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Kona white paper explores HCE and tokenization

October 1st, 2015

‘The Evolution of Host Card Emulation and Tokenisation’, a 15-page white paper produced by South Korea-based smart card and mobile payment solution provider Kona International, is now available to download from the NFC World Knowledge Centre. The paper provides an overview of the evolution of card payments from magnetic stripe cards to EMV, contactless cards, NFC, host card emulation (HCE) and tokenization and posits that HCE with tokenization will ultimately become “the order of the day” in both the developed and developing world.

Bell ID gets HCE certification from global payment schemes

September 30th, 2015

PARTNER NEWS: Mobile payments specialist Bell ID’s host card emulation (HCE) solution has been certified by three of the largest global payment schemes, the company has announced, making it the first vendor to receive approval… More

Barclaycard uses HCE to add NFC payments to mobile app

September 15th, 2015

Barclaycard is to expand the functionality of its Android mobile app to include NFC mobile payments, allowing customers to make purchases at more than 300,000 locations in the UK as well as across the London… More

RBC brings HCE mobile payments to North America

September 14th, 2015

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has become the first financial institution in North America to go live with a host card emulation (HCE) mobile payment service following a pilot in December 2014. “We’ve now… More

ING starts HCE trial in the Netherlands

September 11th, 2015

ING has begun testing a host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments service in the Netherlands after unveiling its plans to do so in June. The trial version of the service is to be made available to 5,000 of the bank’s customers who have an Android smartphone running KitKat 4.4 or higher.

Ask the Expert: HCE pioneer Doug Yeager — See it now on NFC World

September 11th, 2015

NFC World’s ‘Ask the Expert: HCE pioneer Doug Yeager’ webinar is now available to view online. 314 people registered to attend the live event and participants gave the presentation an overall rating of 4.2 out… More

Google launches Android Pay in the US

September 10th, 2015

Google has begun rolling out its Android Pay mobile payment platform across the US today. In-store NFC mobile payments using the system will be possible at more than one million locations within the next few days, with in-app payments and loyalty expected later this year.  More

Put your questions to HCE pioneer Doug Yeager tomorrow

September 9th, 2015

Close to 300 people have registered to attend tomorrow’s NFC World webinar with host card emulation (HCE) pioneer and SimplyTapp CEO Doug Yeager. Doug will be taking questions on technical, operational, business and strategic issues around mobile payments. “Ask the Expert: HCE Pioneer Doug Yeager” will be broadcast live at 16:00 BST on Thursday, 10 September and you can sign up to attend here.

White paper highlights actions European card issuers can take to succeed with mobile payments

September 8th, 2015

A 14-page white paper highlighting the key actions European card issuers can take to gain a competitive advantage from the arrival of tokenized NFC payments is now available to download from the NFC World Knowledge… More

HCE webinar: one week to go

September 3rd, 2015

Join NFC World and SimplyTapp on September 10 for a unique opportunity to put your questions on HCE, tokenization, Apple Pay, Android Pay and more to host card emulation pioneer Doug Yeager. You can submit your questions in advance of this webinar by email to You’ll also be able to put questions to Doug during the live event, which will be moderated by NFC World’s editor, Sarah Clark. Find out more and register for this event here.

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

RBC gets Secure Cloud payments patent

September 2nd, 2015

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has been awarded a patent for its Secure Cloud mobile payments platform by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, covering the use of secure tokens by the bank’s clients to facilitate payments from mobile devices. RBC introduced the Secure Cloud technology in January 2014 and added host card emulation (HCE) support in December last year.

Join NFC World and Gemalto to learn how to develop a successful mobile payments roadmap

August 31st, 2015

NFC World will host a free webinar on Tuesday 22 September to help issuers and processors learn how to develop a mobile payments strategy that offers both a winning service for customers today and long-term… More

CaixaBank launches HCE mobile payments app

August 28th, 2015

Spain’s CaixaBank has broadened its range of mobile payment services with the launch of CaixaBank Pay, a new app based on host card emulation (HCE) that allows users to make online and in-store payments at… More

SimplyTapp picks up contactless payments award

August 25th, 2015

PARTNER NEWS: HCE specialist SimplyTapp has been awarded Best Contactless Payments Solution of the Year at the 2015 Future Digital Awards, organised by UK-based firm Juniper Research. “We’re honored to win Best Contactless Payments Solution… More

Qiwi adds HCE payments to mobile wallet

August 24th, 2015

Russian payment services provider Qiwi has integrated Visa payWave technology into its Qiwi Wallet app to enable host card emulation (HCE) payments at any contactless terminal. “Visa Qiwi Wallet account can be topped up in any of more than 100,000 Qiwi kiosks throughout Russia by linking a bank card or from a mobile phone account,” Qiwi says. “The contactless Visa payWave solution is preinstalled in the new version of the e-wallet.”

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

Commonwealth Bank adds loyalty to mobile app

July 30th, 2015

Commonwealth Bank has added a loyalty feature to its mobile banking app that also offers HCE payments, allowing users to store loyalty cards and redeem them at the checkout with their NFC phone or by scanning the loyalty card barcode. The bank is also set to pilot a separate offers app in a shopping centre run by Westfield, ZDNet reports.

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

MyOrder to add HCE virtual cards for in-store payments

July 7th, 2015

Dutch mobile order and payment provider MyOrder is to add virtual cards based on host card emulation (HCE) issued by German payments technology provider Wirecard to its app later this year, which will let users make in-store payments at any terminal that accepts Maestro contactless. The service lets users order and pay in advance using their smartphone at more than 14,500 participating retailers in the Netherlands.

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