Category Archives: Contactless NFC

Apple expected to adopt NFC for mobile payment plans

Apple’s 2014 roadmap was laid out in pretty considerable detail by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo last week in an investor note, and while ordinarily analyst predictions aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on, Kuo has a solid track record of actually getting things right. Among Kuo’s predictions are larger iPhones, a Retina MacBook Air, improved Apple TV, iPad with Touch ID and ...
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Barclays’ customers: £6.6 million per month with contactless cards

Barclaycard has announced that its customers are spending £6.6 million per month on their contactless cards. The latest figures from Barclaycard show that contactless payments have increased threefold since 2012, with 90 million transactions predicted during 2014 – according to Finextra. Barclays launched contactless cards to all customers in March 2009 and there are now nearly nine million contactless debit ...
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Brazil’s Bradesco teams with Claro for contactless payment deployment

Starting in H1 2014 Brazilians will be able to use their smartphones to carry out contactless payment transactions when shopping. In the first commercial project of its kind in Latin America, Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is working together with Claro and one of the country’s largest banks, Bradesco. The mobile payment project will kick off in the state of São ...
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Google Wallet stops NFC payment service

Google has announced via email that it will kill off NFC payment service functionality in April for anything below Android 4.4 (device that don’t have Kit Kat - Android 4.4+). In other words, you will only be able to store loyalty cards and offers, send money to friends, view orders, and use the physical Google Wallet card to make purchases. They began ...
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Contactless glitch charges wrong card – thousands ‘pay twice’

The UK’s Transport for London say that us passengers have been wrongly charged thousands of pounds because of a contactless glitch in the payment system. Almost 1,800 commuters have been given refunds totalling £11,000 after Oyster readers charged the wrong card. Some Londoners ended up paying for journeys twice, as money was taken from their debit cards despite the fact ...
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Google Wallet gets order tracking update

Google says it has updated its Android and iOS Google Wallet apps to enable shoppers to automatically track their online orders. Once users activate ‘orders’ in Google Wallet they can see any receipt sent to their Gmail account from within the app. The search giant has also teamed with the US’s major package carriers so that when order statuses are ...
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Digicash launches Beacon mobile payments using SEPA Credit Transfers

Bank-led mobile payment scheme Digicash has launched a pilot- project using the Beacon model in Luxembourg –  the first mobile payments using SEPA Credit Transfers. Digicash Beacon devices at POS combine Bluetooth, NFC and QR Code technologies. For customers, this new feature integrates with Digicash Apps that are issued by retail banks. Payments are made using SEPA Credit Transfers straight from ...
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Europe embraces contactless purchases in 2013

The latest figures from Visa Europe show that throughout 2013 Visa cardholders used their contactless cards to make more than 94.3 million purchases in the UK compared to just under 25 million contactless purchases in 2012. Contactless purchases were not just up in the UK but across the whole of Europe, with Visa cards used to make a staggering 340.1 ...
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Hang Seng Bank strengthen mobile payment ecosystem in HK

Hang Seng Bank is to join forces with mobile operators including HKT to strengthen the mobile payment ecosystem and offer customers the convenience of NFC to tap and pay for small value transactions. HKT is building upon the installed base of advanced NFC SIM it has been deploying since H2 of 2013, having progressively equipped its subscribers with Multi-tenant NFC SIMs. ...
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Banco Sabadell roll-out Host Card Emulation (HCE) for NFC mobile payments

Banco Sabadell has announced the launch of its technology pilot, delivering Host Card Emulation (HCE) for NFC mobile payments. This solution simplifies the complexity typically associated with mobile payment deployments, enabling EMV secure proximity transactions that are compatible with existing contactless POS acceptance systems without the need for traditional integration and system upgrade costs. The trial will be the most ...
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