Category Archives: Contactless NFC

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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Thieves target contactless payment cards

Consumer group Which? has warned that data from contactless debit and credit cards is at risk of being intercepted by thieves. All 10 credit and debit cards tested revealed some data, with some giving up enough information to allow the team (more…)...
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Samsung Pay trial launches in Korea

Samsung has announced the launch of its new mobile payments platform trial in Korea. The Samsung Pay month-long trial is in preparation for a global roll out to more regions. The company announced on the Samsung official blog that owners (more…)...
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The debit card goes mobile in Austria

PSA Payment Services Austria launched a new mobile debit card. The popular and familiar form of payment is now available for NFC-enabled mobile phones to make contactless, mobile and secure payments. The mobile debit card is supported by all major Austrian wireless (more…)...
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Apple Pay launches in UK

Despite the fact that PCM readers have know for weeks that Apple Pay was to launch in the UK on the 14th of July – its did launch. However, depending on which of the several hundred PR’s and Comments from (more…)...
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1 billion contactless payments

The latest data from Visa Europe shows that uptake of contactless payments in Europe continues to climb with over 1 billion transactions made in the last 12 months.  Figures also show that Visa cardholders spent €1.6 billion in the month of (more…)...
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