TSB to roll out iris scanning tech

Thursday 20 July 2017 By Sarah Clark • 20 July 2017 • nfcworld.com TSB to roll out iris scanning tech — BBC News — “Imagine logging onto your bank account just by glancing at your phone. That’s what some TSB customers will be able to do from September when the bank...

Mastercard expands QR payments choice

Thursday 20 July 2017 By Sarah Clark • 20 July 2017 • nfcworld.com Mastercard expands QR payments choice — Mastercard — “Beginning this month, the company will broaden its solutions to offer QR codes that can be scanned by either consumers or merchants under a common...

EMVCo standardizes QR codes for mobile payments

Wednesday 19 July 2017 By Sarah Clark • 19 July 2017 • nfcworld.com SPECIFICATION: Defines how a QR code serves as a one-way communication between the point of interaction and a mobile application Payments standards body EMVCo has published “EMVCo QR Code...

Mahindra Comviva expands payment options for merchants in India

PARTNER NEWS: Mahindra Comviva has enhanced its PayPlus mobile POS solution to enable Indian merchants to accept payments via Aadhaar, Bharat QR, UPI, card and mobile wallets through a single interface. “In the Indian payments industry, merchant adoption remains a big...

TfL makes it easier to top up Oyster cards while on the go

Wednesday 19 July 2017 By Sarah Clark • 19 July 2017 • nfcworld.com TfL makes it easier to top up Oyster cards while on the go — Transport for London — “Next month, the new TfL app will launch, allowing customers to top up their Oyster card with pay-as-you-go credit...

Visa and PayPal extend partnership to Europe

Wednesday 19 July 2017 By Sarah Clark • 19 July 2017 • nfcworld.com Visa and PayPal extend partnership to Europe — Visa — “The European partnership agreement makes it easier for financial institutions to offer their Visa account holders the ability to checkout...

P2P payment transactions to exceed $120 billion this year

Tuesday 18 July 2017 By Sarah Clark • 18 July 2017 • nfcworld.com P2P payment transactions to exceed $120 billion this year — eMarketer — “The transaction value of US mobile P2P payments will grow 55.0% this year to $120.38 billion. This figure is on pace to double by...

Samsung Pay announces partnership to allow users to pay via PayPal

Monday 17 July 2017 By Sarah Clark • 17 July 2017 • nfcworld.com Samsung Pay announces partnership to allow users to pay via PayPal — Samsung — “Access to PayPal will be available for all Samsung Pay users in the United States and will expand to other countries soon....

Mastercard and Visa lose share to UnionPay in global cards market

Monday 17 July 2017 By Sarah Clark • 17 July 2017 • nfcworld.com Mastercard and Visa lose share to UnionPay in global cards market — RBR — “The continued rapid expansion of the Chinese cards market has helped UnionPay to increase its share of cards to 43% in 2016, and...

Santander pays 5% cashback when you pay by mobile phone

Monday 17 July 2017 By Sarah Clark • 17 July 2017 • nfcworld.com Santander pays 5% cashback when you pay by mobile phone — Which? — “Santander 123 Lite Current account customers can earn 5% cashback on all purchases using their debit cards via Apple Pay, Android Pay...

MobiKwik integrated with Samsung Pay Mini

Monday 17 July 2017 By Sarah Clark • 17 July 2017 • nfcworld.com MobiKwik integrated with Samsung Pay Mini — The Hindu — “The tie-up will enable one-tap payments at more than 1.4m MobiKwik-powered merchants pan-India. Alternatively, users just need to do one swipe and...

Khushi Baby adds biometric security to NFC health records

PORTABLE HEALTH RECORD: This baby’s NFC necklace stores healthcare information Khushi Baby, a service that uses NFC necklaces to track the healthcare given to mothers and babies in India, has added biometric security to its platform to further protect the personal...

Apple has just weeks to fix its fingerprint problem, says KeyBanc

Friday 14 July 2017 By Sarah Clark • 14 July 2017 • nfcworld.com Apple has just weeks to fix its fingerprint problem, says KeyBanc — Barron’s — “Apple is still struggling to put a fingerprint sensor under the glass of its next iPhone, says KeyBanc, and it has until...

