KIA Oval is all ‘over’ beacon technology

The KIA Oval launched an interactive digital experience for cricket fans by enabling mobile proximity technology in the grounds. The app, “The KIA Oval”, available for both Android and iPhone ...


GUEST POST: Do HCE mobile payments need additional security?

By Robert Wessels – Technical Sales Consultant, Bell ID.  Since Google announced support for host card emulation (HCE) in Android KitKat 4.4 last year, the industry has been divided. Many recognize the value and ...


‘Bespoke Instant Fundraising Wristbands’ are a real boost for charities

Bristol-headquartered, Hft, a national learning disabilities charity is one of the vanguard of charities who continue to employ new technology to empower their fundraisers to capitalise on spontaneous donations instantly. ...

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MasterCard launches MasterPass in South Africa

MasterCard has launched it’s digital wallet, MasterPass in South Africa providing local ...

EE to bring Cash on Tap to London Underground – also avoids ‘card-clash’?

Transport for London has announced that Contactless Payments are to arrive on ...

INFOGRAPHIC: Market readiness for HCE mobile payments?

By Andre Stoorvogel – Marketing Manager, Bell ID Mobile payments continue to ...
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Smart Cities through MIFARE

Another animated video from NXP; this one concerning Smart Cities. The video ...

Some adverts for contactless transport cards are just plain weird…

Don’t believe me? Then take a look at the latest advert for ...

Switzerland MNO’s move to common NFC platform

Starting in autumn 2014, LEGIC IDConnect will offer application providers and integrators ...

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In London, statues are coming to life thanks to NFC technology.

From August 19th, for approximately one year, 35 statues across London and Manchester will speak their minds! Arts producers Sing London have commissioned some of the nation’s most celebrated writers, actors and comedians to create monologues for a range of iconic statues.  Pass a Talking Statue, engage the NFC tag and get a call back […]

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EDITORIAL: iWallet, NFC, Beacons, HCE & predictions for the next 6 months…

Contactless Intelligence Weekly News Review Editorial – Week 33 2014: August. The time of year when the industry – and all the hard-working people in it – resembles one of those marathon runners after reaching the finishing line after a long race. You know what I mean… The out-of-breath, wide-eyed stare into the distance. The […]

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City of Liverpool takes ‘Giant’ step in digital proximity technology

Liverpool is one of the first cities to use mobile digital proximity technology to enhance visitor experience with venues and events concurrently across the city. The mobile app, I’m@app, uses beacon and geo-fencing technology to enrich visitors’ experience of arts and culture by providing timely and relevant content to the visitor based on their location in the […]

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EDITORIAL: Apple and NFC? The world holds its breath…

Contactless Intelligence Weekly News Review Editorial – Week 32 2014: A touch of sarcasm in a headline never hurt anyone. At least that’s what I keep telling myself. And to be honest, it’s what the technology trade press would have you believe. Especially, if you have been following the latest rumours and ‘leaks’ that continue […]

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MasterCard offers single Priceless platform for SFX dance music fans

MasterCard and SFX Entertainment are to develop a multi-year global partnership that will bring technology solutions to the SFX platform and demonstrate MasterCard’s commitment to music and entertainment. Acting as a technology partner, MasterCard are to simplify the way hundreds of millions of electronic dance music (EDM) fans worldwide can access SFX events, engage with […]

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GUEST POST: Driving Cash down the Value Chain

By Mark Austin, Director of Innovation Development and Product Management, Visa Europe. When the term “the death of cash” first started circulating in the payments industry, the future for coin and paper payments was perhaps not quite as bleak as some suggested. But over recent years, as chip and pin has pioneered the move away […]

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G&D supplies secure SIM card platform for Swiss Tapit digital wallet

The Swiss mobile network provider Swisscom is counting on highly secure NFC-enabled SIM cards from Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) to allow its customers to make payments with “Tapit”. Tapit is the digital wallet for smartphones in Switzerland. The platform is used by every mobile network provider in the country. The smartphone app uses NFC technology […]

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Contactless usage continues to grow in the UK

The use of contactless cards to make payments has continued to gain monthly momentum in the UK, according to figures released this month by Visa Europe. To recap; consumers made almost 20 million (19.7 million) contactless transactions across the UK in May 2014, an 18% increase on April 2014 alone. More than 37.8 million contactless […]

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GUEST POST: MIFARE Contactless Chameleons

By Rainer Lutz, Senior Global Marketing Manager Access Management, NXP Semiconductor. What do college students, business travelers, sports enthusiasts and visitors of theme parks have in common? They’re all using contactless smart cards to do more than just open doors. In fact, they’re using multi-application smart cards to make purchases, personalize their experiences and access […]

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PBZ Group to be first American Express partner to test HCE on the Amex global network; starts in Croatia

PBZ Group, part of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group, Intesa Sanpaolo Card and American Express are to pilot HCE (Host Card Emulation) for mobile NFC payments at POS (Point-of-Sale) terminals in Croatia. As many of our readers will know using HCE, sensitive information such as account details can be held in a secure, virtual cloud. When […]

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