News stories featuring McDonald’s and NFC:
December 3rd, 2013
Mobile payments specialist Seamless has appointed two industry veterans to assist in establishing its Seqr NFC and QR payments platform in the US. Former Giesecke & Devrient director Emilian Elefteratos and payments executive Kenny Douglas will head the new US division. The additions come just weeks after Seamless announced the adoption of Seqr by McDonald’s restaurants in Belgium.
November 14th, 2013
McDonald’s is to roll out NFC payments across all of its locations in Belgium in the spring of 2014 using Seamless’ Seqr mobile payments platform. Working in partnership with the country’s Bpost Bank, Seamless will…
October 30th, 2013
UK mobile network operator EE’s Cash on Tap NFC payments service is now available to owners of Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy Note 2 and 3, and Sony Xperia Z1 phones. The new handsets join…
July 15th, 2013
McDonald’s has launched an NFC campaign in Singapore that turns dining tables into interactive racing tracks. The Happy Table initiative, delivered in partnership with worldwide advertising agency DDB, is currently running in one location as…
July 3rd, 2013
UK 4G mobile network operator EE has announced it will be launching a new NFC mobile payments service later this month, in partnership with MasterCard. The Cash on Tap service will offer customers the ability…
June 18th, 2013
Kuwait International Bank and McDonald’s are to pilot Seamless‘ Seqr mobile payment platform in the state of Kuwait. The bank is the first financial institution in the Middle East to test the solution, which lets…
April 11th, 2013
Seqr does not require merchants to install new hardware and promises to cut transaction fees in half by bypassing the traditional payments networks. McDonald’s, Axfood and Kjell & Company have already adopted the system in Sweden.
March 28th, 2013
RBC Royal Bank and Scotiabank both plan to make the new mobile payments service available to their customers later this year — and RBC has announced it will now make all Interac Flash contactless payments available free of charge to its account holders.
November 28th, 2012
September 19th, 2012
A US-based start-up has developed an alternative approach to storing the sensitive data required to make a transaction with an NFC phone. Rather than placing it in a secure element on the phone, SimplyTapp stores the data in the cloud on a “remote secure element” and passes encrypted transaction data through the phone to a point-of-sale terminal when the user makes a purchase.
September 12th, 2012
Austrian mobile network operator A1 reports that it has successfully tested a new NFC access control service called Airkey, developed by door lock maker Evva, IT specialist Rise and the Vienna University of Technology. 40 participants used Sony Xperia S smartphones for the pilot. A1 already operates an NFC payments service called A1 Paybox, which it is testing with McDonald’s.
September 4th, 2012
The UK carrier and card issuer’s service is now available on an Android smartphone for the first time and customers who activate Quick Tap on an S III by 5 October will receive a £50 credit they can use to make NFC purchases with their phone.
June 13th, 2012
June 12th, 2012
The slides suggest the US carrier, which has previously chosen to avoid Isis and partner with Google for NFC, is preparing to launch its own “Sprint Touch” mobile wallet service.
April 24th, 2012
The fast food giant has signed up to pilot test a new cloud-based NFC payments service developed by Austrian mobile network operator A1 and Paybox Bank. Supermarket chain Merkur will also participate in the trial.
April 19th, 2012
The UK-based financial institution has announced two enhancements to its mobile payments offering, increasing the reach of the Quick Tap NFC service it runs with Orange and announcing plans to provide all its Visa credit card customers with a free mobile contactless sticker.
January 24th, 2012
“The US payments industry should undergo a coordinated migration to chip and PIN transactions which should support a broad range of payment types (contact, contactless, dual interface, debit, credit, stored value, private and ‘white’ label, etc.) and devices (cards, mobile devices, fobs, etc.),” says the Merchant Advisory Group, a retailer trade association whose members include Walgreens, Walmart, Target, Sears, McDonald’s, Best Buy and Home Depot.
September 1st, 2011
A survey of British consumers’ attitudes to contactless payment has found that 90% of users say it makes life simpler and 85% would recommend the technology to friends and family.
August 26th, 2011
China’s leading location-based social service is distributing NFC window stickers to more than 3,000 merchants in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Taipei and Hong Kong.
August 9th, 2011
“The adoption of dual-interface chip technology will help prepare the US payment infrastructure for the arrival of NFC-based mobile payments by building the necessary infrastructure to accept and process chip transactions that support either a signature or PIN at the point of sale,” says the payments giant.
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