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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

Octopus and Alibaba add NFC security to ecommerce

February 19th, 2014

Hong Kong prepaid card provider Octopus has partnered with Chinese online giant Alibaba’s Taobao ecommerce platform and Alipay mobile payments service to let customers make secure online purchases using a combination of contactless cards, QR codes and NFC phones. More

Japanese online retailer to launch DIY shopping wall

August 5th, 2013

Online retailer DIY-Tool.com is to launch a physical “shopping wall” that makes use of NFC tags and QR codes, using a new platform developed by Tokyo-based Aquabit Spirals, NFC vendor Tapit and application development company… More

Gartner cuts NFC mobile payments forecast by 40%

June 5th, 2013

Worldwide mobile payment transaction values will reach US$235.4bn in 2013, a 44% increase on 2012′s $163.1bn, according to a new forecast from Gartner — but NFC transactions will account for a smaller than expected proportion… More

Towns pick NFC to drive shoppers back to British high streets

March 6th, 2013

“A town and city centre is only vibrant and thriving if people find a reason to go there”, Guy Douglas of ATCM says. “NFC is a way of delivering an enhanced town centre offer, which can only be a good thing especially when the high street is hugely challenged by ecommerce.” More

Samsung tests NFC window shopping in Amsterdam

January 23rd, 2013

The phone maker has teamed up with Dutch ecommerce merchant JeansOnline to make exclusive offers to Samsung phone owners who tap a TecTiles tag or scan a QR code at a pop-up store in the city centre. More

Auchan picks mobile barcodes for France’s MCX

December 12th, 2012

“Our goal is to create the m-payment standard within the retail sector, independent of any telephone operators and banks,” says the head of Flash’n Pay, a new mobile wallet brand that has been created by one of the country’s largest grocery retailers and is set to go head to head with the French carriers’ NFC-based Cityzi service. More

UK catalogue giant Shop Direct tests NFC shopping

December 11th, 2012

The retailer’s online department store Very.co.uk has taken over a shop front in the busy Liverpool One shopping centre to promote three fashion collections that have been specifically tailored to meet the needs of local shoppers — based on the online browsing and purchasing behaviour of customers in the Liverpool area. More

Danish telco payments venture maps out path to NFC

November 19th, 2012

Denmark’s four mobile network operators have formed a joint venture company to introduce mobile payments and a three phase rollout programme that will “eventually” evolve to include support for NFC. More

Turkcell upgrades NFC mobile wallet service

October 8th, 2012

The Turkish mobile network operator has introduced a major upgrade to its NFC-based Cep-T Cüzdan mobile wallet, adding the ability to make online purchases and support for any mobile phone. Fourteen banks have signed up for the new service and a strategic partnership with MasterCard will see the platform being made available in other countries. More

Visa to launch V.me digital wallet in UK, France and Spain

April 30th, 2012

“Our intention is that V.me will ultimately be able to incorporate any or all of our new payment technologies, allowing our members to deliver the best possible payments experience whether face-to-face, online or in a mobile environment,” says Visa Europe’s Mariano Dima. More

MasterCard publishes roadmap for moving the US to EMV and NFC

January 31st, 2012

The payments giant has set out its plans for moving the US from magnetic stripe card technology to chip cards and NFC phones. The plans include incentives for merchants, integrated customer loyalty programmes and support for dynamic authentication technologies. More

MasterCard surveys European attitudes to payment technologies

November 22nd, 2011

The ‘Tech Nation’ poll of consumers in eight European nations found that both mobile and contactless payments are used most widely in Russia and Turkey while only 5% of British consumers say they have made a contactless card payment. More

Visa unveils V.me wallet brand

November 16th, 2011

The payments giant’s digital wallet is to be called ‘V.me’ and will launch in 2012 as a payment system for online transactions, with NFC at the point of sale and targeted rewards, offers and coupons set to follow. More

VeriFone buys Point in move to managed services

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… More

Consumer education needed ‘to dispel myths surrounding NFC’

November 14th, 2011

A survey of UK consumers conducted for Gemalto has found that a third of Brits would use NFC services — if they understood the technology better and knew it was completely secure. More

Intel enters NFC market with MasterCard

November 14th, 2011

The two companies are working together to increase the convenience and security of online purchasing from NFC-enabled Intel Ultrabook devices and future generations of Intel-based PCs. 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