GUEST POST: Apple’s iPhone 6 with NFC. Is it a game changer?

By Martin Cox – Global Head of Sales, Bell ID. A new iPhone is imminent and again there is much fascination in the payments world as to whether Apple will ...


INSIDE Secure, Gemalto sign agreement on SWP license

INSIDE Secure has signed a new Single Wire Protocol (SWP) license agreement with Gemalto. The agreement is an extension of the 2008 SWP and HCI (Host Controller Interface) cross-license agreement ...


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 London’s public transport system from this September when customers will be able to use contactless bank cards, or other ...

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MasterCard launches MasterPass in South Africa

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

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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Bell ID® Secure Element in the Cloud

Most of our readers are are aware of the need to secure ...

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Central Group to check out with 2C2P

2C2P, a leading Southeast Asian payment services provider, has implemented a suite of e-payment solutions for The Central Group of Companies (Central Group). Central ‎Group is Thailand’s largest retailer, with over 66,000 employees and US$7.4 billion in assets. Singapore-headquartered 2C2P will ‎provide online payment solutions for five core retail brands – B2S, Central, OfficeMate, Robinson […]

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UPDATED: Apple rumours: iWatches, iPhone 6 and NFC inclusion

Rumours and ‘leaks’ continue to swirl in the time before the latest Apple announcements. Here are the latest three that we found interesting; 1. Sources have told VentureBeat that Apple has been working with at least one partner, Swatch, to release a line of smartwatches in variety of branded styles and price points. “While most Apple-watchers […]

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EDITORIAL: Mobile, trackable or watchable? The new payment dilemma…

Contactless Intelligence Weekly News Review Editorial – Week 30 2014: A report came out last week that looked at the amount of time and effort consumers put into their mobiles in order to arrive at a purchasing decision. The findings come as part of the 2nd Annual UK Mobile Path-to-Purchase Study released by xAd and […]

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Eight new markets for digital wallet

Visa Europe has confirmed that its digital wallet service, by Visa, will expand to Germany, Ireland, Norway, Sweden and Italy by the end of the year. Pilots will also launch in Greece, the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 2015, taking the total number of markets offering the service to 12. Visa Europe is also announcing […]

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US: Visa Checkout to simplify online shopping on any device

Visa has announced the launch of Visa Checkout, a quick and easy payment service that enables consumers throughout the United States, Canada and Australia to pay for goods online, on any device, in just a few clicks. According to data from comScore, in the first quarter of 2014, 47 percent of total eCommerce spending in […]

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EDITORIAL: Australian Judges & Hungarian Monopolies

Contactless Intelligence Weekly News Review Editorial – Week 29 2014: Last week I spoke about the yearly summertime ‘silly season’ in the press and the coverage that fairly minor stories get during this period. For another example, you have to look no further than the Australian judge who branded the MasterCard PayPass “too easy to […]

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JAL staff to ‘watch’ passengers before they board

Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (JAL) and Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. (NRI) is to start a pilot scheme using  iBeacons and smart-watches for the airline’s airport passenger service in August this year. At Haneda airport’s Domestic Terminal 1, beacons installed at each boarding gate can pinpoint the location of JAL’s boarding gate staff with BLE devices. […]

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Telecom’s five big firms to promote NFC platform for mobile payments

Taiwan’s “big five” telecoms carriers are poised to collaborate in developing a platform to ensure the security of near field communication (NFC) technology, and usher in a new era of mobile payment and transaction processing. The telecoms big five, comprised of Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan Mobile, Far EasTone, Asia Pacific Telecom and Taiwan Star Cellular, are […]

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G&D ‘guarantees’ the secure payment function of the BASE digital wallet

BASE mobile subscribers are ‘guaranteed’ security in their payments, say Munich-based Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) in their latest Press Release. Users of the digital wallet can now make contactless payments using their smartphone at the supermarket, when filling up their car and in restaurants using the “BASE Wallet” digital wallet – and it is just […]

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MasterCard Launches MasterPass in Poland

MasterCard has launched MasterPass™, its global digital service, in Poland. MasterPass, says the company, provides consumers a seamless, secure and speedy checkout – regardless of where they may be and what device they may be using – at online merchant sites around the globe. The system also eliminates the need for consumers to enter detailed […]

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