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    CaixaBank launches HCE mobile payments app

    August 28th, 2015

    Spain’s CaixaBank has broadened its range of mobile payment services with the launch of CaixaBank Pay, a new app based on host card emulation (HCE) that allows users to make online and in-store payments at… More

    NFC gets top marks for helping Barcelona kids get to school

    May 5th, 2015

    Six schools in Barcelona are issuing contactless cards to students who use public transport so that parents can track them on their journey to school and be notified when their child has arrived safely. Assistants… More

    German carriers and retailers promote NFC mobile payments in Berlin

    April 17th, 2015

    The largest NFC mobile payment initiative in Germany to date has launched in the capital Berlin, as the country’s three mobile network operators, Vodafone Germany, Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica, team up with six major retail… More

    Vivo expands Zuum mobile payments service

    March 17th, 2015

    MFS, a joint venture between Telefonica-owned carrier Vivo and MasterCard, has expanded its Vivo Zuum mobile payment service to São Paulo, the biggest city in Brazil. The service lets users make in-store payments via USSD, pay bills, transfer funds between Vivo Zuum accounts, top up prepaid airtime and withdraw cash from MasterCard ATMs. Vivo Zuum is also available in Salvador, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre and Aracaju.

    Madrid tests NFC ticketing on public transport

    March 4th, 2015

    Travellers in Spain’s capital will be able to use their NFC phones to pass through ticket barriers as Madrid’s public transport system tests NFC ticketing. The SIM-based NFC trial will see owners of Samsung Galaxy phones with Telefonica SIMs being able to register payment cards and buy tickets direct from their handsets. Madrid ran an NFC bus ticketing trial with BankInter in 2010.

    Spanish banks and carrier launch mobile offers platform that links discounts to bank cards

    June 17th, 2014

    Yaap, a joint venture between Spanish banks CaixaBank and Banco Santander and mobile network operator Telefonica, has launched a mobile commerce platform that lets consumers access merchant offers on their mobile device and then redeem… More

    Yoyo raises US$5m for mobile payments at universities

    May 23rd, 2014

    UK-based mobile payments, loyalty and rewards startup Yoyo has raised US$5m to expand its service. The move follows a launch at the Imperial College London campus in January 2014, with further rollouts due to take… More

    Bradesco and Claro to launch NFC payments in Brazil

    March 26th, 2014

    Mobile network operator Claro and one of Brazil’s largest banks, Bradesco, are to commercially launch an NFC mobile payments service in the state of São Paulo during the first half of this year, ahead of… More

    Wirecard adds HCE to mobile wallet platform

    March 25th, 2014

    Wirecard has integrated support for host card emulation (HCE) into its mobile wallet platform, “enabling telecommunications companies, financial service providers, banks and also retailers to quickly enter the mobile payment market through near field communication.”… More

    Vodafone rolls out NFC mobile wallet across Germany

    March 11th, 2014

    Mobile network operator Vodafone’s NFC-based mobile wallet and prepaid SmartPass account is now available throughout Germany, following a trial in the city of Dusseldorf. The service is integrated with MasterCard-owned Trevica’s TSM platform, which is… More

    German carriers team up with MasterCard for NFC payments

    February 25th, 2014

    Deutsche Telekom, Telefónica Deutschland and Vodafone have connected their TSM platforms to MasterCard-owned Trevica’s TSM platform for card issuers, providing German banks with a single entry point for deploying NFC payments to 80% of the local population — and MasterCard plans to offer a similar service in other European countries this year. More

    CaixaBank picks Morpho TSM

    February 24th, 2014

    Spain’s CaixaBank has chosen Morpho as its trusted service manager (TSM) for the rollout of the largest commercial NFC mobile payment deployment in Europe to date in terms of customer coverage and number of contactless payments…. More

    La Caixa partners with Telefónica, Vodafone, Orange and Visa for Europe’s largest NFC payments service

    December 17th, 2013

    Spain’s La Caixa bank is to introduce a commercial NFC mobile payment service in partnership with Visa Europe and the country’s three leading mobile network operators — Telefónica, Vodafone and Orange. Between them, the three… More

    Vivo picks Gemalto TSM

    November 28th, 2013

    Brazilian mobile network operator Vivo has chosen Gemalto as its trusted service manager (TSM) for its NFC payments service in Brazil. Vivo, part of the Telefonica Group, is also using Gemalto’s UpTeq NFC SIM cards. The service is being introduced in a number of cities this year ahead of a proposed nationwide rollout in 2014.

    Brazilian carriers test NFC in Rio de Janeiro

    October 21st, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro is set to become the first city in Brazil to pilot an NFC ticketing service for public transportation. Four mobile network operators are taking part in the pilot, which will run with… More

    Wirecard adds CorFire technology to NFC platform

    October 3rd, 2013

    Electronic payments specialist Wirecard has integrated CorFire’s Mobile Payment Service Application (MPSA) NFC API stack into its products and services, enabling secure NFC capabilities to be supported from within mobile apps. Wirecard, whose clients include… More

    Vivo to launch NFC in Brazil

    September 17th, 2013

    Mobile network operator Vivo and financial services group Bradesco are to introduce NFC payments in a number of cities in Brazil this year, ahead of a nationwide rollout in 2014. Vivo, part of the Telefonica group, has already made a deal with a TSM provider and is looking to secure partnerships with other banks, Exame reports.

    Monet+ adds Windows logins via NFC

    September 10th, 2013

    Czech smart card specialist Monet+ and mobile network operator Telefónica have teamed up to create ProID+ Mobile, a solution that enables Android phone users to log in to a computer running Windows using credentials stored… More

    Telefonica to trial NFC mPOS device

    September 2nd, 2013

    Mobile network operator Telefonica is to test a mobile point-of-sale device in the Czech Republic that enables payments to be made by NFC phones and contactless cards as well as standard ‘chip and pin’ cards; a “world first” says the carrier.  More

    O2 Germany picks G&D NFC

    March 26th, 2013

    Telefónica O2 Germany is using technology from Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) in an NFC payments pilot, which began last month. G&D’s TSM solution and its NFC SIMs are both being used in the O2 Wallet pilot.

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