments to follow.

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NFC

9 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 June 2015, 13:08

Two in three US POS terminals to be EMV by 2020

The installed base of EMV terminals in the US will reach about 65% by the end of 2020, a new report from GrowthPraxis has found. The installed base of mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) terminals is expected to reach 8.8m units in the same period.

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September 2nd, 2015

This week's news

  1. Lyle & Scott creates contactless payment jacket with bPay
  2. Android Pay will launch ‘very soon’
  3. RBC gets Secure Cloud payments patent
  4. Google ‘shut down’ beacon project
  5. Singapore commuters trial wristband payments
  6. PayPal launches PayPal.Me
  7. India biometrics market to grow 35% by 2020
  8. Ingenico joins WorldPay bidding war
  9. Sony unveils Wena Wrist with NFC payments
  10. Uber ‘to launch mobile wallet in India’
  11. Samsung unveils Gear S2 with NFC
  12. Apple granted NFC and Touch ID patents
  13. Payments boost from contactless limit rise
  14. Brits spend £2.5bn with contactless in first half of 2015
  15. Google Play adds Android Pay option
  16. UK contactless limit increases to £30
  17. Join NFC World and Gemalto to learn how to develop a successful mobile payments roadmap
  18. Oxigen Wallet loyalty program partnership
  19. Half of Brits expect to replace cash with new technologies
  20. Wienerschnitzel launches mobile payment and loyalty app
  21. CaixaBank launches HCE mobile payments app
  22. PayAnywhere reader supports Apple Pay
  23. SumUp raises €10m in funding
  24. Google invites for Project Soli tests
  25. Cyber Group and Sensoro roll out beacons across Greater China
  26. $14.9bn biometrics market by 2024
  27. Samsung Pay opens US beta test
  28. UK contactless spending up 150% in last 12 months
  29. Coin unveils EMV-ready Coin 2.0 with NFC
  30. MCX adds offers and discounts to CurrentC mobile wallet
  31. Google says Android Pay is coming ‘soon’
 
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