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14 November 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 14 November 2013, 16:27

Telecom Italia and Visa Europe to roll out NFC payments in Italy

Italian carrier Telecom Italia and Visa Europe have signed a strategic agreement which will see NFC payments rolled out across Italy to more than 31 million customers of the TIM mobile network from 2014.

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14 November 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 18 November 2013, 11:52

Isis NFC mobile wallet goes live across the US

NFC payments are now available to AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless subscribers across the US, with the national launch of the Isis Mobile Wallet. A 20% discount on their first $200 of purchases made with the American Express Serve account is being provided to every Isis user as an incentive to sign up and use the service.

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14 November 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 14 November 2013, 11:39

McDonald’s to offer NFC and QR payments across Belgium

McDonald’s is to roll out NFC payments across all of its locations in Belgium in the spring of 2014 using Seamless’ Seqr mobile payments platform. Working in partnership with the country’s Bpost Bank, Seamless will allow the bank’s customers to connect their bank account to the Seqr mobile app to make payments using either NFC or QR codes.

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13 November 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 13 November 2013, 16:48

Rabobank to launch NFC payments in the Netherlands

Dutch bank Rabobank is set to commercially launch an NFC mobile payments service in the Netherlands next year. Rabobank customers will be able to apply for a payment card online and have it sent securely over-the-air to their NFC phone by technology provider Giesecke & Devrient, which is acting as the bank’s trusted service manager (TSM).

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13 November 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 13 November 2013, 21:06

Wooshping provides 22,000 NFC wristbands for Nokia promotion

UK-based Wooshping has provided 22,000 NFC-enabled wristbands to retail store staff at Nokia stockists across the UK.

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13 November 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 13 November 2013, 14:12

Shanghai Fudan gets Forum certification for NFC controller

Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics’ FM1930 NFC controller chipset has received NFC Forum certification, the first from a Chinese manufacturer to do so.

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13 November 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 13 November 2013, 13:41

Google Play Music gets NFC promotion on Australian public transport

Google has partnered with NFC specialist Tapit to promote its Google Play Music service using NFC and QR code enabled posters on public transport along the east coast of Australia.

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13 November 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 13 November 2013, 11:52

Statoil runs Heathrow NFC campaign

Oil and gas company Statoil is running an NFC and QR campaign on JCDecaux OOH media spots throughout London’s Heathrow airport. When users tap or scan one of JCDecaux’s 98 Powerpole charging stations they are taken to a landing page that wishes them a nice flight, delivers promotional content and invites them to follow Statoil on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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8 November 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 November 2013, 21:49

Motorola proposes voice input patch with NFC

Motorola has applied for a patent on a microphone, transceiver and power supply built into a patch designed to be stuck to a consumer’s neck. The idea is that the electronic tattoo would directly capture sound “emanating from a throat” and transmit it to a smartphone or other computing device via Bluetooth, NFC or other wireless protocols.

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8 November 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 8 November 2013, 10:58

NEC manages commercial displays via NFC

NEC’s US display solutions division has introduced a range of large screen displays for commercial environments that use NFC and a mobile app to make it easy for staff to conduct set-up and maintenance tasks.

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August 1st, 2015

This week's news

  1. London markets could go contactless
  2. Amex cardholders use reward points for Best Buy purchases
  3. US IT decision makers unprepared for EMV
  4. New Google Glass ‘released soon’
  5. US shoppers make more mobile payments
  6. Subway adds PayPal to mobile app
  7. Commonwealth Bank adds loyalty to mobile app
  8. Samsung and MasterCard prepare Europe for Samsung Pay
  9. Stripe gets access to Visa Token Service through strategic partnership
  10. Tech firms do “better job” than banks, say 24% of young Brits
  11. Smart Ticketing Alliance and GlobalPlatform sign MOU
  12. 42% of US iPhone 6 owners use Apple Pay in May and June
  13. Jobseekers offered head start on new vacancies with a tap of NFC phone
  14. Colombia festival visitors first to use Plazez mobile payments service
  15. MasterCard token platform close to Australia launch
  16. Burger King adds MasterPass to US app
  17. HSBC and First Direct go live with Apple Pay in UK
  18. HKT launches NFC mobile payments service in Hong Kong
  19. Wearable payments to reach $501bn by 2020
  20. OneBit tests Bitcoin payments via NFC
  21. US shoppers buying into mobile payments
  22. Square ‘files for public offering’
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