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    21 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 November 2016, 14:15

    DigiTally project enables mobile money transfers without network coverage

    A project enabling mobile money transfers to take place at the point of sale in areas of less-developed countries with poor or no mobile network coverage has been unveiled, by removing the reliance on SMS messaging, and, instead, allowing two people to conduct a payment by copying short authentication codes between their phones.

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    NFC

    21 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 November 2016, 08:59

    Criminals reported to have used NFC mobile phones in Tesco Bank attack

    UPDATE The criminals behind a Tesco Bank attack used NFC mobile phones to launder money stolen during a theft that saw about 9,000 customers affected by fraudulent transactions worth an estimated £2.5m (US$3.1m), according to a report in The Sunday Times.

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    21 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 November 2016, 12:11

    Apple patent reveals plans to add Siri to iMessage for P2P payments

    Apple is investigating the possibility of adding the functionality of its Siri virtual assistant to its iMessage service that would enable iPhone users to perform P2P payment transactions, a recent patent published by the US Patent and Trademark Office reveals.

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    NFC

    21 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 November 2016, 11:51

    Optus adds smart coffee cup to contactless payments range

    Australian mobile network operator Optus has updated its range of contactless payment accessories to include a SmartCup — a coffee cup that includes the new Optus Pay PayTag in its base allowing consumers to make contactless payments up to US$100 at any payment terminal that accepts Visa PayWave.

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    18 November 2016 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 17 November 2016, 17:07

    UK bank to extend trial of behavioural biometrics security

    UK bank Natwest has trialled a behavioural biometrics system designed to offer continuous authentication throughout an online banking session, using more than 500 behaviour patterns to identify users and prevent fraud from unauthorised logins and automated attacks.

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    NFC

    17 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 November 2016, 10:47

    Android Pay launches in Poland

    Android Pay has begun rolling out across Poland, allowing consumers with compatible devices to make payments at more than 400,000 retail locations in the country that accept contactless payments. The service launches with support from Mastercard and Visa along with Alior Bank, Bank Zachodni WBK and T-Mobile Banking Services.

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    16 November 2016 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 16 November 2016, 12:05

    NFC Forum calls on manufacturers to join NFC Tag Certification Program

    The NFC Forum is calling on NFC tag manufacturers to join its new Tag Certification Program, which aims to provide global standards of interoperability with NFC-enabled mobile devices, as well as establishing tag compliance with the NFC Forum’s technical specifications.

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    16 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 16 November 2016, 11:56

    Finland to get multi-bank P2P mobile payments platform

    Finnish consumers will be able to make P2P mobile payments using a mobile phone number from March 2017 through Siirto, a new platform unveiled by ATM operator Automatia — a company owned by three of the country’s banks including OP Bank Group, Nordea Bank and Danske Bank.

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    16 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 16 November 2016, 11:36

    16m NFC-ready POS terminals worldwide in 2016

    Annual shipments of NFC-ready POS terminals are anticipated to reach an estimated 16.1m units worldwide this year, Berg Insight reveals, with more than 90% of new units shipped across Europe and North America supporting the technology. On a global basis, almost three out of every five POS terminals shipped in 2016 included NFC.

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    QR

    16 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 November 2016, 10:48

    RBL Bank brings Masterpass QR mobile payments to India

    Customers of India’s RBL Bank can now make QR code-based mobile payments using Mastercard’s Masterpass QR mobile payments solution, which has been integrated as a payment option within the bank’s OnGo mobile wallet.

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    April 27th, 2017

    This week's news

    1. Apple marks Earth Day with Apple Pay donations
    2. WeChat Pay and offline mobile payments see “incredibly high” uptake in China
    3. Visa EMV transactions pass 1bn in the US
    4. Singapore banks add in-store QR code payments to mobile apps
    5. US Bank ties credit card points to mobile payments
    6. Mahindra Comviva explores the evolution of digital payments in India
    7. Amazon gets approval for digital wallet in India
    8. Orange to launch mobile-only bank with NFC payments and AI
    9. Bank of Korea signs up retailers for coinless society trial
    10. Six Dutch banks to take Belgium’s Payconiq to the Netherlands
    11. NXP and GCL Technologies offer NFC tamper evident closure solution for wine and spirits brands
    12. Mastercard tests biometric payments card in South Africa
    13. Pizza Hut: The Internet of Things is becoming the Internet of Commerce
     
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