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The moral wallet: Striking the right balance with end users

By Sirpa Nordlund, Executive Director, Mobey Forum.

Even though studies are showing that an increasing number of users are giving the mobile wallet technology a try, only a few are reported to be using it on a continuous basis. 778 more words


Bell ID Editorial: Launching mobile payments for Android

By Andre Stoorvogel, Head of Marketing.

Mobile payments are becoming the new normal. After many years of debate, predictions and hype, many Android users even have more than one mobile payment option available to them. 388 more words

Mobile Payment

NFC Forum Fuels Technology Innovation with Startup Company Membership

By NFC Forum.

Recognizing that Near Field Communication (NFC) is the de facto standard for short-range communication and that NFC innovation and deployments have expanded the NFC ecosystem, the NFC Forum announced today a new reduced membership fee for startups. 463 more words

Near Field Communications

The quiet revolution of the loyalty key fob

by Paul Underwood, Managing Director, Thames Card Technology

Take a glance at your bunch of keys. In amongst ‘the usuals’ like the front door, the garage, the bike lock and the car keys, there’s fair chance that at least one plastic loyalty key fob has quietly taken up residence. 422 more words


Flying the nest: It’s time to decouple tokenization from HCE

By Hans Henrik Hoffmeyer, senior vice president at Nordic payment services provider, Nets.

In the world of mobile payments, tokenization has gained notoriety as the underlying technology enabling banks to secure mobile NFC payments using host card emulation (HCE). 581 more words


The overnight success story 10 years in the making

By Visa Europe.

Did you know that the word “contactless” was one of the Collins Dictionary’s words of the year last year? Along with “manspreading”, “binge-watching” and “ghosting”, this so-called “new” form of payment was finally recognised as a trend. 759 more words

Visa Europe

Virtual pocket money with the contactless companion platform

By Jörg Suchy, Samsung Semiconductor.

The use of NFC technology in a variety of applications may have become more accepted, but NFC services are still tied to the phone. 606 more words