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 Tue, 02 Jun 2020 12:56:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.1 https://www.nfcw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/cropped-nfcw-favicon-white-32x32.png NFCW https://www.nfcw.com 32 32 37289602 South Korea to use QR track and trace apps to combat spread of Covid-19 https://www.nfcw.com/2020/06/02/366734/south-korea-to-use-qr-track-and-trace-apps-to-combat-spread-of-covid-19/ Tue, 02 Jun 2020 12:56:42 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=66734 A new system that requires high-risk locations such as bars and nightclubs to use QR codes to log all customers on entry so that they can be easily traced should the venue later be found to have been a Covid-19 hotspot is to be rolled out across South Korea from 10 June. A version of […]

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Taipei light rail offers 50% discounts to mobile payment users https://www.nfcw.com/2020/06/02/366743/taipei-light-rail-offers-50-discounts-to-mobile-payment-users/ Tue, 02 Jun 2020 12:53:31 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=66743 Passengers travelling on Taipei’s Danhai Light Rail service over the next three months will receive a 50% discount on the usual fare when they choose to pay with their mobile phone, operator New Taipei Metro Corporation (NTMC) has announced. The half-price fares are available to users of Line Pay Money, Apple Pay, Google Pay and […]

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AE Solar combats solar panel counterfeiting with NFC https://www.nfcw.com/2020/06/02/366722/ae-solar-combats-solar-panel-counterfeiting-with-nfc/ Tue, 02 Jun 2020 11:49:10 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=66722 Premium solar panel manufacturer AE Solar is incorporating NFC chips into all its PV modules to “ensure that each of its partners and customers will receive the original product quality, warranty and guarantee”. “There are and have always been piracy problems in the solar industry,” the company explains. “In most cases, the companies that are […]

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ST adds NFC car key reader chip https://www.nfcw.com/2020/06/02/366717/st-adds-nfc-car-key-reader-chip/ Tue, 02 Jun 2020 11:00:24 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=66717 PARTNER NEWS: ST has added a new NFC reader IC to its digital car key line that complies with the latest Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) specification and “delivers rapid car-key response and reliable connections over extended distances”. “Digital keys let drivers conveniently lock and unlock their cars using their smartphones, and support added-value features including […]

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Samsung Money to go live in the US this summer https://www.nfcw.com/2020/05/28/366712/samsung-money-to-go-live-in-the-us-this-summer/ Thu, 28 May 2020 15:27:23 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=66712 A new Samsung Money by SoFi service due to launch in the US “later this summer” will provide “a mobile-first money management experience that brings a cash management account and a Mastercard-branded debit card along with exclusive benefits into Samsung Pay,” the company has announced. “The account is secure, charges no account fees and rewards […]

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Google pilots voice-based payments https://www.nfcw.com/2020/05/28/366703/google-pilots-voice-based-payments/ Thu, 28 May 2020 12:35:15 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=66703 Google is piloting a new service that lets Google Assistant users confirm payment for a purchase with just their voice. “A new setting to allow Voice Match to confirm purchases made through the Google Assistant has been spotted in the Assistant’s Payments and Security settings pane,” Android Police reports. “We’ve confirmed with Google that the […]

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India to open antitrust investigation into Google Pay? https://www.nfcw.com/2020/05/28/366701/india-to-open-antitrust-investigation-into-google-pay/ Thu, 28 May 2020 12:30:12 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=66701 The Competition Commission of India is looking into allegations that Google is unfairly promoting its mobile payments app in the country, “five sources familiar with the case” have told Reuters. “The complaint alleges the US tech giant more prominently showcases its Google Pay app inside its Android app store in India, giving it an unfair […]

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Metrolinx to let iPhone users top up Presto transit cards via NFC https://www.nfcw.com/2020/05/28/366698/metrolinx-to-let-iphone-users-top-up-presto-transit-cards-via-nfc/ Thu, 28 May 2020 12:09:54 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=66698 Apple iPhone users in Toronto, Ottawa and Hamilton will soon be able to use their Presto app to top up their transit card via NFC. The service is already available to Android phone owners and is now in beta testing for Apple users, iPhone in Canada reports.

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Morocco boosts contactless transaction limit by 100% https://www.nfcw.com/2020/05/28/366696/morocco-boosts-contactless-transaction-limit-by-100/ Thu, 28 May 2020 11:52:45 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=66696 Morocco’s bank-owned payment acquirer, Centre Monétique Interbancaire (CMI), has raised the contactless transaction limit in the country from 200 to 400 dirhams (US$40) in response to the coronavirus crisis. Since the start of the pandemic, 49 countries have now announced or brought forward a rise in the maximum amount of a contactless payment transaction before […]

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Dejamobile launches white label solution for contactless payments acceptance on standard NFC devices https://www.nfcw.com/2020/05/28/366686/dejamobile-contactless-payments-acceptance-on-standard-nfc-devices/ Thu, 28 May 2020 07:14:17 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=66686 PARTNER NEWS: Dejamobile has launched a white label solution that enables merchants to be provided with the ability to accept EMV contactless and digital payments on standard NFC phones and tablets — with no additional hardware required. ReadyToTap Payment for Merchants is a turnkey software-only solution with two components — a PCI DSS-certified payment management […]

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