Category Archives: Contactless NFC

Google Wallet gaining traction with merchants

Google’s efforts to promote broader adoption of its Google Wallet mobile payment system appear to be gathering momentum. The company earlier this week announced that Dunkin’ Donuts and online food ordering service Seamless have integrated their mobile applications with Google Wallet. (more…)...
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Growth in global NFC SIM market

The SIMalliance membership, which represents approximately 90% of the global SIM card market, has reported an 11% year-on-year increase in SIM unit shipments in 2014. Globally, the growth trend for NFC-enabled SIM shipments, which has now been evident over the past (more…)...
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The global mobile money landscape

The mobile money sector is one of the most fluid in the whole of the mobile ecosystem, with more players entering and exiting, new tech and services being launched or trialled. Here’s MEF’s quarterly update on the key players in the (more…)...
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Apple Pay performance problematic at POS

Just months after Apple Pay went live, the adoption rate came in at an impressive 11% of all credit card-owning households and 66% of iPhone 6 owners, according to new research from Phoenix Marketing International among 3,002 credit cardholders. Most adopters (more…)...
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New Zealand mobile wallet JV

Some of New Zealand’s biggest banks and telcos have joined forces to launch Semble, a SIM-based NFC mobile wallet service. Telcos Vodafone, 2degrees, Telecom teamed up with bank-owned payments network Paymark on the joint venture nearly three years ago, promising (more…)...
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Asia Pacific sees 49% growth in contactless payments

MasterCard has revealed that consumers across Asia/Pacific are embracing contactless payments, with the number of unique contactless users (or tappers) in 2014 growing by 49% year-on-year (YoY), in comparison to 2013. Australia leads the way with nearly two-thirds of all MasterCard (more…)...
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UK is the global leader in contactless payments

According to a new research from Timetric, contactless payments have become a major tool for migrating consumer payments from cash to cards, particularly debit cards. “Contactless cards have gained popularity in the UK, contributing to the growth of payment cards transaction (more…)...
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