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    News about PIN.

    Intelligent Environments replaces PINs with emoji passcodes

    June 16th, 2015

    Software provider Intelligent Environments has launched an emoji-only passcode system that lets consumers log into their bank’s mobile app using four emoji characters instead of traditional PINs. Emoji Passcode has been integrated into Intelligent Environments’ Android digital… More

    Apple Pay users in UK will be able to make payments above contactless card limit

    June 10th, 2015

    Customers who choose to use Apple Pay when the service launches in the UK will be able to use the mobile payments service to make transactions over the current contactless limit of £20 (US$30) at… More

    NBO first to pilot contactless in Oman

    June 9th, 2015

    National Bank of Oman (NBO) has become the first in the country to launch a contactless card pilot, in partnership with MasterCard. “The new scheme will allow customers to make payments for small ticket items at the checkout without the need to enter a PIN or sign a receipt,” Times of Oman reports. “The cards, using ‘TapNGo’ technology, are identified as NBO Beam cards.”

    RBC unveils Android M mobile wallet app

    June 2nd, 2015

    Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has developed an app for the Android M Developer Preview that will be used as part of the bank’s RBC Wallet service to let users authenticate themselves using their fingerprint for… More

    India gets PIN-free contactless payments

    May 15th, 2015

    Contactless users in India can make payments of up to Rs2,000 (US$31) without using a PIN, following the Reserve Bank of India’s relaxation of its requirement for two-factor authentication. “Beyond this transaction limit the card has to be processed as a contact payment, and authentication with PIN will be mandatory,” the bank says. “Banks have been advised to put in place suitable velocity checks as considered appropriate.”

    KFC serves up mobile payments in Ghana

    April 15th, 2015

    KFC is letting customers use their phones to pay for meals through mobile network operator Airtel’s mobile money platform in five of the fast-food chain’s stores in Accra, Ghana. “The process is quite simple,” the carrier explained… More

    New Zealand NFC wallet venture Semble goes live

    March 31st, 2015

    Close to one million New Zealanders now have the ability to make NFC payments with the nationwide launch of Semble, a SIM-based mobile wallet introduced by two New Zealand banks, three carriers and payments network… More

    Vodafone combines tokens and SIMs for NFC payments in Europe

    March 30th, 2015

    Vodafone customers in five major European markets will be able to use their Visa cards to make NFC mobile payments from the second quarter of this year with a new SIM-based service that makes use of tokenization technology. More

    Facebook rolls out payments with Messenger app

    March 18th, 2015

    Facebook users in the US will soon be able to make and receive secure mobile payments for free via the social network’s Messenger app. The service is rolling out “over the coming months”, Facebook says…. More

    Seqr promotes mobile payments with cashback offers to users

    March 10th, 2015

    Sweden-based mobile payments provider Seamless is offering users of its Seqr mobile payments service up to 3% cashback on their purchases, “valid on all purchases and effective on top of any other loyalty program or discount.” The offer is designed to persuade more consumers to adopt mobile payments, CEO Peter Fredell has told NFC World, and is financed via a mixture of revenue streams. More

    Burger King puts mobile payments in the fast lane

    February 18th, 2015

    Burger King has begun testing a mobile payments service in Germany that allows customers to place and pay for orders using their mobile phone and then use designated fast lanes at participating restaurants to collect… More

    Young Brits ready to ditch PINs for biometrics

    January 22nd, 2015

    Three quarters of British consumers aged 16 to 24 (76%) say they would feel comfortable using biometric security when making a payment, with more than half keen to see facial recognition, fingerprints and retina scans replace passwords… More

    USAA adds face and voice verification to mobile banking app

    January 19th, 2015

    Financial services group the United Services Automobile Association (USAA) is to enable its members to use biometric authentication, including face and voice verification, to log in to their accounts on their smartphone. The function is expected… More

    Mobile payments platform Sixdots goes live with multiple banks in Belgium

    December 8th, 2014

    Customers of nine banks representing 80% of the Belgian market can now make use of Sixdots, a mobile wallet service that uses a combination of QR codes and a six-digit PIN to make payments in… More

    High value contactless payments arrive in the UK

    November 26th, 2014

    A new service that lets NFC phone users enter their PIN on their mobile device to confirm a high value transaction is making it possible for UK consumers to make contactless payments valued at more… More

    Venmo adds TouchID

    November 18th, 2014

    Users of the Venmo mobile payment app can now sign in with Apple’s TouchID feature on the iPhone 5S, 6 and 6 Plus. “If you have a Apple device with TouchID, you can now use your fingerprint instead of a PIN to access the Venmo app,” the company says.

    Zwipe reports biometric card pilot results

    November 11th, 2014

    Four in ten (42%) of the 200 cardholders who took part in a trial of Zwipe’s biometric payment card conducted by Norway’s Sparebanken say they think the fingerprint security solution is more secure than using a PIN code to verify a transaction. More than 80% of participants also found it to be faster than using a PIN.

    Singtel charges Angry Birds toys to buyers phone bills

    October 21st, 2014

    Singapore carrier Singtel is taking carrier billing into the physical goods world with a pilot test of a service that lets customers order Angry Birds plush toys for delivery to their home address and charge… More

    MasterCard backs Zwipe fingerprint payment card

    October 20th, 2014

    MasterCard has partnered with Zwipe, maker of a contactless payment card that includes an integrated fingerprint biometric sensor, for the commercial launch of the technology following a pilot with Norway’s Sparebanken DIN. More

    Obama signs chip and pin law

    October 20th, 2014

    US President Barack Obama has signed an executive order “directing the government to lead by example in securing transactions and sensitive data” by adding chip and PIN security to payment cards. “He is calling on all stakeholders to join the Administration and a number of major corporations in driving the [US] economy toward more secure standards to safeguarding consumer finances and reduce their chances of becoming victims of identity theft — America’s fastest-growing crime,” the White House says.

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