James Anderson news https://www.nfcw.com/technology/james-anderson/ At the heart of the contactless ecosystem since 2008 Thu, 18 Aug 2022 14:45:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 https://www.nfcw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/cropped-nfcw-favicon-white-32x32.png James Anderson news https://www.nfcw.com/technology/james-anderson/ 32 32 37289602 Visa and Mastercard tokenization deal will ‘simplify and secure payment experience’ https://www.nfcw.com/2016/12/16/349063/visa-mastercard-tokenization-deal-will-simplify-secure-payment-experience/ https://www.nfcw.com/2016/12/16/349063/visa-mastercard-tokenization-deal-will-simplify-secure-payment-experience/#comments Fri, 16 Dec 2016 14:35:14 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=49063 The tokenization agreement signed yesterday by Visa and Mastercard will help to address the “lack of comprehensive tokenization across brands”, a key merchant barrier to adopting the technology, Visa’s VP of digital products Vish Shastry has told NFC World. The payments giants’ deal will allow each network’s respective online and mobile wallet services to leverage […]

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The tokenization agreement signed yesterday by Visa and Mastercard will help to address the “lack of comprehensive tokenization across brands”, a key merchant barrier to adopting the technology, Visa’s VP of digital products Vish Shastry has told NFC World.

Visa and MastercardThe payments giants’ deal will allow each network’s respective online and mobile wallet services to leverage the token solutions of the other network.

Mastercard will be able to request tokenized Visa credentials from Visa for provisioning into Masterpass, while Visa will be able to request tokenized Mastercard payment credentials from Mastercard for provisioning into Visa Checkout.

While the deal is not expected to have “any short-term impacts on tokenization for mobile payments at this stage”, according to HCE and tokenization provider Antelop Solutions, Mr Shastry says the agreement with Mastercard aims to help them “deliver products that simplify and secure the payment experience”.

‘Key enabler’

“While we have offered Visa Checkout merchants the ability to use tokenization, until now we have only had the opportunity to tokenize Visa cards, and have faced similar constraints with other Visa-built solutions,” he says.

“For participating Visa issuers, Visa cards stored in solutions such as Masterpass will be eligible for tokenization through the Visa Token Service. This further enhances the digital payments category by replacing sensitive PAN data with tokens across a broader range of products and use cases such as Visa Checkout.

“Tokenization is a key enabler to more secure and more convenient payments for mobile and ecommerce. This agreement will ensure that each network’s wallet solutions can remain open with the extra security of using tokens in place of real card numbers.”

‘Accelerate adoption’

Mastercard’s EVP of digital payment products, James Anderson, says the deal will “accelerate the adoption of tokens” across both digital payment platforms and “will ensure that each network’s wallet solutions can continue to stay open — and can add the extra security of using tokens in place of real card numbers”.

“Masterpass uniquely empowers issuers to deliver a customised, branded payment solution,” Anderson told NFC World. “Now, Mastercard can assist them with tokenizing both their Visa and Mastercard card portfolios for provisioning into their Masterpass-supported wallets. As such, more of their customer base benefits from the added security of tokenized Masterpass payments.”


Insight: Rob Macmillan, Proxama

Rob Macmillan from digital payment solutions provider Proxama says Visa and Mastercard’s deal will “enable all flavours of mobile wallets to exist”.

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ROB MACMILLAN: Tokenization deal ‘encourages adoption of tokens’

“Tokenization is all about providing a more secure platform to enable commerce, and Visa and Mastercard want to ensure they are in the centre of delivering it,” he told NFC World.

“Visa and Mastercard want anything to be able to perform a payment and tokenization is a key security solution, therefore they want to make it easy to adopt and hard for competing technologies to enter.

“Making it easier to adopt tokenization means making it easier to move commerce to cards. It should make it easier for any user or potential user of tokens — such as mobile wallet providers, merchant apps, wearables, Internet of Things devices, among others — to get them more easily through only one integration, therefore encouraging their adoption.

