NFCW https://www.nfcw.com B2B news, analysis and educational resources on the latest trends and technologies in payments, transit ticketing, NFC and contactless, and beyond Mon, 21 Oct 2019 14:37:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 https://www.nfcw.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/cropped-nfcw-favicon-white-001-32x32.png NFCW https://www.nfcw.com 32 32 37289602 Moscow Metro adds support for China UnionPay open loop cards https://www.nfcw.com/2019/10/21/364767/moscow-metro-adds-support-for-china-unionpay-open-loop-cards/ Mon, 21 Oct 2019 14:37:13 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=64767 Travellers in Russia’s capital can now use China UnionPay’s Quickpass contactless cards or an NFC payment app connected to a Quickpass card to pay their fares at 150 Moscow Metro stations, China’s Xinhua news agency reports. “This is the first time that contactless payment using China UnionPay cards has been applied to foreign subways,” the […]

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UK government includes iPhone NFC passport reading in iOS Brexit app https://www.nfcw.com/2019/10/21/364763/uk-government-includes-iphone-nfc-passport-reading-in-ios-brexit-app/ Mon, 21 Oct 2019 13:12:25 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=64763 The UK government has introduced an iOS version of its EU Exit: ID Document Check app, enabling EU citizens to use the NFC passport reading capabilities Apple has introduced in iOS 13 to register for settled status in the UK. The Home Office app enables EU citizens to apply for settled status without having to […]

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Invenco picks Cilab to speed up EMV development and testing https://www.nfcw.com/2019/10/21/364750/invenco-cilab-emv-development-testing/ Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:11:38 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=64750 PARTNER NEWS: Cilab’s ci230 high-speed testing suite has made it possible for self-service payments leader Invenco to significantly improve the time it takes to develop, test and bring to market EMV-compliant NFC payment terminals for its customers, chief engineer Chris Henry has told NFC World. Invenco lets customers accept contact and contactless payments at outdoor […]

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Report: EU antitrust investigators are examining Apple Pay https://www.nfcw.com/2019/10/18/364752/report-eu-antitrust-investigators-are-examining-apple-pay/ Fri, 18 Oct 2019 15:59:01 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=64752 Apple Pay “has caught the eye of EU antitrust investigators, who have asked payment companies for feedback on the service,” regulatory risk specialist MLex reports. “The EU’s antitrust agency is understood to have sought input from companies using Apple Pay, including online payment providers, banks and app businesses,” the report adds. “One set of questions […]

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EBA sets new Strong Customer Authentication deadline https://www.nfcw.com/2019/10/18/364746/eba-sets-new-strong-customer-authentication-deadline/ Fri, 18 Oct 2019 15:53:06 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=64746 The European Banking Authority (EBA) has issued a new Opinion that provides the European payments industry with an EU-wide additional 15 months to comply with strong customer authentication (SCA) requirements for online ecommerce transactions. The Opinion sets a deadline of 31 December 2020 for full compliance, recommends that national competent authorities take a consistent approach […]

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Kraft Heinz promotes cheese slices with tamper resistant NFC tags https://www.nfcw.com/2019/10/18/364739/kraft-heinz-promotes-cheese-slices-with-tamper-resistant-nfc-tags/ Fri, 18 Oct 2019 15:32:32 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=64739 PARTNER NEWS: Food giant Kraft Heinz is using tamper resistant NXP NFC tags for an innovative marketing campaign that lets customers tap their NFC phone to a tag incorporated into product packaging for a chance to win a gift card — but only if they have first purchased the product and opened the packet. Tamper […]

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Samsung begins global rollout of mobile POS app that lets merchants accept payments on standard Android phones https://www.nfcw.com/2019/10/16/364729/samsung-begins-global-rollout-of-mobile-pos-app-that-lets-merchants-accept-payments-on-standard-android-phones/ Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:54:16 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=64729 Samsung’s NFC phone-based contactless payments acceptance service is now live in Canada and is to be introduced globally “starting in 2020”, the company has announced. The rollout of the new mPOS service follows the successful completion of a pilot in Canada that saw more than 10,000 merchants downloading a Samsung POS app that let them […]

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Google expands support for transit cards on NFC mobile phones https://www.nfcw.com/2019/10/16/364724/google-expands-support-for-transit-cards-on-nfc-mobile-phones/ Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:21:09 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=64724 A new deal between Google and Cubic Transportation Systems is set to make it possible for public transport users in a number of major cities around the world to use Google Pay to add their transit card to their NFC mobile phone. “Working with Cubic will help us simplify the commute for Google Pay users […]

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Brits now use smart cards and mobile phones for half their rail journeys https://www.nfcw.com/2019/10/14/364718/brits-now-use-smart-cards-and-mobile-phones-for-half-their-rail-journeys/ Mon, 14 Oct 2019 15:37:07 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=64718 Rail passengers are now choosing to use ‘smart tickets’ for half of all the journeys they make, the UK’s Rail Delivery Group (RTG) has revealed, paving the way for the introduction of a wide array of innovative new fare structures. The 50% adoption rate represents a rapid increase from just 37% a year ago. “Smart […]

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Ohio transportation providers roll out multi-operator regional mobile ticketing service https://www.nfcw.com/2019/10/14/364711/ohio-transportation-providers-roll-out-multi-operator-regional-mobile-ticketing-service/ Mon, 14 Oct 2019 14:59:24 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=64711 Public transportation operators from across the US state of Ohio have gone live with EZfare, a new service that lets passengers use a single mobile ticketing app to buy tickets and passes from any of the participating operators. EZfare is available for both iOS and Android and has also been integrated into journey planning app […]

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