News about PayWave and NFC.
June 12th, 2013
Visa Europe is to launch an NFC mobile payments service in the UK by the end of 2013, the payments network has confirmed to NFC World — although the exact launch date and full details...
March 22nd, 2013
"Customers will only have one TSM. It's like a billing system; if you're in, it's harder to get you out rather than if you fight to get in," says Olivier Piou. "I think that we have a very good momentum."
March 15th, 2013
Samsung's Galaxy S4 will come with Visa's payWave contactless payments applet preloaded into an embedded secure element. This, says Samsung, "can be used by both MNOs and banks; more payment applets from multiple brands are...
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...
February 25th, 2013
The handset maker and payments network have announced a plan to pre-load Visa's payWave applet on embedded secure elements in "selected" next generation Samsung devices — potentially enabling banks to offer NFC payments without any involvement from the mobile network operators.
February 22nd, 2013
"The pace of innovation in the payments industry requires a new approach that ensures innovative payment methods can be tested, approved and commercialized quickly," says Visa's Jim McCarthy.
December 4th, 2012
Gemalto's UpTeq NFC SIM has now been certified by American Express, MasterCard and Visa. The SIM is available in a range of form factors and supports contactless payment and other secure services via Amex ExpressPay,...
November 4th, 2012
Canadian athlete Simon Whitfield has completed Canada's first NFC transaction, at a Tim Hortons coffee shop, and customers of the bank and mobile network operator can now order an NFC-enabled Rogers SIM ahead of the full commercial launch of the new mobile payments service on 16 November.
August 29th, 2012
Two thousand customers who purchase a Samsung Galaxy S III are to be the first Czech consumers to take part in a commercial NFC payments service, offered by carrier Telefonica in conjunction with Komerční Banka, Visa Europe and Samsung.
August 8th, 2012
Hong Kong-based NFC and smart card reader specialist Advanced Card Systems (ACS) is moving into the contactless point-of-sale terminal market. The company's new ACR123 POS terminal will be EMV, Mifare, MasterCard PayPass and Visa PayWave...
July 25th, 2012
Test lab RFI Global has been accredited to perform Visa mobile product testing. The UK-based company, owned by UL since 2010, can now perform functional testing of mobile handsets with UICC, microSD and embedded secure...
July 12th, 2012
1,000 Samsung Galaxy S III NFC phones equipped with a Visa mobile payments app are being distributed to "key stakeholders and decision makers" for the London 2012 Olympics, where all points of sale will be equipped to handle contactless payments — and NFC World has been testing out one of the limited edition devices.
May 9th, 2012
The payments network and the phone maker will be issuing limited edition Samsung Galaxy S III handsets loaded with a Visa NFC payments app to athletes and other VIPs during the London 2012 Games.
May 4th, 2012
NFC phones developed by HTC, Intel, LG Electronics, Nokia, RIM, Samsung and Sony have all now been certified for contactless payments — and have the right to carry a new 'MasterCard PayPass Ready' logo.
April 24th, 2012
The fast food giant has signed up to pilot test a new cloud-based NFC payments service developed by Austrian mobile network operator A1 and Paybox Bank. Supermarket chain Merkur will also participate in the trial.
February 24th, 2012
Visa and Samsung are to demonstrate an NFC mobile payment service for the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week. The two London 2012 sponsors first announced in May...
January 10th, 2012
The Samsung Galaxy S II, LG Optimus Net NFC, BlackBerry Bold 9900/9790 and BlackBerry Curve 9360/9380 have now been added to the list of approved Visa payments products, enabling financial institutions to use them in commercial NFC deployments for the first time.
September 19th, 2011
Google and Visa have signed a deal which will allow Visa-issuing banks worldwide to add credit, debit and prepaid accounts to Google Wallet.
September 12th, 2011
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Austrian bus stops offer NFC updates • Caen gets NFC transit stops too • NFC tag store opens in Korea • Belgian museum offers NFC info • Gentag picks up patch patent • plus Clear2Pay, ITSO, TfL, FirstGroup, Google and more...
September 12th, 2011
The patent covers a way to enable shoppers to create and use a 'virtual payment card' so they can make payments in shops and online with their mobile phone without divulging their card details.