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    Google working on “brand new” Wallet service for Android and iOS

    May 29th, 2015

    Google has confirmed it is developing a “brand new” Google Wallet app for Android and iOS that will allow anyone with a US debit card to send and receive money for free “within minutes”, even if… More

    Danske Bank pilots Zwipe biometric cards

    May 26th, 2015

    Denmark’s Danske Bank has become the latest financial institution to pilot a contactless biometric card developed by Norway-based Zwipe that features an integrated fingerprint sensor and has received the backing of MasterCard. “We’re working on this as one of our pilot projects,” Danske Bank told NFC World. “We are not ready to disclose any further [information] at this time.”

    One in four UK consumers influenced by in-store payment methods

    May 22nd, 2015

    More than one in four UK consumers are more likely to shop somewhere if it offers a greater range of — and more innovative — payment methods, a survey conducted for Sage Pay has revealed…. More

    BPCE to pilot cards with mini-screen security codes

    May 21st, 2015

    France’s second largest banking group BPCE is to pilot a payment card that replaces the three-figure security code on the back of the card with a mini-screen that displays a code which automatically changes periodically…. More

    USA Technologies reveals secret of success for Apple Pay branding

    February 11th, 2015

    “Certification work” with Apple was all that was needed to add 200,000 vending and other self-service machines supplied over the last five years to the list of Apple Pay acceptance points, USA Technologies (USAT) has… More

    Spain pilots contactless ID cards

    January 15th, 2015

    The Government of Spain is piloting a contactless ID card in Lleida that can be read using an NFC device. The card will be used initially for authorisation services such as collecting packages by mail or courier, for schools to authorise child excursions or to collect medication from pharmacies. The DNIe 3.0 card is expected to be progressively rolled out across the country.

    Walmart moves to EMV

    August 26th, 2014

    Walmart MasterCard holders are to receive a replacement card “in the next few weeks” that includes an EMV chip. “Walmart has long been a proponent for EMV chip technology and installed EMV-capable terminals in stores about eight years ago,” SVP Mike Cook and MasterCard North America president Chris McWilton explain. “These terminals are now activated in more than 4,600 stores, including all Sam’s Club locations. Terminals in the remaining US stores will be activated before the end of the year.”

    Fidesmo unveils NFC ticketing service that stores multiple transit passes on one contactless card

    May 13th, 2014

    Swedish startup Fidesmo has developed a service that lets NFC phone owners replace multiple, physical transport passes with a single contactless card. New funds can be added to each service operator’s “card” on the go using… More