“Merchants and consumers will be able to use new and innovative ways to pay, and the developers will not have the overhead of delivering solutions that work with each scheme.”


Mastercard first unveiled its plans to incorporate tokenization technology into Masterpass during the payment network’s 2014 year end earnings call in February 2015 and went on to do so in July this year.

Visa set out its tokenization expansion plans in February last year, which included the expansion of its Visa Token Service (VTS) to online transactions made through Visa Checkout. It opened up its VTS platform to third party suppliers in October 2016.

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Mastercard and Visa sign tokenization agreement https://www.nfcw.com/2016/12/15/349043/mastercard-visa-sign-tokenization-agreement/ Thu, 15 Dec 2016 15:43:40 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=49043 Mastercard and Visa have signed a tokenization agreement that will allow Mastercard to request tokenized Visa credentials from Visa for provisioning into Masterpass and Visa to request tokenized Mastercard payment credentials from Mastercard for provisioning into Visa Checkout. The agreement will “accelerate the adoption of tokens” across both digital payment platforms, says Mastercard’s James Anderson.

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Mastercard and Visa have signed a tokenization agreement that will allow Mastercard to request tokenized Visa credentials from Visa for provisioning into Masterpass and Visa to request tokenized Mastercard payment credentials from Mastercard for provisioning into Visa Checkout. The agreement will “accelerate the adoption of tokens” across both digital payment platforms, says Mastercard’s James Anderson.

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G&D connects its issuers to MDES for tokenization https://www.nfcw.com/2016/02/23/342539/gd-connects-its-issuers-to-mdes-for-tokenization/ Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:02:21 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=42539 PARTNER NEWS: Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has integrated its Convego CloudPay solution with the MasterCard Digital Enablement Service (MDES) to enable issuers to work directly with G&D to implement tokenization for their host card emulation (HCE) based wallets. The partnership marks the first time a third party company will offer MDES tokenization services directly to issuing […]

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PARTNER NEWS: Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has integrated its Convego CloudPay solution with the MasterCard Digital Enablement Service (MDES) to enable issuers to work directly with G&D to implement tokenization for their host card emulation (HCE) based wallets. The partnership marks the first time a third party company will offer MDES tokenization services directly to issuing banks.

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MASTERCARD: SVP James Anderson

“This provides consumers with access to digital payments provided directly by their card issuers,” G&D says. “Through its Convego CloudPay solution with an interface to MDES, G&D works with issuers to deliver a seamless and secure mobile payment experience that will work at contactless-enabled point-of-sale terminals.”

“The simplest way to say it is that G&D are going to be connecting to MDES and then they’re going to be enabling their issuer customers to connect into MDES through them,” James Anderson, group head and senior vice president for mobile and emerging payments at MasterCard, explained to NFC World.

“Hundreds of banks have already connected directly into MDES and that’s great, we encourage that model because we value the relationship with our issuers, but not everybody wants to connect directly and some issuers already rely on G&D for a lot of their security infrastructure. So, we’re really extending the model to allow third parties like G&D to be a gateway to MDES on behalf of their issuer customers.”

“Customers get access to the same services that MDES has and the same connections into the digital environment, but instead of having a connection directly to MDES they come in through G&D,” Anderson added.

Further details can be found in the press release:

Giesecke & Devrient’s CloudPay solution to offer MasterCard tokens for issuer wallets

Barcelona, February 23, 2016 – As digital payments become more prevalent in every corner of the globe, MasterCard continues to work with its partners to create a more connected and secure commerce ecosystem. Today at Mobile World Congress, MasterCard and Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) announced a partnership that will combine the MasterCard Digital Enablement Service (MDES) with G&D’s Convego CloudPay solution, enabling issuers to work directly with G&D to implement industry-standard tokenization technology for their issuer HCE wallets. This provides consumers with access to digital payments provided directly by their card issuers. A leading mobile payment provider, G&D becomes the first third-party company to offer MDES tokenization services to issuing banks.

