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10 February 2014 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 10 February 2014, 17:09

GSMA updates NFC Handset Test Book

The GSMA has published version 2.0 of its NFC Handset Test Book (PDF), a collection of test cases to be used for checking the NFC functionality in mobile devices.

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10 February 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 February 2014, 13:29

NXP reports slowdown in NFC revenue growth

NXP Semiconductors has reported a slowdown in revenue growth for its NFC business in 2013 but says it is optimistic that business will pick up again during the second half of this year.

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7 February 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 6 February 2014, 19:17

Hungarian mobile wallets get NFC event ticketing

The NFC mobile wallet being tested by Hungarian carriers Magyar Telekom, Vodafone and Telenor with MasterCard, OTP Bank and loyalty scheme operator SuperShop is expanding its range of services to include ticketing for live events and access to sports facilities.

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6 February 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 February 2014, 11:14

Weve partners with MasterCard for NFC payments in the UK

Weve, the mobile commerce joint venture between the UK’s three largest mobile network operators, has partnered with MasterCard to add NFC payments to its offering. “We are in dialogue with all the major banks” and details of UK financial institutions planning to use the new service will be announced “in due course”, Sean O’Connell, Weve’s product development director, has told NFC World.

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5 February 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 5 February 2014, 18:22

Wells Fargo customers to get credits for paying with Isis

Isis is offering 15,000 Wells Fargo credit card holders a 20% credit on purchases and a US$20 statement credit if they sign up and make use of its NFC payments service.

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4 February 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 4 February 2014, 16:55

NFC Forum and SDA to promote NFC in memory cards

The SD Association (SDA), the organisation responsible for setting memory card standards, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the NFC Forum “to jointly educate the market and help build the ecosystem for NFC among users of smartSD memory cards”.

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4 February 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 4 February 2014, 16:08

Telus launches NFC payments with CIBC

Canada’s CIBC bank has expanded availability of its NFC payments service to customers of mobile network operator Telus. The service was originally launched in November 2012 in partnership with Rogers.

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31 January 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 31 January 2014, 15:16

Schiphol Airport installs NFC boarding gate

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport has installed an NFC boarding gate, supplied by air transport IT specialist Sita, allowing passengers to validate their boarding pass with a touch of their NFC smartphone.

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30 January 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 30 January 2014, 15:22

Delage to include NFC chips in premium leather bags

French leather goods brand Delage has partnered with NFC object identification specialist Selinko to integrate NFC tags into its range of premium leather bags. The chips will be provided by Inside Secure and the first range of products with NFC are expected to launch in June.

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30 January 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 30 January 2014, 15:00

Nintendo looks to NFC to boost Wii U sales

Making full use of the NFC functionality built into the Wii U GamePad is one of four strategies designed to boost the console’s flagging sales in the year ahead, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has revealed  — and plans call for NFC to be used to enhance game playing and for payments.

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October 10th, 2015

This week's news

  1. Optus expands NFC payments to prepaid customers
  2. ICICI Bank launches mVisa mobile payments
  3. Barclays to support Apple Pay from early 2016?
  4. Starbucks, KFC and Chili’s to support Apple Pay
  5. Tangerine tests facial recognition
  6. MasterCard partners with P97 to enable mobile payments and rewards at the pump
  7. Ingenico integrates Bitcoin mobile payments into POS terminals
  8. Seqr offers refer-a-friend rewards
  9. Samsung responds to LoopPay hack
  10. NYT reports on LoopPay breach
  11. Starbucks Canada to add Mobile Order & Pay
  12. Scotiabank expands availability of NFC mobile wallet service
  13. Microsoft adds Windows Hello to new devices
  14. Verizon agrees to support Samsung Pay
  15. JCB to pilot palm vein payments in Japan
  16. Aramark and Tapingo take mobile payments to 25 US universities
  17. Chevron to offer NFC mobile payments at the pump
  18. Vein recognition market to grow 27% a year
  19. Moo launches range of NFC business cards
  20. DART to implement NFC fare payment system
  21. MasterCard to add biometric security to online transactions in 2016
  22. 226bn transactions to be secured with biometrics by 2020
  23. House of Fraser adds AR to mobile app
  24. Fingerprint sensor shipments to reach 1bn units by 2020
  25. Miami Heat fans get mobile payments and ticketing
  26. Pinterest expands availability of Buyable Pins
  27. Industry veterans seek funding for NFC payments ring
  28. Under half of US small businesses aware of EMV
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