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BNP Paribas pilots cards with dynamic security codes

October 2nd, 2015

French bank BNP Paribas has begun trialling payment cards on which the three-figure security code is replaced with a small screen displaying a code which automatically changes periodically in order to make online payments more secure. The bank is using Oberthur Technologies’ OT Motion Code solution for the pilot, which involves 1,000 customers. French bank BPCE has also conducted a pilot test of the cards.

Clear2Pay adds certified testing solutions for US move to EMV

October 2nd, 2015

PARTNER NEWS: Conformance testing specialist Clear2Pay Open Test Solutions has received certification from major payment networks for a suite of solutions and services that are designed to make it easier for US merchants, VARs and payment… More

One in three Americans have an EMV card

October 1st, 2015

More than six in ten US credit card holders don’t yet have a chip-enabled card, a survey conducted by with Princeton Survey Research Associates International reveals. “Just 32% of respondents said they have a credit or debit card with a smart chip,” the company says. The findings come as the EMV liability shift takes place across the US today.

Worldpay tests facial recognition for payments in stores

October 1st, 2015

UK-based payment processor Worldpay is conducting trials of a facial biometric verification system for payments in stores, using a prototype device that includes an upward-facing camera embedded into a POS terminal. The PED Cam (PIN… More

Bell ID gets HCE certification from global payment schemes

September 30th, 2015

PARTNER NEWS: Mobile payments specialist Bell ID’s host card emulation (HCE) solution has been certified by three of the largest global payment schemes, the company has announced, making it the first vendor to receive approval… More

Riyad Bank goes contactless with Gemalto

September 29th, 2015

PARTNER NEWS: Saudi Arabia’s Riyad Bank is migrating its entire portfolio to digital security giant Gemalto’s Clarista Contactless EMV card — powered by the industry-standard Multos operating system — making it the country’s first contactless… More

Cyber experts unsure of mobile payment security

September 28th, 2015

Just one in four cybersecurity experts (23%) believe that mobile payments are secure and can keep personal information safe, the 2015 Mobile Payment Security Study from IT professional association ISACA has found. 47% say mobile payments are not secure and 30% are unsure. “87% expect to see an increase in mobile payment data breaches over the next 12 months, yet 42% of respondents have used this payment method in 2015,” the association says.

How to develop a mobile payments roadmap — See it now on NFC World

September 23rd, 2015

NFC World’s ‘How to develop a mobile payments roadmap’ webinar is now available to view online. 584 people signed up to take part in the live event and participants gave the webinar an overall rating… More

Grupo Aval introduces in-store mobile payments and offers in Colombia

September 23rd, 2015

Grupo Aval, Colombia’s largest financial services group, has launched a mobile payment and offers service that lets customers of its Av Villas, Banco de Bogotá, Banco de Occidente and Banco Popular banks make in-store payments… More

Six in ten US consumers yet to receive an EMV card

September 22nd, 2015

Close to six in ten US consumers (59%) have not yet got an EMV card and only 32% of those who have are aware that the US is moving to EMV payments, ABI Research has found. “67% indicated they have not received information from their credit card issuer or bank explaining what EMV means and how it will impact them,” the company adds.

Tascent raises $18.5m for mobile iris ID

September 21st, 2015

Biometric identity solutions provider Tascent has announced a US$18.5m Series A funding round to build out its biometric technology platform. “The Series A round enables Tascent to develop new high-throughput iris recognition and mobile biometric identity solutions, enhancing its product lineup and further expanding its presence in government, enterprise and other market sectors,” the company says.

RapidNFC offers NFC jewellery tags for product authentication

September 17th, 2015

PARTNER NEWS: NFC tag specialist RapidNFC has introduced an NFC Jewellery Tag designed for merchants to use on high-value products including watches, rings and necklaces. This will enable users to tap their NFC devices on… More

Gemalto talks Android Pay

September 16th, 2015

PARTNER NEWS: In a blog published this week, digital security giant Gemalto discusses the launch of Android Pay and the impact it will make on the industry.  “Now that the majority of US consumers have access to mobile payments, we’re excited to see how the industry developers,” writes Gemalto’s Rémi de Fouchier. “It’s looking like 2016 might be the year that NFC mobile payments finally hit the mainstream.”

Absa Bank to pilot new Visa biometric chip card spec

September 16th, 2015

South Africa’s Absa Bank is to be the first to develop a proof of concept trial of a new Visa specification that will enable the use of biometrics to verify EMV chip card transactions. The… More

56% of US consumers unaware of EMV

September 15th, 2015

More than half of US consumers (56%) don’t know what an EMV credit card is and 53% have not yet received one, research from Harbortouch reveals. 60% of consumers with an income of $25,000-$49,999 were unaware of EMV cards compared to 26% earning $150,000 and above. “Only 50.8% feel the technology will make them more secure,” the company adds.

Android Pay requires secure lock screen

September 14th, 2015

Google is requiring users to have a secure lock screen set-up in order to use Android Pay, Droid Life reports. “Google is taking this requirement seriously, saying that they will wipe your Android Pay account of all cards if you try and sign-in but don’t setup a secure lock screen.”

Google launches Android Pay in the US

September 10th, 2015

Google has begun rolling out its Android Pay mobile payment platform across the US today. In-store NFC mobile payments using the system will be possible at more than one million locations within the next few days, with in-app payments and loyalty expected later this year.  More

Australian parliament calls for contactless opt-in

September 7th, 2015

An Australian parliamentary committee is recommending that financial institutions give customers the option to disable contactless payment features. “The committee recommends that financial institutions create an ‘opt in’ function that requires customers to consent to contactless payment technology features being activated on their cards,” the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement writes. The recommendation is one of 14 put forward as part of the committee’s inquiry into financial related crime.

White paper addresses seven key NFC security questions

September 3rd, 2015

A 34-page white paper that addresses key security questions relating to cloud-based payments, tokenization and host card emulation (HCE) technology is now available to download from the NFC World Knowledge Centre. ‘The NFC Security Quiz… More

Gemalto partners with Samsung for the launch of Samsung Pay in Europe

September 3rd, 2015

PARTNER NEWS: Digital security giant Gemalto has partnered with Samsung to drive the deployment of Samsung Pay across Europe, utilising its Allynis Trusted Service Hub (TSH). Both companies are now working with payment issuers to… More

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