EDITORIAL: UK contactless payments; minimum amount drop, maximum amount rises

This post was first released on Monday 31st August. Contactless Intelligence Weekly News Review Editorial – Week 36, 2015: September in the UK will see the start of a couple ...

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G&D introduces US debit compliant EMV dual interface card

Giesecke & Devrient’s next generation Dual Interface EMV product is the only product available today that provides all features needed for full compliance with the Durbin Amendment, says the company. ...

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Samsung Gear S2 will enable Samsung Pay

Samsung’s Gear S2 will have its first public outing at the IFA electronics show this week, in Berlin. The smartwatch, which also comes in a classic version will launch properly ...



Sony takes first flight with Wena wearable

Sony has developed a new smartwatch, called Wena Wrist, which offers modern ...

Coin stages a comeback with NFC addition

Contactless Intelligence covered Coin back in November 2013. Coin was announcing a ...


With just a few months to go before the annual industry gathering ...

DC Tag for tap and pay

We have seen a variety of wearables in the UK that can ...

TSYS publishes new white paper; thriving in a tokenisation-enabled ecosystem

TSYS has published a new white paper titled “How European Issuers Can ...

Take your pulse to make your payment

Canadian company Nymi has announced the successful trial of its Nymi Band ...

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Good idea to get Wolverine to demo his bPay jacket!

A contactless-payment jacket. Is this going to be a thing now?

This brand-new Contactless Jacket is from Lyle & Scott’s new innovation team who have attempted to create a high tech contactless payment jacket for the urban environment (my phrasing). While it looks just like any normal jacket it actually offers something a little different. That’s because the company has partnered up with bPay by Barclaycard […]

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Gemalto Partners with Samsung for the launch of Samsung Pay in Europe

Gemalto has joined forces with Samsung to accelerate the deployment of Samsung Pay through Gemalto’s Allynis Trusted Service Hub (TSH)​. Samsung Pay is a simple and secure mobile payment service that is looking to provide wider acceptance with both NFC and MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission) working in most of merchant locations. Gemalto and Samsung are […]

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ITSO Limited Becomes GlobalPlatform Member

GlobalPlatform, the organization which standardizes the management of applications on secure chip technology, today welcomes ITSO Limited as its latest Public Entity Member. ITSO is a non-profit distributing organization that oversees the ITSO Specification* for smart ticketing in the United Kingdom. As a Public Entity Member, ITSO will contribute to the GlobalPlatform Advisory Council and […]

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RBC granted US mobile payment security-related patent

RBC (royal Bank of Canada) has been awarded a patent on its Secure Cloud payment and security technology by the United States Patent Office. The patent covers use of secure tokens by our clients to facilitate payments from mobile devices. Secure Cloud technology enables RBC clients, who want to use their mobile device for transactions, […]

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Viva la contactless revolution

by Paul Underwood, Managing Director of Thames Card Technology. UK consumers have been able to ‘tap & pay’ with their contactless cards for nearly eight years now. Barclaycard issued its first contactless cards as early as 2008 and EAT became the first restaurant chain to accept this simpler, quicker form of payment. The UK is […]

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UK Cards Association; £2.5BN spent using contactless cards in first half of 2015, limit rising to £30 today

From today (1st September) the upper limit for contactless payments increases to £30. Payment terminals are being updated to accept the new limit from today and over a number of weeks to ensure national coverage. Once a terminal has updated it will be able to process contactless transactions up to the new £30 limit. Contactless […]

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Payments UK wants Britain to have a ‘World Class’ payment system

Following on from the introduction of the UK Payment Systems Regulator earlier this year, the once bank-run Payments Council was forced to change into a trade association in June this year, calling itself ‘Payments UK’. However, that has not dampened its enthusiasm in wanting to support the rapidly evolving payment industry in the UK and […]

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Fujitsu acquires smart ticketing specialist ACT

Fujitsu has acquired ACT (Applied Card Technologies), the digital ticketing solutions provider. The multimillion pound acquisition will support Fujitsu as it further expands its presence in the transport sector. ACT’s technology will enable Fujitsu to provide cloud-based ticketing systems and solutions to transport operators, allowing them to offer passengers a fast, stress-free, convenient service, says […]

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