Baseball team uses iOS 11 to issue NFC tickets to fans

Tuesday 3 October 2017 By Sarah Clark • 3 October 2017 • nfcworld.com An MLB team is using the iPhone’s NFC feature for contactless stadium entry — Techcrunch — “The Oakland Athletics are piloting a new NFC ticketing solution which lets fans enter the stadium by...

More than 1,000 financial institutions now offer Android Pay

Tuesday 3 October 2017 By Sarah Clark • 3 October 2017 • nfcworld.com Android Pay is now compatible with over 1,000 financial institutions — Android Authority — “Today, Google updated the support page for Android Pay with 16 more financial institutions. That pushes...

Asian banks develop blockchain-based customer identity platform

Tuesday 3 October 2017 By Sarah Clark • 3 October 2017 • nfcworld.com OCBC Bank, HSBC, MUFG, IMDA complete proof-of-concept KYC blockchain — Digital News Asia — “The KYC [Know Your Customer] blockchain – running on a Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) platform which...

GlaxoSmithKline puts NFC tags on store shelves

Tuesday 3 October 2017 By Sarah Clark • 3 October 2017 • nfcworld.com Thinfilm and GlaxoSmithKline bring NFC technology to leading over-the-counter brand Flonase — Thinfilm — “GSK introduced interactive ‘smart’ Flonase shelves in retail stores across Canada in an...

Sberbank lets customers pay via Telegram messaging bots

Tuesday 3 October 2017 By Sarah Clark • 3 October 2017 • nfcworld.com Sberbank and Telegram create unique payment solution — Sberbank — “The solution allows payments to be accepted from MasterCard, Visa and Mir bank cards. In addition, in a first for Russia, it is now...

Australian banks to offer real-time payments

Tuesday 3 October 2017 By Sarah Clark • 3 October 2017 • nfcworld.com Real-time payments to be launched after Australia Day — The Sydney Morning Herald — “The A$1bn project, triggered by a 2012 review of Australia’s payment infrastructure, will mean customers of...

Japanese bank demos blockchain payment solution

Tuesday 3 October 2017 By Sarah Clark • 3 October 2017 • nfcworld.com Japan’s big banks showcase fintech at Ceatec show — Nikkei Asian Review — “A smartphone app lets users buy MUFG Coin with yen from their bank accounts and send the digital currency to others....

Shake Shack to open cashless kiosk in New York

Tuesday 3 October 2017 By Sarah Clark • 3 October 2017 • nfcworld.com Shake Shack to open cashless, kiosk-only location in New York City — CNBC — “Located in Astor Place, this Shake Shack won’t have a cashier’s counter. Instead, guests will use digital kiosks or their...

Google drops NFC Smart Unlock due to ‘extremely low usage’

Monday 2 October 2017 By Sarah Clark • 2 October 2017 • nfcworld.com Google reveals why it killed NFC Smart Lock in Android — BetaNews — “It recently came to light that Google had killed off NFC Smart Lock in Android — without telling anyone. Now the company has come...

Guide explains Apple Pay integration options for banks

Friday 29 September 2017 By Mike Clark • 29 September 2017 • nfcworld.com A 10-page guide that outlines the technologies and capabilities banks must have in place to connect to Apple Pay, along with the options open to them for integration, is now available to...

UnionPay rolls out Apple Pay transit payments in Guangzhou

Friday 29 September 2017 By Sarah Clark • 29 September 2017 • nfcworld.com Buses and subways to become new battlefield for mobile payments — South China Morning Post — “Commuters with UnionPay cards can now pay for their ride with their iPhone or Apple Watch at more...

Timex adds contactless payments to watchstraps

Friday 29 September 2017 By Sarah Clark • 29 September 2017 • nfcworld.com Barclaycard teams up with Timex to launch contactless watch — Campaign — “In the new watch, named the Fairfield Contactless, bPay has been embedded in its leather strap and users can make...

