NXP brings NFC innovations into the automotive industry

NXP Semiconductors N.V. is looking to expand its NFC leadership to the automotive industry with the launch of a complete portfolio of automotive-qualified NFC products, enabling drivers and passengers to ...


Ralph Lauren get closer to its customers with mobile proximity technology

Ralph Lauren has taken over the 15 window displays at Harrods on London’s Brompton Road to support the launch of its Polo Ralph Lauren line using mobile proximity technology. To ...


Kili Technology Unveils First mPOS Solution-on-a-Chip, creates Dream Payments

Kili Technology Corporation, a rapidly growing developer of secure, low-cost payment processing solutions, has unveiled what they call ‘the industry’s most highly integrated line of secure Solution-on-a-Chip (SoC) processors for ...

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Swirl Ad Exchange launches, powered by Beacon technology

Mobile marketing technology company Swirl Networks Inc. is launching their Swirl Ad ...

Diamonds (and NFC) could be a girls best friend

A Tokyo-based jewelry maker has found a way to mix technology with ...

MasterCard and Zwipe launch world’s first biometric contactless payment card

MasterCard and Zwipe has announced their partnership for the launch of the ...

Use S-Money to Tweet some cash

We reported earlier this week on French bank Groupe BPCE  allowing all ...

Londoners on the move with contactless

Traveling around London with contactless is quick, easy and secure. You don’t ...

Contactless payment has expanded for Londoners

Your contactless payment card will now get you around London on the ...

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GURU POST: iPhone, NFC & Apple Pay: How Should Banks React?

By Martin Cox, Global Head of Sales at Bell ID. After years of speculation, Apple has finally revealed its mobile payments strategy: Apple Pay. This is good news for (U.S.) iPhone users who want to ‘tap to pay’, but what about the majority of smartphone users who are using an Android device? What about those […]

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NXP’s MIFARE DESFire fires up icash 2.0

MIFARE DESFire based micropayment and smart loyalty scheme is being rolled out by icash Corporation in Taiwan. The new icash 2.0 card allows a faster, easier and more secure shopping experience for customers, a next generation micropayment and smart loyalty scheme running on NXP’s MIFARE DESFire technology. Consumers expect quick service and retailers’ acceptance of […]

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Juniper Research: Apple Pay, HCE to push NFC payment to over 500 Million users in next four years

A new report from Juniper Research has found that there will be some 516 million mobile users of NFC (Near Field Communication) contactless payment services by the end of 2019, up from 101 million this year. The report argued that Apple’s introduction of an NFC-based payment mechanism – Apple Pay – would stimulate the wider […]

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Vantiv and VeriFone launch “Secure Your Future Today” campaign

Some merchants in the US (Walmart, CVSV and Rite Aid) may be turning off NFC-enabled transactions at their POS but in a new campaign just launched, Vantiv, Inc., a provider of payment processing services and related technology solutions for merchants and financial institutions of all sizes, and VeriFone Systems, Inc., have announced the launch of […]

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US pharmacy chains may be choosing MCX over Apple Pay by shutting off NFC at their POS

There have been a number of reports in the trade media concerning the shutting off of NFC terminal capabilities at the POS for two US drugstores in an attempt to shut out Apple Pay ahead of the launch of retailer-backed platform CurrentC in 2015. In a leaked internal memo published on SlashGear, it was revealed […]

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EDITORIAL: Apple Pay launches, cash gets tweeted, cards go biometric…

Contactless Intelligence Weekly News Review Editorial – Week 43 2014: After Apple’s big announcement concerning Apple Pay, the question on everyone’s mind was “When will it launch?” Last week, the date announced by Apple during their developers conference was the 20th October – today! This is it – D-Day, or Pay-Day rather… With another 500 […]

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Driving forward with Tokenization and HCE – new paper from the SPA

The Smart Payment Association (SPA) have released a new paper that seeks to clarify the relationship between Tokenization and HCE, and evaluates the potential impact of Apple Pay. The SPA also attempts to set out why smart card technology represents the perfect baseline for a new generation of payment instruments that fulfil the needs expressed […]

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Bell ID launches tokenization manager solution

Payment credential management specialist, Bell ID, has launched its Tokenization Manager software. The solution will be used by card issuers and merchants to enhance security and limit fraud by facilitating tokenized payments.    EMV payment tokenization is the process of replacing a personal account number (PAN) with a unique identifier, known as a ‘payment token’. The payment […]

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FEATURED: Mobey Day 2014 – The HCE tap is open, let NFC services flow

By Sirpa Nordlund, Executive Director, Mobey Forum I was prepared for Mobey Forum’s third annual Mobey Day event to be a lively affair. Bringing banks together with, amongst others, GSMA, chip manufacturers and mobile payment software providers to discuss the future of near field communication (NFC) was always going to ignite debate. What I was less […]

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MasterCard brings contactless payment to the 2014 World Series

MasterCard is bringing contactless acceptance to ballpark food and beverage concessions at the 2014 World Series through a partnership with mobile technology leader MLB Advanced Media, enabling fans to make payments using a variety of NFC-enabled devices and services, including the newly introduced Apple Pay. These two ballparks will be the first professional sports facilities […]

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Apple Pay available to millions of Visa and Mastercard cardholders in US from Monday

In readiness for mondays launch of Apple Pay in the US, both Visa and MasterCard have announced to their U.S. consumers that via the iOS 8.1 update on Monday, October 20th Apple Pay will be available to both Visa and MasterCard cardholders on their iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. […]

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NFC Forum Approves KEOLABS’ Validation Solution

KEOLABS, a provider of testing tools and services for smart objects and NFC, has announced the NFC Forums’ accreditation of its NFC Forum Digital Validation Solution. This solution allows companies designing NFC capable products to verify the strict conformance of their protocol implementation to NFC Forum standards and thus ensure interoperability with other NFC products […]

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