Author Archives | Steve Atkins

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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Coin stages a comeback with NFC addition

Contactless Intelligence covered Coin back in November 2013. Coin was announcing a smart card solution capable of replacing all of the credit cards in your wallet with a single device that could securely store account data and switch between accounts. The company attracted a huge amount of attention from the media and raised millions through […]

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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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With just a few months to go before the annual industry gathering in Paris, we thought we’d highlight a new video that marks the change of name from CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS to their new identity – TRUSTECH.  You can see the video below. See you this November!

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Goode Intelligence; mobile & wearable devices to drive adoption of biometrics in banking

Goode Intelligence’s latest research,  ‘Biometrics for Banking; Market and Technology Analysis, Adoption Strategies and Forecasts 2015-2020’, identifies that the rapid adoption of biometrics on mobile & wearable devices will deliver friction-less authentication and identity verification services across the banking industry. Goode Intelligence forecasts that by 2020, there will be over 620 million mobile banking app […]

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FIME launches EVAL 4dev cloud-based service

In a move which will assist EMV® payment terminal, mobile point of sale (mPOS) and kernel developers to bring their products to market more efficiently, quickly and cost effectively, FIME has launched its EVAL 4dev cloud-based service. A breakthrough in the testing world, this online service enables users to validate EMV Level 2 payment terminal […]

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