Gateless transit ticketing system to be piloted in the UK

Friday 29 September 2017 By Sarah Clark • 29 September 2017 • nfcworld.com Your face could be your ticket at the Tube station of the future — Wired — “One of the problems Cubic is trying to solve is the bottleneck that occurs at ticket gates when everyone rushes to...

Google drops NFC unlock feature for Android devices

Friday 29 September 2017 By Mike Clark • 29 September 2017 • nfcworld.com Google quietly discontinues NFC Smart Unlock without explanation — BetaNews — “The feature, which makes it possible to unlock a phone with an NFC device such as a ring or bracelet, has been...

US consumers continue to rely on cash for payments

Friday 29 September 2017 By Sarah Clark • 29 September 2017 • nfcworld.com Cash is still a constant for US consumers — Glory — “84% of US consumers would still like the option to pay by cash while 63% feel it is the most secure way to pay… 61% of Americans trust cash...

AirPlus staff test cards with built-in fingerprint readers

Friday 29 September 2017 By Sarah Clark • 29 September 2017 • nfcworld.com AirPlus pilots biometric corporate card — Business Travel News — “Payments provider AirPlus is testing a biometric corporate card for which users can use a fingerprint rather than a pin at...

Supermarket giant Carrefour launches mobile wallet in China

Friday 29 September 2017 By Sarah Clark • 29 September 2017 • nfcworld.com Carrefour unveils digital wallet, teams up with China UnionPay to develop mobile payment ecosystem — Yicai Global — “Europe’s largest retailer, France-based Carrefour SA, has introduced its own...

New protocol alerts users to encryption breaches

Thursday 28 September 2017 By Sarah Clark • 28 September 2017 • nfcworld.com Computer scientists address gap in messaging privacy — University of Birmingham — “With current end-to-end encryption, if an attacker compromises a recipient’s device, they can then put...

HSBC to let customers view accounts from multiple banks in one app

Thursday 28 September 2017 By Sarah Clark • 28 September 2017 • nfcworld.com HSBC to let UK customers manage different bank accounts on one screen with new app — CNBC — “Customers can add accounts from up to 21 different banks, including Barclays, Lloyds and Bank of...

Dubai government picks NFC for blockchain currency launch

Thursday 28 September 2017 By Sarah Clark • 28 September 2017 • nfcworld.com Dubai Economy launches partnership to expedite emCash — Dubai Department of Economic Development — “Founded on the latest blockchain technology, emCash will be the digital currency in emPay...

American Express launches mobile-first credit card in Canada

Thursday 28 September 2017 By Sarah Clark • 28 September 2017 • nfcworld.com American Express goes mobile-first with its new millennial-facing credit card — IT Business Canada — “According to AmEx director of new product development Laura Cocksedge, the card was...

Apple publishes Face ID security white paper

Thursday 28 September 2017 By Sarah Clark • 28 September 2017 • nfcworld.com Face ID Security — Apple — “To authorize an in-store payment with Face ID, you must first confirm intent to pay by double-clicking the side button. You then authenticate using Face ID before...

Starbucks lets customers reload their cards with their Apple Watch

Wednesday 27 September 2017 By Sarah Clark • 27 September 2017 • nfcworld.com Starbucks now lets you reload store cards with Apple Pay on Apple Watch — 9to5Mac — “Starting today you can reload your Starbucks Card using Apple Pay right on the Apple Watch. Paying with...

Chinese government to embed eIDs in SIM cards

Wednesday 27 September 2017 By Sarah Clark • 27 September 2017 • nfcworld.com China to introduce eIDs embedded in SIM cards — ECNS — “China is planning to embed personal identity information into SIM cards to better protect citizens’ private information, according to...

Ant Financial signs mobile wallet joint venture deal in Hong Kong

Wednesday 27 September 2017 By Sarah Clark • 27 September 2017 • nfcworld.com CK Hutchison and Ant Financial form strategic partnership to provide digital financial inclusive services in Hong Kong — CK Hutchison — “The two companies will form a joint venture to offer...

