Messaging app Line reports 40m mobile payment users

Thursday 23 November 2017 By Sarah Clark • 23 November 2017 • nfcworld.com A Line Pay milestone: 10 million transactions monthly — Line — “Line announced today that Line Pay, a ‘smartphone wallet’ service for the Line platform, has reached 10m global transactions per...

Hong Kong transit operator to test WeChat Pay and Alipay

Thursday 23 November 2017 By Sarah Clark • 23 November 2017 • nfcworld.com Contactless competition: WeChat Pay is coming to Hong Kong’s MTR, and Alipay may not be far behind — South China Morning Post — “Commuters on Hong Kong’s MTR will soon be given a new quick...

UK consumers want to set their own contactless transaction limit

Wednesday 22 November 2017 By Sarah Clark • 22 November 2017 • nfcworld.com Research – Shoppers keen to set their own contactless card limit — Paymentsense — “Nearly half (48%) of shoppers would like to customise their contactless card transaction limit, or would like...

Swiss consumers to get single digital ID

Wednesday 22 November 2017 By Sarah Clark • 22 November 2017 • nfcworld.com Just one password? Swiss groups plan single online identity — Reuters — “Swiss consumers will be able to use a single digital identity to buy online products and services under a project...

Boston to introduce NFC and contactless transit ticketing

Tuesday 21 November 2017 By Sarah Clark • 21 November 2017 • nfcworld.com Paying for a ride on the T could look very different in three years — Metro — “The MBTA on Monday moved towards overhauling its fare collection system to eliminate cash from its trolleys and...

Samsung Pay goes live in Mexico

Tuesday 21 November 2017 By Sarah Clark • 21 November 2017 • nfcworld.com Samsung Pay officially launches in Mexico — Neowin — “Samsung’s mobile payment solution, Samsung Pay, is set to make its debut today (Nov 21st) in Mexico. Customers interested in using the...

ABN Amro includes access to Tikkie payments in new developer APIs

Monday 20 November 2017 By Sarah Clark • 20 November 2017 • nfcworld.com ABN Amro launches its developer portal — ABN Amro — “Besides providing APIs that allow commercial clients easy access to their checking accounts, the bank also offers use of building blocks for...

Amazon moves closer to rollout of automated stores

Monday 20 November 2017 By Sarah Clark • 20 November 2017 • nfcworld.com Amazon’s cashierless store is almost ready for prime time — Bloomberg — “For the past year, Amazon employees have been test driving Amazon Go, an experimental convenience store in downtown...

Apple details its face detection algorithm

Monday 20 November 2017 By Sarah Clark • 20 November 2017 • nfcworld.com An on-device deep neural network for face detection — Apple — “Apple started using deep learning for face detection in iOS 10. With the release of the Vision framework, developers can now use...

Garmin Pay goes live in US, Switzerland, Russia and Australia

Monday 20 November 2017 By Sarah Clark • 20 November 2017 • nfcworld.com Garmin and NXT-ID subsidiary FitPay announce Garmin Pay now live on Garmin Vivoactive 3 smartwatch — NXT-ID and Garmin International — “The new contactless payment capability is powered by the...

Microsoft rebrands wallet as Microsoft Pay

Thursday 16 November 2017 By Sarah Clark • 16 November 2017 • nfcworld.com Microsoft Wallet is now Microsoft Pay: New app appears in Store — On MSFT — “Microsoft Wallet has changed its name to Microsoft Pay… Microsoft Pay was included in the Windows 10 Creators...

Apple GymKit with NFC goes live in Australia

Wednesday 15 November 2017 By Sarah Clark • 15 November 2017 • nfcworld.com GymKit launches today in Australia, automatically sync workout data between Apple Watch and gym equipment — 9to5Mac — “The first gym to feature GymKit-compatible equipment is now up and...

Samsung Rewards ‘increased the use of Samsung Pay by 48%’

Wednesday 15 November 2017 By Sarah Clark • 15 November 2017 • nfcworld.com Samsung Rewards: Growing big in year one, with a preview of the year ahead — Samsung — “After a year of growing 25% month-over-month, millions of people are enrolled in and actively use...

Google promotes Android Pay with Justice League bots

Wednesday 15 November 2017 By Sarah Clark • 15 November 2017 • nfcworld.com Unlock your superpowers with Android Pay and Justice League — Google — “If you use Android Pay today, you’re in for a surprise. Like our beloved animations of space explorers, Halloween...

