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Retailer-owned payments venture MCX unveils CurrentC brand

September 3rd, 2014

Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), the mobile payments venture co-owned by US retail chains with collective revenues of more than US$1 trillion annually, has announced that its payments, loyalty and offers platform is to be called… More

Hilton to let guests unlock their doors with smartphones

July 31st, 2014

Hotel chain Hilton Worldwide has announced a plan to enable guests to use their smartphones as keys at the majority of its properties around the world. “We are developing proprietary technology that is safe and… More

Amazon releases mobile wallet app for Android

July 22nd, 2014

Amazon Wallet, an Android app that lets users store gift cards and loyalty cards on their mobile phone, is now available to download from Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. Amazon Wallet also ships with… More

Base launches NFC payments and coupons in Germany

July 17th, 2014

German customers of mobile network operator Base, part of the E-Plus group, can now make payments, store membership cards and redeem coupons with their NFC phone. Giesecke & Devrient is providing Base with the SkySIM… More

Vodafone adds support for barcode loyalty and membership cards to NFC wallet

May 8th, 2014

Mobile network operator Vodafone is expanding the functionality of its mobile wallet beyond NFC with a deal to add Austria-based Bluesource’s Mobile-Pocket technology to the service, enabling customers to store hundreds of loyalty, membership, transit and promotional cards in their Vodafone wallet by simply scanning them in using the camera on their smartphone. More

Deutsche Telekom launches NFC mobile wallet in Germany, with Slovakia and Hungary to follow

May 7th, 2014

Deutsche Telekom has launched MyWallet, an NFC service that allows customers with any of 18 supported Samsung and Sony Android NFC devices to make payments at MasterCard PayPass merchants. The service is live in Germany… More

Mobispot to offer multifunction NFC wristband platform

April 4th, 2014

Singapore-based Mobispot Social Systems has introduced a platform that enables “modern city residents” to access a variety of services — including payments, transportation, ticketing, access control, discounts, membership and information sharing — via NFC wristbands…. More

Vodafone rolls out NFC mobile wallet across Germany

March 11th, 2014

Mobile network operator Vodafone’s NFC-based mobile wallet and prepaid SmartPass account is now available throughout Germany, following a trial in the city of Dusseldorf. The service is integrated with MasterCard-owned Trevica’s TSM platform, which is… More

Japanese beauty salons to offer NFC coupons

February 25th, 2014

Salon de Wallet, a mobile membership service for Japanese beauty salons, is to add mobile coupons that can be redeemed via NFC or mobile barcodes, using a solution developed by C-Sam, Dai Nippon Printing, carrier… More

Civintec offers NFC terminal with fingerprint biometrics

November 4th, 2013

Civintec has launched a multi-purpose smart card and biometric-enabled terminal with a 7-inch touch screen and NFC functionality. The uTouch runs either Linux or Android and offers support for a range of contactless standards as… 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

Korean banks launch NFC payments service

March 20th, 2013

Sixteen Korean banks have introduced BankWallet, a prepaid NFC payments service that uses a platform developed by interbank clearing house KFTC. SK Telecom subscribers with an NFC phone will be the first to be able to use the new service and KT customers will be added soon. More

Canadian Kiosk launches NFC rewards

March 4th, 2013

Users of the online city guide can take part in real world missions that let them collect rewards by visiting, say, three different art galleries in a six hour period or three participating bars in twelve hours. More

Samsung enters the mobile wallet market

February 27th, 2013

Samsung has unveiled its own mobile wallet app at Mobile World Congress 2013. Samsung Wallet “is a convenient mobile app which allows users to store and manage event tickets, boarding passes, membership cards and coupons… More

Six and Nexperts to develop NFC loyalty standard

February 27th, 2013

Bank owned transaction processor Six Payment Services, one of Europe’s largest, has partnered with NFC specialist Nexperts to develop a standard approach to handling NFC loyalty applications. “The market for electronic loyalty cards and mobile coupons is… More

Sixty banks and retailers sign up for new Korean mobile wallet service

December 12th, 2012

KT’s MoCa combines payment cards, coupons and offers stored in the cloud with a mobile wallet app that allows consumers to make payments at merchants via traditional barcodes, QR codes or NFC — providing retailers with the flexibility to use their prefered choice of POS hardware to close the “last inch” at the point-of-sale. More

China Mobile to unveil its NFC payments service on 5 December

November 28th, 2012

China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile network operator with close to 700m subscribers, is to demonstrate its NFC payments platform for the first time on 5 December at its Worldwide Developers Conference. China Mobile describes… More

NFC Forum adds 22 new members

November 27th, 2012

New companies joining the NFC standards body include Acer, Bell Mobility, China UnionPay and Lenovo. Qualcomm has upgraded to sponsor level and Kovio to principal level membership. More

Microsoft demos Windows Phone 8 mobile wallet

September 24th, 2012

John Skovron, group program manager for Windows Phone 8, showed off the capabilities of the software giant’s new NFC-enabled wallet at the NFC World Congress last week and explained how the technology could help Microsoft gain mobile phone market share.  More

China Mobile preps NFC payments phone

July 11th, 2012

The world’s largest mobile network operator has completed development of a China Mobile Wallet running on an NFC version of the Coolpad 8870 smartphone and will begin shipping the device in the third quarter of 2012. More

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