Tag Archives: Contactless Cards

UK – Touch and go! Nottingham public transport to go contactless

By | October 20, 2017

Nottingham is set to become the first city outside London where people can pay for their bus and tram journeys using contactless bank cards and phones. The news follows a successful bid by the City Council for £2.4m from the Department for Transport to develop the technology, which will also include a daily cap on fares already enjoyed… Read More »

Malta – HSBC introduces contactless payment cards

By | October 12, 2017

HSBC Malta is introducing contactless cards, which allow customers a faster, more convenient way to pay, up to a pre-set limit of €25 per transaction. HSBC Premier Credit cardholders will be the first to benefit from this innovation before the service is extended to other customers in 2018. Instead of using cash, customers can pay by simply tapping… Read More »

UK – Contactless payment introduced on Isle of Wight buses

By | October 6, 2017

CONTACTLESS payments have been introduced on Isle of Wight buses. Southern Vectis passengers on all buses will be able to tap their card or smartphone from today (Friday). The first bus equipped with the new technology, a double decker with the latest low emissions Euro 6 engine, left the depot this morning.   Managing director Andrew Wickham said:… Read More »

Romania – New access cards for Bucharest subway available “within two weeks”

By | October 5, 2017

The new access cards for the Bucharest subway are already printed and will go on sale “within two weeks,” Marin Aldea, the general director of the capital’s subway operator Metrorex, said, quoted by Mediafax. The new access cards are required after Metrorex replaced its old turnstiles with a swing gates system, designed to work with contactless cards. The subway operator had… Read More »

CB Bank launches contactless system with Visa, Master

By | September 25, 2017

INTERNATIONAL payment service providers Visa and Master have launched a contactless payment system in collaboration with CB Bank. It aims to substitute the current cash payment system in Myanmar, U Zayar Aung, head of cards at CB Bank told The Myanmar Times. The service will allow users to make payments by just touching their debit cards and credit cards… Read More »

Contactless EMV Cards Sales Market 2017- ABnote, Safran, Watchdata, American Express

By | August 25, 2017

Apex Research, recently published a detailed market research study focused on the “Contactless EMV Cards Market” across the global, regional and country level. The report provides 360° analysis of “Contactless EMV Cards Market” from view of manufacturers, regions, product types and end industries. The research report analyses and provides the historical data along with current performance of the… Read More »

Juniper Research: Contactless to Account for More Than 1 in 2 POS Transactions Globally by 2022

By | August 21, 2017

BASINGSTOKE, England–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A new study from Juniper Research has found more than half (53%) of global transactions at POS (Point of Sale) will be contactless within 5 years, compared to just 15% this year. The new research, POS & mPOS Terminals: Vendor Strategies, Positioning & Market Forecasts 2017-2022, found that adoption in the US would rise sharply over the period, with… Read More »

Australia – NSW Police Force urging people to use contactless payments to circumvent “ghost” terminals

By | August 17, 2017

Wagga businesses and the NSW Police Force is urging people to use the tap-and-go-chip on their debit cards to prevent fraudulent transactions through “ghost” terminals.  Collins Booksellers owner Peter Halicki said he had noticed a big shift in people paying by contactless means and encouraged his customers to make the most of the system. “I’ve definitely noticed in the last 12 months a huge… Read More »

VTB Bank (Armenia) and MasterCard to issue PayPass cards

By | August 16, 2017

YEREVAN, August 16. /ARKA/. VTB Bank (Armenia) is the first bank in the country to issue MasterCard PayPass contactless payment cards. “The unique technology of PayPass is one of the most modern, fast, affordable and reliable ways of making card payments around the world,” the bank said in a press release.  It said  MasterCard PayPass payment cards have… Read More »

UK – Contactless sheds growing pains as tenth anniversary looms

By | August 1, 2017

With the tenth anniversary of the introduction of contactless cards in the UK fast approaching, Barclays is forecasting that tap and pay spending will soar by more than 300% over the next four years as seven in ten Brits begin to use the technology more frequently for everyday purchases. Barclaycard first introduced the technology to the UK almost… Read More »

