NFC World https://www.nfcworld.com News and analysis on the emerging technologies transforming how consumers choose what to buy, who to buy from, and how to pay Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:27:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 https://www.nfcworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cropped-nfc-world-site-icon-32x32.png NFC World https://www.nfcworld.com 32 32 37289602 Tappy Christmas! Save the Children raises money with contactless jumpers https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/12/14/358763/tappy-christmas-save-the-children-raises-money-with-contactless-jumpers/ Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:20:12 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=58763 Fundraisers wearing Christmas jumpers containing a contactless card reader built into the sleeve are in place at 16 London tube stations today, to raise funds for Save the Children’s annual Christmas Jumper Day appeal. Developed by Visa’s in-house innovation team, the jumpers allow commuters to automatically donate £2 (US$2.52) to the appeal by simply tapping […]

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Bayern Munich adds NFC ticketing for Apple users at Allianz Arena https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/12/12/358759/bayern-munich-nfc-ticketing-apple-allianz-arena/ Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:38:55 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=58759 Fans of one of Europe’s top soccer clubs will be able to use the NFC functionality in their iPhone or Apple Watch to gain admittance to games at the team’s home stadium from 19 December. They will also be able to use Apple Pay to make purchases at kiosks and fan shops throughout the Allianz […]

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Barclays lets customers use their mobile banking app to restrict the type of stores their card can be used in https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/12/12/358754/barclays-mobile-banking-app-restrict-type-of-stores-card-can-be-used-in/ Wed, 12 Dec 2018 10:32:28 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=58754 Barclays bank account holders in the UK can now use a new feature in their mobile banking app to stop their card from being used to make purchases in one or more of five categories of retailer — grocery stores and supermarkets; restaurants, takeaways, pubs and bars; petrol stations; gambling sites and betting shops; premium […]

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Guess unveils fashion watches with contactless payment bands https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/12/11/358750/guess-unveils-fashion-watches-with-contactless-payment-bands/ Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:21:30 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=58750 Fashion brand Guess has launched a new collection of six watches that include a Barclaycard bPay contactless payment chip embedded in the watch strap. The new Contactless collection includes six watches, three aimed at men and three at women, and is currently available in the UK with prices ranging from £119 to £219 (US$149 to […]

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The world’s biggest electronics store uses NFC tags to let shoppers self-checkout on their mobile phones https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/12/11/358739/worlds-biggest-electronics-store-uses-nfc-tags-to-let-shoppers-self-checkout-on-their-mobile-phones/ Tue, 11 Dec 2018 15:53:25 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=58739 MediaMarktSaturn, Europe’s largest consumer electronics retailer, is piloting a mobile self-checkout service that lets customers add products to their shopping basket by tapping the NFC tag included in the digital price tags of more than 100,000 products on sale at its Hamburg city centre store. “Lengthy queues at the checkout cost customers time and retailers […]

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Singtel adds Apple Pay to Dash mobile wallet https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/12/11/358743/singtel-adds-apple-pay-to-dash-mobile-wallet/ Tue, 11 Dec 2018 15:49:33 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=58743 “Singtel is expanding the payment capabilities of its all-in-one mobile payments app, Dash, to include international mobile payments. Dash customers are now able to use their Visa Virtual Account on the Dash app at millions of online retailers worldwide and merchant points that accept Visa contactless payments. In addition, customers can also use Dash on […]

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Tesco to roll out high value contactless transactions https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/12/11/358740/tesco-to-roll-out-high-value-contactless-transactions/ Tue, 11 Dec 2018 15:46:10 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=58740 “The supermarket giant has said on social media: ‘We are currently in the process of trialling high value contactless payment with Apple Pay in a few of our stores and will be looking to extend this offer to the rest of our stores estate over the coming year.”

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Tech firms to explore next gen payment cards that combine fingerprint sensors with digital displays https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/12/11/358731/next-gen-payment-cards-combine-fingerprint-sensors-digital-displays/ Tue, 11 Dec 2018 13:44:28 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=58731 “By combining the fingerprint sensor with a display, the user experience and security can be significantly enhanced. The display can be used for a range of features including dynamic CVV to address card-not-present fraud, user-specific information such as account balance, or to provide feedback when enrolling the fingerprint. The technology will also be applicable to […]

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Google Pay goes live in France https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/12/11/358725/google-pay-goes-live-in-france/ Tue, 11 Dec 2018 13:35:27 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=58725 Google Pay is now live in France, with support for Boon, Boursarama Banque debit and credit cards, Edenred Ticket Restaurant cards, Lydia prepaid Mastercards, N26 Mastercard debit cards and Revolut Mastercards. With the launch in France, Google Pay is now available in 28 countries: Americas: Brazil, Canada, Chile and the United States. Asia Pacific: Australia, […]

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EU antitrust chief ‘could review’ Apple Pay https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/12/11/358727/eu-antitrust-chief-could-review-apple-pay/ Tue, 11 Dec 2018 13:24:41 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=58727 “EU regulators looked into Apple’s mobile payment service and found it was not market-dominant but they could review it again if they receive formal complaints, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Monday… Critics say that an NFC chip embedded in the Apple iPhone means that Apple Pay is automatically selected when an iPhone user pays for […]

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