Nearly half of UK consumers now make mobile payments every week

More than four in ten UK consumers now make in-person and ecommerce purchases from their mobile device on a weekly basis (43%), making mobile payments “the predominant form of payment” in the country with mobile commerce transaction values predicted to reach £100m (US$112m) by 2024, according to research published by payment services provider Rapyd. More


Consortium proposes European Digital Identity Wallet payments pilot

A consortium of government agencies, financial institutions, payments networks and technology providers from Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Latvia and Norway is proposing to launch a large-scale payments pilot to explore how the European Digital Identity Wallet being developed by the European Commission would support cross-border transactions... More


Linux Foundation launches open source digital wallet project

The Linux Foundation, a non-profit technology consortium that hosts and promotes the development of open source projects including the Linux kernel and Kubernetes, has launched a collaborative effort to develop open source software to support interoperability for a wide range of digital wallet use cases including digital identity and payments.   ... More


Apple to add digital key sharing to iOS

Apple is to add a feature to iOS 16 that will enable iPhone users to securely share NFC digital car, house, workplace and hotel room keys held in Wallet with colleagues, friends and family via messaging apps such as Messages, Mail and WhatsApp... More



Contactless payments set to hit US$10tn globally by 2027

Global contactless transaction values will reach US$10tn by 2027, up from US$4.6tn in 2022, with contactless mobile and wearable payments expected to grow by 221% and contactless card payments by 119% over the same period, according to a Juniper Research forecast... More



Researchers develop technique for integrating NFC chips with printed electronics for flexible active smart tags

Researchers at the University of Glasgow in the UK have developed a hybrid technique for “robustly” integrating solid NFC chips with printed circuits on flexible materials such as fabric and paper that could “extend the effective use of flexible electronics in applications such as smart tags, IoT wearables, robotics, ultrathin displays, healthcare and so on” by enabling the development of active tags... More