A cashless stadium solution for the Saracens (with Gemalto)

Gemalto is supplying Saracens, one of the UK’s most successful rugby union clubs, with prepaid wristbands that offer fans speedy and secure contactless payment for food and drink at its ...


SafeCharge announces strategic cooperation with 2C2P

SafeCharge, a company working in advanced payment technologies, has agreed to enter into a strategic partnership with South East Asia-focused payment services company 2C2P. The strategic partnership is expected to ...


Reports point to mobile payments gaining traction

A couple of reports have been released recently pointing to mobile payments gaining traction in various markets. First up is a release by payments company Adyen’s quarterly Mobile Payments Index ...


Penny for London

Penny for London “How it Works”

We met the Penny for London guys when they made a surprise ...

Cancer Research – tapping to beat Cancer

In a world-first use of contactless technology, which has been developed in ...

Paying contactless with Tyson (& Saatchi & Saatchi)

The winner of this years Marketing Campaign for the Contactless & Mobile ...

HID Global ‘s ActivID Tap authentication

 HID Global®, has introduced the ActivID® Tap Authentication™ platform for convenient and ...
SIMAlliance inputs

NFC-enabled SIMS continues to grow in 2014

The SIMalliance membership, which represents approximately 90% of the global SIM card ...

Certgate on Mobile Security @ MWC 2015

Contactless Intelligence met up with certgate’s Head of Sales and Marketing, Stefan ...

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How’d you like me now? Winners of the 2015 CMAs are announced

Now in its eighth year, the Contactless & Mobile Awards (sponsored by Visa Europe) have yet again attracted a record turnout, making it an important fixture in the contactless calendar and recognising the global acceptance for contactless and NFC technology. The 2015 Contactless Intelligence Contactless & Mobile Awards honour achievements across a wide range of […]

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GlobalPlatform launches Identity Task Force

GlobalPlatform, the association that standardizes the management of applications on secure chip technology, has announced the launch of a dedicated Identity Task Force (IDTF). The group will define identity, authentication and privacy use cases across the government, enterprise and consumer landscape and will determine GlobalPlatform’s role in addressing the long term needs of identity and […]

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Philippines to introduce tap and go for rail system this May

The Philippines are expecting a rollout by AF Payments Inc. of an Automatic Fare Collection System (AFCS) that will introduces a smart contactless ticketing technology for their rail system, starting in May with the LRT-2. Commuters will then be able to replace the old insert card process in lieu of tap and go. Besides information […]

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Rabobank closes MiniTix – focuses on Rabo Wallet

Rabobank is continuing its mobile payment strategy and focus upon it Rabo Wallet and in doing so will stop its MiniTix mobile wallet service from 01 November. The Dutch bank said mobile payments was moving towards contactless methods, and it plans to scale down other services such as MiniTix, which uses the mobile number as […]

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EZ-Link to contactless Hello Kitty

In some areas of the world, get the correct form factor, include the right technology and you’ve got a winner! In certain parts of the world we’re salivating over the Apple Watch. In Singapore, this means people are queuing up for ‘Hello Kitty’ contactless phone charms. EZ-Link, a local payment company, is ensuring that their […]

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NXP NFC engineers nominated for European Inventor Awards

Two NXP Semiconductor engineers have been nominated for the highly-respected and acclaimed EPO European Inventor Award. Franz Amtmann and Philippe Maugars, along with their teams, have been recognized due to their work in the milestone creation of near field communication (NFC). The EPO European Inventor Award aims to recognize and reward creativity of inventors the […]

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New Zealand bank, ASB, will allow users to turn off contactless payments.

Some consumers in New Zealand who are yet to be convinced by contactless payments have finally been given a way to opt out of it altogether. A smartphone app update released by New Zealand bank, ASB, says they are giving their users the ability to switch off contactless payments as part of a suite of […]

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India’s largest private sector bank launches contactless payment service

ICICI Bank, India’s largest private sector bank, has partnered with Tech Mahindra to launch contactless payment service based on NFC technology. Christened, ‘Tap n Pay’, the new payment service enables any account holder of ICICI Bank or others to make over-the-counter payments without using cash. ‘Tap n Pay’ is a prepaid account, which can be […]

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EDITORIAL: Don’t count out your CurrentC just yet…

This post was first released on Monday 13th April. Contactless Intelligence Weekly News Review Editorial – Week 16 2015: Remember the flare up that happened late last year over the shutting off of NFC-enabled POS by a couple of US drugstore chains backed by service operator, Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), just after the launch of […]

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NFC Forum bring security specs to NFC Tags with Signature RTD

The NFC Forum have announced the public availability of the Signature Record Type Definition (RTD) 2.0 technical specification following approval by the Board of Directors. Formerly a candidate technical specification, Signature RTD 2.0 provides developers with a way for users to verify the authenticity and integrity of data within NFC Data Exchange Format (NDEF) messages, […]

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