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    Taiwanese banks to roll out hybrid HCE payments platform

    October 26th, 2015

    Taiwan Mobile Payments Co (TWMP), the mobile payments TSM venture established in 2014 by three Taiwanese banking groups, has signed a deal with Mozido to provide its 27 member banks and financial institutions with a… More

    VTB Bank launches HCE mobile payments in Georgia

    October 12th, 2015

    VTB Bank in Georgia has launched a host card emulation (HCE) mobile payment service that will enable its customers to make payments by tapping their device against any contactless terminal accepting Visa PayWave. “Through the Mobile Pay app,… More

    White paper addresses seven key NFC security questions

    September 3rd, 2015

    A 34-page white paper that addresses key security questions relating to cloud-based payments, tokenization and host card emulation (HCE) technology is now available to download from the NFC World Knowledge Centre. ‘The NFC Security Quiz… More

    Join NFC World for a live Q&A with HCE pioneer Doug Yeager

    August 13th, 2015

    The next event in NFC World’s free educational webinar series will be a unique opportunity to get answers to your technical, business and operational questions on mobile payments from host card emulation (HCE) pioneer Doug… More

    HP picks Carta for NFC mobile payments

    July 22nd, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: Transaction technology provider Carta Worldwide has been selected to support the delivery of “tap-and-go” mobile payment services to HP customers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Canada. “Flexible enough to be… More

    ANZ to add HCE payments to mobile banking app

    March 26th, 2015

    ANZ Bank New Zealand is to add NFC mobile payments to its popular goMoney mobile banking app later this year. The goMoney Wallet feature will be available to 120,000 customers with Android NFC phones and… More

    Fibank to launch HCE mobile payments

    February 27th, 2015

    Bulgaria’s First Investment Bank is joining forces with MeaWallet to provide the bank’s customers with a mobile payments service which uses cloud-based security and host card emulation (HCE) technology. The service will work at all outlets that accept MasterCard PayPass and Visa PayWave payments and is due to launch later this year.

    SIMalliance issues HCE security warning

    April 29th, 2014

    “Host card emulation is good for the NFC ecosystem as a whole, but remains immature, unstandardised and, relative to secure element based deployments, vulnerable to malicious attack,” says SIM card manufacturer association SIMalliance, which has… More

    Blaze seeks buyer for early NFC patent

    April 8th, 2014

    Blaze Mobile is selling US patent number 8,630,905, an NFC payments patent entitled “Single Tap Transactions using a Secure Element” that dates back to 2007. The patent sale is being handled by ICAP Patent Brokerage…. More

    NBS adds HCE to Xpressi TSM

    March 26th, 2014

    NBS Technologies has added support for host card emulation (HCE) to its Xpressi Trusted Service Manager (TSM) platform, enabling customers to deploy both Visa PayWave and MasterCard PayPass NFC services in the cloud. HCE “could be the breakthrough our industry has been looking for,” says NBS chief software architect Robin Ehrlich.

    PrivatBank to offer NFC payments via HCE

    February 27th, 2014

    Ukraine’s PrivatBank is to launch a cloud-based NFC payments service using host card emulation (HCE). The new Liqpay app will be available to customers with NFC smartphones running Android 4.4 KitKat. They will be able… More

    ABnote to add HCE to TSM platform

    February 20th, 2014

    Global card manufacturer and NFC service provider ABnote is to integrate SimplyTapp’s host card emulation (HCE) technology into its trusted service manager (TSM) platform, enabling card issuers to deploy cloud-based NFC payments solutions to their… More

    Visa unveils host card emulation specification for NFC payments

    February 19th, 2014

    Visa has introduced a new standard that uses host card emulation (HCE) to enable financial institutions to securely host Visa accounts in the cloud. The standard is available now and will include support for QR… More

    MasterCard backs host card emulation for NFC payments

    February 19th, 2014

    MasterCard is to publish a new specification during the first half of 2014 that uses host card emulation (HCE) for NFC mobile payments — avoiding the need to have access to a secure element on… More

    Spanish bus drivers to check tickets using NFC host card emulation

    January 29th, 2014

    “HCE is a game-changing technology for NFC,” says technology provider Aditium’s Ibai Iturricha. “With HCE we have the chance to develop the whole solution without having to rely on any other party… With the entry of HCE we are free.” More

    Royal Bank of Canada launches NFC payments in the cloud

    January 21st, 2014

    Royal Bank of Canada has introduced an NFC mobile payments service that stores customers’ card details in the cloud. The new RBC Wallet is available to customers with a Samsung Galaxy S III or Samsung… More

    SimplyTapp gets funding for HCE

    November 27th, 2013

    SimplyTapp, the US startup which created Host Card Emulation, bypassing the need to use a carrier controlled SIM-based secure element in NFC transactions, has raised a Series A funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners…. More

    Google gets around the carriers with Host Card Emulation for NFC payments

    October 31st, 2013

    Google has introduced support for Host Card Emulation in Android 4.4 KitKat, enabling any Android NFC device to be used for mobile payments and other secure applications — without needing access to a secure element…. More

    RBC to launch NFC payments in the cloud

    July 24th, 2013

    Canadian bank RBC is to introduce an NFC mobile payments service that stores customers’ card details in the cloud. RBC Secure Cloud will launch later this year and will  be delivered “through partnerships with mobile… More

    Bell ID launches NFC secure element in the cloud platform

    June 5th, 2013

    The new service enables keys, certificates and NFC credentials to be stored securely in a remote location, rather than in the mobile device, is fully compatible with standard EMV contactless payments terminals and enables card issuers to deploy NFC solutions without the need to partner with mobile network operators or other third parties. More

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