“This combined solution of MasterCard and G&D benefits all MasterCard issuing banks. Our cooperation with MasterCard enables us to provide the safety and security of MasterCard digitized credentials while meeting the payment credential provisioning and management needs of issuers,” said Edgar Salib, group senior vice president, financial institutions division at G&D. “As a global offering, we can offer the service for issuing banks that want to enable their own digital wallets in all countries where MDES is available.”

MasterCard built the foundation for secure mobile digital transactions so consumers can use their cards when, where and how they want. Through its Convego CloudPay solution with an interface to MDES, G&D works with issuers to deliver a seamless and secure mobile payment experience that will work at contactless-enabled point-of-sale terminals. This is done by providing the provisioning process of payment credentials to the mobile device and subsequent life-cycle management services. MasterCard cardholders will then be able to use their credit, debit and select prepaid and small business cards for convenient and safe in-store payments. For consumers and merchants alike, every purchase made with a MasterCard using a Convego CloudPay-enabled issuer wallet will offer the enhanced security, benefits and guarantees of a digital MasterCard transaction.

“We are excited to be working with an industry leader like G&D to deliver new payment options to our issuers and cardholders around the world. We have been a pioneer of mobile commerce innovation for years, and alongside G&D we’re delivering a simple and secure digital payment experience that takes advantage of industry-standard tokenization technology,” said Sherri Haymond, senior vice president, digital payments & labs at MasterCard.

About MasterCard

MasterCard (NYSE: MA) is a technology company in the global payments industry. We operate the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. MasterCard’s products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone. Follow us on Twitter at @MasterCardNews, join the discussion on the Beyond the Transaction Blog and subscribe for the latest news.

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MasterCard integrates loyalty programs and mobile payments with new specification https://www.nfcw.com/2015/11/19/339894/mastercard-integrates-loyalty-programs-and-mobile-payments-with-new-specification/ Thu, 19 Nov 2015 16:21:43 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=39894 MasterCard has introduced a loyalty middleware specification that aims to ease the integration of loyalty programs with mobile payment apps. The standard has been designed to work with “different loyalty schemes, different POS terminals and systems and different payment methods,” the payment network says. “The Loyalty middleware specification enables mobile applications to offer a seamless […]

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MasterCard has introduced a loyalty middleware specification that aims to ease the integration of loyalty programs with mobile payment apps. The standard has been designed to work with “different loyalty schemes, different POS terminals and systems and different payment methods,” the payment network says.

Mastercard“The Loyalty middleware specification enables mobile applications to offer a seamless connection between payment, promotions and loyalty redemption. It enables consumers to select their loyalty card, the coupons/promotions they want to redeem and make a payment in a single or double tap at a contactless terminal.

“MasterCard has been working with a number of industry partners to develop and validate this standard. MasterCard plans to expand its industry engagements in the coming months and establish further collaboration with these and new industry partners.”

“We’ve all been there fumbling with a loyalty fob, coupon and payment card,” says James Anderson, executive vice president of digital payments at MasterCard. “We’ve worked closely with various industry partners to develop and implement one standard approach to enable a seamless experience in redeeming loyalty points or promotions when making mobile payments at the POS.

“Having one standard will make it easier and less costly for merchants, wallet issuers, terminal providers and others in the industry to implement these programs and focus on other elements of the customer experience.”

MasterCard showcased the implementation of loyalty and promotion redemption using Ingenico Group’s MarketPlace at the Cartes show in Paris this week. Demos were also shown with Spire Payments and PAX devices. Additional participating partners include eThor, Newland and Panasonic.

