PARTNER NEWS: Crédit Agricole has added support for Visa cards to its HCE mobile payments service, enabling both Mastercard and Visa cardholders to make use of its Ma Carte application and Paylib, the French interbank payment brand, for the first time... More
PARTNER NEWS: HCE and NFC mobile payment platform provider Dejamobile has raised €2.5m from Newfund and from François Enaud, former chairman and CEO of the Steria Group... More
The contactless spending limit in France will increase from €20 (US$21) to €30 (US$32) at the end of this year... More
PARTNER NEWS: Groupement des Cartes Bancaires (GIE CB), the French bank card association which pioneered the use of chip cards for payments in the 1980s, has selected Pure, Gemalto’s white label mobile wallet solution, to enable its member banks to more quickly deploy their own NFC mobile and in-app payment services by bypassing one-to-one negotiations with international payment schemes... More
French bank Societe Generale is to offer retail customers in France the chance to replace their current Visa cards with ones featuring a dynamic security code developed by Oberthur Technologies... More
French bank card association Cartes Bancaires has issued certification for a dynamic security code payment card developed by Oberthur Technologies... More
Oberthur Technologies (OT) is working with retail payment operator STET and Cartes Bancaires CB Group (GIE-CB), the regulatory body for the payment card system, to roll out mobile payment services in France... More
Groupement des Cartes Bancaires CB, the French bank card association which pioneered the use of chip cards for payments in the 1980s, expects to enable member banks to issue customers with keyfobs supporting fingerprint payments by the end of this year... More
Technical specifications have been finalised, the French government is providing €20m to promote the adoption of NFC services and four mobile network operators and four banks have announced they will deploy NFC services nationally in the spring of 2012. More
Membership of the NFC Forum is continuing to grow at a rapid pace. Handset manufacturers, mobile service providers, payment services providers, chip makers, solution developers, municipalities and academic institutions have all recently joined up. More
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