Good idea to get Wolverine to demo his bPay jacket!

A contactless-payment jacket. Is this going to be a thing now?

This brand-new Contactless Jacket is from Lyle & Scott’s new innovation team who have attempted to create a high tech contactless payment jacket for the urban environment (my phrasing). While ...

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Gemalto Partners with Samsung for the launch of Samsung Pay in Europe

Gemalto has joined forces with Samsung to accelerate the deployment of Samsung Pay through Gemalto’s Allynis Trusted Service Hub (TSH)​. Samsung Pay is a simple and secure mobile payment service ...


ITSO Limited Becomes GlobalPlatform Member

GlobalPlatform, the organization which standardizes the management of applications on secure chip technology, today welcomes ITSO Limited as its latest Public Entity Member. ITSO is a non-profit distributing organization that ...



Sony takes first flight with Wena wearable

Sony has developed a new smartwatch, called Wena Wrist, which offers modern ...

Coin stages a comeback with NFC addition

Contactless Intelligence covered Coin back in November 2013. Coin was announcing a ...


With just a few months to go before the annual industry gathering ...

DC Tag for tap and pay

We have seen a variety of wearables in the UK that can ...

TSYS publishes new white paper; thriving in a tokenisation-enabled ecosystem

TSYS has published a new white paper titled “How European Issuers Can ...

Take your pulse to make your payment

Canadian company Nymi has announced the successful trial of its Nymi Band ...

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RBC granted US mobile payment security-related patent

RBC (royal Bank of Canada) has been awarded a patent on its Secure Cloud payment and security technology by the United States Patent Office. The patent covers use of secure tokens by our clients to facilitate payments from mobile devices. Secure Cloud technology enables RBC clients, who want to use their mobile device for transactions, […]

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Viva la contactless revolution

by Paul Underwood, Managing Director of Thames Card Technology. UK consumers have been able to ‘tap & pay’ with their contactless cards for nearly eight years now. Barclaycard issued its first contactless cards as early as 2008 and EAT became the first restaurant chain to accept this simpler, quicker form of payment. The UK is […]

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UK Cards Association; £2.5BN spent using contactless cards in first half of 2015, limit rising to £30 today

From today (1st September) the upper limit for contactless payments increases to £30. Payment terminals are being updated to accept the new limit from today and over a number of weeks to ensure national coverage. Once a terminal has updated it will be able to process contactless transactions up to the new £30 limit. Contactless […]

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Payments UK wants Britain to have a ‘World Class’ payment system

Following on from the introduction of the UK Payment Systems Regulator earlier this year, the once bank-run Payments Council was forced to change into a trade association in June this year, calling itself ‘Payments UK’. However, that has not dampened its enthusiasm in wanting to support the rapidly evolving payment industry in the UK and […]

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Fujitsu acquires smart ticketing specialist ACT

Fujitsu has acquired ACT (Applied Card Technologies), the digital ticketing solutions provider. The multimillion pound acquisition will support Fujitsu as it further expands its presence in the transport sector. ACT’s technology will enable Fujitsu to provide cloud-based ticketing systems and solutions to transport operators, allowing them to offer passengers a fast, stress-free, convenient service, says […]

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Proxama and Sygnity partner up, look to NFC mobile solutions in Poland

Proxama have announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership and international reseller agreement with Sygnity S.A., a provider of mobile e-payment solutions in NFC and HCE technology. The agreement means card issuers and processors can design and deliver new services to meet the growing needs of their customers for sophisticated payment solutions. As […]

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MasterCard takes Qkr! with MasterPass on PGA Tour

Golf fans using the latest in payment technology from MasterCard can get their food and drinks faster whether they are on the course, in the clubhouse or visiting the MasterCard Club on the ninth fairway during The Barclays in Edison, NJ. Concession point of sale terminals throughout Plainfield Country Club will be enabled to accept […]

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UK contactless payments with MasterCard rose 560% in 12 months – rugby may have helped…

Spending by British consumers on their contactless cards has increased more than five-fold in the last 12 months, according to MasterCard’s latest UK spending data. Cardholders have driven 560% year-on-year growth in the value of transactions, up from a 373% increase in the year to July 2014, showing that the adoption of contactless payments is […]

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