Month: December 2019

PayThink Contactless payments is EMV’s ‘fast solution’

Recently, my son and some of his friends were hurrying to catch an “L” train in Chicago, and it tends to be the way of things that when you are rushing to make a train there are long lines at the ticket machines. Fortunately, my son was equipped with a contactless EMV card which meant…
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December 18, 2019 0

The Use of Wearables to Make Payments Is on the Rise, New Mastercard Report Finds

While we were busy giving thanks here in the U.S. last week, Mastercard Europe was busy publishing some interesting data about peoples’ use of wearable technology to make payments. According to the press release, the use of wearables to make payments has increased eightfold since last year.  That’s an impressive number. Granted, wearable payments was (and…
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December 4, 2019 0

Discover To Start Phased Contactless Launch

Discover has announced it will start issuing contactless cards over the next several months. “Contactless technology has become increasingly popular with our cardmembers and more accepted by merchants worldwide, and we want to deliver the best shopping experience to our cardmembers,” said Szabolcs Paldy, senior vice president of marketing at Discover. “The goal of this digital technology…
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December 2, 2019 0