A payments perspective on Mobile World Congress 2019

For anyone attending Mobile World Congress 2019, they have no doubt gone to bed dreaming of 5G networks and foldable smartphones. But dig a little deeper, and there was a lot more up for discussion (honestly).

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STPay-Boost IC combines hardware secure element with proprietary NFC-boost technology for better contactless performance

STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor provider serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and Fidesmo, the contactless-services developer and Mastercard approved global vendor,

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FIME and Barnes’ joint personalisation validation tool achieved latest Mastercard qualification

FIME and Barnes International announce that their jointly-developed personalisation validation tool (PVT) is qualified against the latest Mastercard PVT Tool Release 2018 Requirements v11.3 March 2018, (“Mastercard Requirements”).

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IDEMIA, Network International and Mastercard partner to launch smartphone-turned POS terminal

Making yet another technological leap in payments, IDEMIA, the global provider of Augmented Identity; Network International, the payment solutions provider in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, and Mastercard, a technology company in the global payments industry,

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Fintech innovation propels B2B money transfer market to $218tn by 2022, says Juniper Research

New findings from Juniper Research have concluded that the cross-border B2B money transfer market is ripe for disruption, as new technologies and legislative changes redefine traditional banking practices across the globe. Cross-border B2B transactions will exceed $218 trillion (€175.13 trillion) by 2022, up from $150 trillion (€120.50 trillion) this year.

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Secure elements for LoRaWAN launched by Avnet Silica and Trusted Objects

Avnet Silica, an Avnet company, and Trusted Objects, a provider of secure firmware and security services, announced the availability of a new LoRaWAN™ family of secure elements.

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Mobile wallet spend to rise by more than 30% this year, reaching US$1.35trn says Juniper Research

Global spend via mobile wallets is expected to rise by nearly 32% this year to US$1.35 trillion. That is according to a new study from Juniper Research.

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World’s first NFC payment ring powered by Infineon’s contactless security chip

Whether at the beach, on the daily jog, or at the gym: from now on, everyone can carry money discreetly on the body.

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What did you miss at Mobile World Congress?

Mobile World Congress may be over, but the dust is still settling from the biggest mobile event of the year.

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Making city transport smarter with the smartphone

Smart Cities are all about the implementation and adoption of integrated technology to improve urban life, and there is no better example than the impact the smartphone is having on urban transport systems.

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MasterCard joins Smart Cities Council

Washington DC, USA (Business Wire) – The Smart Cities Council, an industry coalition to advance smart city development and innovation, has announced its newest global partner, MasterCard. The partnership is said to mark a turning point in the development of innovative digital transaction processing platforms for city government, businesses and citizens.

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SIA uses Gemalto’s TSM platform to link service providers and speed up NFC rollout in Italy

Gemalto, a leader in digital security, and SIA, an international payments processor for banks, corporate and Public Administration bodies, are joining forces to support rapid deployment of NFC services throughout Italy

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Gemalto delivers prepaid card services to Russia's Svyaznoy Bank

Gemalto, one of the leaders in digital security, announces that Svyaznoy Bank is deploying the first large scale prepaid card offer for its customers in Russia.

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Gemalto and Standard Bank in South Africa combine payment and transport into one app

Gemalto , one of the leaders in digital security, is providing Standard Bank, a financial institutions in South Africa, with a multifunction EMV contactless payment card enabling users to pay for transit fares and other goods and services with one digital wallet.

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INSIDE Secure NFC Payment Applet certified by MasterCard

INSIDE Secure, a provider of semiconductor solutions for secure transactions and digital identity, announced that its Mobile MasterCard (R) PayPass (TM) M/Chip 4 payment applet has attained MasterCard CAST and Functional certification on the INSIDE SecuRead (R) NFC module.

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G&D adds Visa Mobile approval to its worldwide Trusted Service Manager centres

Visa has approved the Trusted Service Manager centers operated by Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) in Munich and Toronto for commercial NFC applications.

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