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Eventbrite brings tap to pay to the events industry

Event ticketing platform Eventbrite is taking the first steps towards allowing organisers to accept contactless payments at the door on standard NFC devices via the company’s Organizer app, “letting attendees breeze through ticket and event purchases with a simple tap on their phone.” The company’s Tap to Pay feature will eventually be offered to all […]

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Biometric card pioneer backs away from payments citing lower-than-expected market uptake

BIOMETRIC PAYMENT CARDS: “Neither market adoption nor the [expected] pace of commercial launches has materialized”, says Zwipe Biometric card pioneer Zwipe is shifting its focus from payments to instead target the access control market after seeing disappointing market adoption of biometric payment cards.  “As a result of the change in strategic focus, the company has

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Singapore and Malaysia to replace passports with QR codes at land border crossings

CROSSING: The Singapore-Malaysia Causeway for vehicular, train and foot traffic, looking towards Johor. There is also a road bridge, the Tuas Second Link. Singapore and Malaysia are to start using QR codes instead of passports at their land border, to speed up clearance of travellers at checkpoints.  The two countries last week signed a memorandum

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Aldi adds convenience with app-free entry to contactless store

SHOP&GO: Entering the Aldi’s concept store has been streamlined with the addition of contactless card entry Discount supermarket chain Aldi has introduced contactless payment at its checkout-free concept store in London. The change means customers will no longer have to use the supermarket’s Shop&Go app on their phones and can instead simply tap their contactless

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England edges towards a single national multimodal ticketing system

MULTIMODAL TRAVEL: Bus, tram and rail services operating in Wolverhampton, West Midlands A new group has been set up to develop a national ‘tap and cap’ ticketing solution for England. The Integrated Ticketing Advisory Forum (ITAF) will be chaired by Midlands Connect, a government and industry-backed body which “researches, develops and progresses transport projects which

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Covid-era contactless payment limit rises drove consumer usage but not adoption, research finds

REMIT: As part of its work the Swiss National Bank carries out research on central bank-related topics A new study from Swiss National Bank has revealed that the increases in contactless transaction limits that were rushed through in many countries during the Covid pandemic drove an increase in the use of contactless payments but led

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