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MasterCard backs host card emulation for NFC payments https://www.nfcw.com/2014/02/19/327936/mastercard-backs-host-card-emulation-nfc-payments/ Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:46:49 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=27936 MasterCard is to publish a new specification during the first half of 2014 that uses host card emulation (HCE) for NFC mobile payments — avoiding the need to have access to a secure element on a customer’s mobile phone — and is already testing the technology with Spain’s Banco Sabadell and Capital One in the […]

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MasterCard is to publish a new specification during the first half of 2014 that uses host card emulation (HCE) for NFC mobile payments — avoiding the need to have access to a secure element on a customer’s mobile phone — and is already testing the technology with Spain’s Banco Sabadell and Capital One in the US.

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The specification, developed over the past year in collaboration with the two banks, is designed to be “in addition to MasterCard’s longstanding support for embedded and SIM-based SE implementations” and is expected to “drive greatly expanded availability of mobile contactless payments for consumers.”

“In certain environments it will make sense to have HCE, in others secure element,” Mario Shiliashki, SVP of emerging payments at MasterCard, explained to NFC World. “We absolutely think that HCE will drive faster adoption for NFC payments.”

“We absolutely think that HCE will drive faster adoption for NFC payments”

“MasterCard’s approach combines custom software on the mobile device with highly secure cloud-based processing,” the payments network says. “This greatly simplifies and speeds the deployment process of NFC-based mobile offerings to consumers by card-issuing financial institutions.”

“The pilots have helped inform MasterCard’s direction, and the learnings will pave the way for additional deployments planned in 2014 with other financial institutions around the world.”

“Consumers are now shopping and paying in whatever way best fits their needs and lifestyles – and from every device they own,” James Anderson, MasterCard’s group head of emerging payments, explains. “To meet their expectations for convenience, we need to accelerate the availability of services in the market. The use of HCE provides a very attractive way forward to launch an increased number of NFC-based offerings.”

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NFC Forum introduces special interest groups for vertical markets https://www.nfcw.com/2013/01/15/321938/nfc-forum-introduces-special-interest-groups-for-vertical-markets/ Tue, 15 Jan 2013 10:16:35 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=21938 The NFC Forum is launching a series of special interest groups in “key vertical markets” to support and accelerate adoption of the technology. The Forum aims to bring together leaders from consumer electronics, healthcare, payments, retail and transport to collaborate on NFC implementation, interoperability, best practices, and future requirements. The trade association will outline its […]

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The NFC Forum is launching a series of special interest groups in “key vertical markets” to support and accelerate adoption of the technology.

The Forum aims to bring together leaders from consumer electronics, healthcare, payments, retail and transport to collaborate on NFC implementation, interoperability, best practices, and future requirements.

The trade association will outline its plans in a pair of webcasts on 24 January. The 11am EST session features NFC Forum vice chairman and MasterCard executive James Anderson, while a 9pm EST session is timed for participants in the Asia Pacific region and features a presentation from NFC Forum chairman Koichi Tagawa.

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ARM, Gemalto and G&D introduce alternative to NFC secure elements https://www.nfcw.com/2012/12/18/321625/arm-gemalto-and-gd-introduce-alternative-to-nfc-secure-elements/ Tue, 18 Dec 2012 18:35:09 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=21625 Trustonic, a joint venture set up by the three companies, will provide TSMs and service providers with the key to their own secure area within a trusted execution environment on an ARM processor, in exchange for a one-off fee, providing an alternative to secure element chips for applications requiring low- to mid-range security.

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TRUSTONIC: A one-time payment buys the key to a secure sub-area

ARM, Gemalto and Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) have launched Trustonic, a joint venture company set up to commercialize trusted execution environments (TEEs) on ARM processors.

A trusted execution environment has some similarities — as well as some important differences — with NFC secure elements. Because it is part of the main processor on a mobile phone, a TEE can process instructions much more quickly than a secure element. But because it is not a completely separate and sealed unit, it is also not as secure.

That means TEEs are unlikely to be suitable to store high security credentials like bank cards. But they can be used to provide a short term secure window into which sensitive data such as PIN numbers can be entered and to provide sufficient security for applications like loyalty cards where some security is required in order to prevent fraud but there is ultimately not the same level of liability that there is with a bank card.

