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 ...


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 ...


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 ...

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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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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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Lenovo and BMCA launch contactless mobile transport service in China with OT

OT (Oberthur Technologies) have announced the commercial launch of Lenovo Transit application with the electronic payment and settlement service provider BMAC (Beijing Municipal Administration and Communications Card Co.,Ltd.) on Lenovo X3 smartphones thanks to the eSE PEARL by OT®. With OT’s NFC embedded Secure Element, end-users can now use their Lenovo X3 smartphone to install […]

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Brits trust banks more than the Government with their biometric data

Source: Visa Britons are placing their trust in banks over government agencies, according to new research from Visa to protect their biometric data such as fingerprints and iris scans. Consumers are nearly twice as likely to trust banks to store and keep their biometric information safe (60%), than they are to trust government agencies (33%). […]

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IBM, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ to pilot blockchain for contract management between themselves

IBM has signed a contract with the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) to examine the design, management and execution of contracts among business partners using blockchain technologies. The two companies will begin by piloting blockchain to automate business transactions between the two companies. This is one of the first projects built on the Hyperledger Project […]

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Vantiv launches support for Apple Pay on the web

 Vantiv, Inc., a provider of payment processing services and related technology solutions for merchants and financial institutions of all sizes, has announced its support for Apple Pay on the web. Apple Pay allows eCommerce websites to offer checkout in a single touch for customers shopping in Safari on iPhone, iPad and Mac since the launch […]

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SuperCom launches mobile wallet with VeriFone and Nofshonit in Israel

SuperCom, a provider of secure solutions for the e-Government, Public Safety, HealthCare, and Finance sectors announced today that Nofshonit, one of the largest loyalty club providers and operators in Israel, has selected SuperCom to provide an e-wallet solution to Nofshonit clients for digital loyalty and pre-paid shopping programs, to be supported at merchant locations over […]

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Barclaycard brings contactless payments to personalised phone cases

After teaming up with a clothing brand on a jacket with a contactless chip hidden in the cuff, and a range of Top Shop accessories, Barclaycard is now offering a range of protective, fully personalised cases with built-in bPay for popular phones. Barclaycard is embedding its bPay contactless payments technology within protective smartphone cases from […]

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FIME’s Japanese laboratory achieves AMEX & EMV C-4 accreditation

FIME’s Japanese laboratory has achieved AMEX Enabled accreditation for functional testing on contactless payment terminal kernels, in line with American Express’ Expresspay specifications. FIME has also been accredited by EMVCo for EMVCo’s Book C-4 specification, which defines the mandatory and optional functionality required when implementing terminal kernel 4. These latest accreditations enable contactless payment terminal […]

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