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 ...


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 ...


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 ...



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 ...
Save the children

Proof of concept: the contactless giving tin from Visa Europe Collab

During the Contactless Intelligence Conference this year we were lucky enough to ...

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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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Proxama and Sygnity partner up, look to NFC mobile solutions in Poland

Proxama have announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership and international reseller agreement with Sygnity S.A., a provider of mobile e-payment solutions in NFC and HCE technology. The agreement means card issuers and processors can design and deliver new services to meet the growing needs of their customers for sophisticated payment solutions. As […]

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MasterCard takes Qkr! with MasterPass on PGA Tour

Golf fans using the latest in payment technology from MasterCard can get their food and drinks faster whether they are on the course, in the clubhouse or visiting the MasterCard Club on the ninth fairway during The Barclays in Edison, NJ. Concession point of sale terminals throughout Plainfield Country Club will be enabled to accept […]

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UK contactless payments with MasterCard rose 560% in 12 months – rugby may have helped…

Spending by British consumers on their contactless cards has increased more than five-fold in the last 12 months, according to MasterCard’s latest UK spending data. Cardholders have driven 560% year-on-year growth in the value of transactions, up from a 373% increase in the year to July 2014, showing that the adoption of contactless payments is […]

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Goode Intelligence; mobile & wearable devices to drive adoption of biometrics in banking

Goode Intelligence’s latest research,  ‘Biometrics for Banking; Market and Technology Analysis, Adoption Strategies and Forecasts 2015-2020’, identifies that the rapid adoption of biometrics on mobile & wearable devices will deliver friction-less authentication and identity verification services across the banking industry. Goode Intelligence forecasts that by 2020, there will be over 620 million mobile banking app […]

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FIME launches EVAL 4dev cloud-based service

In a move which will assist EMV® payment terminal, mobile point of sale (mPOS) and kernel developers to bring their products to market more efficiently, quickly and cost effectively, FIME has launched its EVAL 4dev cloud-based service. A breakthrough in the testing world, this online service enables users to validate EMV Level 2 payment terminal […]

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Helixion, INSIDE Secure release joint whitepaper: ‘Securing HCE Payments’

Helixion and INSIDE Secure have released a joint whitepaper titled, ‘Securing HCE Payments‘, detailing the techniques and strategies needed to protect a HCE payment solution. With the correct strategies and techniques a Host Card Emulation (HCE) based payments solution can be made highly secure; protecting the valuable payment credentials contained in the mobile application from […]

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Is Android Pay launching this Wednesday in the US?

Android fans of mobile payments should be getting excited. According to numerous press reports, Android Pay is set to launch this week, meaning users of Google’s mobile operating system will be soon paying for things with their phones. In the US first, of course. The date for launch is the 26th August (Wednesday), according to […]

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