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NatWest Bank to Trial Contactless Biometric Card

“NatWest Bank is to run a trial of fingerprint-on-card authentication allowing a cardholder to make contactless payments above the current level of £30. This increases security and makes it easier for customers when paying for goods or services since they will not need to enter a PIN, according to the UK bank. Some 200 customers are […]
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Russia’s Mir Domestic Payments System Adds Support for NFC Payments

“The new Mir Pay service uses tokenization and is supported on NFC phones running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and above. Eight of the more than 160 banks that issue Mir cards have signed up to take part in the initial rollout — Russian Agricultural Bank, Russian National Commercial Bank, Center-invest Bank, SMP Bank, Bank Russia, UBRD, Credit Bank of Moscow and Promsvyazbank.”
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Visa’s SAM makes metro turnstiles contactless

“Visa and payments hardware specialist Planeta Informatica have come up with an easy way to add contactless payments at public transit turnstiles. The Visa Secure Access Module (SAM) allows transit operators to offer riders the ability to tap to pay with a contactless card, phone or wearable device without the expense of replacing current turnstiles or terminal hardware.”
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Visa and Planeta Informatica Pioneer New Technology to Bring the Speed, Security and Convenience of Contactless Payments to Transit Operators Around the World

“The Visa Secure Access Module (SAM) makes it easy for transit organizations and operators to begin offering riders the ability to tap to pay with a contactless card, phone or wearable device, without the expense and technical requirements of replacing current turnstiles or terminal hardware.”
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Contactless Card Use Surges As Doubts Ease

“Two in five card payments are made using contactless technology as consumers appear to have cast aside any doubts of paying without a Pin. The number of transactions using contactless rose 31% in 2018 compared with the previous year, banking trade body UK Finance data shows. Adoption of this technology on public transport and by […]
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Apple’s Titanium Credit Card Is Not Contactless | Cult of Mac

“With Apple Pay, Apple has done as much as anyone to popularize contactless payments in the U.S. Despite this, it seems that the new physical titanium Apple Card won’t offer contactless payments when used in stores that don’t accept Apple Pay (or anywhere else for that matter). At least, that’s according to a spokesperson from […]
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Bespoke Shirtmaker to Add Payments to Cuffs

“A dress shirt which incorporates contactless payment technology in the cuff is set to go on sale this summer. The Cash Cuff shirt, developed by Cambridge-based DressCode , uses Mastercard-accredited wearable payments technology from K Wearables to link a smartphone app with a contactless payments module sewn into the shirt.”

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U.S. Payments Forum Webinar to Present Guidance for Contactless Open Payments Implementation in Transit

“With Americans averaging over 10 billion trips on public transportation annually, transit agencies are looking to create streamlined experiences with new technologies such as contactless open payments. To address this growing interest, the U.S. Payments Forum is hosting a webinar focused on the acceptance of contactless EMV chip cards and NFC-enabled mobile devices at transit points […]
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Wells Fargo Accelerates Customer Checkout Experience With New Tap-to-Pay Contactless Cards

“This week, new Wells Fargo consumer credit cardholders began receiving cards with the contactless feature when opening an account, and existing Wells Fargo consumer credit cardholders will receive a new contactless card when their current credit card expires. Consumer debit cards with the contactless feature will start to become available this summer. The bank, which […]