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.

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This 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.

A secure path for the payments industry: Mobile device identification

As consumer adoption of mobile devices approaches 100 percent, mobile identity can become more useful than passwords, physical identifications, or any other mechanism to verify identity.

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.

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.

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Discover gives cardholders new fraud prevention tool

Freeze It that acts like an on/off switch to stop new purchases from being made with a cardholder's account.

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.

Study: New cyberthreats come in old packages

A Verizon report says that cyberattacks are increasingly sophisticated, but they're still carried out using the same old delivery techniques — phishing and hacking. Will we ever learn?

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.

Trustonic, Mobeewave partner to enhance mobile payments security

The companies said the partnership allows Mobeewave-enabled NFC devices to achieve best-in-class security for accepting contactless transactions with a mobile device.

Long John Silver's reels in Ingenico for POS upgrade

The Ingenico product will enable 580-plus Long John Silver's U.S. locations to accept both magnetic stripe and EMV cards, and will provide a platform for NFC mobile wallet acceptance in the future.

Early Warning, BioCatch partner on fraud prevention for FIs

Financial services organizations can now acquire and share behavioral intelligence to improve visibility of digital threats and reduce new account fraud and account takeover.

Optimal Payments integrates Jumio's ID authentication service

Jumio's Netverify product converts the customer's mobile device camera or webcam into an ID scanning terminal.

Inside Secure to provide security for Hong Kong OEM

The security company will work with Yulong Coolpad on the manufacturer's flagship Android phone.

Early Warning bolsters mobile fraud offerings with Authentify acquisition

Founded in 1999, Authentify provides phone-based, multifactor authentication products.

Ingenico, Intel to work on products for the Internet of Things

The companies will jointly develop a mobile tablet that supports EMV and NFC payment functionalities.

'Look Ma, no hands!' Apple patents button-free facial ID

The company has been granted a U.S. patent for technology that employs facial recognition to unlock and lock a device — entirely without the use of buttons.

Verifone, Heartland strengthen relationship

Heartland said it will immediately make available Verifone's EMV and NFC-enabled VX 520 payment terminal and VX 805 PIN pad with Heartland Secure E3 end-to-end encryption.

Ingenico preps merchants for EMV migration with new products

The point-of-sale provider announced two new additions to its line of products to help retailers and restaurants ease into chip card acceptance.

Wincor Nixdorf introduces Albert to Australia

The new mPOS terminal features an Android platform that adapts to customer needs and provides real-time analytics and business insights, Wincor says.

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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.