UnionPay launches HCE mobile QuickPass in South Korea

Bankcard association UnionPay International has launched its host card emulation (HCE) and tokenization based mobile payment service in South Korea, enabling its cardholders to pay by tapping their mobile phones. The launch of UnionPay HCE mobile QuickPass is supported by mobile network operator KT and its subsidiary BCcard. More


ASB Bank launches HCE in New Zealand

ASB Virtual

Customers of ASB Bank in New Zealand can now make host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments using ASB Virtual, a new feature in the bank’s mobile banking app that enables payments using a Visa credit or debit card... More


Kiwis warm to mobile payments and biometrics

More than four in ten New Zealanders (41%) would consider using NFC mobile payments today and 44% believe mobile payments will be the next thing to take off, followed by biometrics/facial recognition/fingerprints (21%) and wearable technology (18%), research from MasterCard reveals... More





Jobseekers offered head start on new vacancies with a tap of NFC phone

Jobseekers in Australia, New Zealand, the US and UK could soon be able to get a head start on new vacancies by tapping their NFC phone against signs, posters and window stickers placed in shopping centres and business locations, thanks to a partnership between NFC and contactless platform provider Tapit and mobile and social recruitment app Workible... More







Semble picks Gemalto for NFC in NZ

Semble, the NFC payments joint venture between New Zealand’s carriers and the Paymark payments network, is using Gemalto’s Allynis Trusted Service Hub to secure over-the-air provisioning of payment credentials to users’ NFC devices... More


Westpac NZ offers NFC stickers

Westpac New Zealand is to offer customers contactless stickers they can attach to the back of their mobile phone to make NFC payments at more than 15,000 contactless POS terminals across the country... More


Semble begins NFC pilot in NZ

Semble, the NFC payments joint venture between New Zealand’s carriers and the Paymark payments network, has begun testing its NFC mobile payment solution with 250 of the company’s shareholders and stakeholders in Auckland and Wellington... More



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