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    Nepal Bank to launch NFC and tokenization in July

    May 13th, 2015

    Nepal Bank is set to become the first in the country to launch an NFC mobile payment service, using a solution provided by Nuspay that also makes use of tokenization. The service is currently “in… More

    Join NFC World for a free webinar on NFC transport ticketing

    May 8th, 2015

    The next event in NFC World’s free educational webinar series will be held at 15:00 BST on Thursday 21 May, when the GSMA and invited experts will explain how to deliver standardised Mifare ticketing services… More

    Payments veteran Buffy Duke joins Carta

    May 8th, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: Transaction technology provider Carta Worldwide has hired Elizabeth “Buffy” Duke as its vice president of business development. Duke’s 25 year career has included senior positions at MasterCard, C-Sam and Network for Electronic Transfers… More

    RapidNFC shows off tamper-proof tags

    May 8th, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: Tag supplier RapidNFC has introduced a tamper proof NFC tag designed to self-destruct if it is removed, stopping the tag being re-sited from one location to another and ensuring that a tag intended for a specific asset cannot be placed on another. More

    Starbucks opens express store with mobile POS ordering

    May 7th, 2015

    Visitors to Starbucks’ newly opened express store on Wall Street in New York are being met by one of the coffee chain’s employees upon entry, who then takes their order using a handheld device. “Getting… More

    EMV claims 32% of global card-present transactions

    May 7th, 2015

    Some 32% of all chip card-present transactions conducted globally between January and December 2014 used the EMV chip card standard, EMVCo has revealed, with adoption rates of EMV payment cards increasing in every region worldwide to total 3.4bn by the end of last year. More

    Saracens fans get contactless payment wristbands

    May 6th, 2015

    Supporters of Saracens rugby union club have been given prepaid contactless wristbands that let them pay for food and drink with a tap at the club’s Allianz Park stadium in north London, as well make payments outside… More

    Barclaycard’s bPay band set for relaunch

    May 6th, 2015

    Barclaycard is to shut down its first generation bPay prepaid contactless wristband at the end of the month and will launch “a newly designed wristband that’s lighter, slimmer and comes in a choice of colours… in a couple of months”…. More

    O2 buys out Weve partners and drops mobile payment plans

    May 5th, 2015

    O2, one of the three UK mobile network operators that formed the mobile commerce joint venture Weve three years ago, has bought out partners EE and Vodafone to operate the brand as a wholly-owned subsidiary — and… More

    Qualcomm and NXP team up for NFC on Snapdragon platforms

    May 5th, 2015

    Qualcomm Technologies is working with NXP to integrate NXP’s NFC and embedded secure element (eSE) solutions into reference designs for its Snapdragon 800, 600, 400 and 200 processor-based platforms, mobile chipsets which already lie at… More

    NFC gets top marks for helping Barcelona kids get to school

    May 5th, 2015

    Six schools in Barcelona are issuing contactless cards to students who use public transport so that parents can track them on their journey to school and be notified when their child has arrived safely. Assistants… More

    Apple Watch carries NFC components from NXP and AMS

    May 1st, 2015

    A teardown of the Apple Watch shows a design centred on a custom processor with NFC components from NXP and AMS, ABI Research has revealed. The device includes NFC so that wearers can make Apple Pay contactless… More

    Tattoos confound Apple Watch wrist detection, making Apple Pay “unusable”

    May 1st, 2015

    Apple Watch owners with tattooed wrists have been reporting that their smartwatches are not functioning properly as the LED-based heart monitor built into the devices experiences difficulty detecting that the watch is being worn — an issue which impacts the use of Apple Pay among other features such as receiving notifications, placing phone calls and using some applications. More

    84% of banks and retailers plan to invest in mobile payment technology

    May 1st, 2015

    The “overwhelming majority” of financial institutions and retailers are currently investing or planning to invest in new payment technologies within the next 18 to 24 months, with online (86%) and mobile payment technologies (84%) topping… More

    Yandex offers mobile payments at 1,300 Ukraine fuel stations

    May 1st, 2015

    Ukrainian drivers can now pay for fuel at more than 1,300 outlets across the country using a mobile payment service launched by Russian internet company Yandex, in partnership with PrivatBank and MasterCard. To use the service,… More

    MCX appoints interim CEO after Best Buy announces support for Apple Pay

    April 29th, 2015

    MCX CEO Dekkers Davidson has left the retailer-led consortium to “pursue other opportunities” in the same week it was announced that founder member Best Buy will roll out support for rival mobile payments service Apple… More

    MCX confirms it will launch CurrentC this summer in a “mid-sized market”

    April 28th, 2015

    Retailer owned mobile payments consortium MCX has confirmed to NFC World that it will launch its CurrentC mobile wallet in an unspecified mid-sized US market soon, following the announcement that founder member Best Buy will begin… More

    Starwood guests unlock hotel rooms with Apple Watch app

    April 28th, 2015

    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has launched an app for the Apple Watch that enables wearers to tap their device to unlock hotel room doors via Bluetooth. The SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) app incorporates the… More

    MCX member Best Buy to accept Apple Pay across the US

    April 28th, 2015

    US retail giant Best Buy, a founder member of retailer-led consortium MCX which requires members to exclusively support its own yet-to-launch mobile payments service, has announced that it will accept Apple Pay NFC payments in… More

    Discover to add support for Apple Pay

    April 27th, 2015

    Apple Pay will be supported by all major US credit card companies “beginning this fall” after Discover announced plans to join Visa, MasterCard and American Express in letting its cardholders add cards and make NFC… More

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