With Contactless Payments Ready to Take Off in U.S., Payments Trade Group Concerned ‘Fragmented POS Experience’ Could Hinder Growth

By:  Dan Balaban NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – While contactless payments in the U.S. is “expected to accelerate in the near future,” merchants and issuers must improve the “POS experience” for consumers, the U.S. Payments Forum, a payments industry trade group, said today. Related stories, automatically selected:  Consulting Firm: Not Sure Whether Contactless Card Deployment Will…

Melbourne Transit Agency Touts Successful Launch of Closed-Loop Payments with Google Pay; Plans to Add Support with Apple Pay

Jun 17 2019 By:  Dan Balaban NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Following a successful launch of its closed-loop Mifare-based transit payments service, myki, with Google Pay, Melbourne, Australia, transit authority Public Transport Victoria has allocated AU$1 million to expand the service onto other smartphone platforms, including iOS and the iPhone, an agency spokeswoman confirmed to NFC…

European mobile wallets adopt Alipay QR code format to boost payment interoperability

Six European mobile wallet providers — Bluecode (Austria), ePassi (Finland), Momo Pocket (Spain), Pagaqui (Portugal), Pivo (Finland) and Vipps (Norway) — have adopted a QR code format from Chinese payment provider Alipay to ensure digital payment interoperability and improve the international reach of customers’ wallets as well as boosting sales, participants have told NFCW. The…