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    13 December 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 13 December 2013, 15:38

    Westpac to launch embedded NFC payments in New Year

    Australia’s Westpac bank is to introduce NFC payments from the beginning of 2014, using the secure elements embedded in some Android mobile phones. The bank is working with Visa on the project and says customers will be able to add “all Westpac debit and credit cards” to their phones.

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    13 December 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 13 December 2013, 15:50

    MasterCard and Samsung introduce embedded NFC payments

    Customers of Commonwealth Bank of Australia with a Samsung Galaxy S4 can make payments using a secure element embedded in their mobile phone today, and banks in Turkey, Russia and the Ukraine are due to begin offering the solution in the first quarter of 2014.

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    13 December 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 December 2013, 11:16

    Tim Hortons launches NFC payments service using Host Card Emulation

    North American coffee chain Tim Hortons has launched an NFC mobile payments service using Host Card Emulation (HCE) at 3,500 locations in Canada and 800 in the United States. It is currently available to customers with BlackBerry 10 smartphones and support for Android phones will be added in January 2014.

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    12 December 2013 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 12 December 2013, 18:34

    NFC in Toys and Games webinar: See it now on NFC World

    NFC World’s “Tap and Play! NFC in Toys and Games” webinar is now available to view online. 331 people registered to attend the event live — and participants gave it an overall rating of 4.1 out of five.

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    11 December 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 11 December 2013, 17:13

    Zwipe raises US$3.5m for NFC and fingerprint ID card

    Norwegian biometrics specialist Zwipe has received an additional US$3.5m in funding to take to market a contactless ID card that includes a fingerprint sensor and is designed to work with standard contactless access control readers.

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    11 December 2013 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 11 December 2013, 16:53

    Qualcomm announces 4G Snapdragon chipsets with NFC

    Qualcomm has introduced a 4G LTE chipset that is designed to be used in smartphones costing under US$150 and includes support for NFC.

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    10 December 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 11 December 2013, 18:36

    French firm sues HTC and LG for NFC patent infringement

    Intellectual property commercialisation firm France Brevets has filed patent infringement lawsuits against phone makers HTC and LG in the US and Germany, for using two NFC patents that were granted to Inside Secure in 2004 and 2010.

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    9 December 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 9 December 2013, 14:49

    One in three in the UK now aware of NFC

    Just over a third of British adults (35%) are aware of NFC-enabled mobile devices, with 9% saying they know that their personal device is NFC-enabled and 22% of those having used NFC to make a payment, a YouGov survey of 1,501 people has found.

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    6 December 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 17 December 2013, 11:36

    EZ-Link app lets transit users top up cards via NFC

    Singapore transit and small value payments card issuer EZ-Link has launched My EZ-Link Mobile, an Android app that enables consumers to add value to their contactless card by tapping it to their NFC phone.

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    6 December 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 6 December 2013, 10:45

    Giraffe restaurants offer NFC treats

    London branches of Tesco-owned restaurant chain Giraffe have begun offering customers daily giveaways through NFC table tents as part of an online advent calendar campaign.

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    November 30th, 2015

    This week's news

    1. Half of UK shoppers think wearable payments will be commonplace within five years
    2. One in five US consumers have used an EMV card
    3. Air New Zealand gives children NFC wristbands to track their journey
    4. Tencent launches WeChat mobile wallet in South Africa
    5. Swatch confirms payment watch launch in US, Switzerland and Brazil
    6. US Bank to donate $50,000 to charity through Apple Pay
    7. Beacons to drive $7.5bn in holiday season spending
    8. Seqr to add P2P transfers to mobile wallet
    9. Orange France reveals mobile retailing lessons
    10. Mahindra Comviva explains hybrid HCE
    11. Retail giant Otto to shutter Yapital mobile payments business
    12. 14% of US shoppers will use mobile payments over holiday season
    13. London taxis to get contactless payments
    14. Swatch partners with Visa to roll out NFC payment watch in US and Switzerland
    15. Diners Club launches mobile payments in Ecuador
    16. BBVA Bancomer deploys time-based dynamic CCV/CVC in mobile wallet
    17. Samsung Pay offers $100 discount to new users
    18. Apple Pay signs deal with China UnionPay?
    19. Google boosts Android Pay adoption with $1m charity fund
    20. BNP Paribas tests NFC screen shopping
    21. Three launches NFC mobile payments in Austria
    22. Swipp contactless payment opens up to 30,000 Danish merchants through Verifone deal
    23. United Overseas Bank offers HCE mobile payments in Singapore
    24. Smartwatches to play key role in mobile banking
    25. Apple Pay to launch in China by February?
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