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May 19th, 2011 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 19 May 2011, 14:04

NFC indoor navigation system proposed by Turkish scientists

The concept combines NFC tags placed at strategic points around a building, GPS and a downloadable layout app to guide visitors all the way from their home or office to a particular room, aisle or store.

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May 19th, 2011 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 19 May 2011, 13:41

Verifone and Micros bring NFC payments to restaurants

POS terminal maker Verifone and hospitality systems provider Micros have announced a new solution that integrates restaurant management systems with smart mobile devices, allowing consumers to pay at the table with their NFC phone.

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May 19th, 2011 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 19 May 2011, 13:08

Two-thirds of Americans ‘open to using their mobile phone to make purchases’

A survey of US consumers conducted for MasterCard has found strong interest in using mobile phones to make payments. The research found that:

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May 19th, 2011 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 19 May 2011, 12:47

NFC kit lets patients leave hospital earlier and monitor their return to health from home

A new NFC solution from Gentag and The Core Institute is designed to reduce healthcare costs by providing patients with a way to self-monitor their recovery after an operation so they can be discharged earlier from hospital.

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May 19th, 2011 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 19 May 2011, 09:45

O2 UK picks suppliers for NFC mobile wallet launch

Mobile network operator O2 UK, part of the Telefonica group, has announced Wave Crest, FIS, Intelligent Environments and Visa Europe as the suppliers for the mobile wallet service it plans to launch during the second half of 2011.

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May 18th, 2011 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 18 May 2011, 11:34

One in five UK consumers ‘eagerly awaiting’ the arrival of NFC

A poll of 17,000 UK consumers has revealed high levels of readiness for NFC services among certain demographics and details of the kind of services they are most keen to use the technology for.

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May 18th, 2011 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 18 May 2011, 11:06

Westpac to run internal NFC trial

Westpac has become the latest of Australia’s big four banks to trial contactless mobile phone payment technology.

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May 17th, 2011 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 27 June 2011, 10:54

NFC news in brief • 17 May 2011

News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: US files lawsuit against Verifone/Hypercom deal • iPhone 5 unlikely to support NFC payments, says analyst • 'Paper' phone unveiled • Vivotech adds NFC to mag stripe terminals • Hashable adds NFC to contacts app • Sequent raises funds • Connecthings invests in Lifera • and more...

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May 17th, 2011 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 17 May 2011, 17:17

Lloyds TSB named partner bank for Olympic Games mobile payments

The UK bank joins Samsung and Visa to provide NFC-enabled phone payments at next year's London Olympic Games, as it prepares to roll out a broader mobile contactless payments programme for consumers.

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May 17th, 2011 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 17 May 2011, 14:37

iSuppli increases NFC phone forecast on back of Isis plans to work with payments industry

The decision by the consortium behind the Isis mobile payment system to open up the service to the likes of Visa and Mastercard will provide a significant boost to the market for mobile phones with NFC functionality, according to research by IHS iSuppli.

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November 26th, 2014

Latest news

  1. High value contactless payments arrive in the UK
  2. Latvian merchants and ski resorts adopt NFC loyalty platform
  3. Semble picks Gemalto for NFC in NZ
  4. White paper explains NFC-enabled sensors and their uses
  5. Contactless makes Word of the Year shortlist
  6. Harris+Hoole reports 200,000 mobile payments
  7. Dunkin’ Mobile gets 10m downloads
  8. CUP to launch Android Pay in China
  9. Norwich buses get Bluetooth beacons that deliver offers to passengers on the move
  10. Ugo launches open NFC payments and rewards wallet in Canada
  11. Square Register to support NFC
  12. EMVCo publishes guide to EMV chip technology
  13. America First Credit Union adds Apple Pay
  14. Google Wallet offers discounts
  15. Here forms NFC ticketing alliance
  16. Cartamundi to develop flexible NFC tags
  17. 30% of US smartphone owners to use mobile payments this holiday season
  18. Drop offers beacon-based payments
  19. Square eyes global expansion
  20. Saatchi & Saatchi designs beacon loyalty rewards for Japan’s TenTen Technologies
 
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