Tag: USA

Trend alert: events are going cashless with payment wristbands

Contactless payments are surging in popularity, and a new wearable is joining the lineup: the wristband. Major events across the globe have started using contactless wristbands to make transactions easier, faster, and more fun for attendees and merchants alike. These wristbands are designed with embedded contactless technology that can securely link to a user’s payment card information. The user […]

Accepting Mobile Wallets in a Multi-platform World: What’s a Merchant…

The U.S. payments ecosystem is evolving as NFC contactless and cloud-based mobile wallet technologies are offering consumers a streamlined payment experience and unique loyalty benefits. While few doubt the benefits mobile will enable, many merchants wonder which technology to accept at the POS as BLE, NFC, QR-code, and barcode-based technologies are all being evaluated by […]

New FFIEC Guidelines: What They Got Right

A fortnight ago, I speculated on the next set of Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) guidelines, and what they might mean for security and authentication in the online banking industry. Last week, these guidelines were finally unveiled.

Taking the Gemalto Contactless Challenge stateside

A couple of months ago, two bloggers in the UK took on Gemalto’s Contactless Challenge: a ten-day NFC quest in which they competed against each other to see who could be the most successful in going contactless. By the end, technology blogger Jon Choo emerged victorious with 227 points, while Mobile Industry Review’s Ewan MacLeod […]