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UK contactless transactions up nearly 50% in six months

May 29th, 2015

The number of UK contactless transactions has risen by nearly 50% in the last six months from 16.33m in November 2014 to 24.4m in April this year, representing an increase of 964% in the last two… More

First West Credit Union unveils contactless wristband

May 29th, 2015

First West Credit Union has introduced the Dashband, a wearable payment wristband that comes equipped with Visa PayWave technology to allow wearers to make contactless payments. More

Android Pay to support offers and rewards

May 28th, 2015

At “select retailers”, Android Pay will include support for loyalty programs and special offers to be automatically applied at checkout, Google’s Pali Bhat explains in a blog post. “For example, when you tap to buy a Coke at a vending machine, your MyCokeRewards will be automatically applied. With Android Pay the contactless terminal not only receives your payment info, but also your loyalty programs and offers.”

Google unveils Android Pay

May 28th, 2015

UPDATED Google is to introduce a new NFC mobile payments platform called Android Pay with the release of Android M later this year, vice president of engineering Dave Burke has revealed during the Google I/O 2015 keynote. More

AMS chips will allow cars to be unlocked and started with NFC phones

May 27th, 2015

PARTNER NEWS: AMS’ AS3914 NFC reader IC has been selected by automotive equipment supplier Marquardt for its new series of contactless door lock and ignition control modules due, says the chip maker, to the chip’s… 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

Nearly half of iPhone 6 owners successfully using Apple Pay

May 22nd, 2015

Nearly half (46%) of US iPhone 6 owners have now successfully used Apple Pay, up from 42% two months ago, and 63% of those are using the mobile payments service on a weekly basis, the… More

Clear2Pay gets Visa confirmation as CVES provider

May 22nd, 2015

PARTNER NEWS: Conformance testing specialist Clear2Pay has been approved by Visa for its Chip Vendor Enabled Service (CVES) to help streamline and support the deployment of EMV-enabled contact and contactless payment devices in the US…. More

AMS launches NFC interface chip with advanced energy management

May 21st, 2015

PARTNER NEWS: Chip maker AMS has launched an NFC interface chip (NFiC) that offers “unique energy harvesting and data transfer capabilities” and can capture enough energy to power the device it is built into. The… More

iZettle adds support for NFC and contactless payments

May 20th, 2015

Sweden-based mPOS provider iZettle has begun distributing a contactless-enabled terminal to select partners in the UK that will allow them to begin accepting NFC mobile payments, as well as contactless and chip and pin transactions. The Card Reader Pro Contactless terminal will be rolled out more broadly in June with other countries to follow in the “coming months”. It will retail for about £79 (US$122) with price variations depending on markets.

Axis to make 50,000 terminals contactless in India

May 19th, 2015

India’s Axis Bank is to enable all of its 50,000 merchant point-of-sale terminals to accept contactless payments by the end of this year in order to “facilitate significant usage of contactless NFC-based cards issued by all banks”. The move follows the Reserve Bank of India’s relaxation of its requirement for two-factor authentication for contactless payments up to a value of Rs2,000 (US$31).

India gets PIN-free contactless payments

May 15th, 2015

Contactless users in India can make payments of up to Rs2,000 (US$31) without using a PIN, following the Reserve Bank of India’s relaxation of its requirement for two-factor authentication. “Beyond this transaction limit the card has to be processed as a contact payment, and authentication with PIN will be mandatory,” the bank says. “Banks have been advised to put in place suitable velocity checks as considered appropriate.”

UK contactless payments up 150%

May 15th, 2015

The number of contactless transactions in the UK has risen 150% in the last six months, with the average transaction now valued at £7.24, payments processor Worldpay has revealed. Credit and debit card transaction volumes are also on the rise across the country, with card payments up 9.3% in London, followed by Leeds (8.9%), Reading (8%), Southampton (7.9%), and Liverpool (7.7%).

American Airlines Center gets NFC tablets for payments on the go

May 14th, 2015

Employees at multi-purpose arena American Airlines Center in Dallas are to be given NFC tablets that will allow them to accept mobile and contactless credit card payments from visitors anywhere in the stadium. The solution,… More

Orange Cash adds in-store mobile payments in Spain

May 13th, 2015

Orange Spain is to launch a new version of its Orange Cash service allowing users to pay with their smartphone at Visa contactless point-of-sale terminals and make online payments using one-time generated virtual cards. A previous version… More

Airtel and Verifone to deliver NFC payments in Ghana

May 13th, 2015

Mobile network operator Airtel Ghana has partnered with Verifone Mobile Money to roll out NFC-enabled devices to Airtel merchants that will act as terminals, allowing more than 1.5 million registered Airtel Money users to make… More

Australia leads the way for contactless ownership and usage

May 13th, 2015

Two thirds of Australians are now aware they own a contactless payment card and 53% have made a contactless transaction, research released by RFi Group has revealed, taking the country to the top of a leaderboard… More

Nepal Bank to launch NFC and tokenization in July

May 13th, 2015

Nepal Bank is set to become the first in the country to launch an NFC mobile payment service, using a solution provided by Nuspay that also makes use of tokenization. The service is currently “in… More

EMV claims 32% of global card-present transactions

May 7th, 2015

Some 32% of all chip card-present transactions conducted globally between January and December 2014 used the EMV chip card standard, EMVCo has revealed, with adoption rates of EMV payment cards increasing in every region worldwide to total 3.4bn by the end of last year. More

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