Articles Tagged ‘NFC’


Wireless carriers could withdraw from NFC payments: report

October 29, 2014

While the launch of Apple Pay and Host Cost Emulation promise to boost near field communications-based payments, one group that is likely to see its role diminish is wireless carriers, according to a new report from Juniper Research.

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Apple Pay merchant list missing everyday businesses needed to drive use

October 20, 2014

While Apple Pay is already being accepted by a number of big-name merchants, the list lacks the kind of everyday businesses, such as gas stations, grocery stores and public transit systems, that will drive mobile payments use.

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Will PayPal lose its mobile stronghold as NFC payments gain?

October 1, 2014

EBay’s decision to spin-off PayPal – something company executives insisted was not in the works just months ago – reflects just how quickly mobile payments are heating up following Apple Pay’s launch, renewing enthusiasm for near-field communications technology.

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Softcard freshens up NFC payments with laundromat collaboration

September 26, 2014

Payment solutions provider USA Technologies’ collaboration with mobile wallet solution Softcard recasts the mundane task of doing the laundry while driving momentum for NFC adoption.

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Lord & Taylor exec: Beacons more cost-effective for testing mobile payments

September 11, 2014

NEW YORK – A Lord & Taylor executive said he views beacons as a cost-effective way to test mobile payments and was, therefore, surprised that Apple went with NFC for its mobile payments play.

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Zapper boosts at-the-table mobile payments via QR codes

August 7, 2014

Hundreds of independent restaurants and chains are enabling diners to scan a QR code printed on bills using a free mobile app without having to wait for a card terminal.

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Toys “R” Us reports 23K Isis transactions in first three months

June 12, 2014

Pointing to how near field communication mobile payments continue to grow, Toys “R” Us recently reported that it has seen 23,000 individual transactions in the first three month since becoming an Isis merchant.

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Sberbank enhances banking app with HCE-enabled mobile payments

May 28, 2014

Sberbank, the largest bank in Russia, will soon begin testing Host Card Emulation for mobile payments, making it the largest bank so far to embrace the burgeoning solution for making tap-and-go payments more widely available.

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More than half of mobile wallets to feature contactless payments: Juniper

May 21, 2014

While mobile-enabled contactless payments have been lagging, this could soon change, with more than 50 percent of wallets in developed markets – and more than a third globally – expected to rely on contactless technology by 2018, according to a new report from Juniper Research.

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TD Canada Trust taps NFC to scale Canadian mobile payments

May 19, 2014

TD Canada Trust gets a leg-up on competitors as the first North America bank to offer mobile payments across all three of Canada’s carriers.

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