Abu Dhabi launches app to track pupils on journey to school

Friday 14 July 2017 By Rian Boden • 14 July 2017 • nfcworld.com Abu Dhabi launches app to track pupils on journey to school — Arabian Business — “Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) and Emirates Transport have launched Hafilaty, an app that enables parents to track...

Coca-Cola reveals AI-powered vending machine app

Thursday 13 July 2017 By Sarah Clark • 13 July 2017 • nfcworld.com Coca-Cola reveals AI-powered vending machine app — Venturebeat — “The app, which launches in about two weeks in places like US universities and locations around Australia and New Zealand, will allow...

Japan’s Bic Camera to accept bitcoin nationwide

Thursday 13 July 2017 By Sarah Clark • 13 July 2017 • nfcworld.com Japan’s Bic Camera to accept bitcoin nationwide — Nikkei Asian Review — “Bic Camera will allow payments in bitcoin at all locations throughout Japan as early as this month, looking to provide more...

Sub-Saharan Africa driving global market for mobile money

Thursday 13 July 2017 By Sarah Clark • 13 July 2017 • nfcworld.com Sub-Saharan Africa driving global market for mobile money — GSMA — “The new study points to a decade of growth in mobile money services in the region following the launch of M-Pesa in Kenya in 2007. It...

PayPal now available on App Store, Apple Music, iTunes and more

Wednesday 12 July 2017 By Sarah Clark • 12 July 2017 • nfcworld.com PayPal now available on App Store, Apple Music, iTunes and more — PayPal — “PayPal’s availability across Apple’s services further expands our vision of providing customers a variety of ways to easily...

USA Technologies files for proposed public offering

Tuesday 11 July 2017 By Sarah Clark • 11 July 2017 • nfcworld.com USA Technologies files for proposed public offering — PARTNER NEWS — “USA Technologies Inc (USAT), a premier payment technology service provider of integrated cashless and mobile transactions in the...

Alibaba’s self-service Tao Cafe takes e-shopping offline

Tuesday 11 July 2017 By Sarah Clark • 11 July 2017 • nfcworld.com Alibaba’s self-service Tao Cafe takes e-shopping offline — Xinhua — “Entry into Tao Cafe in Hangzhou, capital of east China’s Zhejiang Province, is through ticket gates similar to those at subway...

Quantum cheques could be a forgery-free way to move money

Tuesday 11 July 2017 By Sarah Clark • 11 July 2017 • nfcworld.com Quantum cheques could be a forgery-free way to move money — New Scientist — “Say Alice wants to pay Bob using a quantum cheque. She would have to go to the bank, verify her identity and then the bank...

UnionPay reports growth in QR code mobile payment volumes

Monday 10 July 2017 By Sarah Clark • 10 July 2017 • nfcworld.com UnionPay reports growth in QR code mobile payment volumes — UnionPay International — “The cross-border transaction volume of mobile QuickPass, the UnionPay mobile payment product, doubled in the first...

Stripe strikes global partnerships with China’s Alipay, WeChat Pay

Monday 10 July 2017 By Sarah Clark • 10 July 2017 • nfcworld.com Stripe strikes global partnerships with China’s Alipay, WeChat Pay — Reuters — “‘If you are an internet business this unlocks a new vast customer base,’ John Collison, Stripe’s president and co-founder,...

US pop band adds NFC tags to merchandise range

Friday 7 July 2017 By Rian Boden • 7 July 2017 • nfcworld.com TAGGED TOGS: US band Airspoken’s merchandising gives fans access to digital content using NFC tags Fans of US pop group Airspoken can now access music, videos and other digital content by tapping their NFC...

N26 will bring Apple Pay to customers in Spain later this year

Friday 7 July 2017 By Rian Boden • 7 July 2017 • nfcworld.com N26 will bring Apple Pay to customers in Spain later this year — N26 — “Later this year, N26 will bring Apple Pay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay that’s...

Citi Pay launches in the US

Friday 7 July 2017 By Rian Boden • 7 July 2017 • nfcworld.com Citi Pay launches in the US — Citi — “Online and in-app purchases will be enabled through Citi’s integration of Masterpass… For Android users, the digital wallet also enables Citi cardholders to make...