Vodafone partners with Visa, Carta Worldwide for contactless m-payments

Following new agreements with Visa and Carta Worldwide, bank card payments via Vodafone Wallet will be enabled in European markets from the second quarter of 2015 onward.

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Apple seeks to make mobile payments mainstream like it did for digital music and smartphones

Jim Maholic, vice president of industry consulting for Hitachi Consulting, discusses how Apple can change mobile payments like it did for other industries.

What will win the day for mobile wallets?

Josh Glantz, senior vice president of Mobiquity Networks, gave his take on what's needed for mobile wallets to grow consumer adoption.

Casting a wider business net for mobile payments

Jason Peck, director of marketing at Canvas, lays out some strategies for IT vendors and businesses to consider when integrating mobile payments.

Is HCE ready to transform the point of sale?

Peri Kadaster, the director of strategy and marketing at Monitise, wrote a blog post about how this technology is expected to take off in 2015 and beyond.

Payments buzz from Mobile World Congress

Martin Cox, the global head of sales at Bell ID, wrote a blog post about what everyone was talking about at the recent trade show in Barcelona.

Bridging the gap between plastic and mobile payments

The payments industry is trying to figure out the best ways to combine physical cards and the smartphone to create something tangible for consumers.

Apple Watch aims to alter payment and shopping experience

Apple revealed new details about its latest device as the wearable market received a major shot in the arm Monday.

The consolidation game in the mobile payments market

Rob Stringer, the vice president of marketing and product development for Cortex MCP, shares his thoughts on what we've seen the past couple of weeks in the industry.

Mobile payments 5 for 5: A month to remember

It's time for a look back at the most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today in February, and what we can learn from them.

PayPal strengthens mobile plans with Paydiant acquisition

Boston-area company already has partnerships with Capital One, Subway, and the Merchant Customer Exchange.

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Bell ID powers ANZ's HCE mobile wallet

The project, for the New Zealand division of ANZ Bank, will bring contactless mobile payments to the smartphones of more than 120,000 ANZ customers.

MasterCard qualifies firms' PVT product for EMV and NFC

The test tool is intended to help issuers, card manufacturers and personalization bureaus speed up certification and launch of contact and contactless EMV card and NFC payments projects.

Accel debit network completes its first tokenized transactions

The ability to accept tokenized transactions will allow Fiserv clients on the Accel network to accept debit payments via Apple Pay.

Report: BBA warns UK banks to innovate in face of competition

The study features interviews with leading experts from banks setting out their vision of the future and raises questions for regulators about when a non-banking firm should be overseen in a similar way to a bank.

SIMalliance to host workshop for banks and NFC service providers

The organization will host a free-to-attend, half-day interactive workshop ahead of CARTES Secure Connexions America 2015, in Washington on May 4.

Custom Business Solutions give NFC mobile payments a boost

The company, a provider of point-of-sale and operations systems for the hospitality industry, announced Apple Pay and Google Wallet connectivity for its NorthStar Order Entry OmniChannel ordering system.

FIME updates HCE test tool

The tool confirms that issuers are personalizing the near field communication host card emulation applications correctly.

Report: Business pros lean on mobile payments

Of 300 professionals surveyed, 52 percent said they use their mobile phones for payments, with business professionals in Asia-Pacific performing mobile payment transactions most frequently.

India's central bank drafts contactless guidelines

NFC payments up to 2,000 rupees ($32) in value would no longer require two factor authentication under the proposed rules.

CommBank adds HCE-based NFC payments

Any Android phone with NFC and running KitKat 4.4 and above can make tap-and-go payments at contactless-enabled POS terminals.

Report: Mobile boarding pass use expected to increase

Over 1.5 billion boarding passes will be delivered via mobile by 2019.

Gemalto, Tapit team to being mobile payments to outdoor media

Companies will give U.K. consumers the ability to to buy digital content by tapping their smartphone on an advertisement that features either an NFC tag, QR code or beacon technology.

Ingenico releases new mPOS device for contactless payments

The RP170c is fully compatible with the Ingenico Mobile Solutions m-commerce platform, including its mPOS application, management portals and gateway to instantly accept all of the latest NFC payment methods.

Bulgarian bank to launch mobile payments with MeaWallet tech

The service is based on virtual payment cards using cloud-based security and host card emulation.

More banks to offer cloud-based mobile payments with Visa

BBVA and Cuscal have already launched, while Banco do Brasil, PNC and US Bank intend to launch supported apps in the near future.

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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.