Infineon’s contactless security chip now powering EMVCo compliant NFC payment ring

Everyone knows that it can be useful to have a source of payment at hand; whether at the beach, on the daily jog, or at the gym. A recent innovation ...


First half 2016 contactless spending outstrips 2015 total

UK spending on contactless cards in the first half of 2016 has already outstripped contactless spending for the whole of 2015, new figures show. Some £9.27 billion was spent using ...


NXP, RioCard launch contactless payment wearable for transportation network in Rio

NXP Semiconductors N.V. in partnership with RioCard, Brazil’s smart card system for transportation in the state of Rio de Janeiro, have launched a contactless wearable – adding a new form ...

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The moral wallet: Striking the right balance with end users

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

NFC Forum releases video; ‘What is NFC?’

The NFC Forum has released an animated 80 second video titled “What ...

Bell ID Editorial: Launching mobile payments for Android

By Andre Stoorvogel, Head of Marketing. Mobile payments are becoming the new ...

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Otelz cooperates with Wirecard to ensure frictionless customer journeys

The Wirecard Group with its Turkish subsidiary Wirecard Ödeme Ve Elektronik Para Hizmetleri A.Ş is now working together with one of the biggest booking platforms in the Turkish domestic market that offers worldwide travels to its customers, This cooperation includes that Wirecard processes all credit card payments via the online platform and acquires the […]

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Ingenico Group, Alipay partner on online and in-store payment solutions for Europe

Ingenico Group is partnering with Alipay, the world’s leading payment platform with 450 million active users run by Ant Financial Services Group. With this partnership, Alipay will be imbedded into Ingenico’s in-store payment gateway, which will allow acquirers across Europe to easily integrate and offer Alipay acceptance to their merchants. With Alipay integrated into the […]

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Raphaels Bank adds Apple Pay to cash passport multi-currency card

By Raphaels Bank Payment Services. A first of its kind, Raphaels Bank Payment Services, a niche payments bank now offers Apple Pay to the bank’s Cash Passport Multi-currency card customers. The Cash Passport Multi-currency card – which is enabled by Mastercard Prepaid Management Services – will be the first facility to transact in up to […]

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PNC Bank officially announces support for Microsoft Wallet

PNC Bank has announced its support for Microsoft Wallet and joins a list of six other banks that currently support Windows 10 Mobile’s tap-to-pay solution including Bank of America, First Tech Federal Credit Union, Virginia Credit Union, People’s United Bank, US Bank, and BECU. Along with US Bank, Chase and Fifth Third Bank have been […]

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Cookies, Germany peer-to-peer mobile payment app, launches beta version with DKB

The peer-to-peer Germany-based Cookies payment app has launched its beta version in cooperation with German bank DKB. The app is available for iOS and Android and works with all German bank accounts. Unlike other mobile payment apps that require users to load credit in a new virtual wallet, the Cookies app takes payments directly from […]

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HKT to support Apple Pay in Hong Kong

HKT, the largest fixed-line and mobile network operator in Hong Kong, is joining a growing network of service providers that support Apple Pay. HKT’s “Tap & Go” prepaid service on Tuesday started its support of Apple Pay, roughly a week after HKT group managing director Alexander Arena confirmed the company’s deal with Apple. “The whole […]

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Emirates NBD launches NFC mobile payments with Visa Token Service

Emirates NBD has launched an NFC-based mobile contactless payment service that enables customers to make in-store purchases instantly via their banking app. In doing so, the bank has become the first in the Central Europe, Middle East and Africa region (CEMEA) to incorporate Visa’s Token Service technology in a contactless solution. Emirates NBD’s Visa credit […]

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EMVCo streamlines approval process for Mobile Payment Devices

Technical body, EMVCo, now provides formal industry approval to confirm that contactless mobile payment-enabled devices can operate seamlessly with EMV® Level 1* approved payment acceptance terminals. The new approval process incorporates Level 1 tests traditionally managed by the individual payment systems, bringing efficiencies to the process and reducing time to market. EMV Contactless Mobile Payment […]

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