What's New in Payments

Visa Europe adds support for cloud-based credentials to tokenization service

Visa

Visa Europe has expanded its tokenization service to include support for services where payment credentials are stored in the cloud — such as banks’ own mobile payment apps, wearables and other connected devices — as well as for internet browser-based wallets, retailer-specific checkout offerings like Visa Checkout and card on file payment options... More


What's New in Payments

MoboMoney takes sound-based mobile payments to India

ToneTag

Indian consumers can now make payments at participating retail locations using their mobile device and sound based technology developed by startup ToneTag. The feature has been integrated into MoboMoney, an NFC payments platform launched by information technology provider Tech Mahindra in December 2015, to extend the service to a greater number of mobile devices and merchants across the country. More






What's New in Payments

Android Pay to launch in Australia, adds in-app payments in US

Google will launch its Android Pay mobile payment service across Australia in the first half of 2016 with support from several of the country’s major financial institutions, including ANZ, Westpac, Bank of Melbourne, Bank of South Australia, Bendigo Bank, Cuscal, ING Direct, Macquarie Bank and St George. The mobile payment service has also enabled in-app payments in the US. More






NFC World

SIMalliance: NFC SIM shipments up 69% in 2014

Global NFC SIM shipments by Simalliance members

A total of 4.7bn SIMs were shipped in 2014 by members of the SIMalliance, an organisation that represents suppliers responsible for 86% of the global SIM market, including 132m NFC SIMs, up 69% on 2013 and taking the total number of NFC SIMs shipped by alliance members over the past four years to 256m. More