Royal Bank of Canada adds HCE to mobile banking app

Bank said it is the first North American financial institution to develop an HCE payment product.

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2014 in review, part I: Apple Pay, MCX, the UK, and beacons

Mobile payments took a large leap forward in the last 12 months, but there's still a lot this industry can strive to accomplish.

Mobile payments rule the early holiday shopping season

Consumers now more than ever are using their smartphones and tablets to shop on Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Mobile payments 5 for 5: Rise of the restaurants

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

Apple Pay's missing one thing retailers crave: Data

The mobile payments system diminishes the ability to track shopper behavior. This is among the reasons why some major retailers are not accepting it, writes the President and CEO of LoyaltyOne Inc. Bryan Pearson.

Mobile is no longer an alternative channel for banks

The rise of mobile has huge implications for how we manage our money. For banks to remain competitive, it’s essential for them to adopt a mobile-first strategy centered on the consumer experience, writes Monitise SVP of Sales & Operations Fırat İşbecer.

Restaurants just getting started with mobile, Tillster CEO says

The technology should have maximum utility for consumers, such as ordering and loyalty; payment alone isn't enough.

BitPay preps Florida city as bitcoin haven as bowl game approaches

As the lead sponsor for the St. Petersburg Bowl, the processor wants the area's merchants to be able to accept the cryptocurrency at their stores.

Consumers shifting to mobile payments

A panel discussion at the recent Fast Casual Executive Summit examined why the restaurant industry needs to focus its efforts on emerging technologies.

Bytemark rides the rail in Toronto

Mobile ticketing provider to develop app for train service that will connect the city's downtown transportation hub with the airport.

5 for 5: MCX grabs unwanted attention

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

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Mozido takes majority stake in CorFire

Acquisition gives company more global reach and enhances its product offering for NFC-enabled mobile payments.

ShopKeep giving away free readers for Apple Pay and EMV acceptance

The device, powered by Ingenico Mobile Solutions, connects to the ShopKeep register app via Bluetooth.

Global mobile NFC payments to exceed $130 billion by 2020

This equates to 254 million mobile users making five payments per month at an average of slightly less than $9 per transaction.

Samsung reportedly talking with LoopPay about mobile payments

Smartphone manufacturer's handsets could feature startup's wireless payment technology.

NCR Silver POS adds LevelUp

NCR Silver merchants can activate the LevelUp application as a payment option in their POS system.

Regional transit app on the way for Chicago commuters

Cubic Transportation Systems will supply area local transit operators Chicago Transit Authority, suburban bus operator Pace, and Metra, the commuter rail system, with an integrated mobile application and system.

UK consumers want more mobile purchasing options, survey says

Some 47 percent of mobile users in the U.K. would like to use their mobile phone more to pay for physical or quasi-physical goods and services.

ShopKeep reveals new website

Company is giving new customers a free credit card reader that supports NFC and chip cards.

Mobile wallet adoption in APAC and Africa expected to boost NFC

The Global NFC Transaction Market is expected to post a staggering CAGR of 47.47 percent from 2015-2019.

SIMalliance updates OMAPI specification

Requirement specifies how mobile applications may access different SEs, including the UICC and embedded SEs, within a mobile device

New York Fries launches mobile payment, loyalty program

Fry Society initiative offers customers two levels of loyalty for free fries, poutine and points.

SimplyTapp raises $5.9 million

Company will use the new funding to continue the development of its cloud-based secure element solution for NFC mobile payments, access control, and in-app payment products.

Norway's first NFC wallet uses Gemalto's tech

Norway-based mobile network operator Telenor has partnered with two area financial institutions to launch the country's first NFC-enabled mobile wallet called Valyou.

NFC, in-app purchases expected to drive mobile commerce transactions

Apple Pay is expected to drive NFC purchases together with a host of anticipated deployments by banks using solutions based on HCE technology.

AndroidPay could be a thing in China next year

China UnionPay reportedly working on a system like Apple Pay that combines fingerprint authentication and NFC.

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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.