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Mexico’s first commercial rollout of Dynamic Code Verification solution from Gemelato

BBVA Bancomer, the leading financial institution in Mexico serving over 20 million customers, is being provided with Dynamic Code Verification​, thanks to Gemalto’s dynamic CVV/CVC solution protecting against Card-Not-Present (CNP) fraud. This is the first commercial rollout of its kind and the solution is delivered to BBVA Bancomer in its mobile version. The solution also […]

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Mobile payments in Germany: No hype, but a trend!

By Volker Koppe, Market Readiness Lead DACH & Nordics, Business Strategy & Innovation, Visa Europe Things are beginning to move in the mobile payments market in Germany. This is demonstrated through mobile payment projects such as NFC City Berlin, driven by the standardization company GS1. Germany‘s largest mobile payment initiative was launched last year in […]

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London taxis to accept contactless cards – but at a price

Card and contactless payments will be accepted by London taxis, the Mayor of London and TfL have announced. All black cabs will accept cards and contactless payments from October 2016, after plans for the industry to move with the times by accepting new ways to pay gained overwhelming support from the public. However, the minimum […]

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G&D, Renesas collaborate on industrial anti-counterfeiting solutions

Renesas Electronics Europe, a provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, and Giesecke & Devrient (G&D), a technology provider in the banknote, payment, secure communication and identity management sectors, are to collaborate for industrial security solutions and services. The two technology partners’ first solution, demonstrated at the SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg, focuses on anti-counterfeiting solutions for […]

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SmartMetric brings biometric security to contactless card payments

SmartMetric, the creator of the world’s first ISO standard sized Biometric Payments Card that uses a card user’s fingerprint to activate the card’s EMV chip, said today that it is now able to offer a dual purpose contact and contactless card that has both capabilities activated following a card users fingerprint. SmartMetric’s biometric payments card […]

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Verifone, Swipp bring mobile payments to Danish merchants

Verifone and Swipp, a leading Danish mobile payment app, today announced an agreement to integrate Swipp as an accepted payment method for more than 30,000 Danish merchants using Verifone devices. The development of the app has been supported by more than 70 banks in Denmark. Based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology, the service will […]

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