Category Archives: Vendor Zone

Bell ID certified for HCE by payment schemes

Mobile payments specialist, Bell ID, says that its host card emulation (HCE) mobile solution has been certified by three of the largest global payments schemes. Bell ID is the first vendor to receive approval from three schemes for its HCE platform, (more…)...
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Global smartphone shipments increase 11.6%

Global smartphone shipments rose 11.6% year-on-year in the second quarter to 337.2 million, according to market researcher IDC. This is the second highest quarterly total on record, with growth sustained after a strong Q1 by robust demand in many emerging (more…)...
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G&D receives Visa certification for HCE

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has been certified “Visa Ready” by Visa for HCE (Host Card Emulation) cloud based payment services. With the Visa Ready status, Visa ensures that technology and service providers develop and deploy products and services that are (more…)...
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Visa ditch Monitise

Monitise has been notified by Visa Europe that it will reduce its shareholding over time while continuing to work with the Company throughout the duration of its current commercial agreement. Visa Europe has been a beneficial shareholder in Monitise since (more…)...
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MyOrder selects Wirecard HCE solution

Wirecard Group has announced a partnership with MyOrder (a Rabobank Company) for the issuance of contactless mobile cards based on HCE (host card emulation) technology. MyOrder is a mCommerce platform with value added services like mobile ordering and loyalty services. (more…)...
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Payments Council re-brands to Payments UK

Having lost some of its teeth, the Payments Council will relaunch as Payments UK, a new trade association launched Monday 29 June. The new association will provide “a single, authoritative voice for the UK payments industry” at home, across Europe (more…)...
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