NFC secure element shipments to grow 12% in 2017

Eurosmart

Some 560m NFC secure elements will be shipped worldwide in 2017, representing a 12% increase from 2016, smart security industry association Eurosmart reveals. A total of 495m NFC secure elements were shipped in 2015, which increased by 1% in 2016 to reach 500m units. More



Samsung Pay to launch in India with support from five Visa and Mastercard issuers — and Paytm

Samsung Pay India

Samsung has begun inviting Galaxy phone owners in India to register for early access to Samsung Pay. Customers can opt to pre-register Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and Standard Chartered Bank debit or credit cards and SBI Cards credit cards today with support for American Express and Citibank to follow. Paytm’s market leading mobile wallet will also be supported by the service. More



NFC mobile payment users tip more, says Square

Square survey

Customers who pay using NFC mobile payments are more likely to leave a tip, according to a survey by mobile POS provider Square. 73% of customers tipped when using NFC mobile payments compared to 71% who tipped using EMV and 67% who paid using magnetic stripe cards at the point of sale. More


Samsung Pay launches in Australia

Samsung Pay Australia

Samsung Pay has launched in Australia with support from American Express and Citibank. The service is available for those with compatible Samsung smartphones, with specific availability varying by local operator. More











Coin unveils EMV-ready Coin 2.0 with NFC

Coin

Connected device maker Coin has released a new version of its electronic magnetic stripe card that is EMV-ready and incorporates NFC, allowing users to store credit and debit cards and make both contactless and swipe payment transactions for in-store purchases... More




MasterCard discusses how Samsung Pay works

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Samsung Pay, the tokenized mobile payment system introduced with the Samsung Galaxy S6, will first attempt to use NFC and then fall back to magnetic stripe emulation technology to offer widest compatibility with merchant terminals, MasterCard’s Matt Barr has told NFC World... More



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