Visa chasing Indian payments market as mobile money gains traction

Friday 28 July 2017 By Sarah Clark • 28 July 2017 • nfcworld.com Visa chasing Indian payments market as mobile money gains traction — Developing Telecoms — “Visa CEO Alfred Kelly has affirmed the company’s goal to claim a ‘fair share’ of India’s incipient cashless...

Some Bitcoin backers are defecting to create a rival currency

Friday 28 July 2017 By Sarah Clark • 28 July 2017 • nfcworld.com Some Bitcoin backers are defecting to create a rival currency — The New York Times — “Bitcoin Cash is set to increase the limit on the number of transactions that can be processed by the Bitcoin network...

TransferWise links with Apple Pay globally

Thursday 27 July 2017 By Sarah Clark • 27 July 2017 • nfcworld.com TransferWise links with Apple Pay globally — Reuters — “The London-based money transfer company said on Thursday that it was joining with Apple Inc’s payments service in the US and a handful of other...

Report: Samsung Pay coming to third-party flagships in 2018

Thursday 27 July 2017 By Sarah Clark • 27 July 2017 • nfcworld.com Report: Samsung Pay coming to third-party flagships in 2018 — Android Headlines — “The Samsung Pay mobile payments solution is currently in development for third-party devices, with the South Korean...

NFC-based Mobile Ticketing

On 26 Jul, 2017 By Namrta Bangia 0 Comments   By Namrta Bangia, Associate Director, Global Mass Transit and NFC Forum Guest Blogger   Key takeaways from the VISIONFC Transport Summit NFC Forum organised the VISIONFC Transport Summit in June, 2017 in Ho Chi Minh City,...

BBVA brings Android Pay to Spain

Wednesday 26 July 2017 By Sarah Clark • 26 July 2017 • nfcworld.com BBVA brings Android Pay to Spain — BBVA – “BBVA and Google today announced the launch of Android Pay in Spain. This payment system will allow BBVA customers to use their Visa and Mastercard cards in...

Moneris study reveals 36% contactless payment increase in Canada

Wednesday 26 July 2017 By Sarah Clark • 26 July 2017 • nfcworld.com Moneris study reveals 36% contactless payment increase in Canada — MobileSyrup – “Moneris unveiled a 36.29% year-over-year gain, possibly due to Android Pay recently launching in Canada, and with...

JCPenney adds credit cards and loyalty rewards to Apple Pay

Wednesday 26 July 2017 By Rian Boden • 26 July 2017 • nfcworld.com Customers of US department store chain JCPenney can now add the retailer’s credit card to Apple Pay and make contactless payments at any of the company’s stores nationwide. Those who add a JCPenney...

Tap-and-go kills the cash cow

Wednesday 26 July 2017 By Sarah Clark • 26 July 2017 • nfcworld.com Tap-and-go kills the cash cow — Sydney Morning Herald – “Australia has become a nation of tappers, with official figures showing that the card has finally overtaken cash as our most-frequently-used...

You can now fund your Abra wallet with your American Express card

Wednesday 26 July 2017 By Rian Boden • 26 July 2017 • nfcworld.com You can now fund your Abra wallet with your American Express card — Abra — “This feature will be made available to a small group of Abra wallet users today and will be rolled out to our entire user...

Federal Reserve plans to endorse a faster payment system

Tuesday 25 July 2017 By Sarah Clark • 25 July 2017 • nfcworld.com Federal Reserve plans to endorse a faster payment system — Reuters — “The Federal Reserve on Monday said payments and money transfers should eventually be available in real time… Officials expect to...

TD Canada for iOS now lets you easily add TD cards to Apple Pay

Tuesday 25 July 2017 By Sarah Clark • 25 July 2017 • nfcworld.com TD Canada for iOS now lets you easily add TD cards to Apple Pay — iPhone in Canada – “TD Canada for iOS has been updated to make it easier to add your TD cards to Apple Pay… This update will assist new...

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...