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 Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:09:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 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 Deutsche Bank unveils loyalty-first mobile wallet venture https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/11/15/358540/deutsche-bank-unveils-loyalty-first-mobile-wallet-venture/ Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:49:21 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=58540 Deutsche Bank has launched Yunar, a wholly-owned subsidiary startup that is taking a loyalty-first approach to building out a fully featured mobile wallet by initially offering a simple way to manage up to 200 loyalty points schemes — and then gradually adding a range of mobile payments and banking services as adoption takes off. “By […]

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Chase to issue contactless cards to “millions” of US credit and debit cardholders https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/11/14/358526/chase-to-issue-contactless-cards-to-millions-of-us-cardholders/ Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:49:11 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=58526 Chase, the largest credit card issuer in the US, is to begin issuing contactless Visa credit cards to “millions” of customers during the first half of 2019. Debit card holders will begin receiving contactless cards during the second half of the year. The announcement follows a prediction made by Visa CEO Alfred F Kelly earlier […]

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Network West Midlands integrates its transit card with Google Pay https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/11/14/358521/network-west-midlands-integrates-its-transit-card-with-google-pay/ Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:08:15 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=58521 UK regional transportation operator Network West Midlands is piloting a new service that lets its Swift transit card holders store their cards in Google Pay, enabling Android NFC phone owners to tap on to West Midlands Metro trams without needing to first open an app or select their Swift card. The transit operator is just […]

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Android patches add NFC support for Google’s Titan security keys https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/11/14/358517/android-patches-add-nfc-support-for-google-titan-security-keys/ Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:02:22 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=58517 Google has fixed an issue which prevented their Titan security keys, launched in August, from authenticating with Android devices via NFC. “While other keys from brands like Yubico did offer NFC support, the Titan firmware just wasn’t ready and Google released the keys with the promise of a quick update to address the NFC issue,” […]

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Fossil launches sports watch with NFC payments https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/11/13/358514/fossil-launches-sports-smartwatch-with-nfc-payments/ Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:34:44 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=58514 Watchmaker Fossil has added a Wear OS smartwatch to its range of NFC-enabled wearable payments devices. The Fossil Sport Smartwatch is based on Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform and features an ultra-light weight design. It is available in six colours and two case sizes (41mm and 43mm) and offers 28 interchangeable strap and bracelet […]

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Veterans charity uses contactless cards to collect donations via NFC https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/11/13/358510/veterans-charity-nfc-contactless-donations/ Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:07:40 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=58510 The Royal British Legion is distributing contactless cards at charity events in the UK which participants can scan with an NFC phone to be automatically directed to a website where they can make a donation using either Paypal or a bank card. The cards, which are passed around at specially organised fundraising pub quizzes, also […]

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PNC Bank to offer dynamic CVV cards to commercial customers https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/11/13/358507/pnc-bank-dynamic-cvv-cards/ Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:56:58 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=58507 PNC Bank is piloting dynamic CVV cards that use an e-ink screen on the reverse of the card to display a continuously updated three-digit CVV security code. The US-based bank plans to begin offering the cards to its Treasury Management division’s commercial cardholders in early 2019. PNC is using cards based on Visa’s Dynamic CVV2 […]

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Singapore Post adds NFC tags to 15,000 mail boxes https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/11/13/358504/singapore-post-adds-nfc-tags-to-15000-mail-boxes/ Tue, 13 Nov 2018 14:26:50 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=58504 Singapore Post has equipped each of its 1,000 mail carriers with a mobile app that they can use to track their deliveries by scanning NFC tags the national postal service has attached to 15,000 delivery points and ‘letterbox nests’ across the island. “With the SmartPost app, tracking, operational and productivity data is logged in real […]

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Google Pay goes live in the United Arab Emirates https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/11/13/358499/google-pay-goes-live-in-the-united-arab-emirates/ Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:23:50 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=58499 “While not officially announced, the United Arab Emirates was added to various Google Pay support pages today, indicating its imminent availability… It is only available through a handful of banks for now… EIB, ENBD, Mashreq, Standard Chartered.”

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Intesa Sanpaolo pilots contactless biometric payment card in Italy https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/11/08/358493/intesa-sanpaolo-pilots-contactless-biometric-payment-card-in-italy/ Thu, 08 Nov 2018 13:54:28 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=58493 Italy’s Intesa Sanpaolo bank has announced Europe’s first pilot test of a contactless biometric payment card. The sixteen week trial will make use of a Mastercard branded card and take place in three cities — Turin, Milan and Rome. Mastercard revealed last month that it was working on a contactless biometric card “to be ready […]

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