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    Rabobank launches embedded NFC payments service

    February 16th, 2015

    Customers of Dutch financial institution Rabobank with a Samsung Galaxy S4 or Galaxy Note 3 can now use a mobile wallet app that works with the secure element embedded in their mobile device to make… More

    RBC expands cloud-based NFC wallet to BlackBerry and Virgin

    October 6th, 2014

    Royal Bank of Canada’s cloud-based NFC wallet is now available to Virgin Mobile subscribers and to customers with a BlackBerry Z10 or Z30 mobile phone, the bank has announced. RBC Wallet is also now available… More

    Desjardins launches NFC payments in Canada

    September 3rd, 2014

    An NFC mobile payments service is now available to customers of Quebec-based financial institution Desjardins Group. The Desjardins Mobile Payment service works with NFC phones provided by Bell Mobility, Rogers and Virgin Mobile with Telus… More

    Russian Standard Bank adds embedded NFC payments

    June 30th, 2014

    Russian Standard Bank has partnered with Samsung and MasterCard to offer NFC payments to consumers with a Galaxy S4 or Note 3 mobile phone. The service is the second embedded NFC payments service to be… More

    Samsung launches VIP program for NFC phone owners

    June 30th, 2014

    Samsung is providing Galaxy NFC device owners with a range of exclusive rewards and incentives via a new service that offers access to VIP lounges and suites, seat upgrades and vouchers for concessions and merchandise… More

    TD Canada Trust launches NFC mobile payments with support from all three major carriers

    May 15th, 2014

    TD Canada Trust, the retail banking arm of the Toronto-Dominion Bank, has become the first in Canada to offer an NFC mobile payment solution that is supported by the country’s three major wireless networks: Bell,… More

    Westpac to launch embedded NFC payments on Samsung devices

    April 8th, 2014

    Australia’s Westpac bank is to launch its NFC mobile payments service on Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5 devices “over the next few weeks” with the functionality being “rolled out progressively” from this month. By 2015, the bank predicts, three million Australians will be using NFC to make payments. More

    NXP reports slowdown in NFC revenue growth

    February 10th, 2014

    NXP Semiconductors has reported a slowdown in revenue growth for its NFC business in 2013 but says it is optimistic that business will pick up again during the second half of this year. During what… More

    Telus launches NFC payments with CIBC

    February 4th, 2014

    Canada’s CIBC bank has expanded availability of its NFC payments service to customers of mobile network operator Telus. The service was originally launched in November 2012 in partnership with Rogers. The CIBC Mobile Payment App… More

    CIBC expands NFC phone options

    January 24th, 2014

    Canada’s CIBC bank has expanded availability of its CIBC Mobile Payment app to include owners of Samsung Galaxy S III, S4, Note II and HTC One Android NFC phones, enabling a wider range of customers to make NFC payments. The service was launched in November 2012 with support for Blackberry Bold 9900 and Curve 9360 NFC phones and expanded in October 2013 to include the Blackberry Z10.

    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

    MasterCard and Samsung introduce embedded NFC payments

    December 13th, 2013

    Customers of Commonwealth Bank of Australia with a Samsung Galaxy S4 can make payments using a secure element embedded in their mobile phone today, and banks in Turkey, Russia and the Ukraine are due to begin offering the solution in the first quarter of 2014. More

    AmEx certifies Pearl SE

    December 10th, 2013

    Oberthur Technologies’ Pearl embedded secure element has received certification from American Express. Pearl is also approved by MasterCard and Google and can be found in devices including the Xiaomi Mi3 and the Samsung Galaxy S4.

    Oberthur offers NFC eID

    November 6th, 2013

    Oberthur Technologies has launched ‘ID-One PIV for eSE’, a software solution that enables US federal government personal identity verification (PIV) credentials to be stored on an embedded NFC secure element, allowing mobile phones to be used for logical and physical access control instead of smart cards. Oberthur’s Pearl embedded secure elements can be found in devices including the Xiaomi Mi3 and the Samsung Galaxy S4.

    EE adds phones to Cash on Tap NFC payments service

    October 30th, 2013

    UK mobile network operator EE’s Cash on Tap NFC payments service is now available to owners of Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy Note 2 and 3, and Sony Xperia Z1 phones. The new handsets join… More

    Bank of China launches NFC payments in Hong Kong

    October 10th, 2013

    Bank of China (Hong Kong) is to introduce a microSD card based NFC payments service before the end of the year. Selected customers will be able to use the BOC e-Wallet Mobile Payments Service “from… More

    Bank SinoPac picks Morpho for NFC pilot in Taiwan

    October 8th, 2013

    Taiwan’s Bank SinoPac has chosen technology provider Morpho to provide an end-to-end solution for a mobile payments pilot that makes use of NFC microSD cards. During the pilot, VIP customers will be able to make… More

    Vipnet adds NFC transit payments in Croatia

    September 12th, 2013

    Croatian carrier Vipnet has added NFC to its mPrijevoz service, allowing commuters in the city of Osijek to store their monthly Butra transport pass on their smartphone and validate it using contactless readers installed on… More

    Absa expands NFC payments trial

    September 2nd, 2013

    South African banking group Absa has expanded its NFC mobile payments trial to eliminate the need for microSD booster stickers and is now offering Samsung Galaxy S4 handsets to participants. The trial started in December… More

    O’Dea offers designer wireless charging stations with NFC

    July 29th, 2013

    Creative design studio O’Dea has developed a series of upmarket wireless induction charging pads that include embedded NFC tags. Both the US$449 black cherry wood and felt Cherry Charger and the US$549 concrete and cork… More

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