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February 20th, 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 20 February 2015, 15:57

HSBC to introduce HCE NFC payments on Android phones?

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 mobile banking app now shows as an option under the “Tap & pay” menu in Android’s settings.

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February 20th, 2015 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 20 February 2015, 15:40

Mobile app just the ticket for Barcelona fans

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 allows fans and members to store match tickets or Camp Nou Experience tickets on their iPhone or Android device.

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February 19th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 19 February 2015, 15:36

Lloyds Bank to push customer rewards to mobile phones and smartwatches

Lloyds Bank is to start sending push notifications about special deals with selected retailers to customers’ smartwatches and smartphones.

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February 19th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 19 February 2015, 15:24

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

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,” senior analyst Thad Peterson tells NFC World.

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February 19th, 2015 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 19 February 2015, 14:59

Samsung confirms mobile wallet ambitions with LoopPay deal

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 of a new service to rival Apple Pay that will be announced at Mobile World Congress 2015.

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February 18th, 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 18 February 2015, 17:49

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

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.

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February 18th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 18 February 2015, 14:18

Burger King puts mobile payments in the fast lane

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 their orders.

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February 17th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 18 February 2015, 17:27

AAC to mass produce wearable NFC stickers for healthcare

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 World.

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February 17th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 February 2015, 12:31

Bluetooth beacons to generate new revenue stream for mobile banking apps

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 between Bluetooth beacon network operator Mobiquity Technologies and Relevant Solutions, a supplier of  in-store shopping content to financial institutions and mobile banking app providers.

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February 16th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 16 February 2015, 20:36

Rabobank launches embedded NFC payments service

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 NFC payments, check balances, store loyalty cards and redeem vouchers.

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February 28th, 2015

This week's news

  1. Bank of England ponders own digital currency
  2. Fibank to launch HCE mobile payments
  3. LG smart watch to offer NFC payments
  4. Barclays to allow Twitter payments
  5. Morgan Stanley joins Apple Pay
  6. Diageo unveils smart whisky bottle with ‘game-changing’ NFC tags
  7. Chip makers AMS and ST team up for wearable NFC payments
  8. Google ‘to release Android Pay API in May’
  9. Chase discusses Apple Pay and its own mobile wallet plans
  10. Neiman Marcus rolls out QR payments
  11. MasterCard reports on HCE payments tests in 15 countries
  12. Testing Mobile Payments: HCE and Tokenization webinar — See it now on NFC World
  13. Visa Europe to introduce customized token platform
  14. Australia to get Visa tokens in 2015
  15. Softcard confirms it is to shut down
  16. Berg Insight reports on NFC POS terminal growth
  17. 500 sign up to learn about testing cloud payments
  18. Consultant: Apple Pay fraud “rampant”
  19. Google teams up with US carriers for NFC mobile payments
  20. White paper identifies clear consumer preference for NFC
  21. Google renews wallet discussions with carriers
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