HID Global intros mobile engagement through NFC

Company will integrate its iZipline product to provide instant marketing abilities through a consumer's smartphone.

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Host Card Emulation: A solution for the 90%

Marcelo De Lima, vice president of marketing for Sequent Software, believes HCE can better connect the mobile consumer and retail stores.

Summit to take a deep dive into the future of ATM and mobile technologies

The second annual ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit in September will feature experts with exceptional depth of knowledge in areas of innovation, security, compliance and regulation.

How will HCE affect mobile payments security

Simon Keates, principal consultant for mobile security at Thales e-Security, discusses some of the challenges involved with this technology.

Isis needs a phoenix-like reincarnation for its mobile wallet

Shaunt M. Sarkissian, Founder & CEO of mobile payments technology company Cortex MCP, believes Isis can change the conversation for the better about mobile payments despite unfortunate circumstances.

Apple in payments: Bluetooth edition

Cherian Abraham from Experian Global Consulting examines how Apple might enable payments at the point-of-sale in the next iPhone.

LevelUp gives startups a break with new enrollment program

Loyalty and mobile payment provider continues focus on QSR sector.

Alipay's mobile ticketing plans could have an impact outside the Far East

Alibaba's payments arm is involved in a transit pilot in 30 cities across China.

Leave my physical wallet at home? No thanks

Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez addresses one particular marketing issue that is backfiring on mobile wallet providers.

Apple in payments: a disruptor's dilemma

Cherian Abraham, who is the mobile commerce and payments lead at Experian Global Consulting, dives into what we could see happen in the next iPhone.

Banks lag behind retailers, telcos in providing mobile wallets

The trade group Mobey Forum advises financial institutions to reconsider the role prepaid plays in mobile financial services.

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NEWS


Lithuanian festival parties with iBeacons and QR codes

The annual Vilnius City Fiesta in Lithuania this year will feature 250 merchants offering discounts to consumers who use their smartphones to pay for purchases via QR codes, according to multiple reports. EVP International, which is behind the payments scheme...

Ingenico to deploy Canada's first EMV and contactless mPOS product

Ingenico Group announced Thursday that Moneris Solutions Corp., Canada's largest credit and debit card processor, has selected Ingenico to deploy Canada's first EMV and contactless mobile product, according to a press release.

Smart chip tester FIME expands Chinese presence to help firms with NFC devices

Advanced secure chip testing provider FIME announced this week it has expanded activity in China through a distribution partner with Flash Technology, according to a press release. The partnership, which has seen Flash Technology support local manufacturers with FIME's automated...

Croatian bank tests HCE mobile payments with American Express

PBZ is the first American Express card-issuing partner to test HCE on the American Express global network.

PayByPhone adds parking app to Amazon Appstore for Fire phone

PayByPhone announced this week its mobile parking payment app is available in the Amazon Appstore for Amazon's new Fire phone, as well as Kindle Fire devices, according to a press release. The Fire phone's NFC capability will work with PayByPhone's...

LevelUp intros physical and digital gift cards

Mobile payments company LevelUp today announced the launch of a gift card feature, according to a press release. Businesses can enroll in the program starting today.

Nintendo gives Japanese gamers a chance to use NFC payments

Nintendo last week finally made use of the NFC feature on the Wii U game console and began enabling Japanese owners to purchase items in its digital shop using contactless public transportation cards. Japanese gamers can use Suica, Pasmo Kitaca,...

London opens transit fares to contactless cards and mobile

Transport for London today announced that starting Sept. 16 it will enable commuters to pay for fares with any U.K.-bank-issued contactless credit, debit or prepaid card as well as through NFC-enabled Android handsets through the Cash on Tap app from...

Latest Apple rumor has company in talks with Visa, others

Expect Apple mobile wallet rumors to come fast and furious over the next six weeks as the iPhone 6 (and iWatch) approach on the horizon. The lastest rumor is from The Information, which reports Apple is discussuing a mobile payments...

Starbucks continues mobile payments growth

Mobile payments accounted for 15 percent of Starbucks' total U.S. revenue, the coffee giant said Thursday during its third quarter earnings call. CEO Howard Schultz told investors during the call that there are 12 million mobile app users in the U.S.

Visa launches new tools to secure payments from Internet-connected devices and wearables

Visa Inc. today announced the creation of Visa Digital Solutions, what the card company said is a comprehensive suite of offerings that facilitate secure payments across a broad range of Internet-connected devices and wearables. Visa in the press release cited...

Consumers recognize mobile wallets, but security concerns prevent widespread use

The majority of U.S. consumers recognize digital wallets as an alternative to cash-based transactions, but use remains at less than one-third thanks to security concerns, according to a new study from Thrive Analytics.

Westpac tests NFC-enabled mobile payments using HCE in New Zealand

Westpac is trialing Host Card Emulation (HCE) mobile payments and is the first bank in New Zealand to do so, according to an announcement from the financial institution. Westpac is using Carta Worldwide's HCE technology during the three-month trial, which...

Payments Council report claims UK leads the world in mobile payments

Following the April launch of Paym, a person-to-person mobile payment service, the U.K. Payments Council Thursday launched a research paper comparing mobile payments markets on an international basis.

Ztar Mobile sign reseller pact with CorFire for mobile payment services

CorFire, a mobile commerce technology provider, and Ztar Mobile, a provider of private branded wireless services and solutions that enable retailers to deliver private branded wireless services to their customers, Wednesday announced a reseller agreement so Ztar Mobile can resell...

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Near-field Communications (NFC) is a short-range high frequency wireless communication technology commonly used in contactless cards, mobile phones and passive RFID. Mobile payment applications include retail, public transportation ticketing and interactive advertising.