First Vodafone, Visa mobile wallet to launch in Australia in 2013

Wireless provider Vodafone and payment brand Visa announced a partnership earlier this year aimed at rolling out a mobile wallet tool to a number of countries. Today, Vodafone Australia and Visa said they plan to launch an app for NFC-enabled...

Barcelona bank rolls out major tap and go program

Spain’s largest retail bank, La Caixa, has begun deployment of contactless payment cards and terminals across Barcelona, said a report at ft.com. The move represents the largest rollout of "tap and go" technology in Europe. The bank will issue 1...

PayPal says Google stole its Wallet (UPDATED)

(UPDATED) Claiming on its company blog that spending time in a courtroom isn't its thing, PayPal quickly followed Google's announcement of its new online payment method by filing a lawsuit against Google for stealing trade secrets and poaching employees. The...

New mobile payment network in France announced

The three largest telecom providers in France — Bouygues Telecom, Orange and SFR — today announced a new joint venture called Buyster. The telecom providers are being joined in the JV by the French financial and technical services company Atos Origin S.A.

Visa and Wireless Dynamics test iPhone mobile payment solution in Europe

Visa and Wireless Dynamics test iPhone mobile payment solution in Europe

In yet more news on near field communication (NFC) technologies and payments, Visa Europe and Wireless Dynamics Inc. have announced the deployment of a mobile payment application for iPhones to customers in Turkey. The application requires an accessory from Wireless...

Telefónica and MasterCard announce mobile payment joint venture in Latin America

MasterCard Inc. and Spanish telecom giant Telefónica SA today announced the creation of a joint venture providing mobile financial solutions to customers in Latin America. According to the announcement, each partner will own 50 percent of the new venture.

Starbucks rolls out mobile payments

Starbucks Corp. has rolled out mobile payment acceptance.

Intuit's GoPayment tries freemium offer

It looks like Intuit’s GoPayment is taking the gloves off. According to Fortune Magazine’s Michal Lev-Ram, Intuit began offering a freemium version of its mobile credit card service beginning last week.

MasterCard hires NFC exec Woo?

In another hiring move certain to fuel speculation, NFC Times reports that MasterCard has hired Mung-Ki Woo to run its mobile payment and m-commerce business. Woo will be reporting into the head of MasterCard's emerging payments group.  If true, the move would be a clear indication that MasterCard is ramping up its NFC efforts.

Researchers find security flaw in chip-and-PIN payment system

The United Kingdom's Retail Week reports that researchers at Cambridge University have tricked a chip-and-PIN payment system into authenticating a payment when no valid PIN is present. The exploit uses what is called a "man-in-the-middle" attack, which involves the thief...

German company releases cell-phone sticker for contactless MasterCard PayPass payments

Munich, Germany-based Giesecke & Devrient is providing a new form factor for debit cards in Europe.   According to a news release from Giesecke & Devrient, the Convego Air Mobile is a sticker that enables a user to conduct contactless payments with a mobile device.

MasterCard to launch mobile P-to-P payments, money transfer

American Banker: In the person-to-person transfer business, text messaging is so 2008. MasterCard Inc.

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