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, 21 Aug 2019 17:50:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 https://www.nfcworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/cropped-nfcw-favicon-white-001-32x32.png NFC World https://www.nfcworld.com 32 32 37289602 Contactless transit payments go live in Miami https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/08/21/364193/contactless-transit-payments-go-live-in-miami/ Wed, 21 Aug 2019 17:50:26 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=64193 Passengers using Miami-Dade Transit’s Metrorail service can now pay for their travel using a contactless card issued by Mastercard, Visa or American Express, make mobile payments using Google Pay, Apple Pay and Samsung Pay or select to use Fitbit Pay to pay with a wearable device. The new contactless payment service includes a fare-capping feature […]

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Telia tests 5G face recognition payments https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/08/21/364188/telia-tests-5g-face-recognition-payments/ Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:10:30 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=64188 Finnish carrier Telia is working with OP Bank to test the viability of using a high speed 5G network to deliver face recognition payments to merchants operating in locations without a fixed line connection. The test took place at an ice cream truck located in the car park of Telia’s premises in Vallila. Customers with […]

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Lojas Americanas opens checkout-free automated convenience stores in Brazil https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/08/20/364159/lojas-americanas-opens-checkout-free-automated-convenience-stores-in-brazil/ Tue, 20 Aug 2019 16:45:00 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=64159 Lojas Americanas, Brazil’s largest retailer, has opened the first of a series of Ame Go convenience stores that use a combination of smart shelf sensors, overhead cameras and QR-enabled entry and exit barriers to remove the need to install physical checkout stations. The new stores will vary in size from 250 to 3,000 square feet […]

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Apple rolls out Apple Card, extends 3% cashback offer to third party merchants https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/08/20/364173/apple-rolls-out-apple-card/ Tue, 20 Aug 2019 16:29:34 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=64173 Apple Card is now available to all US consumers, the iPhone maker has announced — and the 3% cashback offered to cardholders who use their card to make an Apple Pay mobile payment for an Apple product will now be available from “more merchants and apps”. “Apple Card’s compelling rewards program, Daily Cash, gives back […]

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Facebook to partner with banks for WhatsApp payments rollout? https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/08/20/364171/facebook-to-partner-with-banks-for-whatsapp-payments-rollout/ Tue, 20 Aug 2019 13:23:33 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=64171 “Unlike in India where it plans to offer direct peer-to-peer payment services, WhatsApp will simply serve as a platform in Indonesia supporting payments via local digital wallets due to tough licensing regulations… The Indonesia model could become a template for WhatsApp to adopt in other emerging markets to get around regulations on foreign players creating […]

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National QR mobile payments service to go live in Indonesia https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/08/20/364163/national-qr-mobile-payments-service-to-go-live-in-indonesia/ Tue, 20 Aug 2019 13:07:52 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=64163 Indonesia’s central bank says it has now completed the development of QRIS, an EMV-compliant national QR Code Indonesian Standard for mobile payments. “QRIS was compiled by Bank Indonesia along with the Indonesia Payment System Association (ASPI), using EMVCo international standards to support broader payment system instrument interconnectedness and accommodate the specific needs of Indonesia, thus […]

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7-Eleven brings mobile self-checkout to New York stores https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/08/20/364154/7-eleven-brings-mobile-self-checkout-to-new-york-stores/ Tue, 20 Aug 2019 12:25:37 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=64154 Shoppers at 7-Eleven stores in New York can now use their mobile phones to self-checkout and pay for their purchases, the convenience store giant has announced. "Mobile Checkout takes convenience to the next level, letting customers in New York City skip the checkout."

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Barclays opens Pingit wearable payments store https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/08/19/364147/barclays-opens-pingit-wearable-payments-store/ Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:00:18 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=64147 Barclays has opened an online store which will offer users of its Pingit mobile payments service a wide range of wearable payments devices, including watches, jewellery, wristbands and key fobs. “Customers will be able to purchase Pingit’s newly released range of fashion and lifestyle accessories embedded with payment capabilities, from key fobs to wearable payment […]

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Chinese airlines to offer NFC baggage tags at Beijing airport https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/08/19/363939/chinese-airlines-to-offer-nfc-baggage-tags-at-beijing-airport/ Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:13:04 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=63939 China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines are introducing NFC-enabled electronic baggage tags that let passengers check in their own luggage and then track its location on their mobile phones, China Daily reports. The service is due to go live at Beijing Daxing International Airport in September 2019. “The e-tag is similar in size to […]

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Italian rail operator to pilot barrier-free transit ticketing https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/08/16/363933/italian-rail-operator-to-pilot-barrier-free-transit-ticketing/ Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:51:17 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=63933 Trentino Trasporti, the transportation operator for the Italian city of Trento, is to be the first to pilot a new transit ticketing concept that uses sensors placed on trains to calculate and charge passengers for fares by automatically detecting when they get on and off a particular service. The sensors work in conjunction with an […]

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