NFC Industry Events

Apr 26 2016
London, United Kingdom

Celebrating its 10th year, the Contactless Intelligence event has built a reputation for providing key players in the contactless industry with crucial insights from the IMPLEMENTORS themselves. The 2016 conference theme, "Managing the Convergence of Intelligent Payment Solutions" will focus on what it takes to bring together different players to deliver a consistent user experience. Discussions include opportunities opening up in new market sectors, such as charities, market traders, taxis and vending, and a look at the mobility sector -- with the UK working on a common framework, what impact will this have on ticketing? Also included will be the progress of mobile wallets, with a peek at some of the solutions set to transform the payments industry.

Apr 27 2016
London, United Kingdom

The 2016 Open Standards Forum (which is free to attend) builds on last year's success to educate participants about the benefits of open security standards. The application focus expands towards secure authentication standards and includes the explorations of these developments. Open industry standards assure that existing and future products and offerings are compatible and that anyone can evaluate the technology. Service providers and enterprises can accommodate various devices and services without having to make new investments or reverting to proprietary configurations. The Open Standards Forum offers insights into successful implementations as well as the challenges faced when moving away from proven proprietary solutions.

Apr 27 2016
London, United Kingdom

The Mobile ID Forum (which is free to attend) invites private sector and government representatives to share their views on the current status and future trends of mobile ID implementations. A special focus will be on the analysis of why government sponsored mobile ID implementations are only slowly getting off the ground and how the public sector must learn from successful private sector implementations and business cases.

May 15 2016 - May 18 2016
Aria
Las Vegas, United States

Organizers describe the new Shoptalk as the first large-scale NextGen Commerce event. With 2,000+ attendees, 300+ speakers and 200+ CEOs expected, it promises to be a unique opportunity for individuals and companies that are reshaping how consumers discover, shop and buy, providing a platform for large retailers and brands, startups, tech companies and investors to come together in an open and friendly environment.

May 19 2016 - May 20 2016
Sofitel Hotel
Budapest, Hungary

Risk Management is an emerging hot topic. During this event – following in the footsteps of the organizers' Risk Management Series – participants will hear about updates and reviews on regulations and other frameworks such as IFSR 9, SSM, Basel III, Basel IV, SA-CCR, CEM, JQIS, LGD monitoring, PD term-structure, NPL portfolios, CvaR, RWA, Stress-tests, CVA and xVA Framework, and many more; gain insight to Credit Risk Modeling, Validation, and Counterparty Credit Risk; and also can build long lasting business relationships with the representatives of the most significant financial institutions of Europe.

Jun 2 2016 - Jun 3 2016
Budapest, Hungary

Today’s macroeconomic challenges force banks to change and adjust their strategy in retail lending. This conference will be focusing on what banking products and services are currently in demand, which sales channels are the most efficient, which methods of promotion of banking products are more successful, an insight from the regulators on best ways of rules implementation, and how to attract new customers and retain existing ones. Participants will get updates on new digital banking solutions and mobile payment innovations.

Jun 2 2016 - Jun 3 2016
Crowne Plaza
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The ongoing flow of regulatory changes creates many challenges for financial institutions in ensuring their effectiveness, workflows and optimized operations in the field of collateral management. The ever-changing environment has also generated obstacles to optimizing collateral that is fundamental in order to find a solution to the gap between collateral supply and demand. This forum will focus on the following topics:

* Regulatory Mandates
* Digitization in Collateral Management
* Repo Market Liquidity and Basel III
* Credit Value Adjustment
* OTC Derivatives Market
* Central Counterparty Clearing House (CCP)

The IoT Show 2016

Sep 1 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Suntec
Convention Center, Singapore

Money 20/20 Expo 2016

Oct 23 2016 - Oct 27 2016
The Venetian
Las Vegas, United States

HEADLINE NEWS

ANZ Launches with Apple Pay, as Apple Picks Off One of Big Four Australian Banks

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – ANZ is the first bank in Australia to launch with Apple Pay, with Apple able to crack into the big four banks, which had been balking at signing up for the payments service mainly because of Apple’s demands for transaction fees.

Xiaomi Announces Plans to Join Crowded ‘Pays’ Club, but Offers Few Details on Launch, Issuers

Apr 27 2016

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is the latest OEM to announce plans to join the “Pays” club, working with payments network China UnionPay to launch an NFC-enabled mobile payments service in China, although giving no details on a launch date or participating banks.

SIMalliance Reports NFC SIM Shipments were ‘Static’ in 2015 but Refuses to Release Global Figures

NFC Times Exclusive Insight –  It is perhaps a measure of just how big of a hit SIM suppliers took from the closing of the Softcard wallet in the U.S. early last year that their SIMalliance vendor trade group is refusing to release NFC SIM shipment figures publicly for either the North American market or globally for 2015.

Three Major Singaporean Banks Agree to Support Apple Pay; Samsung Follows

Apr 20 2016

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Three of Singapore’s largest banks will soon launch mobile payments with Apple Pay, Apple disclosed Tuesday, as it launched Apple Pay in its sixth country.

Many U.S. Merchants Continue to Balk at Accepting NFC Wallets; One Reason: Suspicions that Wallet Providers Could Get Their Data

NFC Times Exclusive – Few industry sources agree on the size of the contactless-acceptance footprint in the U.S. that enables merchants to accept Apple Pay and other NFC-enabled wallets; but one thing most of them do agree on is that contactless acceptance is not sufficient to support any kind of significant adoption of the wallets.

Restructuring Helps G&D Turn Around Financial Results from Gloomy 2014

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Germany-based Giesecke & Devrient turned around its financial results in 2015, including its money-losing banking and SIM card unit, thanks mainly to restructuring and higher shipments of EMV bank cards to China and the U.S., the privately held company disclosed Tuesday. 

Singaporean Telcos Try NFC Transit Ticketing Following Failed NFC Payments Rollout

NFC Times Exclusive Insight –  Singapore’s three major mobile operators are giving SIM-based NFC services another try, hoping that the offer of mobile transit fare collection will encourage more consumers to use their NFC phones to tap to pay, following the flop of the country’s NFC retail payments rollout that began in 2012.

French Payments Scheme Gears Up to Provide Tokenization for HCE, OEM Pay and Tokens on SIMs

Apr 5 2016

NFC Times Exclusive Insight –  France’s domestic debit scheme Cartes Bancaires has been gearing up for the past year to launch a tokenization service for French issuers, with commercial service expected in coming months, including in support of HCE apps launched by banks and possibly for “OEM Pay” services.

Samsung Launches in China, Trailing Apple and Huawei

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Samsung’s announcement today of its move into China with Samsung Pay helped the OEM make good on its objective of launching in China by the first quarter, though the launch has happened well after rival device makers Apple and Huawei launched their own mobile payments services in China.

OTI Cuts Costs, Reports New Orders, but Road to Profitability Remains Long

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Six months after taking the helm of Israel-based On Track Innovations, CEO Shlomi Cohen is seeking to convince investors he can turn around the contactless reader and NFC vendor, which has been struggling despite greater global demand for the company’s main product, contactless readers.

Analysis: Poland's Bank Pekao First to Launch HCE for Windows 10, but Others Slow to Follow

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – While Poland has among the highest concentrations of contactless point-of-sale terminals globally, NFC mobile payments has not yet taken off.

China UnionPay Confirms Support For Huawei Pay

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Chinese payment network China UnionPay has announced support for Huawei Pay, a deal that could substantially expand the number of banks and payments cards that Huawei could enable for its NFC payments service as it seeks to compete with Apple and Apple Pay.