Contactless Payments

With Momentum From Transit, Contactless Accounts for a Rising Share of Card Payments

With card-based transit payments picking up steam in the United States, a key Mastercard Inc. executive said Thursday that 22 of the network’s physical-world transactions globally were contactless as of the end of 2018. The time to complete a contactless transaction is down to 0.

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Static Authentication Stands in the Way of Contactless Progress

When it comes to new payment technologies, it’s often difficult to know what consumers are thinking, and banks have a lot on their plates. Aligning a transformation strategy with the desires of consumers is an interesting chart to plot. One thing that’s clear is both banks and consumers have embraced contactless.

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Contactless Payments Keep Cities in Touch With Future Mobility Demands

Companies known for providing credit and debit cards may not be the most obvious stakeholders in the future of mobility, but the rollout of new mobility services could see the physical ticket resigned to the history books. In its place will be the digital wallet, which many commuters already use through contactless card and smartphone […]

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Amex to Issue All US Payments Cards as Contactless

Source: American Express American Express (NYSE: AXP) has joined forces with North America’s largest public transportation agency, New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), to bring contactless payments to transit riders in New York City.

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BofA to Reissue 4 Million Cards in Rapid Contactless Push

While major card issuers such as Chase and Wells Fargo roll out NFC-enabled credit and debit cards incrementally, Bank of America is taking much more aggressive approach. In New York, Boston and San Francisco, BofA will force a mass NFC upgrade by mailing new contactless credit and debit cards to all of its consumer card […]

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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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