Visa and MasterCard are pushing mobile payments using HCE. In Europe it is a natural step from the existing contactless payments systems but in the US it is a big jump from the traditional swipe and sign system currently in use. Here is run down of some of the things you should know about Android, NFC and Host Card Emulation.
Despite CEO’s comments, Visa has no plans for digital wallet fee – yet
Recently Mastercard announced a new program that would impose digital wallet operator fees. In response to the move, Visa's CEO Charlie Scharf said that these kinds of fees are “totally appropriate”, but is Visa actually planning a similar move?
U.S. Cellular offering $300 Mastercard for new U.S. Cellular family plan customers
Thinking about switching your family over to U.S. Cellular? If so, now is certainly the time to do it. As an incentive, U.S. Cellular is running a promotion that gives new subscribers a $300 Mastercard debit card.
Mastercard, ING testing new mobile payments solution
With so many methods for mobile payments being put through the wringer, why not add another one? MasterCard and ING Group have introduced a new payment method that interweaves both mobile and internet payments. Sound confusing? We're just getting started.
MasterCard releases mobile payments SDK, hopes the world pays attention
Raise your hands, how many of you have been dreaming about one day being able to pay for everything with nothing but a tap from your mobile phone? It's a fantasy we all want to see come to fruition, but there have quite a few number of hiccups. MasterCard, in an attempt to get the ball rolling on mobile payments, has just released an SDK that's compatible with Android and BlackBerry smartphones.
Everything Everywhere to launch contactless NFC payments with Mastercard
Everything Everywhere and Mastercard are teaming up to bring contactless NFC payments to the UK. They have a five-year plan to foster adoption of the new system and enable people to pay for goods and services with their smartphones.