Posts Tagged ‘USA’

Disrupting with NFC: A More Connected Future at CTIA

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Posted on 3rd Sep 2014 by in Telecom

Near field communication (NFC) has come a long way since its introduction in the 80’s. It has now become a standard feature in mobile devices, following in the footsteps of its predecessors, GPS, Bluetooth and WiFi. This year, it is expected that the number of NFC-enabled devices in use will exceed 500 million – and […]

Winning Trust in Government Security Solutions: ABI Ranks Gemalto Top in Smart Cards

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Posted on 28th Aug 2014 by in Corporate

Earlier this month, ABI Research ranked Gemalto first in its “Government & Healthcare ID: Smart Card and Legacy Credentials,” the company’s latest assessment of leading suppliers for electronic government and health-care documents. Gemalto’s top ranking was based on qualitative data including: 1) An innovative and comprehensive portfolio of platforms and services for governments and citizens […]

Accepting Mobile Wallets in a Multi-platform World: What’s a Merchant to Do?

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Posted on 7th Aug 2014 by in

The U.S. payments ecosystem is evolving as NFC contactless and cloud-based mobile wallet technologies are offering consumers a streamlined payment experience and unique loyalty benefits. While few doubt the benefits mobile will enable, many merchants wonder which technology to accept at the POS as BLE, NFC, QR-code, and barcode-based technologies are all being evaluated by […]

Staying Ahead in the Payments Game

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Posted on 15th Jul 2014 by in Financial-services

Hot Issues in the Payments Industry We recently gathered leaders from across the banking industry at our annual Smart Payments Forum (SPF), held this year in San Francisco, to discuss trends in the payments industry. Attendees at the SPF agreed that EMV and the protection it provides is integral to reducing card fraud and also serves as a conduit […]

Questions Remain for US EMV Migration

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Posted on 29th May 2014 by in Financial-services

The U.S. migration to EMV chip payments is well underway, with many industry stakeholders on track to meet October 2015 liability shift deadlines.

Listen up, America: Australia gives a lesson in swift contactless migration

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Posted on 17th Oct 2013 by in Corporate

Recently the CBA (Commonwealth Bank of Australia) came forward with a vital lesson learned from their migration to contactless payments: get the education piece right, and you’ll pave the way for a faster, smoother contactless migration. According to one CBA official, contactless migration in Australia was weighed down by lack of education and poor change […]

How ready is the US for contactless payments?

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Posted on 6th Jun 2013 by in Telecom

Seasoned readers of the blog will know all about the contactless challenge we ran in London last year. Two of the city’s finest mobile bloggers, Ewan MacLeod and Jon Choo, went head-to-head as they put London’s NFC payment infrastructure to the test. The findings were enlightening on the state of contactless payments in the UK, […]

Mobile employee IDs getting closer to reality

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Posted on 10th May 2013 by in Enterprise

Do you work from your mobile device?  It’s true that with mobile devices becoming ubiquitous and Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) a trend that is here to stay, corporate and government employees are increasingly eager to use their mobile devices to stay productive at work and on the road.  This doesn’t come without its issues – mobile devices […]

Key dates for EMV in the U.S.

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Posted on 7th Mar 2013 by in Corporate

EMV in the United States is here. Secure, chip-based EMV credit and debit cards are now the new way to pay, and magnetic stripe cards will eventually become a thing of the past. (It’s long overdue; the Central Bank of China recommended that banks stop issuing magstripe cards after 2012, and the European Central Bank has been […]

Smart Card Alliance Payments Summit 2013

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Posted on 13th Feb 2013 by in Enterprise

It’s a really exciting time to be part of the U.S. payments industry, with the country migrating to chip-based EMV cards and mobile payment solutions being implemented on a range of connected devices. So we made our way to Salt Lake City for the Smart Card Alliance’s 2013 Payments Summit last week with a great […]