KT introduces ‘mother of all credit cards’

Tuesday 13 June 2017 By Sarah Clark • 13 June 2017 • nfcworld.com KT introduces ‘mother of all credit cards’ — Korea Herald — “Dubbed ‘Clip Card’ the device looks like credit and debit cards issued by financial institutions, but it has a 1.3-inch display on the...

Zelle now live! in mobile banking apps today, a new way to pay

Monday 12 June 2017 By Rian Boden • 12 June 2017 • nfcworld.com Zelle now live! in mobile banking apps today, a new way to pay — Zelle — “Beginning this month, more than 86-million U.S. mobile banking consumers will be able to send and receive money through Zelle…...

KISA to unveil bio authentication for mobile banking in 2018

Monday 12 June 2017 By Rian Boden • 12 June 2017 • nfcworld.com KISA to unveil bio authentication for mobile banking in 2018 — Korea Herald — “Korea Internet & Security Agency is developing bio authentication for mobile banking to commercialize it by late 2018…...

Apple to enable NFC pairing on HomeKit smart home devices

GET CONNECTED: Users of HomeKit just need to tap to pair accessories to Apple’s smart home platform Apple’s HomeKit smart home framework will soon support the use of NFC for accessory pairing, the iPhone maker has revealed. The move follows the announcement that Apple...

Ant Financial extends online credit service to retailers

Monday 12 June 2017 By Rian Boden • 12 June 2017 • nfcworld.com Ant Financial extends online credit service to retailers — China Daily — “Ant Financial Services Group, the online finance firm backed by billionaire Jack Ma, will extend its online consumer credit...

Citadele launches contactless mobile payments in Latvia

Monday 12 June 2017 By Rian Boden • 12 June 2017 • nfcworld.com Citadele launches contactless mobile payments in Latvia — Citadele Bank — “Citadele’s mobile payment service is currently operable in a beta testing programme, where it is being used by Citadele employees...

Helixion technology goes up for sale following liquidation

Friday 9 June 2017 By Rian Boden • 9 June 2017 • nfcworld.com The international patent and software portfolio belonging to NFC payments specialist Helixion is now up for sale as the company enters liquidation. The assets for sale include “trade secrets, proprietary...

Chinese mobile payments up in Q1

Saturday 10 June 2017 By Rian Boden • 9 June 2017 • nfcworld.com Chinese mobile payments up in Q1 — China Daily — “Chinese commercial banks dealt with 9.3 billion payments from mobile banking services in Q1, up 65.7% from a year ago, the People’s Bank of China, the...

Orange adds Android Pay to mobile banking app in Poland

Saturday 10 June 2017 By Rian Boden • 8 June 2017 • nfcworld.com POLE POSITION: Orange is enabling Polish customers to activate Android Pay in its mobile banking app Mobile network operator Orange has become “the first Polish telecom operator” to integrate Android Pay...

World’s first car made from bio composites makes global debut

Saturday 10 June 2017 By Sarah Clark • 8 June 2017 • nfcworld.com World’s first car made from bio composites makes global debut — Plastics Today — “To complement Lina’s sustainability, she is equipped with several high-tech features. For example, near field...

Walmart adds instant card issuance to Walmart Pay

Saturday 10 June 2017 By Rian Boden • 8 June 2017 • nfcworld.com QUICK START: Customers can now get instant access to their new Walmart credit card on Walmart Pay Customers of US supermarket giant Walmart will now be able to make in-store payments using their Walmart...

Banco Bradesco customers get mobile-only banking

Saturday 10 June 2017 By Rian Boden • 8 June 2017 • nfcworld.com Customers of Brazil’s Banco Bradesco can now open new accounts, send money, split payments with friends, keep track of their spending and manage their finances directly on their mobile phones using a new...

Bango enables new payment option for Amazon customers in Japan

Wednesday 7 June 2017 By Rian Boden • 7 June 2017 • nfcworld.com Bango enables new payment option for Amazon customers in Japan — Bango — “Amazon customers with a KDDI (au) or NTT Docomo mobile phone account can now pay for physical goods from Amazon.co.jp, by...

US pharmacy deploys NFC shelf labels for greater product insight

Wednesday 7 June 2017 By Rian Boden • 7 June 2017 • nfcworld.com Customers visiting US pharmacy and wellness center Chambers’ Apothecary in Chambersburg can now tap their NFC devices against NFC tags affixed to shelves throughout the store to interact with products...

Samsung Pay adds Bixby voice-controlled banking in South Korea

Tuesday 6 June 2017 By Rian Boden • 6 June 2017 • nfcworld.com SAY TO PAY: Samsung Pay has introduced voice-controlled transactions authenticated by Samsung Pass Samsung Pay users across South Korea can now use the Bixby artificial intelligence feature in Samsung...

The iPhone’s camera app can now read QR codes

Tuesday 6 June 2017 By Rian Boden • 6 June 2017 • nfcworld.com The iPhone’s camera app can now read QR codes — Techcrunch — “According to some reports on Twitter, QR codes in the U.S. are about to get a second chance, because the first iOS 11 beta has the ability to...

Apple Pay to add P2P payments to iMessage through iOS 11

ONE TO ONE: Apple Pay is to enable P2P payments via the iMessage platform for users in the US Apple Pay users across the US will soon be able to make peer-to-peer (P2P) money transfers to friends and family using a new feature set to be integrated into Apple’s...

Chinese mobile payment apps launch in Vancouver, Toronto

Tuesday 6 June 2017 By Rian Boden • 6 June 2017 • nfcworld.com Chinese mobile payment apps launch in Vancouver, Toronto — The Globe and Mail — “OTT Financial Inc is working with Chinese Internet giants Tencent and Alibaba to introduce their mobile-payment...

Apple adds support for NFC tags to iPhone 7 and Apple Watch

Tuesday 6 June 2017 By Sarah Clark • 6 June 2017 • nfcworld.com A new Core NFC function which forms part of iOS 11 will add support for NFC tag reading to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple has revealed. Support for NFC tag reading is also being added to the Apple Watch...

SA scientists develop next-gen digital ID tech

Monday 5 June 2017 By Sarah Clark • 5 June 2017 • nfcworld.com SA scientists develop next-gen digital ID tech — IT Web — “The technology, dubbed aiDX, is an advanced identification technology that uses deep science to simulate human cognition in order to confirm or...