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EDITORIAL: Using contactless to beat cancer

This editorial was first released on Monday 8th February. Contactless Intelligence Weekly News Review Editorial – Week 06, 2016: Last week saw the arrival of World Cancer Day (4th February) and was marked by Cancer Research UK (CRUK)holding face-to-face fundraising collections using contactless donation terminals in 16 locations across the UK. Supporters of the worthy […]

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SIMalliance updates OMAPI Spec; enhances comms between mobile apps and secure elements

 SIMalliance, the global non-profit industry association which simplifies secure element (SE) implementation to drive secure mobile services, has published an updated version – v3.2 – of its OMAPI Specification. OMAPI v3.2 incorporates changes to accommodate the growing number of dual SIM devices on the market and enhances the ability of mobile applications to communicate with […]

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Amex enabled

Giesecke & Devrient now AMEX Enabled accredited for HCE cloud payment services

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has announced that its Convego CloudPay solution has achieved AMEX Enabled accreditation for cloud-based specifications. The AMEX Enabled accreditation covers core services, including digital credential management, payment card provisioning and lifecycle management, as well as online data generation and related key management. With Convego CloudPay, G&D is offering a mobile, cloud-based […]

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HCE Services

INSIDE Secure provides “off-the-shelf” solutions for banks looking to offer HCE cloud-based payments

INSIDE Secure have announced that HCE Service Ltd, UK and HCE Secure IT Services (Pvt) Ltd, India will leverage INSIDE Secure’s technology in conjunction with their SWIM (Software Wireless Identity Module), a Wireless Public Key Infrastructure (WPKI) based secure mobile payments platform offering a new product for banks seeking solutions to offer HCE cloud-based payments […]

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Mobile contactless payments arrive in Kazakhstan

Visa and Kazkommertsbank have launched the service of contactless payments using Android-smartphones with NFC chip. The project is based on Host Card Emulation (HCE) technology, which allows with a special mobile application to create a digital copy of the payment card (or several cards) and to use NFC-antenna of the smartphone for contactless payments. Due […]

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Visa Customer Secure

Visa Inc. puts consumers in charge of own card security

Visa Inc. is introducing a new service to help Visa issuers empower consumers to monitor and control how, where, and when their Visa credit, debit, and prepaid accounts can be used. With real-time visibility and control over their accounts, consumers can take immediate action to protect themselves from security threats and fraud. Visa Consumer Transaction […]

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Australia’s Optus targets iPhone owners with contactless stickers

Optus has unveiled new payment accessories – a band and a sticker – for its mobile payment facility, Cash by Optus. Now available for the majority of devices used by Optus mobile customers, Cash by Optus gives customers the flexibility to make quick and easy contactless payments using compatible smartphones. Cash by Optus payment accessories […]

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Boubyan Bank

Boubyan Bank offers first contactless payment cards in Kuwait thanks to OT

Oberthur Technologies (OT), a leading global provider of embedded security software products, services and solutions today announced its selection by Boubyan Bank, a leading bank in Kuwait to offer the first contactless payment cards. In order to offer its customers innovation and technology, Boubyan Bank has decided to market new contactless payment cards, provided by […]

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