Samsung partners with American Express and Korea’s KB Kookmin to develop trackable payment cards

Samsung has signed a memorandum of understanding with South Korea-based KB Kookmin Card and American Express to develop an Internet of Things (IoT) credit card that will enable cardholders to connect their card to a Galaxy smartphone and verify its location using Samsung’s Bluetooth Low Energy-enabled SmartThings Find platform... More

Alaska Airlines leverages NFC to let passengers create a digital passport they can store on their smartphone

Passengers with a US or Canadian passport travelling on international flights operated by Alaska Airlines can now verify their passport is valid for travel before they reach the airport and without needing to show it to an airline customer service agent using a digital identity stored on their smartphone... More

Hyundai to launch contactless in-vehicle payments

Drivers in the US who buy the 2024 Hyundai Kona electric car will be able to find, reserve and pay for parking spaces at 6,000 locations around the country from their dashboard touchscreen using the Hyundai Pay in-vehicle payments platform... More

National Payments Corporation of India launches NFC-enabled QR codes and contactless voice payments on UPI

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The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has unveiled a suite of United Payments Interface (UPI) services that includes UPI Tap & Pay NFC-enabled QR codes, QR code-enabled ATM withdrawals, the addition of support for offline NFC payments to the UPI Lite X digital wallet, and Hello! UPI and BillPay Connect conversational payment systems. More

Apple rolls out iOS 17 with support for music, games and contact sharing via NFC

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Apple has rolled out iOS 17, the latest version of its iPhone operating system, bringing with it support for NameDrop, a new service that lets users swap contact details, share photos and videos, and use SharePlay to “stream supported content, listen to music, play games and more in sync with a friend by holding your iPhone close to your friend’s”. More

EMVCo forms electric vehicle open payments task force

EMVCo has formed an Electric Vehicle Open Payments Task Force that will “work with various industry stakeholders to explore how EMV payment technology could help support a secure and seamless electric vehicle (EV) charging payment experience.”... More