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    Mobile payments awareness up in North America, but usage remains flat

    October 19th, 2016

    Nearly six in 10 North American consumers (56%) are now aware of mobile payment services — a 4% increase from this time last year, research from Accenture has revealed. However, the regular use of mobile… More

    Visa expands Visa Ready Program to wider range of connected devices

    February 22nd, 2016

    Visa is expanding its Visa Ready certification program to include Internet of Things (IoT) companies such as manufacturers of wearables, automobiles, appliances and clothing so that secure payments can be added to a wider range of connected devices, the payment network has announced at Mobile World Congress.  More

    Apple Pay accounts for 68% of all in-store mobile payments in US

    October 20th, 2015

    Apple Pay is used for more than two thirds (68%) of all in-store mobile payments in the US, research from Accenture reveals, and the number of North Americans aware of mobile payments has increased by… More

    Three in four consumers interested in using alternatives to passwords online

    July 24th, 2015

    One in six consumers find usernames and passwords “cumbersome” and 77% are interested in using alternatives to protect their security on the internet, research from Accenture reveals. More than half (58%) say they are interested… More

    Pizza Hut could let customers order and pay for pizza from their cars

    March 4th, 2015

    Pizza Hut is testing a proof-of-concept “connected car” system that would let its customers order and pay for pizza from their vehicle before identifying themselves when arriving at the restaurant through Bluetooth beacons placed in… More

    40% of North Americans use mobile payments

    November 3rd, 2014

    40% of US and Canadian consumers have now used their smartphone to make a payment at a merchant location, up from 16% two years ago, according to Accenture’s 2014 North America Consumer Payments Survey. Millennials (52%) and high-income consumers (55%) are the most “avid adopters” of mobile payments, research based on responses from 4,000 consumers revealed.

    Washington Metro to test NFC payments in 2015

    June 23rd, 2014

    Washington Metro (WMATA) is preparing to pilot NFC payments, allowing passengers to pay for their journey with an NFC smartphone or a contactless bank or ID card. Some 2,000 passengers, 10 metro stations, 50 buses and two parking… More

    Accenture offers NFC wallet

    February 24th, 2014

    Accenture has introduced a mobile wallet platform that supports payments in stores via both NFC and QR as well as peer-to-peer payments, transport, loyalty and gift cards. The platform can also automatically suggest which of a range of offers should be presented to a particular customer when they enter the perimeter of a geo-fenced store or move within range of a Bluetooth LE beacon.

    Chicago and Washington to get NFC tickets

    January 15th, 2014

    Public transportation users in Chicago and Washington DC will be able to use their NFC phones to purchase tickets in the coming years, the cities’ transportation authorities have announced. New York is also to get… More

    Avanade unveils interactive shopping with NFC, augmented reality and Kinect motion sensing

    March 27th, 2013

    The Microsoft- and Accenture-owned IT company’s new solution allows consumers to select items promoted on interactive screens and then “drag and drop” them into their mobile phone using simple hand gestures, to collect detailed information about a product or add it to a shopping basket.  More

    GSMA reports on NFC Experience at MWC

    March 6th, 2013

    More than 10,000 Mobile World Congress 2013 attendees tried out the NFC Experience at this year’s event. “We can probably improve a few things regarding the ergonomics,” the GSMA’s head of NFC has told NFC World, “but overall it went smoothly.” More

    NFC news in brief • 3 May 2011

    May 3rd, 2011

    News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: New online NFC store • eBay buys hyperlocal ads firm • Connecthings launches reader/writer app • Google’s Groupon rival hits Portland • Chase offers chip and pin in US • Visa and Gap working on real-time mobile discounts • Nokia to transfer Symbian jobs • and a brace of research reports… More

    Survey shows consumers will adopt mobile payments, despite security fears

    Survey shows consumers will adopt mobile payments, despite security fears

    February 18th, 2011

    Almost half of the most active mobile device users around the world would be prepared to pay for goods and services using their phones, despite only one in four in the US and Europe trusting… More

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