Contactless Payments

Contactless Cards Are Finally Ready for Prime Time (No, This Time We *Really* Mean It!)

For those of us who work in the payments industry, contactless payments and contactless cards have been something of a white whale for close to 20 years now. Always out there, just about to catch-on, if only… A brief history of contactless payments There’s a history section on the Wikipedia page for contactless payments that […]

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Chase Card Services President on Why It’s Time for Cards to Tap and Go

How to speed the checkout process? To echo an old Dustin Hoffman film, the answer may lie with one word: plastic. To that end, Chase, the largest card issuer in the U.S., said Wednesday (Nov. 14) that it’s rolling out tap-to-pay functionality across its Chase Visa card portfolio.

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Contactless Cards Could Start Taking Off in the U.S. As Chase Announces Rollout

Contactless cards have been slow to take off in the U.S., but an endorsement from the largest domestic issuer may help speed up adoption. Chase, the consumer banking arm of JPMorgan Chase Co. announced that it would be sending out contactless Visa Inc. credit cards beginning in the first half of 2019.

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Tap-and-Go Increasingly Part of the Mobile Payments Landscape

The move to a contactless payment system is big news in the New York subway system. We actually got word from Paysafe to that effect recently, showing how contactless payments could be a real game-changer in the inefficient, cash-burning subway.

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Sony Unveils ‘Multiple Application’ Contactless Crypto Hardware Wallet

The research arm of Japanese technology giant Sony announced it had created a contactless cryptocurrency hardware wallet in a press release Tuesday, Oct. 23. The as yet unnamed device utilizes IC smart card technology popular in Japan to communicate with the Bitcoin (BTC) or other cryptocurrency network.

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Contactless Topples Chip & Pin as UK’s Top Payment Choice

Contactless payments have become the most popular form of card transaction in the UK for the first time, new figures have revealed. The latest figures say that contactless has now overtaken Chip & Pin payments, having already toppled cash transactions earlier this year. The company estimates that 38.

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Smartphones and Omnichannel Are a Solid Bet to Boost Contactless Payments

It’s been four years since Apple launched Apple Pay, which together with Google Pay and Samsung Pay have ushered in the modern era of mobile payments.

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Visa: Why the US Is Finally Ready for Contactless

Contactless cards have been a big hit around the world. In the U.K., the European Union (EU) and Canada, contactless payments account for two out of five face-to-face Visa transactions, according to newly released data.

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Nearly Half of All UK Payments Are Contactless

The UK is continuing to lead the way as a global leader in payments technology, according to new data from Mastercard. The firm has revealed that almost half of all in-store card transactions made in the UK use contactless technology, making it the most widely-used form of electronic payment in Europe.

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Visa Highlights Contactless at NY Fashion Week

To help consumers experience new ways to pay, Visa has announced a new relationship with New York Fashion Week: The Shows. Through the on-site experience, consumers will be able to tap to pay with contactless cards and devices, the company said in an announcement.

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In-Store Contactless Payments Volume to Reach $2T in 2020

Americans didn’t exactly rush to adopt contactless payments from the get-go. But, if worldwide trends are anything to go by, that could soon change. Globally, at least, the influence of contactless payments is on the rise.

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Britons Concerned Over Security of Contactless Payments, Research Finds

Davizro Photography – stock.adob British consumers are increasingly favouring contactless payments over using cash, despite enduring security concerns about the technology, MoneySuperMarket research shows.

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