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Wirecard provides paytech to Orange Bank

Orange Bank

France’s latest mobile bank, Orange Bank, is getting its mobile payment and banking services underpinned by Wirecard. The paytech vendor says it is providing “all the technical components integrated into the Orange Bank platform to manage their mobile payments”.

Wells Fargo launches mobile “tap and pay” functionality at 5,000 ATMs

Wells Fargo tap and pay

More than 5,000 ATMs of Wells Fargo (40% of its ATM network) now have near-field communication (NFC) enabled mobile wallet capability – i.e. the bank’s debit card customers can now “tap and pay”.

Stack taps Mastercard for challenger mobile banking app

Stack

There’s a new fintech challenger in town. Toronto-based Stack has partnered with Mastercard ahead of the beta launch of its mobile financial services app and companion prepaid card.

Deutsche Bank launches new mobile payment app

Deutsche Bank app

Deutsche Bank has launched a new mobile payment app for Android devices.

Smartphones? Credit cards are the most mobile payment method!

Philipp Nieland, PPRO Group

The world has been talking about “mobile payments” for years, but the phrase means different things to different people. So what exactly are mobile payments? And how much more mobile than cash or cards can payments actually get, asks Philipp Nieland, co-founder and CTO of PPRO Group. Some people believe that mobile payments are those […]

Challenger banks must strike the right balance between mobile and card

Paul Underwood, Thames Card Technology, calls on start-ups not to get too carried away with NFC

NFC mobile payments continue to grab headlines, but to really drive uptake and ensure full market coverage, combining contactless cards with next-gen mobile banking apps is surely the right way to go for 2016’s challenger banks, says Paul Underwood, MD of Thames Card Technology. Much has already been said about the opportunity for challenger banks to […]

Securing the future of NFC?

Jean-Claude Deturche is senior vice president at Gemalto

Ever since the deployment of Apple’s NFC solution – ‘Apple Pay’, and the various competitors launches since, there’s been speculation around what the future holds for consumer payments and how security will impact it

Apple’s arrival will change the payments landscape – eventually

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Apple may have lined up the chief executives of Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase to laud the launch of Apple Pay, but reaction from the wider industry was more muted – disappointed, even.

Getting ready for mobile payments

Tobias Schreyer is co-founder at the PPRO Group

With the penetration of mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets constantly growing, attention is increasingly turning to mobile marketing, mobile commerce and mobile payments. It is still the case, however, that these trends are largely played out in specialised media, and do not influence the actual behaviour of consumers. This is especially true for mobile payments, with consumers very sceptical about this concept

London Underground goes contactless as EE unveils NFC plans

From 16 September TFL will accept contactless card payments on all lines

London Underground, DLR and Overground trains are to accept contactless payments, following an announcement from Transport for London. The decision comes as mobile operator EE sets out plans to support NFC payments on London Underground, the UK’s biggest building society begins issuing contactless cards to its customers, and Apple explores cooperation with Visa on a potential new mobile wallet.

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