Category Archives: Contactless NFC

UK contactless card use skyrockets

Spending by British consumers on their contactless cards has increased more than five-fold in the last 12 months, according to MasterCard’s UK spending data. Cardholders have driven 560% year-on-year growth in the value of transactions, up from a 373% increase in the (more…)...
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CurrentC to delay launch

CurrentC, the mobile payment platform developed by MCX, will kick off a public beta test within the next few weeks in Ohio, but may not push its service across the US until 2016, MCX CEO Brian Mooney told Recode (more…)...
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Visa and QIWI mass launch of contactless phone payments

QIWI and Visa have implemented a new stage of their strategic partnership, which has resulted in integration of Visa payWave’s contactless technology into Visa QIWI Wallet. Now e-wallet customers can pay using their NFC-enabled mobile devices operating on Android 4.4 or higher in stores, (more…)...
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Apple Pay fights over fees with big Australian banks

According to Sydney Morning Herald, Australia’s largest banks are fighting with Apple, as it tries to muscle Apple Pay into the hotly contested payments market. According to sources, fees are a big sticking point in the negotiations, with big banks not willing to give Apple (more…)...
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HKT Payment, a subsidiary of  Hong Kong Telecommunications (HKT) has launched a SIM-based NFC mobile payments service to let customers pay at more than 3 million locations worldwide which accept MasterCard PayPass, using funds stored in their Tap & Go (more…)...
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