INFOGRAPHIC: Market readiness for HCE mobile payments?

By Andre Stoorvogel – Marketing Manager, Bell ID Mobile payments continue to make headlines. Trials have come and gone and cross-industry relationships have been set up and crumbled after the ...


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 ...


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 ...

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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…

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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 ...

A round of applause please – CLAP is almost here!

These guys were finalists for the CMA 2014 awards and were unfortunately ...

What is Host Card Emulation?

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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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Securekey, Oberthur collaborate on GSMA mobile-connect based solutions

SecureKey, a provider of trusted identity networks, and Oberthur Technologies (OT), are to collaborate to bring to market a range of solutions compliant with the GSMA-led Mobile Connect initiative which provides secure access and authentication for online services. Based on SecureKey’s™ Connect cloud-based digital identity management platform and leveraging OT’s long standing expertise in […]

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EDITORIAL: Talking Transport Cards & NFC Digital Tattoos

Contactless Intelligence Weekly News Review Editorial – Week 28 2014: Just like the ‘regular’ press, we trade press folks also have the onslaught of the ‘silly season’ to deal with. This is the time of year when news is scarce as people take much deserved breaks and commit to their family and friends for a […]

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Aconite enables Greek NFC payment launch

Aconite’s Smart EMV Manager system been interfaced to the Visa Mobile Gateway to enable remote management of the EMV application at the heart of the Tap n Pay service – the first mobile phone application for contactless payments in the Greek market, introduced by one of Greece’s leading banks together with one of the world’s leading mobile network operators […]

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BBVA Wallet is first NFC payment solution based on Visa cloud-based mobile payment specs

BBVA has become the first global banking group to commercially launch a mobile NFC payment solution (BBVA Wallet) based on Visa’s specifications for cloud-based payments. The new system will allow BBVA customers with NFC-enabled Android handsets to make contactless purchases by simply downloading an updated version of the BBVA Wallet app. The new service for […]

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