NFC Industry Events

Feb 22 2016 - Feb 25 2016
Barcelona, Spain
Apr 4 2016 - Apr 7 2016
Bella Center
Copenhagen, Denmark

Money20/20Europe is a Eurocentric global catalyst for the growth and development of the Payments & Financial Services ecosystem as it becomes increasingly defined by disruptive innovations in ‘Anytime, Anywhere’ connected commerce.

A complete conference and exhibition, Money20/20Europe is designed to be the essential, must-attend industry gathering for local, regional and global business development and brand building as well as education, product launches, partnership announcements and much more. This event will focus on the opportunities and challenges of the European payments and financial
services industry critical to realising the new and disruptive ways in which consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money.

Apr 4 2016 - Apr 7 2016
Orlando, United States

The Payments Summit covers all things payments, including FinTech, EMV chip technology, mobile wallets, NFC, contactless, open transit systems and more. This 9th annual Summit offers the latest on all of these exciting technologies and the many business opportunities they can unlock. 2016 will mark the first time that the Smart Card Alliance and the International Card Manufacturing Association (ICMA) are co-locating events, giving attendees a broader perspective from the core  manufacturing and personalization of a card, to the rapid evolution in secure payments.

Apr 14 2016
New York, United States

Host Card Emulation is emerging as a key topic among issuing banks and service providers, with a growing number of banks and financial institutions worldwide launching or planning projects around HCE-NFC Payments. This second annual HCE New York Summit offers opportunities to learn about latest HCE deployments and key challenges, and to connect with industry players driving this momentum.

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Apr 18 2016 - Apr 19 2016
Ritz Carlton
DIFC, Dubai

The 11th Middle East Retail Banking Forum and Expo is expanding, building on the success of the 2015 event. Increasingly Retail Banks are looking to offer customers the full spectrum of key services which are fast, safe and reliable in order to provide them with a more tailored solution. And with the current expansion of Digital e-commerce platforms, from mobile to tablets, comes the need for more robust security systems.

With new sectors and more exhibitors and visitors, this is an important opportunity to explore how you can grow your business. Join us on 18-19 April 2016.

Cards & Payments Asia 2016

Apr 20 2016 - Apr 21 2016
Singapore Convention Center, Singapore
May 15 2016 - May 18 2016
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.

The IoT Show 2016

Sep 1 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Convention Center, Singapore

Money 20/20 Expo 2016

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


CaixaBank First in Europe to Announce Support for Samsung Pay, but Won’t Launch with MST Technology

Feb 6 2016

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – CaixaBank is the first in Europe to announce it has signed up to participate in Samsung Pay, leading an expansion of the mobile payments service to Spain.

OTI Announces Partnership to Supply Readers, Though Share Price Trades Near Historic Lows

Jan 26 2016

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Israel-based On Track Innovations has announced a partnership with an undisclosed global provider of magnetic card readers whose products are used in financial self-service terminals, such as ATMs, but the deal has not yet had a substantial impact on OTI's share price, which is trading near historic lows.

Rabobank to Use NFC SIMs from KPN for Rabo Wallet, While Competitors Promote Their Own Wallets

Jan 21 2016

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Rabobank, one of the big three banks in the Netherlands, announced it will make debit cards for its Rabo Wallet available on NFC SIM cards issued by No. 1 Dutch telco KPN starting in the spring, after having anchored the wallet to embedded chips in Samsung flagship phones starting last year.

Gemalto Continues to Promote Cloud-Based Payments Offer, Though No Commercial Projects Launched Yet

Jan 20 2016

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – France-based Gemalto, which has been heavily invested in trusted service management and NFC SIM cards in the past, is continuing to push cloud-based payments, announcing certification by MasterCard for its full host card emulation offer–with the help of technology from Moroccan-based payments software company HPS.

After SIM-Based NFC Fails, Turkish Banks Try Out HCE as They Seek to Advance Mobile Payments

NFC Times Exclusive – Turkey was among the first countries where NFC got a tryout commercially, led by the largest telco, Turkcell, which launched service in 2011 using, of course, its SIM cards as secure elements.

Case Study: ING Bank Customers Opt for No PIN and Very Low-Value Purchases with New HCE App

Jan 19 2016

NFC Times Exclusive – More than two-thirds of users of the ING Bank’s HCE-based mobile payments service in the Netherlands opt for no PIN entry and prefer to tap their phones for very low-value amounts, according to bank, which launched one of the first HCE mobile payments services in Western Europe in late November. 

Year Ahead for NFC: More HCE Rollouts, Expansion of the ‘Pays,’ Tokenization Power Plays Evolve, Fragmentation Continues

Jan 13 2016

NFC Times Exclusive Fifth Annual Year Ahead for NFC Feature: 2016 will see more commercial launches of mobile payments with host card emulation, as banks seek to enable their own apps to do payment, while in some cases competing with the ‘Pays.’

Top 10 Misses for NFC in 2015: SIM-Based NFC Falls Further; Apple Pay Expansion Comes Up Short

Jan 13 2016

NFC Times Exclusive – While 2015 was arguably the year that saw the most important rollouts yet of NFC technology, led by Apple Pay, 2015, like past years, was mar

No. 3 Taiwanese Issuer Seeks to Outflank Larger Rivals with Own HCE Service; Picks Visa Over MasterCard to Sponsor Launch

Dec 29 2015

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – TAIPEI, Taiwan: Taiwan’s third largest credit card issuer, E.Sun Commercial Bank, today announced the launch of mobile payments with host card emulation, the first bank on the island nation to launch HCE commercially. NFC Times had reported the planned launch Dec. 3.

Apple and Samsung Announce Plans for Mobile Payments Launches in China

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Apple has announced overdue plans to launch Apple Pay in China early next year, touting a list of 15 major banks that will enable customers to load their credit and debit cards in its Wallet app, including China’s big four state-owned banks. Meanwhile, Samsung followed with an announcement of its planned launch of Samsung Pay in China, which was also expected.

Google Announces Plans to Expand Android Pay to Australia, as Apple Regroups in Country

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Google has announced it will expand Android Pay in the contactless payments hotspot of Australia during the first half of 2016 with at least two of the big four banks among other issuers planning to participate, while Apple had to make do with only one issuer, American Express, for its Apple Pay launch in the country.

China UnionPay, Banks Expand HCE-Based Mobile Payments in Advance of Apple Pay Launch

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Even as major Chinese banks and payment network China UnionPay prepare to participate in what is expected to be the launch of Apple Pay in China in the first quarter, they are expanding their Android-based mobile-payments services using host card emulation.