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    Host Card Emulation (HCE)

    News about Host Card Emulation (HCE).

    ING opens up HCE to all Netherlands customers

    December 1st, 2015

    ING has made its host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments service available to all its customers in the Netherlands with an NFC phone running Android 4.4 or higher following a trial that began in September 2015. The service was made available to 5,000 customers initially and opened up to a further 5,000 customers in November. The beta users scored the app 8.5 out of 10.

    Wirecard launches HCE payments in four European countries

    December 1st, 2015

    German payments technology provider Wirecard has launched a host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments service in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Belgium that will allow customers of any mobile network operator to make payments using their Android device at contactless terminals. More

    Mahindra Comviva explains hybrid HCE

    November 27th, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: A new blog post from mobile financial solutions firm Mahindra Comviva explains its hybrid host card emulation (HCE) solution and the different ways mobile network operators and issuers can work together. “Simply put, the hybrid solution leverages the assets under the control of both the MNO and issuers,” the company’s Nitin Jain says. “It is important that the issuers and MNOs join hands.”

    United Overseas Bank offers HCE mobile payments in Singapore

    November 24th, 2015

    Customers of United Overseas Bank (UOB) in Singapore can now make host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments for transactions of any value at all Visa PayWave or MasterPass terminals. The new service also makes use of tokenization. More

    German football fans get HCE mobile payments

    November 23rd, 2015

    Fans of the FC Kaiserslautern football team can now make host card emulation (HCE) mobile payments at snack kiosks across its Fritz Walter Stadium using a mobile app developed by Sandpiper Group member companies Payment Solution and… More

    Visa certifies Kona’s HCE wallet

    November 19th, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: South Korea-based mobile payments specialist Kona has picked up Visa Ready certification for the host card emulation (HCE) mobile wallet component of its Kona Payment platform. To obtain VCPS 1.5 compliance “Kona had to go through a number of rigorous functionality reviews,” says the company. “Operating system versions used for testing included Android 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1 and 5.1.1.”

    American Express unveils NFC, HCE and tokenization platform

    November 18th, 2015

    American Express has launched Amex Enabled Digital Solution, a platform incorporating support for multiple digital wallets, contactless payments based on NFC and host card emulation (HCE), tokenization and express checkout services. The platform is designed to help both banks and merchants, Amex’s Mike Matan told NFC World. More

    Barclaycard to use HCE to instantly replace lost and stolen cards

    November 16th, 2015

    Barclaycard customers will be able to use the host card emulation (HCE) function being added to the bank’s app to have lost or stolen plastic cards instantly re-issued to their mobile devices so they can… More

    Bell ID updates HCE white paper

    November 16th, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: Bell ID’s Host Card Emulation: NFC’s Missing Link white paper, which has been downloaded more than 800 times from the NFC World+ Knowledge Centre since it was published in late 2014, has been updated to include an exploration of the tokenization process and an overview of prevailing deployment models for issuers. “The revised ebook addresses new topics such as tokenization, token service providers, Android Pay and Samsung Pay, in order to provide relevant answers to today’s questions,” explains Bell ID’s André Stoorvogel. Readers can download the updated white paper free of charge here.

    BBVA reports more than 1m downloads of HCE mobile wallet app

    November 13th, 2015

    More than one million consumers have downloaded BBVA’s host card emulation (HCE) mobile wallet since it launched in June 2014. The Spanish banking group is now expanding the service to Turkey and expects more than… More

    SimplyTapp white paper spells out the ABCs of HCE

    November 11th, 2015

    A white paper that explains how host card emulation (HCE) functions and examines its implications for the future of the payments industry is now available to download from the NFC World Knowledge Centre. More

    Seamless adds HCE to Seqr mobile wallet

    October 23rd, 2015

    Customers using Seamless’ Seqr mobile payment solution will soon be able to make host card emulation (HCE) based NFC payments at any contactless terminal through the service’s integration with white label wallet provider MeaWallet. “Until… More

    Meet NFC World’s partners at Money20/20

    October 22nd, 2015

    NFC World partners Bell ID, SimplyTapp, Carta Worldwide, Mahindra Comviva, Kona and Gemalto will be exhibiting at the Money2020 expo in Las Vegas from October 25-28. Here’s what you can expect to see and where… More

    US banks pilot mobile wallet authentication and issuance at the ATM

    October 21st, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: ATM manufacturer Diebold has teamed up with HCE specialist SimplyTapp to offer banks a way to use their ATM network to add a layer of card present security to their mobile wallet provisioning… More

    NETS to launch HCE mobile payments in Singapore

    October 20th, 2015

    Electronic payments network NETS is planning to launch a host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments service in Singapore. “A trial for this will be conducted in the second half of 2016,” MIS Asia reports. “Called NETS 2.0, the initiative aims to enable consumers to make payments via their mobile phone’s NFC function.” The company began piloting contactless wristband payments for public transport in September 2015.

    Capital One adds NFC mobile payments to wallet app

    October 15th, 2015

    Capital One has become the first US bank to enable NFC payment capability within its own mobile app to allow customers to pay at any contactless terminal using their mobile device. The service makes use… More

    Carta launches turnkey tokenization platform for cloud-based payments

    October 15th, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: Transaction technology provider Carta Worldwide has introduced an appliance-based turnkey solution that aims to dramatically reduce the time it takes for large banks, processors and domestic networks to bring tokenized HCE mobile payment… 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

    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

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