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February 9th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 February 2015, 15:23

Bluetooth beacons could be just the ticket for UK rail passengers

UK rail passengers could soon have their tickets verified automatically as they walk through fare gates at a station, using a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)-enabled mobile ticketing app due to be built by Bytemark.

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NFC

February 6th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 February 2015, 16:31

Contactless payment card shipments grow 35%

Four out of every 10 smart payment cards shipped in 2014 (40%) were contactless, representing a year-on-year growth of 35% with much of the increase driven by Europe and Asia, the Smart Payment Association’s annual review of the card payment market has revealed. A total of over 1.5bn smart payment cards were shipped globally last year.

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Partner news NFC

February 6th, 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 6 February 2015, 16:32

DCR wins award for HCE prepaid payments service

PARTNER NEWS: DCR’s truTap Mobile Wallet, powered by Carta Worldwide’s host card emulation (HCE) technology, has been named the “Gotta-Have Mobile App” in Paybefore’s annual awards for excellence in the worldwide prepaid, mobile and emerging payments industry.

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NFC

February 6th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 February 2015, 15:32

NXP CEO: China will be next major NFC payments market

Chip maker NXP will focus on the “significant” Chinese market for mobile wallets, the firm’s CEO has said, as the company revealed a 40% increase in sales for its emerging ID business in a fourth quarter earnings call.

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NFC

February 6th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 February 2015, 13:54

Contactless card payments treble in Britain in 2014

Ten contactless transactions took place in the UK every second in 2014, The UK Cards Association has revealed, and total spending on contactless cards more than trebled to reach a record £2.32bn. In total, 319.2m contactless transactions were conducted in 2014, up from 100.4m the year before.

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Partner news NFC

February 5th, 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 5 February 2015, 17:36

HCE specialist SimplyTapp raises an additional US$2.5m

PARTNER NEWS: Fast growing mobile payments platform provider Mozido has made a US$2.5m investment in SimplyTapp, bringing the total amount raised in the host card emulation (HCE) specialist’s Series B financing round to US$10.1m.

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NFC

February 5th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 February 2015, 14:19

Knit extends Google Cardboard with NFC objects

Creative technology agency Knit has developed a range of NFC-enabled Cardboard Objects that are designed to fit inside a modified version of Google’s Cardboard virtual reality (VR) headset to let users view “relevant app-based content” using real world objects.

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February 4th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 4 February 2015, 10:45

Mobile biometrics market to be worth US$33.3bn a year

By 2020, smart mobile devices will include embedded biometric sensors as standard, according to research conducted by Acuity Market Intelligence, creating a US$33.3bn a year market for biometric products and services.

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NFC

February 3rd, 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 3 February 2015, 16:37

NFC World to host free webinar on testing cloud-based mobile payments

Join NFC World and payments testing specialist Gerd Thys from Clear2Pay on Tuesday 24 February to gain an in-depth understanding of the new testing, quality and compliance challenges created by the arrival of HCE and tokenization — and how to address them. This online workshop takes place at 15:00 GMT and attendance is free of charge.

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NFC

February 3rd, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 February 2015, 17:11

MasterCard moves towards MasterPass tokenization

MasterCard is to incorporate tokenization technology into its MasterPass digital wallet in the near future, CEO Ajay Banga has told analysts during the payment network’s 2014 year end earnings call.

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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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