Beyond NFC, TEEs are also expected to be used for digital rights management, in the corporate security market and to add security to ecommerce and mcommerce while also reducing the amount of information consumers need to provide to a merchant in order to make a purchase.

The new Trustonic venture will manage the trusted execution environment on a device and offer both trusted service managers and service providers the ability to purchase a key to their own sub-area within the TEE, Ben Cade, the company’s CEO, has told NFC World.

Exactly how much a key will cost has not been decided, but the revenue model has — there will be a one-off fee to obtain a key, with no annual or other forms of recurring costs.

To be able to work with Trustonic, phones need to have both an ARM TrustZone and security software. Currently, says Cade, there are some 50m phones in circulation that can support Trustonic’s service, up from 20m a year ago, and the number is growing fast — 80% of smart connected devices ship with the necessary hardware but only some of today’s devices include the right security software.

Twelve companies from diverse industries have signed up to support Trustonic at launch, including 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Cisco, Discretix, Good Technology, Inside Secure, Irdeto, MasterCard, Nvidia, Samsung Electronics, Sprint, Symantec and Wave Systems.

“At MasterCard we are constantly striving to deliver a better payments experience for merchants and consumers alike,” says MasterCard’s James Anderson. “One of the key challenges in mass-market payments is finding the right balance between strong authentication, consumer usability and ease of scaling. As such, we are keen to explore the potential for Trustonic’s technology and services to help us address that challenge in new and creative ways.”

ARM, Gemalto and G&D introduce alternative to NFC secure elements was written by Sarah Clark and published by NFCW.

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MasterCard adds Mobile PayPass User Interface SDK https://www.nfcw.com/2012/09/19/317938/mastercard-adds-mobile-paypass-user-interface-sdk/ Wed, 19 Sep 2012 11:55:32 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=17938 "MasterCard is providing a programmer-friendly set of functions that make it easy for application developers to rapidly deliver payment apps to consumers – without having to become smart card programming experts," says the payments network.

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MUNG-KI WOO: MasterCard is working to reduce complexity of implementation

MasterCard has released the Mobile MasterCard PayPass User Interface Software Development Kit (UI SDK), designed to make it easier for issuers, mobile network operators and third party developers to create NFC payment apps.

The UI SDK is available for Android and BlackBerry OS 7 phones and is available globally without fees. The toolkit includes:

  • API code libraries
  • API specification documentation
  • A developer guide
  • Sample UI application code
  • A white label reference UI application
  • A test suite to ensure compliance

The APIs allow developers to communicate as necessary with the secure element and also deal with the presentation layer, which is what the consumer sees.

“These tools help to rapidly integrate Mobile MasterCard PayPass into a proximity payment mobile UI application, a mobile banking application or a mobile wallet application,” says MasterCard. “The white label reference UI application allows financial institutions to create a contactless mobile application within their own branded app. Along with a developer-friendly toolkit, MasterCard has also streamlined the UI approval process so that customers can quickly and efficiently bring a Mobile MasterCard PayPass service to market.”

“Prior to the launch of the Mobile MasterCard PayPass UI SDK, highly specialised skills were required to develop applications that could interface with the NFC capabilities in popular smartphones,” the payments network adds. “Now, MasterCard is providing a programmer-friendly set of functions that make it easy for application developers to rapidly deliver payment apps to consumers — without having to become smart card programming experts.”

MasterCard plans to continue working on ways to make it easier for companies to implement mobile payments, Mung-ki Woo, MasterCard’s head of mobile, told attendees at the NFC World Congress in Nice this week.

“We have to reduce complexity,” he explained. “We have to make implementation easier.” The advantage of Mobile PayPass is that it is a single, global product, Woo said. But it can also be implemented in “a huge array of ways”.

