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    US Bank to donate $50,000 to charity through Apple Pay

    November 27th, 2015

    US Bank is to raise up to US$50,000 for the US Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots charity programme by donating $1 whenever one of its customers in Minnesota completes an Apple Pay transaction. “This holiday season, we’re encouraging customers to try using Apple Pay and at the same time support the Toys for Tots campaign,” says SVP Cliff Cook. “Joining us in promoting this additional donation opportunity with Apple Pay are more than 140 small businesses in the Twin Cities.”

    US Bank loyalty program goes mobile

    November 6th, 2015

    US Bank FlexPerks Visa customers can now use their mobile phones to redeem loyalty points. “Customers simply activate real-time rewards, make a purchase with their FlexPerks Visa card and respond to a text message to accept or decline a redemption offer,” US Bank says. “Accepted offers trigger a credit to the customer’s billing statement for the purchase amount and a deduction of FlexPoints from the customer’s point balance.”

    60% of US cards to support EMV by year end

    October 1st, 2015

    Six in ten US payment cards (60%) will include an EMV chip by the end of 2015, research from the Payment Security Task Force shows, and that number will grow to 98% by the end of 2017. Task Force members include Bank of America, Capital One, Chase, Citi, Discover, First Data, MasterCard, Visa, US Bank and Wells Fargo.

    Samsung Pay goes live in the US

    September 28th, 2015

    Samsung Pay has launched in the US today after going live in Korea in August 2015, where it racked up a total 1.5m transactions in its first month. It launches with support from American Express, Bank of America, Citi, US Bank, MasterCard and Visa, with mobile network operators Sprint, US Cellular, AT&T and T-Mobile on board. Verizon Wireless has yet to announce its support.

    Google launches Android Pay in the US

    September 10th, 2015

    Google has begun rolling out its Android Pay mobile payment platform across the US today. In-store NFC mobile payments using the system will be possible at more than one million locations within the next few days, with in-app payments and loyalty expected later this year.  More

    ClearXChange offers real-time payments

    June 16th, 2015

    US bank-led digital payments network clearXchange’s real-time payments system is now available to all member financial institutions, allowing real-time transfers to take place within the same bank or bank to bank. Bank of America, Capital One, Chase, US Bank and Wells Fargo are expected to roll out the service to customers over the next year.

    US Bank cardmembers among first to get Android Pay

    May 28th, 2015

    US Bank cardmembers will be among the first to have access to Android Pay for credit and debit card transactions when the service launches later this year. “Android Pay gives our customers added value by providing another way to use their US Bank credit and debit cards to pay for purchases with their mobile devices,” says the bank’s Shailesh Kotwal. US Bank will announce more details on the service later in 2015.

    Visa prepares to launch HCE services with multiple banks

    March 9th, 2015

    Visa is to launch NFC payments services based on host card emulation with “several leading financial institutions around the world” in the coming months, with BBVA and Cuscal already live. Others coming soon include Banco… More

    Apple Pay arrives at more US banks

    November 3rd, 2014

    A second wave of banks are now going live with their Apple Pay deployments, MacRumours reports, with customers of US Bank, PNC Bank, USAA, Navy Federal Credit Union, Barclaycard, M&T Bank, Regions Bank, Renasant Bank, Keesler Federal Credit Union and Zions Bank all reporting that they are now able to use the NFC mobile payments service.

    iPhone 6 to ship with NFC and support for Apple Pay mobile payments

    September 9th, 2014

    UPDATED The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will include support for NFC, Apple has announced. The NFC functionality will let users make Apple Pay mobile payments in stores. More

    US to get 575m chip cards next year

    August 21st, 2014

    More than 575million EMV payment cards will have been issued by the end of 2015 by nine leading US card issuers who are members of the Payments Security Task Force (PST), an organisation set up in March 2014 “to drive executive level discussion that will enhance payments system security”. Members of the PST include Bank of America, Capital One, Chase, Citi, Discover, First Data, MasterCard, Visa, US Bank and Wells Fargo.

    Visa Inc abandons digital wallet ambitions, Visa Europe to continue investing

    July 17th, 2014

    Visa Inc is replacing its digital wallet service with Visa Checkout, a new payment service that enables consumers in the US, Canada and Australia to pay for goods online, on any device, in “just… More

    US Bank expands NFC iPhone payments nationwide

    July 3rd, 2013

    US Bank has expanded its NFC mobile payment service for iPhone users nationwide following its beta test in Salt Lake City and Portland earlier this year. The Go Mobile service is now available to anyone… More

    US Bank launches iPhone NFC payments service

    January 11th, 2013

    Customers in Salt Lake City and Portland are being invited to beta test the bank’s new Go Mobile payments service, using an iPhone NFC case that stores a FlexPerks Visa credit card, ahead of a broader launch this year. More

    Visa reports 1m US chip cards

    February 6th, 2012

    US financial institutions had issued one million Visa-branded EMV chip cards by the end of December 2011, the payments network reports. Issuers now include Chase Card ServicesState Employees’ Credit UnionUnited Nations Federal Credit UnionUS Bank, and Wells Fargo.

    NFC news in brief • 27 June 2011

    June 27th, 2011

    News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Korea gets NFC Forum test lab • Verayo hires CTO from Apple • US Bank issues contactless EMV cards • SPVA releases secure payment device standards • Majority don’t trust mobile phone companies • 20m Visa contactless cards in UK by end of year • Groupon ties deals to loyalty cards • Identive appoints NFC VP • and more… More

    Visa unveils mobile wallet plans

    May 23rd, 2011

    Fourteen US and Canadian banks have signed up for the launch later this year of a multi-platform digital wallet that can be used for e-commerce, m-commerce and mobile contactless transactions and includes mobile payment, NFC and coupon capabilities. More

    Bank of America adds BlackBerry phones to NFC trial

    Bank of America adds BlackBerry phones to NFC trial

    February 26th, 2011

    BoyGeniusReport has revealed details of a new invitation-only NFC payments trial to be conducted by Bank of America. Select customers who take part in the trial will use BlackBerry mobile phones equipped with a microSD NFC device… More

    NFC news in brief • 29 Nov 2010

    November 29th, 2010

    News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: PingPing adds Coca-Cola • Indian banks offer mobile payments • GSMA investigates embedded SIMs • VeriFone buys Hypercom • Brands test Google Goggles • 500m to use mobile medical apps by 2015 • CPI hits 100M contactless cards • and more… More

    US Bank begins testing microSD based NFC payments service

    November 19th, 2010

    US Bank has begun a field trial of microSD format NFC devices. Employees in a number of US states will begin piloting the technology this month and plans call for the trial to be opened… More

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