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NFC
BBVA and Visa launch first commercial HCE mobile payments

BBVA is the first global banking group to commercially launch mobile HCE mobile payments based on new cloud-based payment specifications from Visa.

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Mobile Banking
Mobile banking Trojan mutates with ransomware features

An Android mobile banking Trojan program originally designed to steal mobile banking credentials from Russian users has been found in the wild and has been retrofitted with ransomware functionality to infect US users with photos of its victims to intimidate them into paying a fictitious FBI fine.

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Mobile Payments

  • Amazon Wallet Amazon has quietly released a new Android and ...
  • Could this be Apple’s biggest innovation since the iPhone? This spring, Apple CEO Tim Cook offered a ...
  • Apple launches iTunes mobile payments in Japan In a small step towards Apple’s payments ambitions, ...
  • TMG builds wearable payments app for Google Glass Payments processor, The Members Group (TMG) intrigued attendees ...
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    Contactless NFC

  • Apple mobile wallet In a further round of speculation and rumour, ...
  • Westpac trials HCE digital wallet technology Westpac is trialling Host Card Emulation  mobile payments ...
  • Can banks gain scale with Cloud Issuance & Host Card Emulation? Thus far, bank rollouts of mobile payment and ...
  • Germany ramps up contactless deployment with BASE digital wallet launch Belgium’s BASE mobile subscribers in Germany can now ...
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    Mobile Banking

  • Mobile banking Trojan mutates with ransomware features An Android mobile banking Trojan program originally designed ...
  • Mobile banking – South Africa unpicking the lock? South Africa’s telco’s have been trying for some ...
  • Android malware hits South Korean mobile banking customers Android malware, a malicious software that can imitate ...
  • Amazon phone set to ignite mobile banking market Amidst mixed reactions and a media storm, Amazon ...
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    Mobile Remittance

  • Daily mobile transactions rise to $71m in Kenya Kenyans are transacting Sh6.2 billion ($70.49m) daily through ...
  • The rise of mobile wallet-to-wallet cross-border remittance services New MNO wallet-to-wallet international remittance services have launched ...
  • Mobile money use on the rise in Africa Despite the slow take off of mobile money ...
  • Fidor signs Ripple for P2P money transfers Fidor Bank has become the first the bank ...
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    M POS

  • Amazon Wallet Amazon has quietly released a new Android and ...
  • MasterCard enable card payments in Vietnam MasterCard and Sacombank have announced a partnership to MasterCard and Sacombank have ...
  • SumUp launches first proprietary Chip & PIN device in Europe Mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) company SumUp announced the launch ...
  • Groupon to rollout ‘Gnome’ iPad POS system Groupon has unveiled Gnome, an iPad POS system ...
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    Analysis

  • Global Mobile Payments Index Q2 2014: UK Ahead of Rest of World Adyen announced findings from its latest global Mobile ...
  • Contrasting HCE and SIM secure element approaches to NFC payments Digital payments experts Consult Hyperion, in conjunction with ...
  • EcoCash mobile money transfer exceeds $4 billion Econet Wireless’ mobile money transfer service EcoCash has ...
  • Royal Canadian Mint axes digital currency MintChip Just three months after announcing its Bitcoin rival ...
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    Opinions

  • NFC: A technology in search of a problem? According to a report from IHS, contactless payments could ...
  • Live @ MWC: Google Glass barcode scanning GS1 have announced that they will be demonstrating ...
  • Consumers beware: five ways your identity can be stolen Jumio has revealed the top five ways that ...
  • Contactless and the future of payments Our society has seen an incredible rate of ...
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    Vendor Zone

  • Dictao integrates Apple Touch ID fingerprint recognition technology Dictao, a publisher of software solutions for digital ...
  • Yaap launches “Yaap Shopping” Yaap, the joint-venture between CaixaBank, Banco Santander and Telefónica, ...
  • Powa Technologies acquires MPayMe to expand global footprint Powa Technologies Group has announced the acquisition of ...
  • HID Global and Proxama join forces for mobile proximity marketing HID Global and Proxama, the global platform provider ...
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