Chiltern Railways, SilverRail Technologies partner to deliver “ticket-free travel” pilot

Chiltern Railways has announced that travel technology company SilverRail Technologies will be its partner in the development and pilot of a new approach to rail travel removing the need to ...


boon to bring Apple Pay to customers in France

Wirecard is launching its mobile payment solution, boon in France. After the initial launch to the UK market in May last year, France is the first market within the euro ...


Global node for standardized blockchain-based currency is established in UK

An agreement on the establishment in the UK of a global node for a standardized digital currency based on blockchain technology was formally signed at Central Hall Westminster on January ...

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HID Global predicts that 2017 will be the year for Identity Technology Industry

By HID Global. HID Global® is forecasting a shift in the use ...

How can banks simplify tokenization?

by André Stoorvogel, Head of Marketing, Rambus Bell ID Banks around the ...

Transitioning to a Cashless World – the Current State of Play

By Smart Payments Association Around the world, central banks are looking to ...

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NFC Forum Innovation Awards now open for submissions

The NFC Forum has announced a call for entries for the NFC Forum Innovation Awards to recognize innovative Near Field Communications (NFC) products, services and applications worldwide.   Companies and developers using NFC in new, disruptive and innovative ways can submit award entries showcasing their work for the chance to win in one of three […]

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Int. Forecourt Standard Forum and Smart Payment Association announce cooperation

The International Forecourt Standard Forum (IFSF) and the Smart Payment Association (SPA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation. SPA, the trade body of the smart payment technology providers, becomes a Partner Organisation of IFSF, the technical body of international oil companies and petroleum retailers and their suppliers dedicated to the harmonization of interconnectivity […]

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TfL to launch official Oyster and contactless ticketing app pilot

This year, Transport for London (TfL) will be launching their Oyster and contactless app and will be the first official ticketing app for London. When launched, the app will allow travelers to check their pay-as-you-go balance, allow them to see their season tickets, top up their pay-as-you-go credit as well as allowing them to buy […]

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Carrefour Group chooses Ingenico Group to consolidate in-store and online transactions

Ingenico Group has been chosen by Carrefour Group for its secure and nexo-certified payment acceptance solution, which will consolidate all of Carrefour’s in-store and online transactions. The successful initial pre-deployment phase which started in 2015 has confirmed the new solution’s ability to manage the traffic of over one million daily transactions. Carrefour has entrusted Ingenico […]

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Simulity joins SIMalliance as Strategic Partner

SIMalliance, the non-profit industry association which simplifies aspects of hardware-based device security, has announced Simulity Labs Ltd (Simulity) as its latest Strategic Partner. With headquarters in Bangor, Simulity specialises in embedded communications software and related server-based applications, connecting millions of devices globally.  Its mature range of SIM and over-the-air (OTA) application provisioning platforms service a […]

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One in four card payments now contactless

A quarter of all card transactions are now made via contactless, new figures from The UK Cards Association show. 325 million purchases were made using contactless debit and credit cards in November 2016, accounting for 25 per cent of all card payments in the month. The rise in contactless payments led to a record £2.9 […]

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Easy Pass users can now top up with MasterCard via “easyBills”

2C2P (Thailand) Co., Ltd, Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT) and MasterCard have partnered to launch a new top-up channel for Electronic Toll Collection System for Easy Pass users in Thailand. Easy Pass users can now top up their cards easily with their MasterCard via easyBills’ mobile application or its website, without having to pre-register their […]

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Discover, PayPal deliver new digital payment experiences

Discover Financial Services (DFS) and PayPal have signed an agreement making PayPal more widely available to Discover cardmembers, acquirers and merchants. The agreement provides PayPal with access to Discover’s tokenization services, expanding PayPal’s reach at the point of sale, which will enable U.S. PayPal customers to pay with their Discover cards at all of the […]

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