Media Markt and Saturn launch contactless and NFC mobile payments

Payment at the tills at Germany’s Media Markt and Saturn is set to become quicker and easier as customers will be able to avail themselves of contactless transactions by the ...


SmartFocus wins awards for shopping centre beacon clients

At the recent BCSC Purple Apple Marketing Awards, two SmartFocus shopping centre clients won Merit Awards for their groundbreaking work using beacon proximity marketing. The Purple Apple Awards are the ...


Mobile Payments: “It is time for banks to establish their position in the game”, says Mobey Forum

The explosion in near field communication (NFC) mobile payments has gifted banks and financial institutions with a variety of deployment options and, at the same time, made the task of ...


berlin at night

With mobile payments, Berlin stays ‘sexy’

Berlin was once described by former city mayor Klaus Wowereit as being ...
Jorg interview

“We have taken a giant step towards changing the contactless industry”

An interview with Jörg Suchy, Samsung Semiconductor Europe This year, at Mobile ...

If you were at our conference – you may be in this film…

It’s here! The impressions video from our 2015 Contactless Intelligence Conference and ...
Penny for London

Penny for London “How it Works”

We met the Penny for London guys when they made a surprise ...

Cancer Research – tapping to beat Cancer

In a world-first use of contactless technology, which has been developed in ...

Paying contactless with Tyson (& Saatchi & Saatchi)

The winner of this years Marketing Campaign for the Contactless & Mobile ...

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Zapp: Mobile payments to be decisive factor for consumer choice

New research released by Zapp is showing a pretty rosy future for mobile payments. For instance in the UK, consumers already making mobile payments skyrocketed by 64% in 15 months and the number planning to do so increased by 48%. Add to that the fact that 47% of consumers say they will actively choose to […]

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‘First HCE solution in Germany launched’, says Worldline

Worldline has announced that it has launched a pilot project with Postbank for a new mobile payment method. Under the new scheme, which reduces complexity for banks and their customers compared with existing hardware-based approaches, Postbank employees participating in the project will be able to use their Android smartphones at the checkout for easy and […]

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EDITORIAL: Brits vs. Danes in “First to go cashless”

This post was first released on Monday 18th May. Contactless Intelligence Weekly News Review Editorial – Week 21 2015: In last week’s editorial I mentioned the current Danish Government and its attempts to push future economic reforms in Denmark by becoming a cashless society. The first in Europe as it so happens. However, this week, not […]

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Exterion takes beacons onto the buses

Europe’s largest privately owned out–of-home media owner Exterion Media (UK) Limited is to roll out Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons across public transport services in “major cities” in the UK to deliver proximity marketing services to consumers’ smartphones. This follows a successful trial conducted on buses in Norwich late last year. Their partner of choice […]

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Russian petrol retailer EKA fills up on Gemalto’s Optelio PURE

Russian petrol retailer EKA have said that they are to migrate their existing payment cards to Gemalto’s Optelio PURE contactless solution. The company said that the new private label cards will ‘bring a robust defense against fraud and enhanced convenience for the end users’. The cards are being deployed from April 2015 and are fitted […]

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M&M Vending

All of M&M’s 4,000 vending machines to go contactless with USA Technologies

USA Technologies, Inc., a company working in the cashless payment and M2M/IoT solutions for small-ticket and self-serve retailing markets, have signed an exclusive market agreement with M&M Sales Company, a Canteen franchise with locations in Lafayette, Houma and the Lake Charles area of Louisiana. Through the agreement, USAT would connect 100% of all of M&M’s […]

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