Author Archives | Steve Atkins

INFOGRAPHIC: Market readiness for HCE mobile payments?

By Andre Stoorvogel – Marketing Manager, Bell ID Mobile payments continue to make headlines. Trials have come and gone and cross-industry relationships have been set up and crumbled after the honeymoon period. Many of us, I’m sure, have questioned whether mobile NFC payments would ever become a mass-market reality. Google changed all of this with […]

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EDITORIAL: Mobile, trackable or watchable? The new payment dilemma…

Contactless Intelligence Weekly News Review Editorial – Week 30 2014: A report came out last week that looked at the amount of time and effort consumers put into their mobiles in order to arrive at a purchasing decision. The findings come as part of the 2nd Annual UK Mobile Path-to-Purchase Study released by xAd and […]

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Eight new markets for digital wallet

Visa Europe has confirmed that its digital wallet service, by Visa, will expand to Germany, Ireland, Norway, Sweden and Italy by the end of the year. Pilots will also launch in Greece, the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 2015, taking the total number of markets offering the service to 12. Visa Europe is also announcing […]

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US: Visa Checkout to simplify online shopping on any device

Visa has announced the launch of Visa Checkout, a quick and easy payment service that enables consumers throughout the United States, Canada and Australia to pay for goods online, on any device, in just a few clicks. According to data from comScore, in the first quarter of 2014, 47 percent of total eCommerce spending in […]

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EDITORIAL: Australian Judges & Hungarian Monopolies

Contactless Intelligence Weekly News Review Editorial – Week 29 2014: Last week I spoke about the yearly summertime ‘silly season’ in the press and the coverage that fairly minor stories get during this period. For another example, you have to look no further than the Australian judge who branded the MasterCard PayPass “too easy to […]

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JAL staff to ‘watch’ passengers before they board

Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (JAL) and Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. (NRI) is to start a pilot scheme using  iBeacons and smart-watches for the airline’s airport passenger service in August this year. At Haneda airport’s Domestic Terminal 1, beacons installed at each boarding gate can pinpoint the location of JAL’s boarding gate staff with BLE devices. […]

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Telecom’s five big firms to promote NFC platform for mobile payments

Taiwan’s “big five” telecoms carriers are poised to collaborate in developing a platform to ensure the security of near field communication (NFC) technology, and usher in a new era of mobile payment and transaction processing. The telecoms big five, comprised of Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan Mobile, Far EasTone, Asia Pacific Telecom and Taiwan Star Cellular, are […]

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G&D ‘guarantees’ the secure payment function of the BASE digital wallet

BASE mobile subscribers are ‘guaranteed’ security in their payments, say Munich-based Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) in their latest Press Release. Users of the digital wallet can now make contactless payments using their smartphone at the supermarket, when filling up their car and in restaurants using the “BASE Wallet” digital wallet – and it is just […]

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MasterCard Launches MasterPass in Poland

MasterCard has launched MasterPass™, its global digital service, in Poland. MasterPass, says the company, provides consumers a seamless, secure and speedy checkout – regardless of where they may be and what device they may be using – at online merchant sites around the globe. The system also eliminates the need for consumers to enter detailed […]

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Securekey, Oberthur collaborate on GSMA mobile-connect based solutions

SecureKey, a provider of trusted identity networks, and Oberthur Technologies (OT), are to collaborate to bring to market a range of solutions compliant with the GSMA-led Mobile Connect initiative which provides secure access and authentication for online services. Based on SecureKey’s™ Connect cloud-based digital identity management platform and leveraging OT’s long standing expertise in […]

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