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    Partner news HCE

    17 March 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 March 2017, 14:07

    Lothian Buses to offer HCE mobile payments for public transport in Scotland

    PARTNER NEWS: Scottish commuters using public transport services operated by Lothian Buses will soon be able to pay for their journeys using a host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payment service powered by Nevis Technologies, the joint venture between Scotland’s largest regional transport group Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) and technology provider Rambus.

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    NFC

    15 March 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 March 2017, 13:50

    Australian banks brand non-NFC alternatives to Apple Pay ‘unrealistic’

    Relying on Android or alternatives to NFC for successful mobile payment services in a country with one of the world’s largest iPhone market shares and high contactless card use is “unrealistic”, the group of Australian banks seeking access to the iPhone’s NFC functionality say in their latest submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

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    NFC

    14 March 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 14 March 2017, 15:00

    Tag Heuer unveils connected watch range with Android Pay

    Luxury watchmaker Tag Heuer has unveiled the second generation of its connected watch range, powered by Google’s Android Wear 2.0 operating system and offering host card emulation (HCE) payments through Android Pay.

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    Partner news NFC

    13 March 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 March 2017, 17:09

    Nintendo Switch includes STMicroelectronics NFC technology

    PARTNER NEWS: Nintendo has integrated a range of advanced semiconductor solutions from STMicroelectronics into the main console and controllers of its latest Nintendo Switch gaming device. The solutions include motion sensors, STM32 microcontrollers, a touch-screen controller IC and an NFC controller IC.

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    NFC

    13 March 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 March 2017, 17:00

    Hasbro to create new beat with NFC music mixing game

    A music mixing game that lets players create and share new tunes by mixing elements of their favourite songs contained on NFC-enabled cards is to be released globally by toy and board game provider Hasbro in September 2017.

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    NFC

    13 March 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 March 2017, 13:06

    MSC Cruises passengers to get onboard mobile payments and tailored holidays with NFC, beacons and biometrics

    Holidaymakers aboard ships belonging to MSC Cruises will soon be able to make onboard payments, tailor their individual holiday preferences and access features such as a digital personal advisor through facial recognition technology, NFC and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons, plus a mobile app and interactive cabin TV screens.

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    Tokens

    9 March 2017 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 9 March 2017, 16:22

    Wearable payments platform to be tested on three continents

    A digital cash service allowing consumers — including those without bank accounts — to load money onto a range of wearable items and make contactless payments in retail outlets will roll out across “eight or nine countries” in North America, Europe and Africa from April 2017.

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    9 March 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 March 2017, 13:49

    Sweden becomes first Nordic country to get 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.

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    8 March 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 March 2017, 14:51

    Offers increase US mobile payment transaction frequency in stores by 50%

    Transaction-based incentives are driving the use of mobile payments both in-store and in-app across the US, research from Auriemma Consulting Group (ACG) shows, with those who received an incentive to use mobile payments in-store over a one-week period doing so 4.6 times compared to 3.1 times for those not offered an incentive.

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    Partner news NFC

    7 March 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 7 March 2017, 17:09

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

    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.

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    April 24th, 2017

    This week's news

    1. Orange to launch mobile-only bank with NFC payments and AI
    2. Bank of Korea signs up retailers for coinless society trial
    3. Six Dutch banks to take Belgium’s Payconiq to the Netherlands
    4. NXP and GCL Technologies offer NFC tamper evident closure solution for wine and spirits brands
    5. Mastercard tests biometric payments card in South Africa
    6. Pizza Hut: The Internet of Things is becoming the Internet of Commerce
    7. Mastercard rolls out Messenger payment bots with US retailers
    8. Kiwi millennials want biometrics for payments
    9. Zelle processed 170m P2P payments in 2016
    10. Meet NFC World partners at Seamless Asia
    11. PayPal heads in-store with Android Pay and Wells Fargo
    12. Square to launch physical debit card?
    13. Lloyds to trial biometrics for online banking
     
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