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Waterproof clip-on brings NFC payments to regular watches

OT (Oberthur Technologies), a leading global provider of embedded security software products, services and solutions, has signed an agreement to provide its digital payment enablement technology to Inamo’s wearable solutions, starting with the CURL which is being launched in Australia. The CURL is a multi-functional wearable that will initially enable consumers to make payments by […]

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Bucharest metro system goes contactless

The Romanian Commercial Bank (BCR) is to introduce a payment system allowing users to pay for traveling by metro in Bucharest by contactless Mastercard/VISA bank card. The Metrorex, BCR, Mastercard and VISA partnership will be fully functional by the end of the year. Around 175 million travelers used the Bucharest metro system in 2015, equaling […]

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Western Union makes strategic investment in mobile payments tech company

The Western Union Company has made a strategic investment in Walletron, Inc. a company working in the field of mobile wallet bill presentment and payment capabilities. The investment, says Western Union, supports their strategic direction to bring smart and convenient payment experiences to its customers via smartphones. Walletron automates brands’ presence in mobile wallets like […]

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SPYDER launches first outerwear collection with NFC technology

Spyder, a leading ski and performance brand, today announced that it will implement Near Field Communication (NFC) technology within its U.S. Ski Team collection launching this October. Through a partnership with Smartrac, the leader in RFID based Internet of Things solutions, Spyder is powering a select collection of its U.S. Ski Team (USST) items to […]

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Romcard E-Wallet integrated in the new Carrefour pay application

Carrefour Romania has integrated the Romcard e-wallet in the new mobile application Carrefour Pay, available in all its Romanian network stores. Carrefour Pay, available for both Android and iOS, allows a safe and quick payment at the cash register, only by a QR code scanning. Also, the app allows checking a product price, by scanning […]

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Payment platform Alipay sets its sights on Europe

Alipay, now the world’s largest online and mobile payment platform, operated by Ant Financial Services Group, has announced a series of partnerships with some of Europe’s largest financial institutions and a leading payments-service provider to provide Alipay’s 450 million active users with more opportunities to use its services across Europe. The partnerships with BNP Paribas, […]

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Amazon Go will take mobile payments to a whole other level

On Monday, a video came out showing Amazon’s new self-checkout technology that — if it works as advertised — could totally transform the retail sector and the market for Internet of Things. Called “Amazon Go,” the technology allows people to walk into a store, select items they want to purchase, and walk out. There’s no […]

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Raiffeisen retools ATMs for contactless and QR-code driven transactions

Austria’s Raiffeisen Bank is re-equpping its ATM estate for the future, ordering 1200 new machines from Diebold Nixdorf featuring advanced bill payment and contactless functionalities such as quick response (QR) codes and near field communication (NFC) readers. With the first machines supposed to be installed this month, consumers will be able to pay their bills […]

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