Tag Archives: Europe

Seamless Delivers Contactless Payment Solution to a Hungarian Bank

By | August 9, 2017

STOCKHOLM, August 09, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — MeaWallet A/S (“MeaWallet”), part of Seamless Distribution AB, has signed an agreement with a Hungarian bank for delivery of MeaWallet’s proprietary technology for contactless card payments.  The technology will be delivered as a managed service, integrating MeaWallet´s tokenisation platform with the bank’s banking application. The solution will enable the bank’s clients to perform contactless… Read More »

UniCredit Bulbank successfully completes first European trial of Mastercard’s next generation biometric card with IDEX fingerprint sensor

By | August 7, 2017

Oslo, Norway, 7 August 2017 – IDEX, a leading  provider of fingerprint solutions for mass markets, today announced that UniCredit Bulbank of Bulgaria recently completed a trial of Mastercard’s next generation biometric card, using IDEX’s flexible fingerprint sensor. The trial received extremely positive customer feedback, which focused on the convenience, security and ease of use of the card… Read More »

UK – Greater Manchester is one step closer to having its own version of Oyster card for ALL public transport

By | August 3, 2017

Greater Manchester is one step closer to having its own version of the Oyster card for use on all public transport. The ‘Get Me There’ smartcard has now been launched for use on trams and buses across the region. Passengers will also be able to use it on trains in the next four years, if transport bosses keep… Read More »

UK – Contactless payments to save shoppers 141 MILLION hours

By | August 2, 2017

The rise of contactless payments continues, and they’re set to save UK shoppers a hefty 141 million hours over the next few years. So says research from Barclaycard, commissioned to mark the tenth anniversary of ‘touch and go’ payments. The credit card firm has crunched the numbers, and says this time saved by 2021 will be worth almost… 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 »

SDW 2017, the next-generation government and citizen ID event, sees attendee numbers soar

By | July 19, 2017

Record number of attendees at SDW 2017 from around the world Government and industry experts analysed and discussed ID solutions SDW 2018 – 25-27 June, London 19 July 2017, London, UK – Record numbers of attendees to the 11th edition of SDW benefited from the impressive 140-stand exhibition, a series of free seminars and the world-leading conference programme.… 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 »

Visa and PayPal Extend Partnership to Europe

By | July 18, 2017

Enhances the online, in-app and in store payment experience for consumers in Europe Enables PayPal in Europe to issue Visa accounts LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Visa (NYSE:V) and PayPal (Nasdaq: PYPL) today announced an extension of their strategic partnership to Europe. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here:http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170718005973/en/ The two companies are already collaborating in the U.S. and Asia Pacific to accelerate the adoption of secure and convenient… Read More »

Debit Cards Knock off Cash as No. 1 Payment Method in U.K.

By | July 12, 2017

Cash is no longer king in the U.K., according to the British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) annual Payments Survey, which found that debit card transactions accounted for almost 43 percent of all retail transactions in 2016, overtaking cash, which accounted for 42 percent of all retail transactions, for the first time. Falling average transaction values in debit and credit… Read More »

Tesco Taps Thames Card Technology For Next Gen Loyalty Clubcard

By | July 11, 2017

Thames Card Technology has completed a project with Tesco to launch the UK’s first contactless loyalty card programme. With 66% of global shoppers enrolled in loyalty programmes (Nielsen) and cardholders spending between 12-18% more than other customers (Accenture), loyalty schemes are a key differentiator for UK retailers. The completely redesigned card increases security and value for customers, and… Read More »

UK – Tesco reveals exciting new improvements to Clubcard

By | July 5, 2017

Tesco has today announced a host of exciting improvements to Clubcard, the most rewarding loyalty scheme in the retail sector, making it even simpler and easier for customers and colleagues to use. The changes include the launch of a new, contactless Clubcard, which enables customers to simply tap at the checkout to add their points. The retailer has… Read More »

UK – These debit card wristbands are absolute must-haves – and they’re available in Plymouth

By | July 5, 2017

  Barclays have released new contactless wristbands that are waterproof – and there are hundreds available in Plymouth. Contactless payment is migrating from the plastic card to modern and fashionable bands, and Barclaycard has rolled out a new range of devices that can be used to make ‘touch and go’ payments following the success launch of its bPay… Read More »

One arrest in Dublin in Europe-wide card fraud probe

By | June 24, 2017

Over 70 people were arrested across Europe One person was arrested and six homes in Dublin were searched by gardaí as part of a Europe-wide operation earlier this month targeting criminals involved in buying goods over the internet using stolen payment card details. In total, details of over 100 compromised US-issued payment cards were also recovered in Ireland during… Read More »

Ukrainian Rada should pass legislation on vetting Donbas, Crimea residents applying for biometric passport

By | June 24, 2017

The Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada should pass legislation before the end of the current spring and summer session to introduce a special vetting procedure for all applicants coming from Crimea and Donbas who wish to receive a Ukrainian biometric foreign travel passport, National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov said. “We should protect both Ukraine and Europe from… Read More »

UK – First Bus To Roll Out Contactless Payment Across Aberdeen Buses

By | June 22, 2017

A bus company has become the first in the North-east to offer a contactless payment scheme – meaning Aberdonians will no longer have to rummage in their pockets for exact change. First Aberdeen has unveiled its plans to offer passengers the choice of using their contactless bank cards on its vehicles. Andrew Jarvis, managing director of First Bus… Read More »

Czech Republic Becoming A World Leader In Contactless Payment For Public Transportation

By | June 22, 2017

The Czech Republic is undergoing a revolution in the way passengers pay for public transportation services, writes news site idnes.cz. Around 2,000 bus and tram services now enable ticket payments to be made using a contactless card. And that number is set to continue to grow, says Petr Zlámalík, of Mastercard Advisors, the professional services arm of card… Read More »

UK – Contactless payments now available on Quaylink Q3

By | June 21, 2017

Passengers using the Q3 Quaylink service can use contactless payments from today (21 June 2017) Passengers using our Q3 Quaylink service can now take advantage of faster and more efficient boarding with contactless payment options. Ahead of being rolled out across all Go North East routes in early July, the technology is available on the popular, high-frequency service from… 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 »