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EMVCo publishes tokenization framework specification

March 11th, 2014

The first version of the EMV Payment Tokenization Specification has now been published and is available to download. The document sets the scene for the arrival of MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, JCB and UnionPay… More

Isis considers HCE as monthly growth hits 50%

March 7th, 2014

US NFC venture Isis is considering using host card emulation (HCE) to store a user’s loyalty card and coupon information, the company has told NFC World, and is also looking into supporting HCE for credit… More

AmEx certifies Pearl SE

December 10th, 2013

Oberthur Technologies’ Pearl embedded secure element has received certification from American Express. Pearl is also approved by MasterCard and Google and can be found in devices including the Xiaomi Mi3 and the Samsung Galaxy S4.

Isis NFC mobile wallet goes live across the US

November 14th, 2013

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… More

G&D launches SkySIM multi application NFC SIM cards

September 3rd, 2013

Giesecke & Devrient’s SkySIM CX, an NFC SIM card that allows several NFC applications to be executed at the same time, has received EMVCo, American Express, MasterCard and Visa approval, confirming it meets their requirements… More

Isis phones to come with Amex prepaid card

August 9th, 2013

“The new co-branded account will be offered in every Isis Mobile Wallet as a part of a nationwide launch later this year, enabling millions of Americans to tap and pay using their American Express Serve account,” the financial services giant says. More

NFC parking meter gets update

April 10th, 2013

MacKay Meters has received EMV Level 1 Contactless Certification for the latest version of its Guardian Solo parking meter. “Meeting these standards clearly shows our customers that the Solo will behave consistently when accepting NFC payments and in line with the guidelines put forth by Visa, MasterCard, American Express and others through EMVCo,” says chief technology officer Adrian O’Neil.

MasterCard fights back against new payments players with increased transaction fees for digital wallets that don’t share data

March 20th, 2013

The new fee is to be applied to “staged” digital and mobile wallets that provide a way for transactions to be charged to a customer’s credit card without any details about the purchase being passed on to the payments network. PayPal and Google Wallet as well as a number of other new market entrants are all expected to be affected but “traditional” NFC wallets will not.  More

Isis releases Utah mobile payments usage stats

February 13th, 2013

Active users are now paying with Isis five or more times a week, says Jim Stapleton, the NFC payments platform’s chief sales officer. “Consumers actually only need to know about the passcode, and you kind of have a mental ‘Oh!’ right there as they realize their leather wallet does not have a passcode,” he explained. More

Gemalto NFC SIM picks up payment scheme certifications

December 4th, 2012

Gemalto’s UpTeq NFC SIM has now been certified by American Express, MasterCard and Visa. The SIM is available in a range of form factors and supports contactless payment and other secure services via Amex ExpressPay, MasterCard… More

DeviceFidelity launches new range of NFC microSD devices

October 31st, 2012

The new CredenSE products can be used as an external secure element in NFC phones as well as to add NFC functionality to both smartphones and feature phones, without the need for a separate signal booster. More

Isis launches NFC in Austin and Salt Lake City

October 22nd, 2012

From today, customers of AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile with an NFC phone can collect an Isis-enabled SIM from any of the carriers’ stores in the two pilot cities. More

Google Wallet 2.0: The easy way to pay with NFC?

August 1st, 2012

Google has unveiled a new version of its Google Wallet service that avoids the requirement for individual payment cards to be loaded onto a secure element. Instead, a prepaid MasterCard which draws funds from linked credit and debit cards is pre-loaded onto the secure element. More

AmEx extends Isis deal

May 11th, 2012

American Express has extended its deal with US carrier-led NFC joint venture Isis. The move will enable AmEx’s US consumer, small business and Serve prepaid cardholders to load a virtual version of their cards onto an Isis Mobile Wallet.

MasterCard enters the mobile wallet market

May 9th, 2012

The payments network has announced PayPass Wallet Services, a digital wallet platform that will support NFC. Eighteen financial institutions, American Airlines and bookseller Barnes & Noble are among those who have signed up for the service. More

Top POS makers add support for Isis coupons and offers

March 7th, 2012

VeriFone, Ingenico, Vivotech and Equinox are all adding support for the US NFC venture’s SmartTap service, enabling merchants to both accept payments and process coupons and offers via Isis mobile phones. More

Isis announces first banking partners: Chase, Capital One and Barclaycard US sign up

February 27th, 2012

The three card issuers’ 100 million customers will be able to store a full range of credit, debit and prepaid cards, as well as loyalty cards and special offer coupons, on their NFC mobile phones. More

EMVCo picks GlobalPlatform secure element compliance programme

February 21st, 2012

EMVCo, the standards body collectively owned by American Express, JCB, MasterCard and Visa, has officially recognised the GlobalPlatform Compliance Program for validating secure elements as an integral part of its mobile payment certification process. The move… More

PayPal to woo retailers with mobile payment incentives

February 14th, 2012

PayPal is planning to offer merchants who adopt its in-store mobile payments service both lower costs and access to more detailed customer data, according to a Reuters news report. Reuters interviewed Don Kingsborough, PayPal’s head of retail… More

Isis picks Gemalto for NFC mobile commerce platform

December 12th, 2011

The core trusted service management (TSM) platform to be used by the US NFC joint venture between AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless will be provided by France-based Gemalto. More

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