Lloyds to trial biometrics for online banking

Microsoft Hello

Customers of Lloyds Banking Group across the UK will soon be able to log into their online banking accounts using fingerprint or facial recognition through Microsoft’s Windows Hello biometric authentication technology. The banking group is to trial the solution with Lloyds Bank, Halifax and Bank of Scotland customers with Windows 10 devices in the second half of this year. More


Starbucks to add gift cards to iMessage as Mobile Order & Pay grows

Users can send each other Starbucks gift cards in Apple's messaging app

Starbucks customers across the US will soon be able to purchase gift cards using Apple Pay and send them to friends and family within Apple’s iMessage platform. The move comes as the coffee giant reveals it now has approximately nine million mobile paying customers with one in three using Mobile Order & Pay, which accounted for 8% of all transactions made across US stores last month. More



NXP reveals solutions for secure wearables and IoT at CES 2017

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PARTNER NEWS: NXP has unveiled a series of solutions for secure wearables and the Internet of Things (IoT) at CES 2017, including a new test bed to support the development of products and applications using embedded secure element (eSE) technology and a new module to add support for NFC to a wide range of wearables, home appliances and IoT devices... More















Microsoft unveils $200 Lumia 650 handset with NFC

A new Windows 10 smartphone pitched at business users offers NFC connectivity and Microsoft app integration for less than US$200. The Lumia 650 will be available in select European markets beginning February 15, Microsoft says. The device is also expected to include support for host card emulation (HCE). More



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