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    Video demos show how Apple Pay users will make a payment with the iPhone 6

    September 11th, 2014

    Videos of Apple staff demonstrating how Apple Pay will be used to make payments in stores and for in-app purchases have now been made available, providing further details of how the new mobile payments service… More

    Xbox to get mobile purchasing

    July 25th, 2014

    Starting with the next Xbox One update, expected to arrive in August 2014, “you will be able to buy games and add-on content from your mobile device,” The Next Web reports. “The best part: if your console is set to automatically take updates, it will begin downloading your purchase even if you are not home.”

    2014 “will be the year of NFC” says new AFSCM president

    February 13th, 2014

    Three French banks will launch national NFC services in partnership with carriers this year, the new president of the association responsible for bringing NFC to market in France has told NFC World — but transforming consumers into active and frequent users will be critical to success. More

    Spanish bus drivers to check tickets using NFC host card emulation

    January 29th, 2014

    “HCE is a game-changing technology for NFC,” says technology provider Aditium’s Ibai Iturricha. “With HCE we have the chance to develop the whole solution without having to rely on any other party… With the entry of HCE we are free.” More

    Join NFC World for a free webinar on NFC and access control

    January 24th, 2014

    The next event in NFC World’s free educational webinar series, to be held from 16:00 to 17:00 GMT on Wednesday 19 February, will focus on using NFC for physical access control. 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

    Join us next week for a free webinar on NFC toys and games

    December 5th, 2013

    NFC technology is included in the Nintendo Wii U and Disney Infinity as well as numerous smartphones and tablets — and it may yet make an appearance in Microsoft’s Xbox One. Join our webinar on Thursday 12 December to find out how NFC is changing the rules of the game. More

    Ingersoll Rand launches secure P2P platform for NFC keys

    October 2nd, 2013

    Secure P2P offers a number of advantages over card emulation mode, the access control specialist’s Raj Venkat has told NFC World — there is no no need to wait for carriers to deploy TSM platforms, no middlemen have to be involved and the technology works on both locked and unlocked NFC phones. More

    Isis phones to come with Amex prepaid card

    August 9th, 2013

    “The new co-branded account will be offered in every Isis Mobile Wallet as a part of a nationwide launch later this year, enabling millions of Americans to tap and pay using their American Express Serve account,” the financial services giant says. More

    MasterCard CEO: NFC should be seen as “a longer term effort”

    August 5th, 2013

    MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga has suggested that NFC should be seen as a longer term effort, while acknowledging that some markets have adopted NFC much faster than others. “I don’t think these are 12 and… More

    Geak unveils NFC smart watch and contactless ring

    June 21st, 2013

    Chinese phone brand Geak is to launch a smart watch with NFC, along with a finger ring that can unlock devices with a touch. More

    Verizon and Discover join the NFC Forum

    June 19th, 2013

    The carrier and financial services provider have signed up to the NFC standards association as principal members, Smartrac has upgraded to principal level and thirteen other organisations have joined for the first time. More

    One in three mobile phones to come with NFC by 2017

    June 5th, 2013

    Between 2012 and 2017 the installed base of NFC-enabled handsets will increase at a compound annual growth rate of 65% to reach 2.1bn units, according to new research from Berg Insight. “The penetration rate for NFC across all handset segments will similarly increase to approximately 32% by 2017.” More

    Bell ID launches NFC secure element in the cloud platform

    June 5th, 2013

    The new service enables keys, certificates and NFC credentials to be stored securely in a remote location, rather than in the mobile device, is fully compatible with standard EMV contactless payments terminals and enables card issuers to deploy NFC solutions without the need to partner with mobile network operators or other third parties. More

    Join NFC World for a free webinar on NFC in retailing

    May 29th, 2013

    The next event in NFC World’s free educational webinar series, to be held from 14:00 to 15:00 BST on Tuesday 18 June, will focus on non-payment uses of NFC in retail. More

    Yebhi.com launches NFC and QR virtual stores in Indian coffee shops

    May 22nd, 2013

    “With the virtual store, we are taking online shopping to the next level by touching base with our customers and allowing them to shop from anywhere, anytime,” says the online fashion and lifestyle portal’s Nikhil Rungta.  More

    Chunghwa Telecom to test NFC and QR combo payments platform

    May 8th, 2013

    “It is an all-in-one digital wallet that lets customers choose which way they want to pay,” the Taiwanese carrier’s Joseph Kuo has told NFC World. “The wallet supports multiple credit and bank cards, loyalty cards, coupons etc, and I think Chunghwa Telecom would like to see a big development in both technologies.”  More

    Google and NXP join Fido Alliance to develop secure authentication standards

    May 2nd, 2013

    Momentum is building for Fido, an open security authentication concept that aims to allow users to replace passwords with a range of authentication methods, including NFC and biometrics. Both Google and NXP have now signed up to the project, alongside founder members that include PayPal and Lenovo. More

    Has NFC missed the mobile payments boat or will the industry rise to the cloud payments challenge?

    May 1st, 2013

    In the April issue of Mobile Wallet Outlook the NFC World team examines why NFC is failing to gain traction in the mobile payments market, analyzes the range of cloud-based options available for those seeking to deliver mass market mobile wallets — and sets out in detail how MCX’s barcode and cloud-based wallet will work, when it’s likely to launch and who is already using the same approach today. More

    Mecca books NFC ads on trains

    May 1st, 2013

    “We are passionate about giving our customers new games and more ways to play so this campaign will let people have a little bit of fun while commuting,” says Paul Meadows, the UK leisure company’s head of brand. More

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