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News about Mobile wallet and NFC.

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

Chinese carriers’ NFC plans emerge

December 7th, 2012

China Mobile, the country’s largest mobile operator, has reached agreements with subway and bus companies in 30 cities to allow users to make payments through mobile phones next year, reports Caixin Online. Pilot programs will… More

Brazil to get NFC in 2013

November 28th, 2012

Brazilian carrier Claro has announced a partnership with Bradesco bank to introduce an NFC payments service and a co-branded virtual wallet in 2013. “We think the scenario is really propitious right now, since 46.8 million people do not have bank account and 83% of payments are in cash for under R$20 [US$9.50],” Carlos Zenteno, president of Claro, told journalists attending a briefing in São Paulo, RCR Wireless reports.

BPI launches NFC mobile payments in the Philippines

November 28th, 2012

The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) has launched the BPI Mobile Wallet, an NFC-based payments service, The Manila Times reports. “We know that the Philippines has been anticipating mobile payments, having seen other countries like… More

Moneto hits the shops

November 28th, 2012

DeviceFidelity’s NFC mobile wallet solution is now available at MetroPCS stores in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Moneto Android kit is based on a prepaid MasterCard account and uses an NFC-enabled microSD card to add PayPass-compatible contactless payment to Android phones “whether or not they are carried by MetroPCS”. Instant rewards and cash back offers have now also been added to the service.

Telecom Italia picks Gemalto NFC

November 27th, 2012

Telecom Italia is using Gemalto’s end-to-end Mobile Financial Services solution to power its TIM mobile wallet. The solution includes the LinqUs TSM platform for secure management of NFC applications and the LinqUs mobile payment platform for transaction management. Hewlett-Packard Italy provided system integration services.

China Unicom and China Merchants Bank launch NFC in Shanghai

November 26th, 2012

The bank and mobile network operator plan to follow the introduction of the Unicom Merchants Bank mobile wallet service in Shanghai with a national rollout that could ultimately make the service available to all 43 million of the bank’s credit card customers. More

Vodafone Australia sets out NFC payment plans

November 20th, 2012

“As early as next year, customers with NFC-enabled smartphones will be able to leave their wallets at home and pay for a morning coffee, an evening out with friends, or groceries, with their handset,” says the carrier’s head of strategy and business development. More

Danish telco payments venture maps out path to NFC

November 19th, 2012

Denmark’s four mobile network operators have formed a joint venture company to introduce mobile payments and a three phase rollout programme that will “eventually” evolve to include support for NFC. More

TransCard to offer white label NFC wallets to US banks

November 16th, 2012

The prepaid card specialist’s 84 financial institution clients will be able to provide customers with mobile wallets based on DeviceFidelity’s Moneto platform, which uses NFC-enabled cases and microSD cards to add mobile payments capabilities to Apple iPhone and Android devices. More

Google picks Broadcom for NFC in Nexus 4 and Nexus 10

November 14th, 2012

The new Android 4.2 Jelly Bean mobile phone and tablet reference devices make use of a Broadcom NFC controller chip instead of the NXP chips Google used in earlier models. Broadcom has also contributed its NFC software stack to the Android Open Source Project. More

JCB to launch mobile wallet

November 12th, 2012

Japanese payment brand JCB has begun a one month trial of a new JCB Mobile Wallet platform in Tokyo’s Omotesando shopping district and says it will launch the product commercially in 2013. The JCB Mobile Wallet handles payments, points programs, discounts and other special offers and is based on a platform developed by Dai Nippon Printing.

C-Sam and DNP expand NFC deal

November 7th, 2012

C-Sam and Dai Nippon Printing (DNP) have expanded availability of their joint NFC mobile wallet solution, available in Japan since July, to more than 30 countries across the Asia-Pacific region. The solution combines DNP’s NFC TSM technology with C-Sam’s Mobile Transaction Platform.

T-Mobile picks Gemalto for NFC

October 31st, 2012

T-Mobile has picked Gemalto’s LinqUs Trusted Service Manager (TSM) platform for its Europe-wide rollout of NFC services. Poland is the first country to go live with the new service. “Gemalto provided PTC, T-Mobile’s network operator in Poland, with a complete NFC solution encompassing the TSM platform and the mobile wallet software, as well as the UpTeq NFC high-end card,” says Gemalto.

DeviceFidelity launches new range of NFC microSD devices

October 31st, 2012

The new CredenSE products can be used as an external secure element in NFC phones as well as to add NFC functionality to both smartphones and feature phones, without the need for a separate signal booster. More

Vodafone picks Gemalto and CorFire for international mobile wallet launch

October 30th, 2012

“The consumer benefits of contactless payments are obvious,” says Christian Wirtz, m-commerce director for Vodafone Group. “The potential of mobile to transform existing industries — such as financial services, retail and transport — is enormous.” More

Project Oscar opens for business as ‘Weve’

October 29th, 2012

The mobile commerce joint venture between UK carriers EE, O2 and Vodafone is to be called Weve and will initially focus on mobile advertising solutions, with NFC payments to follow later. More

G&D debuts white label mobile wallet

October 29th, 2012

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has introduced SmartTrust Portigo, a three part white label mobile wallet solution “for NFC services and beyond” that includes: A wallet client that runs on the user’s mobile phone and is… More

Gemalto to announce major deal with Vodafone?

October 26th, 2012

Vodafone Group is set to sign a five year contract with Gemalto, The Wall Street Journal reports, for “technology for a mobile payment service planned for launch next year”. The deal is expected to be announced next… More

Google to update gWallet

October 23rd, 2012

Google Wallet is set for a further update and users can request an invite today. Details of the update were expected to be revealed in a keynote speech at the Money2020 tradeshow in Las Vegas yesterday but the… More

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