UK – London’s Oyster card is getting a revamp with a new app that will send low balance alerts to your phone

By | July 19, 2017

Transport for London (TfL) has announced a flurry of changes to the Oyster card, including a new app for passengers to get phone alerts when their balance is running low. Those who top up their pay as you go credit, or buy Travelcards using Oyster online can now collect their purchase from any Tube or rail station, tram… Read More »

India – BMTC Pilots Contactless Cards For Ticket Payments; Full Rollout in Bengaluru Soon

By | July 5, 2017

Contactless is the way to go, and this has been proved by the recent changes by organisations to allow users to pay for their transactions using NFC or similar technology. Recently DMRC allowed the use of a smartwatch to make contactless payments, and now BMTC is piloting a similar mechanism. According to a report by ETtech, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation is developing a… Read More »

Octopus makes move into online payment

By | June 23, 2017

Payments for shopping, donations and bills can now be settled with Octopus card over the internet following the launch of a new app. The app combines three side products of the Octopus card – Octopus O! ePay, Octopus app and the Octopus Mobile SIM – and aims to provide customers with a new payment experience, the company said.… Read More »

Visa Presents Payment Innovations in Russia for Confederations Cup

By | June 23, 2017

KAZAN, Russia – Visa presented its innovations for “contactless” payment during the Confederations Cup in Russia, where thousands of fans will be able to make their transactions more conveniently, quickly and safely than ever before. “These innovations will allow transactions to be made in a matter of seconds, and not only at the stadiums but also in daily… Read More »

UK – 51% of card payments now contactless

By | June 20, 2017

Contactless card payments rose by more than a third in the last year, becoming the UK’s favorite way to pay for goods. New data from Barclaycard’s Contactless Spending Index has revealed another record-breaking year for contactless card payments. Fifty-one per cent of in-store transactions of up to a contactless limit of £30 are made using “touch and go”… Read More »

Card Payments in Japan to Be More Convenient

By | May 11, 2017

Tokyo, May 11 (Jiji Press)—Making payments with chip-embedded cards in Japan is expected to become easier for visitors from abroad as efforts have begun to introduce contactless payment systems that are globally common. In the run-up to the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in 2020, McDonald’s Holdings Co. (Japan) has decided to install contactless card readers at all its… Read More »

WIB, Leader in Innovation Introduces Bankomatiko Contactless Smart Card

By | April 20, 2017

PHILIPSBURG:— The Windward Islands Bank Ltd (WIB) as part of its affiliation with its parent bank Maduro & Curiel’s Bank (MCB), the largest bank in the Dutch Caribbean with a long-standing alliance with MasterCard Worldwide, is proud to announce that it has upgraded its current Bankomatiko Smart Card to a Bankomatiko Contactless Smart Card. The Bankomatiko Contactless Smart… Read More »

NXP Multi-Purpose Solution in Philippines Enables Consumers to Tap Popular beep™ Card for Payment at FamilyMart Stores and Transit Ticketing

By | April 19, 2017

METRO MANILA, Philippines, April 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI), today announced it will further its collaboration with AF Payments Inc., the company behind the contactless payment cards, beep™ cards in the Philippines, to add micropayment capabilities. The popular cards commonly used for transport ticketing in the Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 1 and… Read More »

Visa and American Express to Strengthen Security for Stolen Contactless cards

By | April 12, 2017

Visa is to bring all of its contactless transactions online this year across 10 European countries to give consumers “more control over their accounts” following calls from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for banks to tighten the processes they undergo when a customer reports a stolen contactless card. American Express is also “reviewing options” to ensure those… Read More »

UK – FCA Assesses Contactless Card Fraud Risk

By | April 3, 2017

The chairman of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has written to the treasury select committee, outlining the extent of contactless card fraud in the UK and the options available to tackle it. John Griffith-Jones, who is chairman of the Payment Systems Regulator as well as the FCA, wrote to Andrew Tyrie MP, chairman of the treasury committee, to… Read More »