PARTNER NEWS: Customers using banking apps powered by Mahindra Comviva’s Mobiquity Wallet will soon be able to withdraw cash and top up their mobile wallets at the ATM using either host card emulation (HCE) based NFC or by scanning a QR code, allowing them to save time by preparing transactions on their phone before they get to the cash machine... More
ATM manufacturer Wincor Nixdorf is launching an ATM that will allow customers to withdraw cash using an NFC smartphone or contactless card, or by scanning a QR code... More
ATM manufacturers Diebold and Wincor Nixdorf have partnered to found an association aimed at working to improve cash machine security. The ATM Security Association aims to compile information on recognised and potential attack scenarios, and share it with specific industry groups to rapidly deploy and implement counter-measures at a global level... More
Wincor Nixdorf is to unveil a mobile wallet solution for retailers, supporting both NFC and QR code payments, at the NRF show in New York next week... More
The Australian bank has followed its Kaching mobile payments service with the launch of a point-of-sale application development platform that works with an Android-based POS terminal as well as an add-on for Apple iPhones and iPods and is designed to allow developers to add new types of features for merchants via mobile phone-style apps. More
A survey has found that French consumers are more interested in the idea of using their fingerprint to identify themselves when making a payment than in using a mobile phone for the purpose... More
More than half of UK consumers are distinctly uncomfortable with the idea of contactless payments made through their mobile device, according to new research... More
Despite plans for a major expansion of the high profile pre-commercial NFC trial in Nice and Orange’s ambitions to sell 500,000 NFC phones this year, a survey of French consumer attitudes has found that the majority are not in favour of using a phone to make payments. More
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: ATM top-ups for travel cards • Visa adds mobile app • New boss for Mobey Forum • Washington Metro to go contactless • Square worth $200M? • Madrid picks Mifare Desfire EV1 • Think&Go NFC gets funding • Enstream adds Western Union to Zoompass • All Google staff to get NFC phones? More
The world’s second largest retailer, part of the French Ergosum consortium aiming to launch a large scale NFC project by the end of this year, will begin converting its own brand credit/loyalty cards to contactless next month… More
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