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Rio launches NFC ticketing with smartphones

Rio de Janeiro will be the first city in Brazil to launch a pilot program enabling mobile NFC ticketing for public transportation. This initiative is a partnership between RioCard Tecnologia da Informação, Gemalto, Motorola Mobility...

Barclays set to launch contactless payments wristband

Barclays has announced plans to tap into demand for wearable devices, with the launch of a trial of its bPay contactless payments wristband. Around 7,000 consumers will be able to try out the bPay band...

Is CurrentC dead before it launches?

CurrentC, the MCX backed mobile payment system developed by a consortium of major retail chains, has made headlines lately for brazenly blocking Apple Pay transactions. The heat CurrentC faced from that poor strategic move is nothing, though, compared...

MCX and Softcard state Apple Pay overthrow plan

At Money 2020, and in the wake of Apple Pay and its dominance of the headlines, US mobile money ventures, Softcard (formally ISIS) and merchant-run MCX, have been setting out their strategies for wining...

U.S. Bank launches “Go Mobile” using an iPhone

U.S. Bank FlexPerks Visa customers in Salt Lake City will be the first U.S. Bank customers invited to try a new mobile payment service called U.S. Bank Go Mobile. The service allows customers to...
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Contactless payments are No.1 payment choice for UK market

The UK is a world leader in contactless payments. The widespread adoption of contactless in the UK was a gradual process but over the past few years contactless use has grown exponentially. In just a...

Greggs accepts contactless

Greggs, the high street bakery chain, is to accept payments using new contactless technology - just months after it moved over from a cash-only business. The north east-based company is to install around 3,500...

Contactless technology adoption accelerating in the Netherlands

The Netherlands has seen a significant uptake of contactless payment cards since their introduction in 2014. Contactless technology is gaining traction in the Netherlands as banks are introducing new solutions to capture a large share of...
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Wells Fargo ATMs launch NFC-enabled mobile wallet capability

Wells Fargo & Company say that debit card customers can use the company’s ATMs without their card with NFC functionality that is launching at more than 5,000 ATMs across the US. The feature is activated using...
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Mastercard piloting turning smartphones into payment terminals

Mastercard unveiled a pilot project in Poland, turning smartphones into payment terminals for accepting contactless payments. The solution is aimed at small and micro merchants that have traditionally taken cash payments, providing them with a...

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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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