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Telefonica to trial NFC mPOS device

September 2nd, 2013

Mobile network operator Telefonica is to test a mobile point-of-sale device in the Czech Republic that enables payments to be made by NFC phones and contactless cards as well as standard ‘chip and pin’ cards; a “world first” says the carrier.  More

Motorola unveils NFC clip to unlock Moto X

August 19th, 2013

Motorola has announced Motorola Skip, an NFC tag-based clip accessory for its Moto X flagship handset that enables the user to unlock the phone without entering a PIN. More

NXP predicts flat NFC sales despite loss of key customer

August 7th, 2013

NXP Semiconductors has reported a decline in sales for its ID business in Q2 2013, citing a fall in mobile transaction revenue following the loss of a key customer. Overall, sales for the chip maker’s mobile transaction business “will be roughly flat year-on-year”, said CEO Rick Clemmer in an earnings call. More

Banque Postale runs NFC payments pilot

July 16th, 2013

French bank Banque Postale is testing a microSD-based NFC payment system with 500 participants in the towns of Caen and Bordeaux. The experiment, which began earlier this month and will run until May 2014, allows… More

Hang Seng launches NFC payments service

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… More

EE to launch mobile wallet with NFC payments in the UK

July 3rd, 2013

UK 4G mobile network operator EE has announced it will be launching a new NFC mobile payments service later this month, in partnership with MasterCard. The Cash on Tap service will offer customers the ability… More

Poste Italiane expands NFC payments to Rome and Turin

June 24th, 2013

Poste Italiane’s NFC payments service has been rolled out to the cities of Rome and Turin, following its launch in Milan last December. The service is now set to expand across the rest of Italy… More

Alfa-Bank to pilot NFC payments in Russia and the Ukraine

June 19th, 2013

Russia’s largest private bank, Alfa-Bank, is launching NFC mobile payment pilots in Russia and the Ukraine, in partnership with mobile network operator Vimpelcom and Mastercard. Vimpelcom’s Beeline brand is partnering with the bank for the… More

Garanti Bank to launch NFC and QR payments in Romania

June 6th, 2013

Swedish mobile payment specialist Seamless has partnered with Turkey’s Garanti Bank to launch its Seqr NFC and QR payments platform in Romania — and plans to launch the service in the UK later this year. Starting… More

Neology adds NFC to toll transponders

May 16th, 2013

RFID solutions provider Neology has added NFC to its UHF transponders, used in road toll payment applications, enabling consumers to use a phone-based mobile wallet to pay a toll or top up their account balance… More

Ingenico launches mobile POS terminal with NFC and fingerprint security

April 24th, 2013

Point-of-sale terminal maker Ingenico has introduced a range of mobile payments terminals that include NFC and biometric verification. The iWB Bio Series devices are aimed at governments and financial institutions distributing payments services in emerging… More

Digital authentication using a passport and NFC tested in Brazil

April 18th, 2013

A Brazilian startup has developed an authentication process that uses government-issued electronic ID documents and NFC phones to provide users with an additional level of security when logging in to online services. The aim is… More

Seamless adds NFC to QR payments platform

April 11th, 2013

Seqr does not require merchants to install new hardware and promises to cut transaction fees in half by bypassing the traditional payments networks. McDonald’s, Axfood and Kjell & Company have already adopted the system in Sweden. More

Fime adds M-Tip testing

April 10th, 2013

Testing specialist Fime has integrated the MasterCard Terminal Integration Process (M-TIP) questionnaire into its Savvi test tool, enabling it to validate that NFC payment terminals are compliant with MasterCard’s latest PayPass terminal specification. “The latest requirements from MasterCard support advancements in mobile payments, including features such as PIN entry via a mobile device to authorise a transaction,” says Fime.

Dutch banks to run NFC payments pilot

February 20th, 2013

ABN Amro, ING and Rabobank have teamed up with mobile network operator KPN to run an NFC pilot in the city of Leiden this summer “with a large group of consumers.” More

Isis releases Utah mobile payments usage stats

February 13th, 2013

Active users are now paying with Isis five or more times a week, says Jim Stapleton, the NFC payments platform’s chief sales officer. “Consumers actually only need to know about the passcode, and you kind of have a mental ‘Oh!’ right there as they realize their leather wallet does not have a passcode,” he explained. More

Telefonica rolls out NFC payments in the Czech Republic

January 30th, 2013

Customers with an NFC phone can now sign up at any GE Money Bank branch to begin making mobile payments. More

ARM, Gemalto and G&D introduce alternative to NFC secure elements

December 18th, 2012

Trustonic, a joint venture set up by the three companies, will provide TSMs and service providers with the key to their own secure area within a trusted execution environment on an ARM processor, in exchange for a one-off fee, providing an alternative to secure element chips for applications requiring low- to mid-range security. 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

Auchan picks mobile barcodes for France’s MCX

December 12th, 2012

“Our goal is to create the m-payment standard within the retail sector, independent of any telephone operators and banks,” says the head of Flash’n Pay, a new mobile wallet brand that has been created by one of the country’s largest grocery retailers and is set to go head to head with the French carriers’ NFC-based Cityzi service. More

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