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    Australian banks call Apple’s NFC restriction “completely baseless”

    October 17th, 2016

    Apple’s claim that allowing access to the NFC technology within its iPhones would diminish the security of Apple Pay has been branded “completely baseless” by a group of four Australian banks, who are seeking greater… More

    South Korean firms the latest to take action against Apple

    September 13th, 2016

    A group of South Korean financial services providers are following in the footsteps of four Australian banks by preparing to take action against Apple in a bid to pressurise the technology giant into opening up… More

    CBA and Barclays team up for P2P payments

    September 9th, 2016

    Customers of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) and UK bank Barclays will soon be able to send money to each other using a mobile phone number through CBA’s CommBank app and Barclays’ Pingit P2P payment service. The option will… More

    Apple says NFC access “not open to negotiation with any bank”

    August 31st, 2016

    Apple has made clear that allowing access to the NFC technology within its iPhone is “not open to negotiation with any bank”. More

    ACCC rejects Australian banks’ negotiation bid

    August 22nd, 2016

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has decided not to grant a group of Australian banks interim authorization to “collectively negotiate” with third party mobile wallet providers.  More

    Apple says Australian banks’ plans would “diminish” security

    August 10th, 2016

    Apple is urging the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to reject a request from a group of the country’s banks to “collectively negotiate” with third party mobile wallet providers over the introduction of mobile payment services. More

    Australian banks seek stronger negotiating powers with third party mobile wallet providers

    July 27th, 2016

    A group of Australian banks have submitted an application to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), urging for the right to ensure they are able to “collectively negotiate” with third party mobile wallet providers.  More

    Apple Pay yet to sign up key Australian banks

    December 11th, 2015

    Apple is struggling to persuade Australia’s big banks to sign up for Apple Pay, according to Reuters. “The firm has yet to strike a deal with any of the four main banks — ANZ, National Australia Bank (NAB), Commonwealth Bank and Westpac,” the news agency reports. “That sets it adrift from 80% of consumers using mobile payments systems linked to other credit cards.” Apple Pay launched in Australia in November 2015 with support from American Express.

    Commonwealth Bank adds loyalty to mobile app

    July 30th, 2015

    Commonwealth Bank has added a loyalty feature to its mobile banking app that also offers HCE payments, allowing users to store loyalty cards and redeem them at the checkout with their NFC phone or by scanning the loyalty card barcode. The bank is also set to pilot a separate offers app in a shopping centre run by Westfield, ZDNet reports.

    Commbank turns on HCE

    March 11th, 2015

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) is now offering customers with an NFC mobile phone running Android 4.4 KitKat or higher the ability to make mobile payments using host card emulation. “The payments can be made via CBA’s mobile banking app, which so far has 3.2 million registered users and has been used to make more than $100bn in transactions since late 2013,” Australian Financial Review reports.

    Russian Standard Bank adds embedded NFC payments

    June 30th, 2014

    Russian Standard Bank has partnered with Samsung and MasterCard to offer NFC payments to consumers with a Galaxy S4 or Note 3 mobile phone. The service is the second embedded NFC payments service to be… More

    MasterCard and Samsung introduce embedded NFC payments

    December 13th, 2013

    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. More

    CommBank to launch NFC payments using embedded secure elements

    October 22nd, 2013

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia has announced a series of upgrades to its mobile banking and payments service, including plans to offer NFC payments using secure elements embedded in “certain phones” and NFC stickers that can… More

    CommBank unveils Android POS platform

    July 17th, 2012

    The Australian bank has followed its Kaching mobile payments service with the launch of a point-of-sale application development platform that works with an Android-based POS terminal as well as an add-on for Apple iPhones and iPods and is designed to allow developers to add new types of features for merchants via mobile phone-style apps. More

    CommBank adds Kaching for Android — without NFC

    July 6th, 2012

    “We would prefer to start using the chip that comes with the phone,” says CommBank’s head of online banking, but “currently the NFC chip (the secure element) in Android NFC-enabled phones is not available to us.” More

    CBA blames Google for NFC payments delay

    May 28th, 2012

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) will release an Android version of its Kaching mobile payments service in the next six weeks, according to ZDNet Australia. Unlike the iPhone version of Kaching, however, which offers NFC payments in… More

    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

    Komerční Banka to launch NFC payments in Czech Republic

    February 22nd, 2012

    The bank has partnered with Visa Europe for a limited commercial NFC payments rollout, using iPhone 4 and 4S handsets equipped with Wireless Dynamics’ iCarte accessory. More

    Kaching rings up 110k downloads

    February 20th, 2012

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s CommBank Kaching NFC-enabled mobile payments app has been downloaded 110,761 times in the two months since it was first made available, the bank reports. “The first release of CommBank Kaching is just the beginning of the journey and we are constantly reviewing how to evolve our technology to deliver the best customer experience,” says the bank, which last week revealed it had picked Giesecke & Devrient as its TSM.

    Commbank picks G&D for TSM

    February 13th, 2012

    Australia’s largest bank has chosen Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) as its trusted service manager. Commonwealth Bank launched its first NFC service, Commbank Kaching, in October 2011. The service lets iPhone users send money to their Facebook friends, and email contacts as well as make payments in stores via an add-on NFC case. The bank is now “adding multiple mobile phone-based payment options to its range of mobile banking services,” says G&D.

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