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    NFC World webinar to share real-world lessons from HCE mobile payments pilot

    November 11th, 2016

    NFC World will host a free webinar on Thursday 8 December to provide insight into the lessons learned from a real-world implementation of a host card emulation (HCE) mobile payments service that makes use of… More

    NXP unveils NFC frontend for contactless payment readers

    January 4th, 2016

    PARTNER NEWS: NXP has launched a new NFC frontend for contactless payment readers that simplifies the work needed to gain certification and delivers four times more output power than its previous model. The PN5180 supports… More

    NXP offers pre-validated NFC mPOS module

    February 9th, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: An mPOS module that provides developers with “a complete hardware and software reference demonstrator for secure near field communication enabled mobile point of sale solutions” has been developed by NXP in partnership with… More

    LifeLock empties Lemon Wallet

    May 19th, 2014

    Identify theft protection provider LifeLock has withdrawn LifeLock Wallet, a service built on Lemon Wallet which it acquired for US$50m in December 2013. “Certain aspects of the mobile app may not be fully compliant with payment card industry (PCI) security standards,” says LifeLock CEO Todd Davis. “For that reason, we are removing the LifeLock Wallet application from the App Store, Amazon Apps, and Google Play, and when users open the LifeLock Wallet, their information will be deleted in the app.”

    FIS offers instant EMV cards

    May 13th, 2014

    Banking and payments technology provider FIS has launched a cloud-based service that lets banks instantly issue EMV ‘chip and pin’ or magnetic stripe cards to customers in their branches. “FIS Instant Card requires no server software or processing hardware to be installed or maintained at a financial institution’s location,” FIS says. “Instead, all server hardware, security modules, card profiles, keys/encryption, EMV data preparation, PCI compliance and more are fully managed by FIS.”

    Blaze seeks buyer for early NFC patent

    April 8th, 2014

    Blaze Mobile is selling US patent number 8,630,905, an NFC payments patent entitled “Single Tap Transactions using a Secure Element” that dates back to 2007. The patent sale is being handled by ICAP Patent Brokerage…. More

    Wirecard adds HCE to mobile wallet platform

    March 25th, 2014

    Wirecard has integrated support for host card emulation (HCE) into its mobile wallet platform, “enabling telecommunications companies, financial service providers, banks and also retailers to quickly enter the mobile payment market through near field communication.”… More

    Call for contributions: New report on mobile payments and the future of merchant transaction fees

    November 26th, 2012

    The NFC World team has identified ten pressure points that suggest the arrival of mobile payments will result in a fundamental change in the overall cost of processing payments and the way in which merchants transaction fees are calculated — and we’d like to hear from anyone who is working on ways to use mobile technology to cut the cost of processing transactions at the point of sale. More

    Tablet PC offers NFC payments module

    May 23rd, 2012

    A new rugged tablet PC comes with an optional mobile payment module that can be used to process NFC transactions. Data Ltd Inc’s DLI 9000 is based on standard PC architecture and can run Windows… More

    PCI guides on mobile acceptance

    May 21st, 2012

    The body that manages the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) has published a fact sheet outlining how merchants can securely accept payments using smartphones and tablets. In the document (pdf) the PCI Security Standards Council points out that “mobile devices are not necessarily designed to be secure input or storage devices for cardholder data,” and that approved card readers, PIN pads and point-to-point encryption solutions may be required.

    Visa unveils V.me wallet brand

    November 16th, 2011

    The payments giant’s digital wallet is to be called ‘V.me’ and will launch in 2012 as a payment system for online transactions, with NFC at the point of sale and targeted rewards, offers and coupons set to follow. More

    TI NFC tech heads to POS

    October 5th, 2011

    Chinese POS specialist ViewAt has produced a reference design for a modular point of sale system that incorporates PCI security and NFC capabilities. The device, based on Texas Instruments components including the new TRF7970A NFC chip, is aimed at helping POS manufacturers reduce development time as they bring NFC-compatible terminals to market.

    Visa moves US to EMV and NFC

    August 9th, 2011

    “The adoption of dual-interface chip technology will help prepare the US payment infrastructure for the arrival of NFC-based mobile payments by building the necessary infrastructure to accept and process chip transactions that support either a signature or PIN at the point of sale,” says the payments giant. More

    FaceCash adds NFC to barcode payments system

    June 8th, 2011

    Mobile payments provider Think Computer has added NFC support to its FaceCash Wallet mobile barcode payment system. FaceCash is based on the idea of combining barcodes and an image of the user. Retailers equipped with suitable scanners… More

    Motorola launches NFC-enabled version of MC75A mobile computer

    April 6th, 2011

    Motorola has unveiled an NFC-enabled mobile computer, a seven-in-one device that combines mobile communication and secure contactless transaction capability. The MC75A HF is a lightweight yet rugged handheld ‘enterprise digital assistant’ that incorporates a range of… More

    Zenius, Charge Anywhere turn NFC phones into low cost POS terminals

    Zenius, Charge Anywhere turn NFC phones into low cost POS terminals

    October 16th, 2009

    The two companies have launched solutions that enable merchants equipped with just an NFC mobile phone to accept contactless bank cards and more. More