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 ...


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 ...


DigiSEq – first to remotely personalise wearable devices for contactless payments

DigiSEq has developed the technology to remotely personalise wearable devices for contactless payments. DigiSEq is the first to have developed this technology and gained approval from MasterCard using the M/Chip™ ...



OneBit tests NFC bitcoin mobile payments

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

Google looks to beacon market; unveils ‘Eddystone’

Google has taken on Apple in the ‘Beacon’ arena. Using low-energy Bluetooth ...

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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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Blackboard and NXP collaborate to strengthen campus card technology

Blackboard Inc. have announced that, in collaboration with NXP Semiconductors N.V., they have shipped more than one million near-field communication (NFC)-compatible campus cards since 2012. This milestone further demonstrates Blackboard’s continued commitment to providing education institutions with the most secure, flexible, and open-standard campus card/credential solutions. Institutions nationwide including UCLA, Quinnipiac University, Liberty University, University […]

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NXT-ID files patent for personalised token payments

NXT-ID, a biometric authentication company focused on the growing mobile commerce market and creator of the Wocket® smart wallet, has filed a provisional patent for a Personalized Tokenization System and Method. This invention, says the company, will ‘highlight next generation payment technology from NXT-ID that not only authorizes an account, but also the user using […]

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OSPT Alliance to drive Multi-Application Services, attracts new partner, Setransp

OSPT™ Alliance, the international association which provides an open standard for secure transit fare collection solutions, has welcomed Setransp, a union of public transport operators based in the Brazilian city of Goiania, as an Associate Member. Setransp is to evaluate a migration from its Sitpass AFC system to the CIPURSE™ open standard Setransp is responsible […]

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Lloyds: Accepting contactless payments will equal more business

New research, just released from Lloyds Bank Cardnet is claiming that usage of contactless cards has treble with just under half of consumers (47 per cent) expect, or would prefer, businesses to offer contactless payment for low-value transactions of less than £20. Despite its relative recent introduction, over a tenth (12 per cent) of consumers […]

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UL release range of test tools for payments, cloud or mobile-based

UL is releasing their UL Digital Enablement Test Tool, an integration tool for issuers that would like to launch mobile payment products such as Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Android Pay, or with any other wallet service provider. To enable mobile payments, either cloud-based, or relying on hardware secure elements, interested parties can use existing Digital […]

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FIME receives EMVCo Qualification for contactless terminal RF test tool

FIME’s EMV® RF test tool, which incorporates Keysight Technologies’ Contactless Test System, is the first to achieve EMVCo qualification to perform Level 1 PCD analogue testing on contactless terminals. The tool confirms that the communication between the terminal and a contactless card, or near field communication (NFC)-enabled smartphone, is in line with EMVCo’s EMV Specification […]

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