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MasterCard brings contactless payment to the 2014 World Series

MasterCard is bringing contactless acceptance to ballpark food and beverage concessions at the 2014 World Series through a partnership with mobile technology leader MLB Advanced Media, enabling fans to make ...


Diamonds (and NFC) could be a girls best friend

A Tokyo-based jewelry maker has found a way to mix technology with its diamond rings, according to Wall Street Journal: TSLJ Co., which operates Core Jewels, will shortly begin to ...


MasterCard and Zwipe launch world’s first biometric contactless payment card

MasterCard and Zwipe has announced their partnership for the launch of the world’s first contactless payment card featuring an integrated fingerprint sensor. The launch of the card comes after a ...

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Use S-Money to Tweet some cash

We reported earlier this week on French bank Groupe BPCE  allowing all ...

Londoners on the move with contactless

Traveling around London with contactless is quick, easy and secure. You don’t ...

Contactless payment has expanded for Londoners

Your contactless payment card will now get you around London on the ...

Contactless comes to the Underground: Harry

Contactless payments are now available on London Underground, tram, DLR, London Overground, ...

Contactless comes to the Underground: Laura

Contactless payments are now available on London Underground, tram, DLR, London Overground, ...

Contactless comes to the Underground: Will

Contactless payments are now available on London Underground, tram, DLR, London Overground, ...

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GURU POST: iPhone, NFC & Apple Pay: How Should Banks React?

By Martin Cox, Global Head of Sales at Bell ID. After years of speculation, Apple has finally revealed its mobile payments strategy: Apple Pay. This is good news for (U.S.) iPhone users who want to ‘tap to pay’, but what about the majority of smartphone users who are using an Android device? What about those […]

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Apple Pay available to millions of Visa and Mastercard cardholders in US from Monday

In readiness for mondays launch of Apple Pay in the US, both Visa and MasterCard have announced to their U.S. consumers that via the iOS 8.1 update on Monday, October 20th Apple Pay will be available to both Visa and MasterCard cardholders on their iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. […]

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NFC Forum Approves KEOLABS’ Validation Solution

KEOLABS, a provider of testing tools and services for smart objects and NFC, has announced the NFC Forums’ accreditation of its NFC Forum Digital Validation Solution. This solution allows companies designing NFC capable products to verify the strict conformance of their protocol implementation to NFC Forum standards and thus ensure interoperability with other NFC products […]

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EDITORIAL: Is the secret to mobile payment adoption location, location, location?

Contactless Intelligence Weekly News Review Editorial – Week 42 2014: Mobile interaction (payment, ticketing, ID, marketing etc) is supposed to be the ultimate demonstration of free movement, expression and of a simplified lifestyle. After all, you only need your phone, no cumbersome wallet, cards etc. So how ironic is it, that such an expanding and […]

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G&D demonstrates next generation subscription management, supports GSMA ‘embedded SIM’

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is demonstrating a subscription management solution that supports the GSMA ‘Embedded SIM’ Specification at the GSMA Mobile 360 Series Event in Dubai. This “next generation” G&D solution offers more flexibility through the use of a full SIM profile download, and supports more customer use cases for remote subscription management, cost-effectively enabling […]

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Groupe BPCE now allowing users in France to ‘Tweet’ money to one another

Starting this month, all Twitter users in France – irrespective of their bank – will be able to ‘Tweet’ money to one another thanks to the S-money service developed by French bank Groupe BPCE. Everyone with a bank card and a Twitter account in France will be able to send money to other users easily, […]

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OT brings dynamic security codes to payment cards to secure online transactions

Oberthur Technologies (OT) is launching the first payment card integrating dynamic Card Verification Value/Code (dCVV/dCVC) technology from NagraID Security in order to secure online transactions. NagraID Security is the display card specialist acquired by OT in September this year. EMV chip technology adoption has enabled issuers to efficiently fight “card present” (card payments in physical stores) […]

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EDITORIAL: Is the eBay PayPal split really about Apple Pay?

Contactless Intelligence Weekly News Review Editorial – Week 41 2014: There was a lot of talk and coverage last week concerning the split of PayPal from eBay. It’s not surprising that so many commentators are covering the story as it follows in the wake of the Alibaba IPO last week and the shake up of […]

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CaixaBank gears up for wearables with Gemalto NFC payment technology

Gemalto is supplying its Optelio Contactless MiniTag​ to CaixaBank, Spain’s most innovative financial services provider, for their commercial launch of contactless EMV payment wristbands. These novel wearable banking devices, certified by the international payment schemes, give CaixaBank customers the freedom and security to pay everywhere they go, without the need to carry a purse or […]

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Proxama looks West for company expansion

With NFC, BLE and Proximity Marketing gaining ground in North America, it is little wonder that this region is attractive to those who have the right expertise and experience in such areas, with European companies casting an eye at the opportunities ‘over there’. So hearing that mobile proximity marketing, loyalty and NFC payments company, Proxama […]

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With renewed interest in NFC, NFC Forum attracts more members

The NFC Forum today announced that Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP), one of the world’s largest comprehensive printing companies, has upgraded its NFC Forum membership from Principal to Sponsor level. Twelve more organizations have recently joined the Forum at other levels. Founded in 1876, DNP provides a variety of products and services across a […]

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Nedbank deploys Gemalto’s plug-and-play solution to secure online banking for corporate clients

Gemalto has announced that Nedbank Ltd, a leading commercial bank in South Africa, is deploying its Ezio eBanking solution​ to provide their wholesale customers with online transaction security and convenience. Gemalto also provides Nedbank with consulting services, device fulfilment to the end users, and operates remote management of the tokens on behalf of Nedbank Ltd. […]

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