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Velocity acquires mobile payments app Cover

News in briefNews in brief Restaurant payment app Velocity has acquired mobile payments solution Cover for an undisclosed sum. Cover is accepted at more than 350 restaurants in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. “The acquisition will ......

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Samsung Pay goes live in the US

News in briefNews in brief Samsung Pay has launched in the US today after going live in Korea in August 2015, where it racked up a total 1.5m transactions in its first month. It ......

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Cyber experts unsure of mobile payment security

News in briefNews in brief Just one in four cybersecurity experts (23%) believe that mobile payments are secure and can keep personal information safe, the 2015 Mobile Payment Security Study from IT professional association ISACA h......

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Citrus Pay enables in-store mobile payments via gift cards

Email Rian BodenBy Rian Boden • nfcworld.com • Published 28 September 2015, 13:18 • Last updated 28 September 2015, 13:18 Indian payment services provider Citrus Pay has announced a partnership with gift card s......

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US carriers push Samsung Pay to phones

News in briefNews in brief T-Mobile has reportedly begun pushing software updates to Samsung Pay supporting devices ahead of the mobile payment service’s launch in the US, expected today. “The update contains mostly twe......

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China’s FiiSmart to develop smartwatch that supports Alipay

Email Rian BodenBy Rian Boden • nfcworld.com • Published 28 September 2015, 12:28 • Last updated 28 September 2015, 12:28 TIME IS MONEY: FiiSmart is raising funds for the ongoing enhancement of its Pay Wat......

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USA Technologies adds NFC to 100,000 vending machines

News in briefNews in brief Cashless vending machine technology provider USA Technologies has now equipped approximately 300,000 locations across the US to accept Apple Pay and Android Pay, the company has revealed — u......

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Three in four Android users would use an NFC payments service

Email Rian BodenBy Rian Boden • nfcworld.com • Published 25 September 2015, 14:17 • Last updated 25 September 2015, 14:17 More than three quarters of Android users (78%) would use a service simila......

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Square to begin shipping NFC mPOS in December

News in briefNews in brief Mobile POS provider Square will begin shipping its EMV and contactless chip card reader in December 2015. “If you preorder a contactless and chip card reader, Square’s Liability Shi......

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uBirds seeks funding for strap that brings NFC to any watch

Email Rian BodenBy Rian Boden • nfcworld.com • Published 25 September 2015, 11:23 • Last updated 25 September 2015, 11:23 GET SMART: uBirds’ Unique strap adds NFC functionality to any ordinary watchWarsaw-based start-up uBirds ha......

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Samsung Pay adds new features

News in briefNews in brief Samsung Pay has updated its app for Android devices for those currently using the service in a beta test in the US. “Most importantly are the new ‘Simple Pay’ settin......

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McDonald’s to accept Alipay in more than 2,100 restaurants in China

Email Rian BodenBy Rian Boden • nfcworld.com • Published 24 September 2015, 13:57 • Last updated 24 September 2015, 13:57 Chinese customers of fast food chain McDonald’s will soon be able to use Ant ......

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Tech firms face more regulation on payment services

News in briefNews in brief Regulators are looking more closely at whether technology companies that provide financial services should be supervised more heavily, according to HSBC chairman Douglas Flint. “Regulators all around the w......

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Korean Samsung Pay users spend $30m in first month of launch

Email Rian BodenBy Rian Boden • nfcworld.com • Published 24 September 2015, 12:54 • Last updated 24 September 2015, 12:54 More than US$30m has been spent through Samsung Pay since the mobile paymen......

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40% of UK Apple device owners have used Apple Pay

Email Rian BodenBy Rian Boden • nfcworld.com • Published 23 September 2015, 15:43 • Last updated 23 September 2015, 15:43 HAPPY SHOPPERS: Half of UK Apple Pay users say they’re very satisfied with the serviceFour in ten UK c......

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Barclays’ Pingit partners with Verifone

News in briefNews in brief Some 20,000 online retailers in the UK that use Verifone’s Payware Ocius m-commerce gateway will now be able to accept online payments through Barclays’ mobile payments app Pingit. “Ve......

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Indian mobile wallet market to reach US$6.6bn by 2020

News in briefNews in brief India’s mobile wallet market will be worth US$6.6bn by 2020, research from TechSci Research reveals. “The mobile wallet market in India is projected to exhibit exponential growth during the fore......

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Starbucks rolls out mobile ordering across USA

News in briefNews in brief Coffee chain Starbucks is to make its Mobile Order & Pay service available across the US so customers nationwide can place and pay for orders in advance using......

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CTIA visitors get NFC badges

News in briefNews in brief PARTNER NEWS: Visitors at CTIA Super Mobility Week 2015 in Las Vegas and IBC 2015 in Amsterdam were able to capture and exchange business cards with other attendees......

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How to develop a mobile payments roadmap — See it now on NFC World

Email Mike ClarkBy Mike Clark • nfcworld.com • Published 23 September 2015, 11:59 • Last updated 23 September 2015, 11:59 NFC World’s ‘How to develop a mobile payments roadmap’ webinar is now available to......

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