National Payments Corporation of India launches NFC-enabled QR codes and contactless voice payments on UPI

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The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has unveiled a suite of United Payments Interface (UPI) services that includes UPI Tap & Pay NFC-enabled QR codes, QR code-enabled ATM withdrawals, the addition of support for offline NFC payments to the UPI Lite X digital wallet, and Hello! UPI and BillPay Connect conversational payment systems. More

Apple rolls out iOS 17 with support for music, games and contact sharing via NFC

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Apple has rolled out iOS 17, the latest version of its iPhone operating system, bringing with it support for NameDrop, a new service that lets users swap contact details, share photos and videos, and use SharePlay to “stream supported content, listen to music, play games and more in sync with a friend by holding your iPhone close to your friend’s”. More

EMVCo forms electric vehicle open payments task force

EMVCo has formed an Electric Vehicle Open Payments Task Force that will “work with various industry stakeholders to explore how EMV payment technology could help support a secure and seamless electric vehicle (EV) charging payment experience.”... More

Google Wallet goes live in Colombia

Google Wallet has launched in Colombia, enabling users to store and use their credit and debit cards, boarding passes, tickets and other digital credentials on their Android NFC smartphone, Wear OS smartwatch or Fitbit device... More

Toronto gets open loop contactless fare payments

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) in Canada has added support for open loop contactless fare payments, enabling passengers travelling on streetcars, buses and Wheel-Trans para-transit vehicles in the city to pay fares with a tap of their physical or digital credit or debit card... More