EDITORIAL: MasterCard travel coup and the opening of the 2015 CMA

Contactless Intelligence Weekly News Review Editorial – Week 47 2014: If you were in London last Friday taking the Tube, chances are (if you were smart) you used your contactless ...


What do banks think of HCE? Mobey Forum say they have the answer

Mobey Forum, has just published a white paper detailing the results of a survey that outlines the attitudes of its international membership toward the adoption of host card emulation (HCE). ...


Could contactless payments be reaching mainstream in the UK?

According to a whole slew of figures released in the last few days or so, it would appear that contactless payments could be moving out of the experimental phase and ...

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VeriFone @ Cartes 2014 Impressions

Filmed at this years Cartes 2014, this short video gives us a ...

VeriFone @ Cartes 2014 June Felix

VeriFone Europe President – June Felix, talks to Contactless Intelligence on the ...

VeriFone @ Cartes 2014 Raja Ray

Raja Ray, Director of Solutions at Verifone Europe tells Contactless Intelligence why ...

Softcard taps muppet

(Part 1 of 3) This is Tappy from Softcard. Softcard have unveiled ...

Softcard has a new campaign

(Part 2 of 3) “Softcard was actually planning a new digital marketing ...

Softcard to fight for market share

(Part 3 of 3) Since Apple announced Apple Pay and the use ...

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Turn your NFC device into a ‘Flying mPOS’ terminal with OT and Mobeewave

Oberthur Technologies (OT) and Mobeewave, a key player in mobile payments, are announcing a solution – Flying mPOS – turning any NFC device equipped with OT’s PEARL eSE into a secure mobile payment terminal (mPOS). OT and Mobeewave services rely on a disruptive NFC mPOS technology designed to address key actors of the industry, ranging […]

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EDITORIAL: Everything old is new again.

Contactless Intelligence Weekly News Review Editorial – Week 46 2014: If there were prevailing undertones that struck me during this year’s visit to CARTES, it would be reinvention and re-invigoration. Companies showed off brand new corporate designs, presented mergers and acquisitions and newly created divisions to address anticipated emerging markets and generally thanked Apple for […]

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CMA 2015 Nominations Are Open!

And here is the new CMA 2015 trailer to prove it! You’ll start to hear more over the next few weeks about the 2015 awards but for now, remind yourself about the 2014 Winners and ask yourself – “Will I be a winner in 2015?”

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Westpac selects Gemalto’s Mobile Contactless Payment Solution in New Zealand

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, has been selected by Westpac, a leading financial institution in New Zealand, to offer its Optelio Contactless Sticker for mobile payment. Westpac customers attach the sticker to the back of their mobile device to make quick, secure contactless payments. The Optelio Contactless Sticker embeds a secure EMV microprocessor […]

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Device Fidelity acquired by Kili Technologies, creates mobile payment solution company

Kili Technology Corporation, a growing developer of secure, low-cost payment processing solutions have acquired DeviceFidelity, Inc., a company developing plug-and-play Near Field Communication (NFC) and mobile security solutions. The combined companies, says the press release, “…will now offer the industry’s most complete portfolio of mobile payments, security and acceptance solutions globally to help accelerate the […]

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Mexicans get increasingly smarter in travel matters – a new opportunity?

Could Mexico be the next major opportunity for those involved in the contactless/NFC travel business? Air passengers there are increasingly using smartphones and mobile technology to enhance their travel experience,  according to a new survey from air transport IT specialist, SITA. The 2014 SITA/Air Transport World Passenger Survey reports that 89% of Mexican passengers carry […]

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PUSH Technologies gets ready for European rollout of multi-channel mobile marketing

PUSH Technologies have launched their latest-version PUSH SDK for iOS and Android, anticipating the upcoming rollout of its PUSH multi-channel mobile marketing and customer messaging platform in major European markets. Unveiled during the 5th Annual BDigital Apps conference in Barcelona, the new PUSH SDK lets developers of mobile apps running on thousands of Apple and […]

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ABI Research’s Transportation and Ticketing IC Competitive Assessment ranks NXP, Infineon and STMicroelectronics

XP, Infineon, and STMicroelectronics round up the top three positions awarded in ABI Research’s latest Transportation and Ticketing IC Competitive Assessment. NXP topped the Innovation criteria in a closely fought battle with Infineon, which finished just 1.3 points behind. NXP and Infineon’s high Innovation scores were driven by innovative product portfolios with strong support for […]

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EDITORIAL: Turn ons, turn offs, data hacks and the ‘unholy alliance’

Contactless Intelligence Weekly News Review Editorial – Week 45 2014: (Apologies for not posting this Monday’s editorial a little sooner in the week but we were at CARTES. Hopefully you all think this is still relevant and interesting!) It is not normal in this industry to follow a story as it unfolds, grows, exhibits some twists […]

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Giesecke & Devrient joins the FIDO Alliance

Munich-based Giesecke & Devrient (G&D), a specialist in secure communication and identity management, has joined the FIDO Alliance. Studies show that more than two thirds of all users worldwide use just one password to protect their digital identities, surf the net or buy online. This is often detrimental to security. The FIDO Alliance (Fast IDentity […]

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