The SIM-based NFC Canadian mobile wallet SureTap is to be discontinued in August 2016 due to “ongoing changes in the market”, the mobile wallet provider has announced. More
Canada’s Scotiabank has expanded the reach of its SIM-based NFC mobile wallet service to four additional mobile network operators by connecting to EnStream, the joint venture between carriers Bell Mobility, Telus and Rogers Communications that acts as a single connection point between the country’s card issuers and mobile network operators... More
Canadian carrier Rogers has spun off its Suretap NFC mobile wallet service as a separate company, with the brand now operating independently and open to other carriers... More
Royal Bank of Canada’s cloud-based NFC wallet is now available to Virgin Mobile subscribers and to customers with a BlackBerry Z10 or Z30 mobile phone, the bank has announced... More
An NFC mobile payments service is now available to customers of Quebec-based financial institution Desjardins Group... More
The Sydney-based NFC specialist is to use the funds to expand internationally, adding a local presence in South Africa, Israel, India, Mexico, the US, UK, Sweden, Japan, Vietnam, UAE, Singapore and, potentially, China. More
“There are 8,500 issuers in the US and literally it will take them a lifetime to actually work through negotiations with all these issuers,” Google Wallet’s Robin Dua has told developers during an online Q&A session on its recent move to a cloud-based approach to card provisioning. More
Google has unveiled a new version of its Google Wallet service that avoids the requirement for individual payment cards to be loaded onto a secure element. Instead, a prepaid MasterCard which draws funds from linked credit and debit cards is pre-loaded onto the secure element. More
The LG Optimus Elite is now available to pre-order from Virgin Mobile USA for US$149.99... More
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