Author Archives | Steve Atkins

Secure digital cash for everyone

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced the launch of the “Contactless Companion Platform (CCP)” together with its ecosystem partners, Smartlink and Ingenico, built with its industry leading dual interface smart card chip for multiple applications and form factors. As the smart card chip provider, Samsung introduces a disruptive […]

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FIME first to perform Mastercard Contactless Reader Level 2 testing in Japan

FIME today announces its Japanese laboratory is the first in the country to be approved to perform testing in line with the Mastercard Contactless Reader specification and EMVCo Book C-2 specification. These documents define the functionality required when implementing Mastercard contactless terminal kernels. Japanese contactless payment terminal and mobile point of sale (mPOS) manufacturers, as […]

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Air China and Ingenico accept Discover

Ingenico ePayments, the online and mobile commerce division of Ingenico Group, has signed an agreement with Air China, China’s flag carrier and one of the largest airlines in the Asia-Pacific region, to provide the ability to accept Discover Card transactions in North America. The agreement also gives Air China the capability to accept all cards […]

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US Bank is first to enables mobile payments for corporate cardholders

U.S. Bank Corporate Travel Card clients will soon have the convenience of paying for expenditures via mobile with Apple Pay, Android Pay or Samsung Pay. This new functionality allows commercial cardholders to conveniently and securely pay on the go with compatible devices, making U.S. Bank the first financial institution to offer a mobile payment solution […]

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Contactless overtakes traditional card payments in Hungary

Contactless payments accounted for more than half of all transactions made with payment cards in Hungary in 2016, the country’s central bank says. “Whereas in 2015 contactless payments accounted for 30% of payments, in 2016 more than half (51%) of payments were conducted with the new technology,” says Magyar Nemzeti Bank (MNB). Data published by […]

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FIME India achieves EMVCo Contact Level 2 accreditation

FIME, the leading consultancy, testing and certification specialist, has announces its Indian laboratory is one of the first in the country to receive EMVCo accreditation to perform EMV®* Level 2 Contact certification testing. Local terminal manufacturers and kernel developers can now validate the compliance of their solutions within India, reducing certification time and costs. “Ongoing […]

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NFC Innovation Award Winners and Semi-Finalists – 2017

The NFC Innovation Awards were created by the NFC Forum to recognize breakthrough NFC products and start-ups and to raise awareness and exposure of the outstanding implementations of NFC in a wide range of industries. This video features the nine 2017 semi-finalists and winners of the following categories: Most Innovative NFC Product, Service, or Implementation, […]

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NFC Forum Innovation Award Winners are here!

The NFC Forum have announced the winners in its NFC Forum Innovation Award Program. The winning entries were named at an awards ceremony held at the NFC Forum all-member meeting in Las Vegas. Nine semi-finalists were selected from over 90 entries and one first-place winner was chosen from each of three categories by a jury composed of global leaders and industry […]

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