NFC Industry Events

Dec 10 2015 - Dec 11 2015
Berlin, Germany

The Payments Innovation Summit offers two days of discussion, debate and discovery into a what mobile technology means for B2B and B2C financial industry . This premier B2B event enables  participants to exchange practical solutions for optimizing payments operations.  The summit features a variety of workshops, practical case studies, round-tables and interactive sessions and provide excellent networking opportunities.

Jan 6 2016 - Jan 9 2016
Las Vegas, United States
Jan 25 2016 - Jan 26 2016
Copenhagen, Denmark

SMi's highly anticipated 15th annual conference on Nordic Cards will focus on emerging payment developments and strategic decisions currently being faced by the industry. Building on the success of the 2015 event, Nordic Card Markets and Future Payment Solutions 2016 will examine why the importance of a good strategy has never been more important due to a large increase in new market players competing with the traditional banks.

Nordic MCP 2016

Jan 27 2016 - Jan 28 2016
Hotel Birger Jarl
Stockholm, Sweden
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 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

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


NFC No Longer in a Starring Role at Identiv?

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – The new leadership at U.S-based Identiv focused primarily on its premises and identity products, particularly its new partnerships with Cisco, and mentioned its transponder business only briefly, without direct reference to NFC, in its most recent earnings call.

OTI Share Price Falls After Disappointing Q3 Earnings Report

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Three months after new CEO Shlomi Cohen took the reins, Israel-based NFC and contactless vendor On Track Innovations reported a 31% sequential drop in revenue and a continued slump in contactless point-of-sale reader sales for the third quarter.

EMVCo Promises Token Service Provider Registry This Year; Without it, Third Party TSPs Can’t Fully Compete with Schemes

Nov 17 2015

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – EMVCo, the commercial standards organization owned by the world’s largest payment networks, has promised to have its registration process for token service providers ready by the end of the year. Until then, even EMVCo acknowledges that it is more difficult for third-party suppliers to offer tokenization under its specifications–a market that the major payments networks that own EMVCo now dominate in the early going.

MasterCard Licenses HCE Technology for On-Behalf-Of Service in Europe

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – MasterCard’s Poland-based payment transaction processor, Trevica, has licensed host card emulation technology from Turkey-based Cardtek in order to provide a managed HCE service to banks it serves in Europe.

Analysis: Chase Pay Deal with MCX–All About Economics

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – While Chase Pay will offer merchants in the MCX consortium a potential consumer base of 94 million Chase payment card accounts and the promise of integration with their loyalty programs and offers, the essential element of the deal was the very low transaction fees Chase will charge.

After False Start, NXP Adds Wearables as Target for Embedded Chip Loader Service

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – NXP Semiconductors will take another crack at rolling out its “loader service,” which seeks to make it easier for service providers to load payment and other applications on the chip maker’s embedded secure elements by managing keys on the chip.

RBC Drops All Support for NFC SIMs in Favor of HCE; SIMs Created Too Much ‘Friction,’ Says Bank

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – It looked like a promising compromise at the time, when Royal Bank of Canada launched RBC Secure Cloud in January of 2014–a hybrid approach to NFC payments that combined cloud with SIMs, storing a small applet on SIM cards.

NXP Semiconductors Finds Apple Pay Business a Tough Act to Follow

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Apple Pay is proving to be a tough act to follow for NXP Semiconductors, with the Netherlands-based chip maker projecting lower sales next quarter for the business unit that includes its NFC chips, as part of an overall revenue decline for the vendor, which NXP largely blames on the Chinese market.

Deal with AmEx Highlights Continued Problems Frustrating Apple as It Seeks to Expand Apple Pay

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Apple’s announcement of its expansion of Apple Pay to five more markets, including Australia and Canada this year, with only one major issuer– American Express–underscores the problems the tech giant is having in signing up banks for the overseas expansion of its mobile-payments service.

Chase Pay to Challenge Payment Networks, NFC Technology

Oct 28 2015

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – LAS VEGAS, Nev.: In a surprise move, JPMorgan Chase, the largest U.S. credit and debit card issuer by payment volume, announced plans to launch its own wallet app–along with a low-cost mobile-payments service accepted by Wal-Mart Stores and other big U.S. merchants in the MCX merchant consortium.

While Competition Heats Up Among HCE Vendors, Published Certification Lists Remain Thin on the Ground

Nov 6 2015

NFC Times Exclusive – MasterCard has released its first list of certified vendors for host card emulation products supporting its cloud-based payments specifications, though the list includes relatively few suppliers so far. Meanwhile, neither Visa nor MasterCard has apparently certified tokenization suppliers.

Researcher: Apple Bungled Apple Pay Launch from Merchant Acceptance Standpoint

Oct 22 2015

NFC Times Exclusive –  Apple mishandled its rollout of Apple Pay from the standpoint of merchant acceptance, according to a principal with the payments service practice of research firm Phoenix Marketing International, who said a significant percentage of consumers have told the firm they are having trouble finding places to tap their iPhones to pay, along with experiencing other “checkout issues.”