News stories featuring Verifone and NFC:
March 21st, 2014
Nigerian mobile payments provider Teasy Mobile is to equip its mobile money agents with POS terminals that use biometric technology to verify a consumer and NFC to allow them to make a payment. VeriFone Mobile…
December 4th, 2013
Point of sale and payments specialist Merchant360 has introduced a software plug-in for Ingenico and VeriFone terminals that enables merchants to send marketing messages and coupons to customers via NFC, without the retailer needing to…
November 27th, 2013
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston has published a summary of a June meeting of its Mobile Payments Industry Workgroup (MPIW) that sets out a number of reasons why NFC has not yet taken off in…
September 5th, 2013
Five more payment terminal manufacturers and software providers have agreed to integrate Isis SmartTap NFC functionality into their range of point of sale systems. ID Tech, On Track Innovations Global, Pax Technology, Uniform Industrial Corporation…
May 22nd, 2013
Samsung has launched a campaign to give Robbie Williams fans the chance to meet the star by simply tapping NFC tags located in black cabs in three UK cities. For the campaign, run by VeriFone…
February 27th, 2013
POS maker VeriFone and Korea-based IT company SK C&C have announced they are working together to deploy mobile wallet solutions for “several large mobile network operators”. “Our partnership with VeriFone will enable MNOs to rapidly and easily…
February 25th, 2013
MasterPass covers in-store and online payments, supports both NFC and QR codes and enables “banks, merchants and partners” to offer their own wallets to consumers.
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.
December 18th, 2012
The Chinese carrier and bank will be using VeriFone’s Paymedia Mobile Marketing Platform to enable merchants, brands and third parties to deploy targeted campaigns to NFC mobile wallet users in the city of Shen Yang.
August 29th, 2012
US NFC venture Isis is on course to go live in September, narrowly managing to meet its planned launch date of “this summer”, according to Bloomberg, which says that Verifone CEO Doug Bergeron revealed the timing in an…
May 28th, 2012
Deals giant Groupon is testing a mobile payments acceptance service that would compete with Square, PayPal Here and Verifone Sail, according to VentureBeat. The service is reported to come with a free iPod Touch and card reader and is currently on trial in the Bay Area.
May 14th, 2012
The tiny pacific island nation has become one of the first countries in the world to get a commercial NFC service with the launch of ‘Beep and Go’, a service introduced by local carrier Digicel that works in conjunction with NFC phones and stickers as well as the carrier’s existing Mobile Money remittance service and Verifone’s mWallet technology.
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.
February 28th, 2012
German payments processor B+S Card Service has adopted VeriFone’s PayWare TCS, part of the POS terminal maker’s new Paymedia UAP platform which enables merchant terminals to be remotely updated with the ability to process new types of…
February 26th, 2012
POS maker VeriFone has unveiled Paymedia Universal Acceptance Platform (UAP), a new platform designed to make it easy for mobile network operators and other mobile wallet providers to enable merchants to support their NFC payments, couponing…
January 23rd, 2012
US broadcaster NBC has extended an agreement with Verifone which will see the television network’s content and ads appear on the POS company’s payment-enabled out-of-home advertising system. Verifone Media has screens in 12,000 taxis — including 6,800 NFC-enabled cabs in New York — 60,000 gas stations and some 1m retailers. Passengers will be able to purchase advertised items and print coupons directly from the taxi screen, say the partners.
January 4th, 2012
VeriFone has completed its €600m acquisition of Point International, northern Europe’s largest provider of payment and gateway services and solutions for retailers and a supplier to PayPal’s NFC trial in Stockholm. Point provides point-of-sale technology…
December 20th, 2011
“Over the next few months we’ll be testing many different proximity payments technologies (including NFC) and exploring numerous partnership opportunities,” says the online payments giant.
December 19th, 2011
POS terminal supplier Verifone has entered “a must-have phase for chip-and-PIN almost everywhere around the globe,” CEO Douglas Bergeron told analysts during its fourth quarter earnings call, Bank Technology News reports. “I think we are reaching a point where more and more people are saying they don’t know what the future is for sure, but they know near field communication is going to be part of it and they don’t want to be flat-footed when that day arrives,” said Bergeron.
November 15th, 2011
VeriFone has acquired electronic payments specialist Point International from Nordic Capital for €600m (US$812m) as the POS terminal maker accelerates its transition to a managed services revenue model. Stockholm-based Point provides a range of services…
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