That means “there is too much choice”, he added. MasterCard therefore plans to make proposals in the next few months that will reduce the overall number of choices so that implementation becomes easier — although details of how the payments network plans to do that have not yet been made available.

More details of the new UI SDK as well as a demo of the toolkit are available in a video presented by James Anderson, MasterCard’s SVP of mobile product development:

The UI SDK is free to license and is available now from mobile_uisdk@mastercard.com.

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mFoundry to add NFC to mobile banking https://www.nfcw.com/2011/12/02/311721/mfoundry-to-add-nfc-to-mobile-banking/ Fri, 02 Dec 2011 16:52:12 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=11721 Six hundred US financial institutions that use mFoundry's mobile banking platform will be able to add NFC payments to their apps, following a deal signed between the technology provider and payments network MasterCard.

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PARTNERS: mFoundry and MasterCard

mFoundry has signed a strategic partnership with and received an investment from MasterCard that is set to make it easy for the six hundred US banks and credit unions that use the mobile banking platform provider’s solutions to add NFC payments functionality to their apps.

“Simply put – both companies want to bring mobile payments to more consumers,” says James Anderson, senior vice president of mobile, writing on MasterCard’s The Heart of Commerce blog. “Whether paying for groceries or a cup of coffee — we want more consumers to have the ability to tap and pay for those items with their mobile phone.”

“MasterCard is going to be bringing its mobile PayPass technology and mFoundry is going to be integrating that into its mobile banking offering,” Anderson adds in a video discussion about the deal with Drew Sievers, co-founder and CEO of mFoundry.

“I think the consumer benefit is really going to be about ease of adoption,” Anderson explains. “This is taking it to the next level, which is making it easy for consumers to get access to that functionality from someone they trust — their bank — through a channel that they already use — mobile banking.”

“Our banks are expecting our mobile banking solution to evolve into a mobile payments tool,” Sievers explains. “I think banks in particular are looking to leverage the investment they’ve already made in mobile banking.”

“Consumers are already pre-disposed to looking at their phones three, four, five times a week to check their account balances, their transaction histories, etcetera,” he adds. “Adding mobile PayPass into the existing solution will allow them to now pay at the point of sale and I think it’s going to be very simple for them to do this, much simpler than if they were trying to download a new application.”

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Proxama launches NFC payment testing kit https://www.nfcw.com/2011/11/22/311493/proxama-launches-nfc-payment-testing-kit/ Tue, 22 Nov 2011 19:59:35 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=11493 "With our unique kit, vendors and card issuers will now be able to see for themselves how NFC contactless payments will impact on their customers," says Proxama CEO Neil Garner.

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KIT: Provides tools for developers to test and visualise NFC payments. Click to enlarge.

NFC software specialist Proxama has announced a MasterCard mobile payment reference kit for developers of NFC payment applications. Kit users can test different payment options, try out typical payment scenarios, test compatibility and evaluate variants of payment procedures such as the changing the required level of authentication.

The kit includes a Samsung Galaxy S phone, with NFC capability supplied by a microSD add-on, pre-loaded with a special version of Proxama’s NFC mobile wallet software. Buyers also get five card profiles, each representing one of Mastercard’s card products, a contactless card reader, and Mastercard terminal simulator software. The kit will be available for purchase by Mastercard members and technology partners.

“Everyone knows that NFC payments are coming but, up until now, have had no way of visualising or testing it,” says Proxama CEO Neil Garner. “With our unique kit, vendors and card issuers will now be able to see for themselves how NFC contactless payments will impact on their customers.

“Having the Mastercard applets in the kit means that users will have the confidence that they are running tests with products that are being used worldwide from a global payments leader,” Garner explains.

“We see high levels of activity going forward and want to support our partners with practical assistance to accelerate their plans and continue to deliver great consumer and merchant experiences,” says Mastercard’s James Anderson. “The reference kit that has been developed by Proxama is a valuable tool to support the testing and visualisation of mobile payments solutions.”

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