One year on; U.S. EMV marks significant progress

Visa Inc. are celebrating the one-year anniversary of the official launch of chip payment technology in the United States. With steady progress and growth since October 1, 2015, there are ...


Transport for the North HCE ticketing pilot to start soon in West Yorkshire

ITSO is currently working with smart technology suppliers Rambus Ecebs and Penrillian to support West Yorkshire Combined Authority in a new ticketing technology trial carried out by Transport for the ...


Gemalto contactless wearable wins Juniper Research Future Digital Award

Gemalto has been awarded a 2016 Future Digital Award from Juniper Research for its Celego contactless wristband for transport ticketing and other value added services. The Celego won Best Consumer ...

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imaginBank: Simpler banking for the digital age.

Sirpa Nordlund, Executive Director, Mobey Forum catches up with Jordi Guaus, Head ...

SmartMetric extends battery life for Biometric Credit Card, adds match Indicator

SmartMetric, the maker of fingerprint biometric payments and security cards, has added ...

The moral wallet: Striking the right balance with end users

By Sirpa Nordlund, Executive Director, Mobey Forum. Even though studies are showing ...

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HCE Service launches ‘SWIM’ for PKI secured HCE mobile payments

By HCE Service Card Issuers across the world are launching their own branded HCE (host card emulation) enabled digital cards on mobile devices. Rapid mobile payments growth is expected as more cash transactions convert to digital driven by the “millennial” generation. However, the current challenges with any HCE implementation are achieving strong customer authentication, auditability, […]

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FIME, Bsmart partner to support payment technology implementations in Brazil

FIME  is partnering with Bsmart to further enhance its strategic consultancy, implementation support and certification tools and services offering to the Brazilian marketplace. The collaboration will be of particular value to issuing and acquiring banks implementing EMV-based technology in the region. “Brazil is an important market for FIME and we’re pleased to offer extensive implementation […]

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OSPT Alliance announces new test plan

 OSPT Alliance, the international association that provides an open standard for secure transit fare collection solutions, today announced the release of newly updated CIPURSE™ Certification Test Plan V1.07. This latest version of the test plan simplifies certification of secure elements since it can now be performed with a single wire protocol (SWP) reader. This means […]

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Netclearance’s new beacon to enable mobile payments

Netclearance, the smart beacon technology provider, has launched its latest beacon: the mBeaconVend. Its mobile-agnostic beacon technology allows vending machines to accept payments direct from a smart phone mobile wallet. “The vending machine industry has been slow to capitalize on the growing cashless economy in the US, with the vast majority of machines still relying […]

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Norwegian payment scheme BankAxept, contracts Gemalto for mobile financial services

Gemalto has been awarded a major contract by BankAxept, the national payment scheme of Norway, to enable all local banks to interconnect through a single credentials management hub for streamlined and secure management of mobile payments services. BankAxept is owned by all the banks in Norway, and is spearheading the efforts to federate the country’s […]

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Renesas Electronics delivers contactless wireless charging solution

Renesas Electronics Corporation have announced a contactless wireless charging solution for low-power applications, such as hearing aids and other wearable devices that require resistance to water and dust. The new wireless charging solution consists of a power receiver integrated circuit (IC) (RAA457100) and a power transmitter IC (RAA458100). Each IC includes all functions needed for […]

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NXP, Xiaomi bring secure Tap-to-Pay mobile transit and contactless payment to China

NXP Semiconductors and Xiaomi Inc. are now deploying technologies to implement secure mobile transit experiences countrywide across China’s popular metro stations and public bus lines. And with Xiaomi’s recent launch of Mi Pay, featuring NXP’s embedded secure element (eSE) technology, consumers now have a high level of security for transactions from both bank and transportation […]

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Contactless POS transactions closing in on $500bn by 2017

The global value of contactless POS (point of sale) terminal transactions, conducted in-store via cards, mobile and wearables, will approach $500 billion per year by 2017, from an estimated $321 billion this year, according to a new study from Juniper Research. The low value nature of contactless payments means that their value will only represent […]

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