News about PayPass and NFC.
April 8th, 2014
Australia’s Westpac bank is to launch its NFC mobile payments service on Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5 devices “over the next few weeks” with the functionality being “rolled out progressively” from this month. By 2015, the bank predicts, three million Australians will be using NFC to make payments.
March 26th, 2014
NBS Technologies has added support for host card emulation (HCE) to its Xpressi Trusted Service Manager (TSM) platform, enabling customers to deploy both Visa PayWave and MasterCard PayPass NFC services in the cloud. HCE “could be the breakthrough our industry has been looking for,” says NBS chief software architect Robin Ehrlich.
February 7th, 2014
The NFC mobile wallet being tested by Hungarian carriers Magyar Telekom, Vodafone and Telenor with MasterCard, OTP Bank and loyalty scheme operator SuperShop is expanding its range of services to include ticketing for live events…
December 17th, 2013
Russian premium supermarket chain Land is piloting personalised NFC shopping using technology developed by Synqera, which combines ‘Loyalty Generator’ coupon dispensers at the front of the store and NFC-enabled Simplate payment devices at the checkout.
November 20th, 2013
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Bank is expanding its NFC payments service to customers of mobile network operator CSL. The Hang Seng Mobile Payment Service has been available to PCCW Mobile customers since July and will now also be offered to CSL’s 1010 and One2free subscribers. Hang Seng MasterCard holders using an Android NFC phone are able to make payments through MasterCard PayPass terminals at over 3,000 merchants, the bank says.
November 6th, 2013
Canadian banks President’s Choice Financial and TD Bank Group are to launch Ugo, an open NFC mobile wallet, in 2014. Loblaw, Canada’s largest retailer, has joined as Ugo’s first retail partner, bringing its PC Plus…
November 5th, 2013
Ukraine-based PrivatBank has developed an ATM that uses NFC to “significantly reduce” product costs by eliminating the need to include a pin pad, screen and other user interface features.
October 29th, 2013
Mobile network operator NTT Docomo, founder of Japan’s Osaifu-Keitai mobile payments service, is to take its mobile payments service global from 5 February 2014, in conjunction with MasterCard.
October 24th, 2013
Contactless technology specialist On Track Innovations (OTI) has received MasterCard Mobile PayPass certification for Wave Dongle, an add-on that plugs into the audio jack of a standard mobile device to provide users with NFC payments…
October 22nd, 2013
Commonwealth Bank of Australia has announced a series of upgrades to its mobile banking and payments service, including plans to offer NFC payments using secure elements embedded in “certain phones” and NFC stickers that can…
October 10th, 2013
Bank of China (Hong Kong) is to introduce a microSD card based NFC payments service before the end of the year. Selected customers will be able to use the BOC e-Wallet Mobile Payments Service “from…
October 8th, 2013
October 3rd, 2013
Russian mobile network operator MTS has teamed with MasterCard to launch a co-branded smartphone that can make NFC payments at MasterCard PayPass contactless terminals. MTS Bank, Russian Standard Bank and Ak Bars credit cards and…
September 2nd, 2013
More details of the NFC payments pilot to be carried out by mobile network operator Movistar and banking group Banco Santander in Chile later this year have been revealed. Following an initial trial in the…
August 28th, 2013
Japanese retailers are to be able to provide shoppers with branded NFC mobile wallets, courtesy of a new white label platform to be offered jointly by MasterCard, C-Sam and DNP. The NFC white label service…
July 31st, 2013
Cloud-based wallet provider Cashcloud has secured second round funding as it looks towards adding NFC payments. Cashcloud says it hopes to become an all-in-one solution in Europe where users can send and receive money, apply parental controls, pay online, and pay in-store using MasterCard PayPass via NFC.
July 24th, 2013
The Moneto prepaid mobile wallet service, which uses DeviceFidelity’s microSD-based NFC technology, is now available in the UK via a partnership with payments processor Kalixa Group and MasterCard. The service is available at launch for iPhone…
July 15th, 2013
Security software specialist Cryptomathic has upgraded its EMV data preparation solution to enable customers to issue payment applications to smartphones and other mobile devices. The upgrade sees the company’s Cardink technology supporting the requirements of both Mastercard Mobile PayPass and Visa Mobile.
July 9th, 2013
The Hungarian Mobile Wallet Association, an alliance between mobile network operators Magyar Telekom, Vodafone and Telenor with MasterCard, OTP Bank and SuperShop, is launching a pilot to test a new NFC mobile payment solution in…
July 4th, 2013
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Bank has launched an NFC mobile payment service in partnership with mobile network operator PCCW Mobile, MasterCard, Gemalto and Samsung Electronics. The service was first announced late last year and its…