Issuers believe shift to chip cards will be almost complete by 2017

Eight financial institutions, representing approximately 50 percent of the total U.S. payment card volume, estimate that 63 percent of their credit and debit cards will contain EMV chips by the end of this year, expanding to 98 percent by the end of 2017.

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Mobile payments: Innovative, but with security concerns

A study from Experian and the Ponemon Institute finds pause among payments ecosystem executives about how innovative technology could lead to more data security breaches.

April mobile payments 5 for 5: Facebook Messenger, EMV, HCE

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

Canadian government extends code of conduct to mobile payments

Just before Apple Pay rumors began to circulate, the country's finance minister extended the Code of Conduct for the Credit and Debit Card Industry to mobile payments.

The rise of HCE-based mobile payments

Mobile Payments Today recently conducted a Q&A with a Sequent Software executive to discuss some issues regarding how HCE affects the mobile-payments industry going forward.

US EMV transition could open door to more NFC mobile payments

Merchants have until October to make the switch to POS terminals that accept chip cards. Many industry executives expect proximity mobile payments to get a boost since the new terminals also have contactless technology.

Mobile-centric narrative required for small merchant EMV adoption

Jordan McKee, senior analyst for mobile payments for the 451 Research Mobility Team, writes in a blog post about the opportunity for payment service providers to push mobile payments with small merchants as a reason to upgrade terminals for the EMV shift.

Mobile payments 5 for 5: Dissecting recent acquisitions

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

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.

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Harbortouch selects Verifone for contactless EMV terminals

Harbortouch will use Verifone's VX 520 countertop payment terminal in combination with the VX 805 PIN pad to accommodate EMV and contactless NFC payments.

Industry organizations work to simplify EMV transition

Payments Security Task Force, PCI Security Standards Council and the EMV Migration Forum have launched educational and prequalification tools for resellers and software vendors.

Mooney succeeds Davidson as MCX interim CEO

Mooney was most recently CEO and a board member of Bank of America Merchant Services.

Best Buy accepts Apple Pay, still involved with MCX

Best Buy was one of several large retailers who did not accept Apple Pay at launch in October because it was involved with a competing system called CurrentC.

Chase Commerce Solutions, USA Technologies sign strategic pact

USA Technologies provides payment acceptance, including mobile, at various vending machines across the US.

Global Payments peddles Ingenico mPOS device in Canada

The iCMP mPOS product includes a secure Bluetooth-enabled reader that pairs with a merchant’s Apple iOS or Android device.

Discover comes to Apple Pay

When Apple first announced Apple Pay last fall, Discover was the only card brand that did not have an agreement to be included in the new mobile-payment system.

Study looks at Apple Pay prospects six months on

A research note from Mercator contends that future prospects for Apple's payment tool are brighter than current use data might suggest.

Apple Pay outperforming PayPal, according to consumer survey

Apple Pay is the top choice in terms of mobile payment applications consumers plan on using going forward.

ICICI Bank largest launches NFC-based mobile payments in India

Called "Tap-n-Pay," the service enables any consumer to make over-the-counter payments either with an NFC-enabled tag or mobile phone at a merchant's point-of-sale device.

Apple Pay poised to debut in Canada

Apple is reportedly is negotiations with Canada's major financial institutions to launch Apple Pay in the country later this year.

Proxama launches new service for HCE and tokenization

The Digital Enablement Platform is a suite of digital payments products intended to simplify card issuers' adoption of NFC payments based on Host Card Emulation and tokenization technologies.

Trade group updates specifications for NFC tags

Signature RTD 2.0 provides developers with a way for users to verify the authenticity and integrity of data within NFC Data Exchange Format (NDEF) messages, the means by which NFC devices and tags exchange information.

On the run? Tap and pay with Amex and the Jawbone fitness tracker

American Express and Jawbone announced a new partnership that gives eligible U.S. American Express cardholders the ability to tap to pay with the new Jawbone UP4 fitness tracker.

Elavon SDK update enables merchants to accept Apple Pay

Elavon said the Commerce SDK comprehensive kit also accelerates a business' ability to implement a secure, EMV-compliant payment product.

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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.