Chatbots to issue over 1bn coupons a year by 2022

Tuesday 14 November 2017 By Sarah Clark • 14 November 2017 • nfcworld.com Digital coupon redemptions to surpass $90bn by 2022 — Juniper Research — “Juniper has quantified the volume of chatbot coupons as 25m this year, with this set to reach 1.1bn by 2022. The...

Chinese consumers made 1.48bn Alipay purchases on Singles Day

Tuesday 14 November 2017 By Sarah Clark • 14 November 2017 • nfcworld.com Spending climbs by 39% on this year’s Singles Day — China Daily — “Bargain hunters splurged by spending a record 168.2bn yuan (US$25.3bn) during this year’s Singles Day… Nine out of 10 people...

Indola adds NFC tags to professional hair styling products

Tuesday 14 November 2017 By Sarah Clark • 14 November 2017 • nfcworld.com Henkel launches NFC pilot with Indola #SimplySmarter — Henkel Adhesive Technologies — “With a volume of 100,000 products to be rolled out in 35 different countries, Indola #SimplySmarter is one...

Android Pay goes live in Czech Republic and Brazil

Tuesday 14 November 2017 By Sarah Clark • 14 November 2017 • nfcworld.com Android Pay goes local in Ukraine, Czech Republic, Brazil and Slovakia — Google — “A few weeks ago, we launched Android Pay in Ukraine. Today, it’s available in Czech Republic and Brazil, and...

Danish consumer council raises Apple Pay competition concerns

Tuesday 14 November 2017 By Sarah Clark • 14 November 2017 • nfcworld.com Apple Pay accused of unfair competition in Denmark — The Copenhagen Post — “The Forbrugerrådet Tænk consumer council is not sure that Apple Pay is operating in compliance with Danish law, and it...

Eftpos launches Android Pay in Australia

Tuesday 14 November 2017 By Sarah Clark • 14 November 2017 • nfcworld.com Rambus teams with Eftpos for Android Pay in Australia — Rambus — PARTNER NEWS — “‘With more than 40m debit cards distributed across Australia, Eftpos is one of the most popular payment methods,’...

Barclays trials digital receipt service

Monday 13 November 2017 By Sarah Clark • 13 November 2017 • nfcworld.com Fintech startup Flux partners with Barclays for itemised receipts — Techcrunch — “Flux, the London fintech startup founded by former early employees at Revolut, has announced a partnership with...

Cybersecurity firm demos mask that can unlock an iPhone X

Monday 13 November 2017 By Sarah Clark • 13 November 2017 • nfcworld.com This $150 mask beat Face ID on the iPhone X — The Verge — “Vietnamese cybersecurity firm Bkav claims it’s been able to bypass the iPhone X’s Face ID feature using a mask… The firm does stress...

Da Vinci develops payment card with built in screen and keyboard

Monday 13 November 2017 By Sarah Clark • 13 November 2017 • nfcworld.com Give your PIN to strangers with this bank card of the future — The Memo — “There’s a new card arriving, designed and created by Simon Hewitt, the former chief security officer of one of...

PayPal lets customers group together to raise funds and buy gifts

Friday 10 November 2017 By Sarah Clark • 10 November 2017 • nfcworld.com A better way to collect money from friends — PayPal — “With PayPal Money Pools, you can create a page that lets people easily chip in for group gifts, special events and more… PayPal Money Pool...

Adidas includes NFC chip in official Fifa World Cup football

Friday 10 November 2017 By Sarah Clark • 10 November 2017 • nfcworld.com 2018 FIFA World Cup official match ball unveiled: an exciting re-imagining — FIFA — “Telstar 18 features a brand new carcass, high technology and sustainable elements such as recycled packaging....

PayPal tops US survey of most trusted financial services brands

Thursday 9 November 2017 By Sarah Clark • 9 November 2017 • nfcworld.com Landor Pulse: PayPal leads as most trusted financial services brand — Landor — “Approximately 30% of consumers rank PayPal as trustworthy, compared with 25% for Visa, 23% for Mastercard, and 17%...

US to open up banking market to non-banks?

Thursday 9 November 2017 By Sarah Clark • 9 November 2017 • nfcworld.com US regulator says time to review mixing banking with other businesses — Reuters — “US regulations that bar companies such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc from providing banking services need to be...