NFC World https://www.nfcworld.com News and analysis on the emerging technologies transforming how consumers choose what to buy, who to buy from, and how to pay Sat, 17 Aug 2019 20:08:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 https://www.nfcworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/cropped-nfcw-favicon-white-001-32x32.png NFC World https://www.nfcworld.com 32 32 37289602 Italian rail operator to pilot barrier-free transit ticketing https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/08/16/363933/italian-rail-operator-to-pilot-barrier-free-transit-ticketing/ Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:51:17 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=63933 Trentino Trasporti, the transportation operator for the Italian city of Trento, is to be the first to pilot a new transit ticketing concept that uses sensors placed on trains to calculate and charge passengers for fares by automatically detecting when they get on and off a particular service. The sensors work in conjunction with an […]

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XYZ to adopt finger vein payments at co-working cafe https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/08/16/363926/xyz-to-adopt-finger-vein-payments-at-co-working-cafe/ Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:27:27 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=63926 Co-working space provider All Work & Social has signed up as the launch partner for a biometric payments system that uses the pattern of veins in a customer’s fingertip to replace the need to carry a card, phone or cash. The technology will go live at the company’s XYZ building in Manchester this autumn, enabling […]

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Manchester reports on open loop contactless ticketing adoption https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/08/16/363920/manchester-reports-on-open-loop-contactless-ticketing-adoption/ Fri, 16 Aug 2019 12:21:33 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=63920 More than 170,000 journeys have been made using Metrolink’s new contactless payment system in the four weeks since the service launched on 15 July, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has revealed. However, “despite the relative ease of use, some customers are not ‘touching-out’, resulting in them being charged an incomplete journey fare”. The system lets […]

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EMVCo to support eight-digit Issuer Identification Numbers from 2021 https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/08/15/363915/emvco-to-support-eight-digit-issuer-identification-numbers-from-2021/ Thu, 15 Aug 2019 12:53:23 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=63915 EMVCo is to add support for eight-digit Issuer Identification Numbers (IINs) in 2021, with the result that “point of sale terminals may need to be updated to ensure they recognise and have the ability to process both existing and longer IINs, or transactions may be terminated or processed incorrectly”. “Merchants using IINs for additional services […]

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MTA reports ‘much higher’ than expected Omny contactless transit payments adoption in New York https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/08/14/363905/mta-reports-much-higher-than-expected-omny-contactless-transit-payments-adoption-in-new-york/ Wed, 14 Aug 2019 16:00:36 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=63905 New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Agency (MTA) says its new Omny open loop contactless payments system recorded its one millionth transaction on 8 August, “a remarkable milestone accomplished at a much higher usage rate than initially estimated”. “When we launched Omny a mere 10 weeks ago today, we knew that some New Yorkers would immediately begin […]

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Sub-prime borrowers to boost US Apple Pay adoption? https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/08/14/363897/sub-prime-borrowers-to-boost-us-apple-pay-adoption/ Wed, 14 Aug 2019 11:53:08 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=63897 Apple has instructed its Apple Card issuing partner Goldman Sachs “to approve as many of its 100 million-plus iPhone users in the US as possible” for its new credit card “within the bounds of regulations and responsible lending,” CNBC reports. The result is that the bank “is accepting some applications from users with less-than-stellar credit […]

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Mobile phones to become ‘primary source of identity’ for over 3bn people https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/08/14/363898/mobile-phones-to-become-primary-source-of-identity-for-over-3bn-people/ Wed, 14 Aug 2019 10:50:41 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=63898 By 2024, nearly 40% of the global population will have been issued with a mobile digital identity document, Juniper Research forecasts — a total of more than three billion people. Countries in Southeast Asia and Africa, where pre-existing government-issued identities are less common, will take the lead because mobile identity documents are simpler to scale […]

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UK issuers and merchants to get extra 18 months to implement Strong Customer Authentication https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/08/14/363888/uk-issuers-and-merchants-to-get-extra-18-months-to-implement-strong-customer-authentication/ Wed, 14 Aug 2019 10:36:09 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=63888 The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has agreed to give card issuers and merchants an extra 18 months to implement Strong Customer Authentication (SCA), the new customer identity verification regulation which forms part of the EU’s revised Payment Services Directive II (PSD2). The move follows the European Banking Authority’s June 2019 decision to allow EU […]

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Apple expands NFC student IDs to 12 more universities https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/08/14/363881/apple-expands-nfc-student-ids-to-12-more-universities/ Wed, 14 Aug 2019 10:08:11 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=63881 Students at an additional 12 US universities will be able to use their iPhone or Apple Watch “to get into dorms, buy lunch and more” in the coming school year, Apple has announced. The expansion will bring the number of students able to use their iPhone or Apple Watch as a contactless student ID to […]

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Three in four US Apple Pay users ‘are attracted to the Apple Card’ https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/08/13/363865/three-in-four-us-apple-pay-users-are-attracted-to-the-apple-card/ Tue, 13 Aug 2019 15:47:06 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=63865 Three-quarters of Apple Pay users are attracted to the Apple Card — and so are 60% of eligible non-users, a US consumer survey conducted by Auriemma Group has found. “Those who are not attracted to the card most often say it is because they don’t make frequent Apple purchases or they don’t use Apple Pay […]

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