Malaysia to create single national single transport ticketing system; Vix wins contract

Vix Technology, a global player in smart ticketing and payment technology solutions, has been awarded a $27 million contract by the Malaysian Government’s public transport regulator to unify payments for ...


BBPOS to debut new Chipper 2X mPOS in Q3; integrates everything!

BBPOS, the global mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) innovation and solutions company, will debut its new Chipper 2X device in the third quarter of 2015, the only mobile card payment acceptance solution ...


EDITORIAL: Contactless payments security drama; a storm online?

This post was first released on Monday 27th July. Contactless Intelligence Weekly News Review Editorial – Week 31 2015: Don’t say we didn’t predict this a few weeks ago, but ...



OneBit tests NFC bitcoin mobile payments

OneBit, the company that uses NFC to ensure that their customers can ...

DigiSEq – first to remotely personalise wearable devices for contactless payments

DigiSEq has developed the technology to remotely personalise wearable devices for contactless ...
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The Payment House, payworks, work on NFC payments for taxis

The Payment House, provider of eeZee Taxi, a mobile application suite for ...

Alpha Payments Cloud partners with Snapcard, offers bitcoin payments to merchants

Snapcard, a leading bitcoin payment processor and bitcoin wallet, has partnered with ...

MasterCard DigiSec Lab; The secret lab that hacks bankcards

In the English countryside, there’s a facility that looks like something out ...

InComm and Gemalto to deliver secure prepaid mobile NFC payments

InComm, the prepaid product and transaction service company, and Gemalto, the world ...

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Proxama signs deal with, looks to Eddystone beacon deployment

International mobile proximity marketing and payment solutions company, Proxama, has signed a strategic partnership with leading Beacon hardware specialist,, one of the confirmed beacon suppliers for Eddystone (the new open beacon format from Google) and is a leading global provider of beacon hardware and proximity solutions.  The company has partnered with Proxama to provide […]

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London’s market traders told to embrace contactless payments

Mobile contactless payments could be coming to market stalls on the streets of London if London’s City Hall and Mayor Boris Johnson have anything to do with it. This week saw the launch of a a £20m London Regeneration Fund to encourage new ideas. The mayor hopes technology innovators will work with local authorities and […]

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NFC ecosystem set to benefit from new GlobalPlatform specs on ‘dynamic discovery’

GlobalPlatform, the association which standardizes the management of applications on secure chip technology, has published its System Protocol Discovery Mechanism (SPDM) Specification. The document describes a simple mechanism, which enables a system to ‘discover’ which protocols are supported by a server, in order to establish how the system and the server can communicate.    While […]

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MasterCard extends partnership with Samsung to deliver Samsung Pay in Europe

MasterCard and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd are extending their global partnership leveraging the MasterCard Digital Enablement Service (MDES) to deliver Samsung Pay in Europe.  Samsung Pay is a mobile payment service that will enable consumers to use their Samsung flagship mobile devices to make every day in-store purchases at contactless and magnetic stripe terminals leveraging […]

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UL unveils new services for EU banks looking to cloud-based mobile payments

UL has announced a new portfolio of services to help banks in Europe prepare for Cloud-Based Mobile Payments. ‘The recent launch of Apple Pay in the UK in combination with previous announcements of Samsung Pay and Android Pay, gives European banks new challenges and opportunities that UL helps to address,’ says the company. Cloud-based payments […]

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GlobalPlatform and Smart Ticketing Alliance sign MoU

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been agreed between the Smart Ticketing Alliance (STA) – the association driving a coordinated effort towards global ticketing interoperability for the public transport sector – and GlobalPlatform, the organization which standardizes the management of applications on secure chip technology. The two bodies will combine their efforts to establish an […]

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Spire Payments wins contract for Finland’s largest chip n’ PIN, contactless deployment

Spire Payments, in collaboration with Poplatek Oy, has won the contract to supply over 15 000 EMV and contactless-enabled card payment devices to RAY. Recognised as the largest deployment of such technology in Finland to date, this ambitious project will see all new RAY gaming installations equipped with the latest chip & PIN and contactless […]

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Santander virtual ‘cash kitty’ created with Kalixa Payments Group and Monitise

Santander UK is launching a group money management app KiTTi- the first virtual ‘cash kitty’ of its kind. The app allows up to 100 friends to create collective pots of money, monitor and manage transactions, and pay using the KiTTi prepaid contactless MasterCard. Customers of any UK bank can download the app, quickly and easily […]

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