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. ...


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 ...


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 ...

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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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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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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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Is Canada moving towards a cashless society?

According to a prediction by Moneris Solutions Corporation (“Moneris”), Canada’s leading credit and debit card processor, by 2030 cash purchases will make up only 10 per cent of money spent in Canada. Compared to 35 per cent of overall transactions in 2014, the 70 per cent decline will coincide with an increase in the use […]

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Valeo and Gemalto want to turn your smartphone into a secure car key

Just imagine that your smartphone was also your car key. Not just a car key but a SECURE car key. It’s not so far-fetched an idea if you consider what automotive supplier Valeo is doing. They have just partnered with Gemalto to ensure the security of its virtual car key system called Valeo InBlue®. With […]

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Contis Group develops real-time contactless solution to combat fraud

Source: Contis Group Recent industry news has brought to light the worrying issue of fraud relating to contactless cards. Contactless cards are increasingly popular in the UK, with the value of contactless purchases increasing by 232% in the past year to reach almost £1.9 billion in total. Although this take-up in the UK is significant […]

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