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Orange and Barclaycard have teamed up to launch Quick Tap, the UK's first contactless mobile phone payments service. To read the complete article you need to be an archive subscriber. Upgrading to a paid archive subscription gives you:
A Nice, il est déjà possible de payer son titre de transport sur téléphone et de le valider simplement en passant votre mobile sur une borne adaptée. Le principe n'est pas très différent du pass Navigo utilisé en région parisienne. Votre téléphone communique par ondes radios avec une borne proche, qui scanne les informations contenues dans votre mobile et vérifie la validité de votre titre de transport. L'avantage ? Plus besoin de faire la queue pour charger votre titre de transport, puisqu'on peut acheter son coupon à n'importe quel moment depuis un site Internet dédié.
You gotta love blogs - I don't usually write much about payments, but I have had so many inquiries on the topic lately, that it made sense to share my thoughts with a broader audience. Mobile Payments A growing number of small businesses are benefiting from smartphone based mobile payments capabilities. A growing number of companies including Square , Swipe It , Innerfence , Intuit and VeriFone have introduced mobile payments capabilities targeting small to mid-sized businesses.
16 February 2011 Last updated at 07:16 ET By Jane Wakefield Technology reporter, Barcelona Dan Simmons reports on the latest near-field communication (NFC) tags that fit on phone SIM cards Much of the discussion at Mobile World Congress has been about turning the mobile phone into a payment device. Handset manufacturers, network operators and even the boss of Google have been talking-up Near Field Communication (NFC).
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 Retailer pushes for chip and PIN while first domestic EMV issuance begins By Ryan Clary, Contributing Editor, AVISIAN Publications Last year there were 944 million EMV cards in circulation worldwide, according to EMVCo, virtually none of which were issued in the world’s largest payments market: the United States. With the rest of the world now upgraded to a higher security standard, the U.S. has a critical decision to make on when, how and if it wants to make the migration to EMV. Enter Walmart.
You'd think that wave-and-pay smartphone technology would be top priority for PayPal, one of the biggest competitors in the mobile payments space. But while big retailers love NFC for its hyper-targeted marketing potential , small businesses that run on payment services like PayPal may actually be interested in mobile payments for something far humbler: customer loyalty. "The problem with NFC payments is that they don't do anything to help generate new leads," says Laura Chambers, Senior Director of Paypal Mobile. They also don't do much to encourage repeat business, she says. PayPal services about 9 million merchant accounts, many of which are mom-and-pops who don't want the expense of credit card terminals from a big company like Verifone.
We’ve been waiting oh-so-long for mobile, contactless (think touch-and-go/jedi-cell-phone-wave) payments to finally take off in the states, and it seems like 2011 is finally the year. Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) has budding support for it built-in right in now, and the rumor mill seems pretty dang sure that Apple’s next iPhone will incorporate it in one way or another. The latest to board the NFC train: Research In Motion. According to RIM CEO Jim Balsillie at his Mobile World Congress keynote this morning, “many, if not most” BlackBerry handsets in 2011 will have NFC support. They haven’t clarified yet as to how they intend to handle the actual funds processing and all those important bits — but if we don’t hear about that today, we’ll probably hear more in the coming weeks. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
NFC, or near field communication, is an emerging technology you'll start hearing more about in the coming months. In this introductory series to understanding NFC, we're examining the state of the industry from end-to-end, and we'll focus on what the technology is, who's implementing NFC-enabled solutions and how those solutions will work. One of the future use cases for NFC is to create a "mobile wallet" of sorts - a comprehensive service that houses everything from bank cards to coupons, all managed, accessed and delivered via your mobile phone. But what companies are building mobile wallet solutions today and whose mobile wallet will you use?
MarketResearch.com has published an in-depth report and analysis on the mobile payments and technology sector entitled “Mobile Payment – Advanced Technologies (NFC), Strategies And Future Of Remote & Proximity Payment In The U.S.” In it, the research firm details the technology associated with mobile payments — primarily NFC — which it says is in the nascent stage with an adoption rate of only 1.7%. With the help of NFC technology, banks will be able to tap micro transactions made by cash, representing around 20% of the total transactions in the U.S., according to the research. This will also help banks to capture the growing GEN Y population as well as the huge underbanked and unbanked population.