CPI Card Group becomes a Market Monitoring Advisory Council Member of SPA

The Smart Payment Association (SPA) and CPI Card Group have announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. As a result, CPI Card Group, a global leader in financial ...

nexo standards and FIS sign agreement for test solution to support globally standardized card payments acceptance

nexo standards have announces its agreement with FIS to develop a suite of test tools that will allow vendors, acquirers and processors to test the compliance of their payment systems ...

NMI’s Agreement to Acquire Creditcall Will Form a New and Innovative Omni-Channel Payments Platform

 Creditcall, an omni-channel payment gateway and EMV solutions provider, today announces it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by NMI, a leading provider of payments enablement technology for independent sales organisations ...

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Biometric payment cards – where are we now?

By Lina Andolf-Orup, Global Product Marketing Manager at Fingerprints.  Biometric smart cards ...

An interview with concertVR’s Founder and CEO – Sebastian Deyle

Last week we ran a piece on Contactless Intelligence about a Berlin-based ...

ABT, Mobile and Wearables: the ticketing trends that will dominate 2018

By Laurent Cremer, OSPT Alliance.  The smart ticketing industry continues to face ...

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nexo standards Becomes First Association to be Granted ECSG Conformance Label

nexo standards, the open, global association dedicated to removing the barriers present in today’s fragmented global card payment acceptance ecosystem, has become the first industry body to be labelled as conformant to the European Card Stakeholders Group (ECSG) SEPA Cards Standardization Volume Version 8.0. The ECSG, a multi-stakeholder association promoting card harmonization in the Single Euro Payments Area […]

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FIME accredited to deliver intelligent e-ticketing testing and certification services

FIME’s EMEA laboratory has been accredited by CNA-Paycert in line with the Smart Ticketing Alliance (STA) ticketing scheme to deliver ISO CEN 16794 testing and certification services for analogue and digital RF transit ticketing readers. The accreditation, delivered by CNA-Paycert, enables public transport integrators, chip manufacturers and contactless reader vendors to validate the compliance of products (such as ticket […]

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NXP and Garmin Team-up to Bring Secure and Convenient NFC Mobile Payments to New Fitness Wearables

NXP Semiconductors N.V. has announced that Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd.(NASDAQ:GRMN), has chosen NXP’s PN80T embedded Secure Element (SE) and Near Field Communications (NFC) solution for the recently launched vívoactive 3 and Forerunner 645 Music featuring contactless payment capabilities. With NXP’s embedded Secure Element technology and innovative Loader Service provisioning solution, Garmin […]

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Alipay now alive in Finland

Alipay, the world’s largest mobile payment and lifestyle platform, operated by Ant Financial Services Group, today announced that a group of Chinese travelers have concluded the first ever cashless journey to Finland, with all transactions throughout their trip made via their Alipay accounts. From booking flights, making local retail purchases in Helsinki, and dining out, […]

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NFC Forum 2018 NFC Innovation Award Judges Announced

The NFC Forum has unveiled a slate of 15 judges for its 2018 NFC Innovation Awards representing a prestigious list of Near Field Communication technology (NFC) experts, business leaders, journalists and analysts. The awards recognize innovative NFC products, services and experiences worldwide.  Nearly 100 entries were submitted to the annual award competition last year.  The selected judges represent a wide array […]

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Banca Transilvania deploys Inside Secure’s complete mobile payment solution

Inside Secure, at the heart of security solutions for mobile and connected devices, today announces that its complete mobile payment solution, Mobile Payment Server and Mobile Payment Client, has been selected by Banca Transilvania, a banking institution headquartered in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, for its new service, which is launching today. Banca Transilvania has also chosen Inside […]

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