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FIME and 7Layers simplify NFC certification

7Layers and FIME have signed a partnership deal and the launch of a comprehensive testing and certification offering for the near field communication (NFC) enabled handset market. The collaboration provides consultancy, test tools, certification and laboratory services. It covers the full range of standards that devices must comply with before secure NFC services like mobile […]

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Is Apple Pay performing?

According to new research from Phoenix Marketing International among 3,002 credit cardholders, just four months after Apple Pay went live on October 20, the Apple Pay adoption rate came in at an impressive 11% of all credit card-owning households and 66% of iPhone 6 owners. Most adopters (82%) linked a credit card to Apple Pay […]

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The first corn-based contactless payment card?

Coop Bank Denmark, part of the Coop retail group that is owned by its 1.4 million members, is deploying Gemalto’s unique bio-sourced Optelio Contactless EMV cards . This represents the first commercial rollout of its kind which, says the bank is evidence of their strengthening of Coop Bank’s commitment to environmental sustainability. The cards are […]

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UK is the global leader in contactless cards

According to a new research from Timetric, contactless payments have become a major tool for migrating consumer payments from cash to cards, particularly debit cards. “Contactless cards have gained popularity in the UK, contributing to the growth of payment cards transaction values over the last few years. Contactless technology is now a feature of around […]

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New Zealand launches Semble – Kiwis first mobile wallet – as a national platform

Semble, New Zealand’s first mobile wallet, has been launched nationally in New Zealand, meaning close to one million smartphone users around the country will be able to download the free Semble app to make secure payments using only their smartphone. Representing a breakthrough industry collaboration, Semble has brought together mobile network operators (2degrees, Spark and […]

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The new wallet from Windows?

Last week during the WinHEC event in China, the company shared some of the secrets behind Windows 10 for handsets. One of them will be a new way of handling mobile payments, as Microsoft appears to be interested in competing against Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and other similar products. A short demo video, revealed that […]

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ANZ Bank upgrades goMoney wallet; selects Bell ID for HCE know-how

Host card emulation (HCE) specialist, Bell ID is enabling the launch of ANZ New Zealand’s upgraded goMoney mobile app, which is set to feature a cloud-based HCE near field communication (NFC) mobile wallet. The project, for the New Zealand division of ANZ Bank, will bring contactless mobile payments to the smartphones of more than 120,000 […]

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EDITORIAL: TfL breaks contactless records. Germany takes a different track.

This post was first released on Monday 23rd March. Contactless Intelligence Weekly News Review Editorial – Week 13 2015: I think everyone in the industry knows just how much Transport for London has been a supporter of contactless technology. First, the Oyster card for contactless ticketing and then, last year, the massive efforts to bring […]

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Introducing the Open Platform for Contactless Applications

Samsung Seminconductor presents a cooperation with Deutsche Telekom, EMoney Group, MS4B and ZeitControl: The CIPURSE-based Open Platform for Contactless Applications. The truly open platform enables mobile contactless card and NFC use cases within an unified ecosystem. Without complex wallet applications, this platform can significantly reduce time-to-market of new contactless service offers. It supports different form […]

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OT’s cityGO ensures Stockholms Lokaltrafik goes smoothly

Oberthur Technologies (OT), has been selected by Stockholm’s Lokaltrafik (SL), the largest public transport company in Sweden, as sole supplier of travel contactless smart cards and associated personalization services. SL manages the Swedish capital’s transport network, used every day by 700 000 travellers. Thanks to OT’s cityGo contactless smart cards, Swedish commuters benefit from a […]

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