NFCW https://www.nfcw.com B2B news, analysis and educational resources on the latest trends and technologies in payments, transit ticketing, near field communication (NFC) and contactless, and beyond Mon, 09 Dec 2019 13:44:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3 https://www.nfcw.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/cropped-nfcw-favicon-white-001-32x32.png NFCW https://www.nfcw.com 32 32 37289602 American Airlines includes NFC passport reading in mobile app https://www.nfcw.com/2019/12/09/365224/american-airlines-includes-nfc-passport-reading-in-mobile-app/ Mon, 09 Dec 2019 13:23:33 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65224 Passengers flying on international American Airlines flights can now use an NFC passport checking function integrated into the airline’s mobile apps “to head directly to the gate for international flights without having their passports rechecked by a customer service agent”. “American is the first airline to offer passport chip scanning that securely transmits passport information […]

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Sheep Inc uses NFC tags to let sweater buyers trace their purchase back to the original fleece https://www.nfcw.com/2019/12/09/365221/sheep-inc-uses-nfc-tags-to-let-sweater-buyers-trace-their-purchase-back-to-the-original-fleece/ Mon, 09 Dec 2019 12:20:38 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65221 “Each sweater comes with an NFC tag on the hem, marked with a unique serial number. When scanned with a smartphone, the full details of the garment’s manufacturing journey and carbon-footprint are unlocked… In amongst all the information and insights on material origins, water usage and production techniques that appear when you scan the tag, […]

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Chinese banks and carriers to pilot central bank digital currency https://www.nfcw.com/2019/12/09/365219/chinese-banks-and-carriers-to-pilot-central-bank-digital-currency/ Mon, 09 Dec 2019 11:13:12 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65219 “The People’s Bank of China is said to be preparing to launch pilots for its digital currency in at least two major cities. The tests are likely to include the participation of state-owned partners. These comprise the ‘Big Four’ commercial banks — the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Bank of China, China Construction Bank […]

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Danish office workers pilot face recognition payments https://www.nfcw.com/2019/12/09/365217/danish-office-workers-pilot-face-recognition-payments/ Mon, 09 Dec 2019 10:37:35 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65217 “Around 1,000 people — all working at Vibenshuset, an office community of 25 companies in Copenhagen — can sign up to participate in the pilot. By linking their face with their employee ID card, they can now pay for their lunch using their face at Kokkenes Køkken’s cafeteria.”

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Canadian credit unions add Google Pay support for domestic debit cards https://www.nfcw.com/2019/12/06/365211/canadian-credit-unions-add-google-pay-support-for-domestic-debit-cards/ Fri, 06 Dec 2019 13:58:38 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65211 “The Canadian Credit Union Association (CCUA) announced today that Access Credit Union (MB), Affinity Credit Union (SK), Assiniboine Credit Union (MB), Innovation Credit Union (SK), Prospera Credit Union (BC), Servus Credit Union (AB) and Steinbach Credit Union (MB) are the first credit unions in Canada to launch Interac Debit on Google Pay.”

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JPMorgan Chase to tokenize open banking permissions https://www.nfcw.com/2019/12/06/365209/jpmorgan-chase-to-tokenize-open-banking-permissions/ Fri, 06 Dec 2019 13:51:18 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65209 “Envestnet I Yodlee is committing to send 100% of its requests for Chase customer data through the bank’s secure API (application programming interface). This will ensure the apps can receive Chase customer data they need while customers control what’s shared with whom…. Because the secure API uses a token-based approach, customers will no longer need […]

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One in three Canadians make mobile contactless payments ‘on a regular basis’ https://www.nfcw.com/2019/12/06/365207/one-in-three-canadians-make-mobile-contactless-payments-on-a-regular-basis/ Fri, 06 Dec 2019 13:35:31 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65207 “Contactless payments grew 30% year over year from 2017-2018 with a total of 4.1bn contactless payments (card and mobile) worth CA$129.9bn (US$98.58bn) at the point of sale (POS)… Mobile devices were used by nearly 35% of Canadians for contactless payments on a regular basis in 2018.”

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WeChat Pay lets users charge in-store mobile payments to their credit card https://www.nfcw.com/2019/12/06/365205/wechat-pay-lets-users-charge-in-store-mobile-payments-to-their-credit-card/ Fri, 06 Dec 2019 13:27:07 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65205 “If you don’t have sufficient eWallet balance, you can now pay directly via your assigned credit card… To make a payment at a store, tap on ‘Me’ in the WeChat app and select WeChat Pay > Quick Pay. On the QR code screen, just tap on ‘Balance’ to change your payment mode from your eWallet […]

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TransLink issues Compass Card key fobs https://www.nfcw.com/2019/12/06/365203/translink-issues-compass-card-key-fobs/ Fri, 06 Dec 2019 13:13:20 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65203 “The launch of Compass Mini is a part of our commitment to enhance the customer experience,” CEO Kevin Desmond said in a news release. “Compass Wristbands have been a real hit and I’m sure customers will enjoy the convenience and practicality of the new Compass Mini.”

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Merivale to let Sydney diners tap table tags to order food and drinks https://www.nfcw.com/2019/12/05/365196/merivale-to-let-sydney-diners-tap-table-tags-to-order-food-and-drinks/ Thu, 05 Dec 2019 17:30:11 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65196 “The app uses a beacon and near field communication technology (NFC) to order and pay for your meal on your phone while you’re at a restaurant, cutting out the process of having to flag down a waiter.”

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