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 Fri, 21 Feb 2020 14:14:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 https://www.nfcw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/cropped-nfcw-favicon-white-32x32.png NFCW https://www.nfcw.com 32 32 37289602 Sweden begins central bank digital currency pilot https://www.nfcw.com/2020/02/21/365845/sweden-begins-central-bank-digital-currency-pilot/ Fri, 21 Feb 2020 14:14:12 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65845 Sweden’s central bank The Riksbank has begun testing a digital currency designed to enable consumers to store an electronic version of the Swedish krona in a digital wallet and make payments, deposits and withdrawals using a mobile app. The pilot will involve simulated users, who would be able to use their digital currency wallet to […]

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Android 11 to add support for mobile driving licences https://www.nfcw.com/2020/02/20/365840/android-11-to-add-support-for-mobile-driving-licences/ Thu, 20 Feb 2020 16:07:10 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65840 The next edition of Android will include support for mobile driving licences and will also provide enhanced biometric verification features, Google has revealed. “Android 11 adds platform support for secure storage and retrieval of verifiable identification documents, such as ISO 18013-5-compliant mobile driving licences,” Google says. The ISO 18013-5 mobile driving licence (mDL) standard is […]

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Chevron lets drivers pay with Venmo at the pump https://www.nfcw.com/2020/02/19/365828/chevron-lets-drivers-pay-with-venmo-at-the-pump/ Wed, 19 Feb 2020 13:35:35 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65828 Chevron has added support for PayPal’s Venmo P2P payments service to its Chevron and Texaco mobile apps, making it possible for drivers to share or split their fuel purchases with passengers. “Chevron updated its branded mobile applications to offer consumers access to Venmo to pay for fuel and car washes at the pump from their […]

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Domino’s lets online buyers skip the pickup line https://www.nfcw.com/2020/02/19/365825/dominos-lets-online-buyers-skip-the-pickup-line/ Wed, 19 Feb 2020 13:15:14 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65825 Domino’s customers in the US can now use Pie Pass, a new service that lets buyers who place their order online or via the company’s app use a dedicated express pickup system when they collect their pizza. Pie Pass lets customers use their mobile phone to check in to the store on arrival in the […]

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Shell and Dunkin’ link loyalty programmes to offer customers shared rewards https://www.nfcw.com/2020/02/19/365815/shell-and-dunkin-link-loyalty-programmes-to-offer-customers-shared-rewards/ Wed, 19 Feb 2020 12:41:50 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65815 Shell and Dunkin’ have launched the ‘Sip Dunkin’, Save at Shell’ scheme that rewards members of both retailers’ loyalty programmes with a 10 cents per gallon saving on their fuel purchase whenever they have bought five beverages at a Dunkin’ outlet. To get the discount, customers need to have both a Dunkin’ DD Perks and […]

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M&S rolls out mobile self-checkout across London https://www.nfcw.com/2020/02/19/365809/ms-rolls-out-mobile-self-checkout-across-london/ Wed, 19 Feb 2020 12:09:08 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65809 Iconic UK retailer M&S is expanding its mobile self-checkout service to 49 stores across London, following a successful pilot at six stores that saw a Mobile Pay Go transaction being made every three seconds during lunchtime trading. The service is now also available in one of its Manchester stores, marking the first time the mobile […]

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Transport Canberra to add support for card and smartphone payments https://www.nfcw.com/2020/02/19/365804/transport-canberra-to-add-support-for-card-and-smartphone-payments/ Wed, 19 Feb 2020 11:31:47 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65804 A new ticketing system is to be introduced for users of public transport in the Australian capital city of Canberra. It will be designed to “provide users of both buses and light rail with some of the most advanced ticketing technology aimed at making it easy to plan, pay for and take public transport,” Transport […]

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Apple lets retailers accept augmented reality payments https://www.nfcw.com/2020/02/18/365796/apple-lets-retailers-accept-augmented-reality-payments/ Tue, 18 Feb 2020 16:02:57 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65796 Merchants can now use Apple Pay to let shoppers purchase items from directly within an augmented reality experience, using a new Custom Action feature Apple has rolled out for AR Quick Look. “For AR experiences initiated through the web in iOS 13.3 or later, you can display an Apple Pay button so users can make […]

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Chrome browser adds support for reading and writing NFC tags https://www.nfcw.com/2020/02/18/365790/chrome-browser-adds-support-for-reading-and-writing-nfc-tags/ Tue, 18 Feb 2020 15:41:16 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65790 The next version of the Chrome web browser for Android will include support for NFC tags, making it possible for developers to integrate tag reading, writing and data exchange directly into websites and web apps to improve the user experience and add new functionality — without the need for a user to download an app. […]

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Mastercard unveils plan to let transit operators use biometrics to identify passengers https://www.nfcw.com/2020/02/18/365782/mastercard-unveils-plan-to-let-transit-operators-use-biometrics-to-identify-passengers/ Tue, 18 Feb 2020 14:33:10 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65782 Mastercard is working with transport operators on the development of new biometric ticketing solutions that will make it possible for passengers to be automatically identified as they board a service, the payments network has revealed. “The payment provider is investigating innovative behavioural biometrics such as gait, face, heartbeat and veins for cutting-edge payment systems of […]

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