Sweden becomes first Nordic country to get Samsung Pay

Samsung Pay

Samsung Pay has launched in beta across Sweden, the first Nordic country to see the mobile payment service rolled out, with support from debit and credit card providers Mastercard, Mastercard SAS, Visa, Eurocard, and banks Nordea and SEB. Other supporting financial institutions joining “shortly” include Handelsbanken, ICA Banken, Re:member, Swedbank and Ticket Rikskuponger. More


White paper explores how identification technologies are transforming the industrial and commercial landscape

HID Global white paper

A four-page white paper that explores how identification technologies such as RFID, NFC and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) are transforming the industrial and commercial landscape by making it possible for businesses to generate actionable results from large amounts of data is now available to download from the NFC World Knowledge Centre. More


Belgium becomes tenth country to go live with Android Pay

Android Pay has launched in Belgium with support for Mastercard and Visa credit cards from BNP Paribas Fortis, Hello Bank! and Fintro, with debit cards issued by the three banks plus CBC/KBC expected to be supported soon. The mobile payment service is available at more than 85,000 retail locations — including Carrefour, McDonald’s, Media Markt and H&M — that accept contactless payments. More


McDonald’s to roll out mobile order and pay in 20,000 restaurants this year

McDonalds

McDonald’s will launch its mobile order and pay service in 20,000 restaurants in “some of our largest markets including the US” by the end of 2017, with the fast food giant aiming to enhance its digital capabilities and the use of technology to “dramatically elevate the customer experience” and “unlock meaningful growth and increase guest counts”. More


Contactless payments tripled in the UK last year

The UK Cards Association

British consumers made contactless transactions to the value of £25bn (US$30.6bn) last year, up from £7.75bn (US$9.48bn) in 2015, The UK Cards Association reports. One in four card payments in the UK was made using a contactless card in November 2016, up from one in seven at the beginning of the year. More


Mastercard analyzes social media payments buzz

Digital wallets were the new way to pay most discussed by consumers on social media in 2016, the 2017 edition of the Mastercard Digital Payments Study has found, with consumers around the world also increasingly interested in the payments possibilities of virtual reality, artificial intelligence, smart home assistants, wearables, and the Internet of Things... More


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