Japanese banks get go ahead for digital currency launch

Tuesday 26 September 2017 By Sarah Clark • 26 September 2017 • nfcworld.com Japan’s big banks plan digital currency launch — Financial Times — “A consortium of banks, led by Mizuho Financial Group and Japan Post Bank, has won support from the country’s central bank...

UK consumers warm to face verification at the point of sale

Tuesday 26 September 2017 By Sarah Clark • 26 September 2017 • nfcworld.com Shoppers give thumbs up to in-store biometrics — Worldpay — “Just under two thirds (63%) of consumers want to be able to use a biometric scan to authorise payments in-store. When it comes to...

Swarovski lets shoppers make payments in VR

Monday 25 September 2017 By Sarah Clark • 25 September 2017 • nfcworld.com Mastercard and Swarovski launch virtual reality shopping experience — Mastercard — “Once the consumers decide and select the piece from the collection that they want to purchase, they can add...

Cambridge academics report on cryptocurrency market status

Monday 25 September 2017 By Sarah Clark • 25 September 2017 • nfcworld.com Global Cryptocurrency Benchmarking Study — University of Cambridge — “This is the first study to systematically investigate key cryptocurrency industry sectors by collecting empirical,...

Central Bank of Uruguay to run mobile currency pilot

Monday 25 September 2017 By Sarah Clark • 25 September 2017 • nfcworld.com Uruguayan central bank to test digital currency — Latin American Herald Tribune — “‘Instead of carrying around a leather wallet with paper currency,’ people will load electronic currency onto...

Mastercard applies for blockchain B2B payments patent

Monday 25 September 2017 By Sarah Clark • 25 September 2017 • nfcworld.com Method and system for recording point to point transaction processing — USPTO — “The present disclosure relates to the recording, processing, and displaying of point to point transactions,...

Walmart tests smart lock delivery service

Monday 25 September 2017 By Sarah Clark • 25 September 2017 • nfcworld.com Why the future could mean delivery straight into your fridge — Walmart — “Here’s how the test will work: I place an order on Walmart.com for several items, even groceries. When my order is...

Chinese consumers ready to go out without cash

Monday 25 September 2017 By Sarah Clark • 25 September 2017 • nfcworld.com 84% Chinese can go out without cash — Xinhua — “Asked whether they can go out of their home without cash, 84% said they are ‘calm’ with it while only 4% cannot and 12% feels concerned.” Source...

NFC Forum Members: A Call for Action

On 22 Sep, 2017 By Paula Hunter 0 Comments Most are familiar with the internationally recognized and acclaimed United States President John F. Kennedy’s famous statement, “Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.” This...

Rambus publishes quick guide to Apple Pay

Friday 22 September 2017 By Mike Clark • 22 September 2017 • nfcworld.com A newly updated 12-page primer that quickly explains how Apple’s NFC-based mobile payment system works in clear and simple language is now available to download from the NFC World Knowledge...

Chinese banks roll out face recognition at the ATM

Friday 22 September 2017 By Sarah Clark • 22 September 2017 • nfcworld.com Facial recognition debuts at China’s banks — Xinhua News Agency — “At the Agricultural Bank of China’s (ABC) three outlets in Jinan City, cards are no longer needed to withdraw money. A quick...

NXP releases NFC tag toolkit for iOS

PARTNER NEWS: NXP has announced a toolkit designed to make it easy for iOS 11 developers to take advantage of the NFC tag reading capabilities that are now supported by iPhones and unlock “the potential to now connect billions of consumer and industrial products to...

Banks back government-led Taiwan Pay QR payments service

Thursday 21 September 2017 By Sarah Clark • 21 September 2017 • nfcworld.com Banks offer ministry’s Taiwan Pay services — Taipei Times — “Taiwan Pay aims to provide more convenient, quicker payment services using QR code technology via smartphones, which have become a...

Japanese banks to develop shared customer ID platform

Thursday 21 September 2017 By Sarah Clark • 21 September 2017 • nfcworld.com Japan developing shared ID system for banks — Nikkei Asian Review — “In this set-up, an account holder at one bank can register for a shared ID. If the individual wishes to open an account at...