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    Pakistan to add payments to National IDs

    January 24th, 2017

    Mastercard is to work with the Government of Pakistan’s National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) to introduce a system that will enable Pakistani citizens to use their identity cards to conduct financial transactions. “We are excited to partner with Nadra Technologies to turn the National ID card into a singular touch point for payments and remittances, and thus open up avenues that minimise handling of cash in favour of a more secure electronic payment method,” says Mastercard’s Khalid Elgibali.

    Austrians to open bank accounts from home using online video ID service

    January 24th, 2017

    Customers of Austria’s Erste Bank und Sparkassen can now open a current or student account using video-based online identification through either a mobile device or desktop computer, saving the “time and effort involved in visiting… More

    PKO Bank Polski customers get Trusted Profiles to access government services using banking ID

    November 9th, 2016

    Some 35,000 customers of Polish bank PKO Bank Polski have created Trusted Profiles which allow them to log in to government services, file an application for an ID card or driving licence, obtain a criminal… More

    Office 365 users get NFC access

    September 10th, 2015

    ID card provider HID Global has integrated its ActivID Tap Authentication solution with Microsoft’s Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS) to allow users of Microsoft Office 365 to access corporate cloud applications, data and services by tapping a smartcard against an NFC device. “It supports Microsoft Windows laptops and desktops, Android-based tablets and other mobile devices via NFC,” HID Global says.

    Canadian carriers sign up for independent Suretap platform

    June 23rd, 2015

    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. Mobile network operators Bell, Telus, Koodo and Virgin… More

    Hungarian Mobile Wallet Association reports NFC pilot results

    July 7th, 2014

    Participants in The Hungarian Mobile Wallet Association’s MobilTarca NFC pilot made 41,000 payments valued at more than 120 million HUF (US$525,000) during the first 12 months of the trial, the association has revealed. Users also… More

    NICE rolls out Masabi mobile ticketing and payments in Nassau County

    June 6th, 2014

    Veolia Transportation is rolling out a mobile ticketing and payment service on the NICE bus and paratransit system in New York’s Nassau County, in partnership with mobile ticketing and payment provider Masabi. The roll out… More

    Rogers expands Suretap NFC wallet with support for prepaid and gift cards

    April 14th, 2014

    Canadian carrier Rogers Communications has added support for multiple card types to its Suretap wallet service. The new NFC-enabled cards include a Rogers prepaid MasterCard and gift cards from a range of merchants including Swiss… More

    BadgePass rolls out NFC eID

    March 12th, 2014

    Employee ID specialist BadgePass is now making Allegion’s aptiQmobile NFC-based access control system commercially available to its clients, enabling customers to issue mobile credentials directly from BadgePass software to employees’ smartphones in the same way they issue physical cards today.

    NXP to demo NFC national ID app

    March 6th, 2014

    An Android NFC app that lets German citizens use their national ID card to prove their identity in a variety of situations is to be presented by the German Federal Ministry of the Interior at… More