Category Archives: Contactless NFC

2015 Smart Payment Card shipment figures

The Smart Payment Association (SPA), the trade body of the smart payments industry, has released the findings from its annual review of the smart payment card market. Data collated by the SPA from its members reveal 2060 million payment chip (more…)...
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Critical mass for contactless cards in 2016-18

Contactless cards continue to grow with increasing appetite from all stakeholders including consumers, who find it convenient, and merchants who like its speed – particularly where there is a requirement to move people very quickly through the payment experience, such (more…)...
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Risk of contactless card theft

With contactless payments increasing in popularity, MWR InfoSecurity has warned consumers to be aware of the dangers from a contactless card. It also issued a reminder to retailers and banks that not all fraudulent card theft is the fault of (more…)...
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Barclays launch Apple Pay in UK

Barclaycard and Barclays customers can now use Apple Pay to pay at the hundreds of thousands of locations across the UK that accept contactless payments. The introduction of Apple Pay for Barclaycard and Barclays customers gives millions more UK consumers the (more…)...
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Huawei launches Huawei Pay with China UnionPay

Huawei Technologies, the leading Chinese smartphone manufacturer, has partnered with China UnionPay to introduce Huawei Pay – an NFC mobile payment service. As far as bank card payments are concerned, UnionPay holds a dominant position in China. The state- run bank-card processor, (more…)...
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Android Pay announces UK launch

Major high street UK banks including HSBC, Bank of Scotland, First Direct, Halifax, Lloyds Bank, M&S Bank, MBNA and Nationwide Building Society say they are ready for the forthcoming launch of Android Pay in the UK. (more…)...
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