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 Wed, 15 May 2019 11:58:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2 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 Report highlights discrepancies between what technology users want and what they adopt https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/05/17/362727/report-highlights-discrepancies-between-what-technology-users-want-and-what-they-adopt/ Fri, 17 May 2019 11:48:22 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62727 Despite greater than ever use of smart devices for banking and payments and a desire for the latest technologies, Europeans are some of the most cautious adopters, according to a survey of 15,000 consumers in Europe, America and Australia. ING International Survey – New Technologies 2019 found that nearly 70% of Europeans now use smart […]

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Erste Bank adds NFC to its QR mobile payments app https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/05/17/362722/erste-bank-adds-nfc-to-its-qr-mobile-payments-app/ Fri, 17 May 2019 11:11:53 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62722 Hungarian bank Erste has upgraded its Erste MobilePay application for Android phones to include NFC functionality, enabling customers to use their phones for contactless payment. The service is available with Mastercard and Maestro-branded bank cards and was introduced on 7 May. It is being extended to Visa cards from June. More than 10,000 customers are […]

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Alipay and WeChat Pay to support common QR code standard for Japan https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/05/16/362720/alipay-and-wechat-pay-to-support-common-qr-code-standard-for-japan/ Thu, 16 May 2019 13:44:09 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62720 “Line and Alibaba Group Holding are among five major internet businesses from Japan and China that will standardize QR codes that are scanned to make payments via smartphones in Japan, Nikkei has learned. The others joining this undertaking are online flea market operator Mercari and mobile carrier NTT Docomo from Japan and Tencent Holdings’ WeChat […]

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Mexico pilots national NFC and QR mobile payments system https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/05/16/362713/mexico-pilots-national-nfc-and-qr-mobile-payments-system/ Thu, 16 May 2019 12:53:45 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62713 Mexico’s central bank Banxico has begun trials of its cashless QR and NFC Cobro Digital (CoDi) electronic payment system with employees of financial institutions including BBVA Bancomer, Citibanamex, Santander, Banorte, Banregio and Fincomun. The system works by using QR codes to make electronic transfers through mobile phones which are linked to a user’s bank account. […]

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Kenyan charity issues contactless wristbands to students for discounted meal payments https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/05/16/362707/kenyan-charity-issues-contactless-wristbands-to-students-for-discounted-meal-payments/ Thu, 16 May 2019 11:31:02 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62707 Kenyan social enterprise Food for Education is speeding up the rollout of its Tap2Eat NFC cash replacement system for subsidised school meals following a successful pilot in three primary schools in Nairobi involving 150 students. Food for Education plans to extend the system to 12 schools by the end of July, a spokesperson told NFCW. […]

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ABI Research forecasts 10bn NFC tags in use by 2023 https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/05/15/362695/abi-research-forecasts-10bn-nfc-tags-in-use-by-2023/ Wed, 15 May 2019 11:21:04 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62695 NFC tags represent an “enormous growth opportunity” and are now “ready for the mainstream”, according to a new forecast by ABI Research which is available to download free of charge from the NFC World Knowledge Centre. ‘NFC tags ready for the mainstream’ was commissioned by NXP and independently produced by ABI Research. More than 10bn […]

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Analysts: Contactless card rollout could push US mobile payment users back to plastic https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/05/14/362689/analysts-contactless-card-rollout-could-push-us-mobile-payment-users-back-to-plastic/ Tue, 14 May 2019 17:21:44 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62689 Familiarity with mobile payments could help to drive adoption of contactless cards in the US but could in turn move those that have already adopted mobile payments back to physical methods of payment, according to a new issue of Auriemma Research’s Mobile Pay Tracker. It suggests that mobile payment users are more open to tapping […]

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GlobalData: Facebook Messenger payments scrapped due to poor adoption https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/05/14/362677/globaldata-facebook-messenger-payments-scrapped-due-to-poor-adoption/ Tue, 14 May 2019 12:34:41 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62677 Facebook’s decision to discontinue its peer-to-peer (P2P) Messenger payments option in the UK and France next month is due to poor adoption of the service by consumers, according to new figures from data analytics company GlobalData. It was revealed in April that Facebook was scrapping the service – which enabled users to exchange money with […]

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MetroRio launches contactless transit ticketing payments in Brazil https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/05/14/362665/metrorio-launches-contactless-payments-in-brazil/ Tue, 14 May 2019 12:20:42 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62665 Brazilian transit operator MetroRio, which runs the Rio de Janeiro Metro, has begun the rollout of contactless payments in partnership with Visa, Banco do Brasil, Bradesco and Cielo, becoming the first transit operator in the world to use the new Visa Secure Access Module (SAM) technology as part of the project. The company’s plans were […]

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Alltown lets drivers use their toll tag to pay for fuel from their car https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/05/14/362675/alltown-lets-drivers-use-their-toll-tag-to-pay-for-fuel-from-their-car/ Tue, 14 May 2019 11:51:10 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62675 “By simply linking an E-ZPass transponder to a separate non-toll account on www.mypaybycar.com, the driver gains a convenient fuel purchase experience similar to the one of driving through an electronic toll lane… When a driver pulls into a forecourt, the transponder and vehicle ID are detected by RFID sensors installed at site entrances.

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