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    ANZ launches HCE mobile payments in Australia

    February 10th, 2016

    Customers of Australia’s ANZ bank can now make host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments “with the broadest range of cards on offer” using a new ANZ Mobile Pay service. More

    Kazakhstan gets HCE payments

    February 8th, 2016

    Customers of Kazkommertsbank (KKB) in Kazakhstan can now make host card emulation (HCE) based NFC mobile payments using a new service launched in partnership with Visa. “To use the service, you need to download and install… More

    Ugo Wallet adds P2P transfers

    February 1st, 2016

    Canadian open NFC mobile wallet provider Ugo has launched a beta version of Ugo Pay, a P2P money transfer feature that has been added to its Ugo Wallet. “Transfers are free and made securely and easily via text message using either a sender’s existing address book or by inputting any Canadian mobile phone number,” Ugo says. The company is also in the process of incorporating host card emulation (HCE) into its service.

    Proxama joins the NFC World partner program

    February 1st, 2016

    NFC World is pleased to welcome NFC and mobile payments pioneer Proxama as a member of its partner program. The company was involved in some of the world’s first NFC payments projects and now offers… More

    Canada’s Ugo Wallet to add support for HCE

    January 27th, 2016

    Canadian open NFC mobile wallet provider Ugo is in the process of incorporating a host card emulation (HCE) solution into its Ugo Wallet and expects to begin offering the service by the early summer of this year, the company has told NFC World. More

    National Australia Bank launches HCE mobile payments

    January 27th, 2016

    Customers of National Australia Bank (NAB) can now make host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments at any contactless terminal using NAB Pay, a new service that has been integrated into the bank’s existing mobile… More

    Bell ID acquired by chip maker Rambus’ digital security division

    January 26th, 2016

    PARTNER NEWS: Tokenization and mobile payments specialist Bell ID has been acquired by chip maker Rambus. Bell ID will form part of Rambus’ Cryptography Research division, which specialises in embedded security solutions including tamper resistance,… More

    CaixaBank will not support MST transactions when it launches Samsung Pay in Spain

    January 25th, 2016

    Spain’s CaixaBank has revealed that it will not include support for Samsung Pay’s Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) technology when the bank launches support for the mobile payment service in the coming months. “It is mainly because… More

    Barclaycard reports 164% increase in contactless transactions for 2015

    January 22nd, 2016

    The value of payments made using a Barclaycard contactless card increased by 164% in 2015 compared to the year before, the UK card issuer has revealed, while the average transaction value increased by 26% to £8.65 (US$12.40)…. More

    Samsung Pay to go live in Spain with CaixaBank

    January 22nd, 2016

    Customers of Spain’s CaixaBank will be the first in the country to be able to use Samsung Pay, following a partnership between the bank and Samsung that will see the mobile payment service added as an option to CaixaBank’s host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payment app. More

    Nebraska’s Union Bank & Trust to launch HCE mobile payments

    January 19th, 2016

    Customers of Union Bank & Trust (UBT) in Nebraska, USA will soon be able to make host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments via a mobile app that uses a solution from digital payments provider Prairie… More

    Gemalto’s cloud-based mobile payments system gets MasterCard approval

    January 18th, 2016

    PARTNER NEWS: Digital security giant Gemalto has gained MasterCard approval for a complete cloud-based mobile payment solution that includes everything from backoffice server platforms to the payment software running on cardholders’ mobile phones. More

    Google to reward Android Pay users for in-store purchases

    January 18th, 2016

    Android Pay users across the US will soon be able to earn rewards such as Google Store credit, Google Play Music subscriptions and Chromecast devices when using the mobile payment service for in-store purchases. The promotion will run… More

    Barclaycard begins rolling out HCE payments to mobile app

    January 15th, 2016

    Barclaycard has begun rolling out a host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payment feature to its mobile app this week, with a complete rollout expected by early next week. Users can make NFC payments of up to £30 (US$43) with just a touch, and high-value contactless payments of up to £100 (US$143) by entering their PIN on their mobile device. More

    Intesa Sanpaolo launches HCE mobile payments in Italy

    January 13th, 2016

    Customers of Italian banking group Intesa Sanpaolo can now make host card emulation (HCE) based NFC mobile payments using a new service called PayGo. “To make payments, customers need to place their smartphone near a… More

    Bell ID white paper helps banks explore tokenization options

    January 8th, 2016

    A white paper that clarifies the role of the token service provider (TSP) for banks and proposes five key features that financial institutions should look out for in a TSP is now available to download from the NFC World+ Knowledge Centre. ‘Five key features to look for in a token service provider solution’ has been produced by Bell ID and aims to help banks decide on the most appropriate tokenization solution for their needs.

    Broadcom NFC controller offers faster HCE transactions

    January 6th, 2016

    Broadcom has unveiled an NFC controller with a new capability called Virtual Execution Environment (VEE) that “reduces HCE transactions to half their time, improves security without the need for a secure element and can perform transactions with the host off so users can still make a transaction when their device is powered off.” The new BCM20797 controller also features a smaller footprint, making it suitable for both mobile devices and wearables, Broadcom says.

    E.Sun Bank introduces HCE mobile payments in Taiwan

    January 6th, 2016

    Customers of Taiwan’s E.Sun Bank can now use the bank’s mobile wallet app to make host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments at contactless terminals. The bank is launching the service in collaboration with Visa…. More

    Yapi Kredi launches HCE mobile payments in Turkey

    January 5th, 2016

    Customers of Turkish bank Yapi Kredi can now make host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments using a Yapi Kredi Wallet that enables purchases to be made at any contactless terminal with a tap of… More

    Wirecard expands Boon to Spain and Ireland

    December 17th, 2015

    Consumers in Spain and Ireland can now make host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments using Wirecard’s Boon service. “The app enables smartphone payments at any NFC-capable POS terminal which accepts MasterCard contactless payments,” the German payments technology provider says. Wirecard launched Boon in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Belgium earlier this month.

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