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.

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Social media as ID verification

Veridu, a London-based ID verification company, believes a consumer's social media profiles can serve as an effective way to calculate risk.

Where US institutions lag in the mobile-payment onboarding process

Mike Gardner, CEO of Recombo, examines the differences between the U.S. and Europe when it comes to verifying consumers to use mobile wallets.

Improving customer onboarding and sign-ups

Jumio, BlockScore, and Mobile Payments Today hosted a recent webinar about what financial institutions can do to make remote account opening an easier process.

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.

Tokenization is not enough: The role of on-device software for secure mobile payments

Kaushik Roy, the senior vice president of product at Sequent, discusses how dynamic issuance and on-device security and management can work in tandem with tokenization on smartphones.

It's official: Samsung Pay is real

Samsung will use a two-pronged approach to mobile payments: NFC and technology from recently acquired LoopPay.

Google snags Softcard's technology

As part of this deal with AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, Google Wallet now will be preinstalled on Android phones running the latest versions of the mobile operating system.

The challenges of ID authentication

Join Jumio, BlockScore and Mobile Payments Today in a live, global webinar March 10 that explores how financial institutions can find better ways to make the consumer signup process for online and mobile banking easier.

The bitcoin-ISIS connection

An analyst says he has found proof that the terrorist organization is using virtual currency to fund its operations.

Panasonic gets into mPOS market

Company debuts the Toughpad FZ-R1, a tablet that features an integrated EMV reader and is also capable of accepting NFC-enabled mobile payments.

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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.

CardFlight takes off with EMV mPOS

The EMV-ready card readers pair with CardFlight's SwipeSimple mobile POS product.

InAuth raises $20 million to enhance mobile fraud services

InAuth said the investment comes after a year of record growth in which the company added four of the five largest U.S. banks as customers.

Report: Global revenues in biometrics expected to rise in 2015

ABI Research forecasts $3B in global revenues this year with much of the growth coming from smartphone solutions.

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.

Payleven partners with GBGroup for ID verification

The London-based mPOS provider will use GBGroup's product to onboard new merchants.

Card issuers reluctant to leapfrog merchants on EMV migration

Banks hesitate to put chip cards in customers' hands if retailers haven't upgraded their terminals to process them.

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.

UK bank hopes to get to the heart of secure authentication

​The Halifax is testing the Nymi Band, a wearable device that authenticates its owner using an electrocardiogram.

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.

Swiss company brings 3D facial authentication to smartphones

OneVisage said its SelfiLogin product is meant to eliminate the two-step authentication process that it believes is the cause of transaction cancellations.

MasterCard drives Egyptian ID linked to mobile money

MasterCard will work with the government to roll out a digital ID program that links citizens' national ID to the existing national mobile money platform.

Agilysys, Compass supply mPOS products to dining facilities

Agilysys and Compass Group North America introduced the products in the Café 2400 dining facility at the company's corporate headquarters in January and will be rolling out to other locations nationwide later this year.

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.

Proxama adds new division to tackle mobile marketing and payments

Product will enable card issuers and financial institutions to implement services such as tokenization and mobile NFC payments.

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This research center deals with perhaps the most sensitive topic in the mobile payments industry – security. We cover fraud prevention for your business, privacy issues, regulation, malware, hacking, shortcodes, privacy, lost or stolen phones, and EMV.