EU accepts modified version of Apple’s open NFC proposal

Diagram showing how Apple is opening up competition in mobile payments on iphone in the EY

The European Commission has agreed to accept Apple’s proposal to open up access to the iPhone’s NFC functionality via Host Card Emulation (HCE) — with modifications that will also make it possible for iPhones to support person-to-person and merchant transactions via SoftPOS... More

Apple brings Tap to Pay on iPhone to Germany

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Apple’s Tap to Pay on iPhone softPOS technology is now live in Germany, Apple has announced, enabling merchants across the country to accept contactless payments on their mobile phone with no additional hardware required... More

Eventbrite brings tap to pay to the events industry

Event ticketing platform Eventbrite is taking the first steps towards allowing organisers to accept contactless payments at the door on standard NFC devices via the company’s Organizer app, “letting attendees breeze through ticket and event purchases with a simple tap on their phone.”... More