BNP Paribas trials OT’S payment card for secure online payments

BNP Paribas is running a trial of OT MOTION CODE™ with 1000 French customers. The dynamic security code solution replaces the 3-digit static code located on the back of the ...


CardFlight gets EMV approval and certifications

CardFlight, a company working in mobile point of sale (POS) technology announced that its suite of mobile solutions has been certified by First Data, a global leader in commerce-enabling technology ...

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EDITORIAL: Wearables. An expression of payment?

This post was first released on Monday 28th September. Contactless Intelligence Weekly News Review Editorial – Week 40, 2015: A few days ago, I was shown a little video in ...



Bitcoin wallet goes contactless with Ledger

Ledger Unplugged is a Bitcoin wallet on a credit-card-sized Java Card, partnering ...
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Wearable design concept – Small Change

Visa Europe teamed up with world-renowned art and design institution, Central Saint ...

Wearable design concept – Budgeteer

Visa Europe teamed up with world-renowned art and design institution, Central Saint ...

Wearables design concept – Thread

Visa Europe teamed up with world-renowned art and design institution, Central Saint ...

Contactless payment ring launches on Kickstarter

Kerv, the London Fintech start-up, has launched what it is calling the ...

ACI: 6 out of 10 U.S. consumers not ready for EMV

A new ACI Worldwide Survey has discovered that with less than a ...

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EMVCo approves Micropross EMVCo L1 contactless PICC

Micropross announced today the reception of the EMVCo issued approval letter, stating that EMVCo had successfully qualified Micropross’ EMVCo Contactless L1 PICC and mobile analog test tool according to the brand new 2.5 test specification. This means, EMVCo authorized test laboratories can now start to deploy this new version in order to perform debug and […]

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The ‘Pay’ model is strong, but banks are still in play

By Sirpa Nordlund, Executive Director of Mobey Forum. The big guns – Apple, Samsung and Google – are dominating the mobile payments news cycle now that their respective ‘Pay’ platforms threaten to disintermediate the world’s banks. They won’t have it all their own way, though; banks are responding with their own platforms. But is it […]

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Bell ID certified for cloud mobile payments by global payment schemes

Mobile payments specialist, Bell ID, is reporting that its host card emulation (HCE) mobile solution has been certified by three of the largest global payments schemes. Bell ID say they are the first vendor to receive approval from three schemes for their HCE platform, offering its customers the broadest range of options available on the […]

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JCB approves Verifone support of J/Speedy v1.3 for contactless payments

Verifone have won approval from JCB Co., Ltd. to support J/Speedy v1.3 — making Verifone’s merchant clients the first to be able to accept this latest version of the contactless EMV payment program used by JCB cardholders. “We are very pleased that Verifone is the first to globally support the latest version of J/Speedy for […]

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SumUp launches in Sweden

SumUp, a European mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) company with financial backing from American Express, Groupon and BBVA Ventures has launched its mobile payments service in Sweden. Including this recent launch, the company is now present in a total of 14 countries, including Germany, the UK and Brazil. The market entry into Scandinavia follows the company’s recent […]

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Riyad Bank launches Saudi Arabia’s first contactless EMV bank card with Gemalto

Riyad Bank, one of Saudi Arabia’s foremost financial institutions, is migrating its entire portfolio to Gemalto’s Clarista Contactless EMV card,​ powered with the industry-standard MULTOS operating system. This is the country’s first contactless payment method, which commentators says grants Riyad Bank a clear differentiation in the local retail banking market. “Riyad Bank achieved SAMA(1) certification […]

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PayPal Here chip card reader now available in the U.S.

PayPal has announced that their PayPal Here Chip Card Reader will be available in the U.S. on September 30. The reader works on both iOS and Android platforms and accepts chip card transactions, magnetic stripe, and contactless near field communication (NFC) transactions including Apple Pay™, Android Pay™, Samsung Pay, and any other NFC-enabled device or […]

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Singapore’s LTA looks to Sony SmartBand for fare payment

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) – in collaboration with Singtel, Sony, EZ-Link, Nets and TransitLink – has launched a trial this Summer using mobile payments and the Sony SG50 SmartBand, which features NFC, to pay fares. Some 200 commuters are taking part in the trial which started in August 2015 and will end in February […]

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