Barclaycard and Barclays announce one millionth contactless transaction in UK

Barclaycard and Barclays have revealed the growing popularity of contactless payment technology in the UK, with the total number of transactions this year now reaching over one million. Since January there has been a 217% rise in monthly contactless transactions, with over 150,000 processed in September alone. With 42,500 payment terminals in shops across the… Read More

VIDEO: Cimbal – A mobile payment technology startup uses QR codes

Cimbal, a technology startup is using QR codes to enable person-to-person payment transactions using a mobile phone. In essence Cimbal is an electronic payment network using software-based contact-free communication technology to turn a smartphone into a payment tool in-store, online and person-to-person. Watch their video to find out more.   Related Articles Cimbal Launches Software-Based NFC… Read More

Germany introduces national eID card – the beginning of a new application era?

Today is the day hundreds, maybe thousands of security specialists, card developers, application developers, regional councils, politicians and civil servants have been working towards for more than 2 years: The official start of the German eID card – the neue Personalausweis. Just about everything is NEW about this document – the format, the functions, the infrastructure. German… Read More

Consumers See Mobile Payments as Reason to Stay with or Change Banks

Fifty-three percent of consumers interested in a payment service from their mobile phone would consider changing banks if another bank offered the service, according to a survey conducted by an independent research firm for Obopay, the pioneer in mobile payments. Nearly three-fourths (70%) of those responding indicated that if the service allowed them to get… Read More

Consortium to improve social services delivery through NFC technology

Two French technology companies, Extelia and INSIDE Contactless, together with social services provider Abrapa today announced they have formed a consortium to develop a trusted third-party platform employing NFC and other contactless technologies to enhance the delivery of social services in France to the elderly and other people who need home care. The team has… Read More