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UK banks back mobile contactless payments

Working with Visa Europe, RBS and NatWest have launched TouchPay, a mobile contactless payments service for Apple iPhone 4 and 4S models powered by an NFC-enabled protective cover accessory. Initially available to the first 1,000...

NFC mobile payments set to exceed $180 billion

A new report from Juniper Research has found that the NFC retail payments market will exceed $180 billion globally by 2017, more than a seven-fold increase over 2012. The leading regions of North America,...

Raiffeisen’s contactless product proving popular in Austria

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AT&T, Verizon look to phones as credit cards

AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile USA are thought to be planning to work with Discover Financial Services and Barclays to pilot contactless payments on mobile phones, bypassing Visa and MasterCard. According to Bloomberg, the partnership will...

AIS pilot NFC payments and transit in Bangkok

Oberthur Technologies, one of the world’s largest providers of security and identification solutions and services based on smart card technologies, has been selected by Advanced Info Service Plc. (AIS), the largest telecom operator in...

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UnionPay launch NFC payment service with Samsung in China

UnionPay, China's largest card company and leading card issuer by number of cards, has launched an NFC payment service with Samsung. UnionPay's NFC payment system can be used by more than 3.6 million Samsung smartphones in...
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The World’s most cashless countries – Infographic

A new study has found the countries among the 20 largest economies who are adapting quickest to using cashless systems like phones and contactless cards – revealing that Canada narrowly edges out Sweden for...

Samsung back NFC m-payments

Samsung Electronics is gearing up to jump into the mobile-payment market-with plans to offer a payments service from its NFC-enabled smartphones. The mobile phone giant, which vies with Apple for the top spot in smartphone...

Société Générale launches its contactless payment service in Strasbourg

Société Générale, one of the largest European financial services groups, announced that they launched the bank’s first NFC Visa payment service in Strasbourg, France relying on Oberthur Technologies’ Trusted Service Manager (TSM) platform. The NFC...

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Payment industry history with first AES DUKPT key management implementation

Verifone says it has implemented AES DUKPT with its end-to-end encryption solution, VeriShield Total Protect, its Engage family of payment devices, and Carbon 8 & 10. Co-designed by Verifone, AES DUKPT...
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