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19 February 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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19 February 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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18 February 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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18 February 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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17 February 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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17 February 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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16 February 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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16 February 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 16 February 2015, 19:43

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

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 fundraising target on Indiegogo and is now set to go into production.

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13 February 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 23 February 2015, 17:00

NFC gets 75% approval rating from US consumers

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 hands of the consumer and allow them to experience it firsthand, NFC is preferred far away and above competing technologies,” analyst Christopher Dodge has told NFC World.

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13 February 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 February 2015, 15:46

Visa sets out tokenization expansion plans

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 prevent exposure of sensitive consumer account information in online and mobile payments.”

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October 7th, 2015

This week's news

  1. Aramark and Tapingo take mobile payments to 25 US universities
  2. Chevron to offer NFC mobile payments at the pump
  3. Vein recognition market to grow 27% a year
  4. Moo launches range of NFC business cards
  5. DART to implement NFC fare payment system
  6. MasterCard to add biometric security to online transactions in 2016
  7. 226bn transactions to be secured with biometrics by 2020
  8. House of Fraser adds AR to mobile app
  9. Fingerprint sensor shipments to reach 1bn units by 2020
  10. Miami Heat fans get mobile payments and ticketing
  11. Pinterest expands availability of Buyable Pins
  12. Industry veterans seek funding for NFC payments ring
  13. Under half of US small businesses aware of EMV
  14. Second generation NFC Ring seeks funding
  15. BNP Paribas pilots cards with dynamic security codes
  16. Samsung Pay gets seven city US promo tour
  17. Starbucks takes mobile ordering to the UK
  18. Clear2Pay adds certified testing solutions for US move to EMV
  19. 60% of US cards to support EMV by year end
  20. One in three Americans have an EMV card
  21. Twitter expands Buy Now buttons
  22. Apple patent reveals details of NFC payments ring
  23. Kona white paper explores HCE and tokenization
  24. Worldpay tests facial recognition for payments in stores
  25. Auchan rolls out Bluetooth and NFC payment beacons in Luxembourg
  26. Three in four Poles aware of NFC mobile payments
  27. Bell ID gets HCE certification from global payment schemes
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