When Apple Pay met MCX

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Ed Busby, the former chief commerce office at Isis (now Softcard), believes both emerging mobile wallets need to work together to ensure success.

FEATURES


Apple Pay: A short-term wallet plan for 500 banks?

Costs associated with the Apple partnership might accelerate financial institutions' plans to release their own wallets, maybe with some help from merchants.

Five trends in mobile payments worldwide in 2014

Michelle Evans, senior consumer finance analyst at Euromonitor International, examines the key areas in the market as the year enters the final quarter.

Don't hand Apple Pay the mobile payments title just yet

Consumer behavior and the Android users will affect how mobile payments will shake out going forward.

5 for 5: Apple rules the roost

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

Proxama finds mobile opportunities in North America

Company will expand outside of the U.K. and offer its mobile proximity services in Canada and the U.S., as Apple Pay, BLE beacons, EMV migration and HCE shake up both markets.

HCE support could reach 85% of smartphones

Marcelo Delima from Sequent discusses how HCE is available on more Android-supported smartphones.

LevelUp's Passbook integration goes live with Capital Teas

Apple's mobile wallet gives merchant-branded prepaid cards a chance to compete with the card networks in the same space.

Paydiant's large role in mobile payments

The company's CEO recently spoke with Mobile Payments Today about his work with the Merchant Customer Exchange, Subway and what the future holds for this industry.

Mobile payments looks for signs of life as the industry moves on

Ed Busby, the former chief commerce office at Isis (now Softcard), examines what the industry might expect to happen in the next year as Apple Pay emerges.

MNOs face some uncertainty with mobile wallets

U.K. joint-venture Weve changes direction on its plans as Apple Pay (and HCE) alter the payments value chain.

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NEWS


Expect 47% of US terminals to be EMV-enabled by 2016

The estimates are based on forecasts provided by acquirers representing approximately 80 percent of U.S. purchase volume.

Chicago Transit Authority to add mobile app

Mobile payments won't be available until early 2016.

ShopKeep adds EMV, NFC acceptance to new reader

ShopKeep said its new card reader brings the latest advancement in U.S. payment technology to thousands of merchants.

New Zealand JV set to pilot mobile wallet

Credit and debit cards available in the Semble mobile wallet include ASB and BNZ cards and a number of Air New Zealand Airpoints earning GlobalPlus cards.

Sionic Mobile to bring mobile payments to fuel stations

Company partners with The Pinnacle Corporation to leverage Bluetooth beacons inside the store and at pump islands to facilitate cloud-based payments and instant rewards for smartphone consumers.

Zapp reveals UK merchant partners

The mobile payments initiative backed by banks plans to launch in 2015.

Mobile Payments Today publishes State of the Industry report

MobilePaymentsToday.com surveyed consumers in the U.S., U.K., India and Brazil to discover how they are adapting to the growing mobile payments industry. Our fourth edition is available in five versions.

NFC Forum launches developer program

"Tap Into NFC" is meant to deliver resources and support developers to leverage NFC for applications and services.

ID TECH's contactless readers now Apple Pay compatible

ID TECH, a manufacturer of secure payment solutions, mobile payment, point of sale and digital signage, this week announced its contactless readers support Apple Pay.

Thailand consumers get mobile wallet from Cellum

Users can store a Visa or MasterCard in PaysBuy and use it to pay top up prepaid cards, pay for utilities and buy items from 30 participating merchants.

Apple snags Visa Europe mobile director

Mary Carol Harris, the former director of mobile at Visa Europe, has joined Apple as the tech company continues to push Apple Pay throughout Europe, according to multiple reports. Harris worked for mobile network operator Telefonica as the head of...

China Mobile selects Gemalto for mobile transit payments

Gemalto will preload China Mobile smartphones with transit application commuters can use to pay fares in Beijing.

VeriFone's unattended payment devices certified for Interac contactless debit

VeriFone Systems Inc. announced its UX Solutions series of unattended payment devices has achieved certification to be Canada's first and only contactless debit payment solution for the Interac Flash 1.5 contactless payment specifications, according to a press release.

FIME secures MasterCard accreditation in Japan

FIME's Japanese operation has been accredited as a MasterCard test laboratory for mobile handsets, according to a press release. The testing focuses on confirming the compliance and interoperability with the EMVCo contactless approval process.

Softcard brings mobile payments to laundry machines

USA Technologies Inc. partners with wallet provider for offers and a loyalty program.

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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.