NFC Industry Events

Feb 23 2017 - Feb 24 2017
Vienna, Austria

The 3rd Annual Post Trade Forum, which builds on the successful event last year involving more than 100 participants, will be held 23rd - 24th of February, 2017 at the Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen in Vienna, Austria. Attendees will hear more about the global regulatory landscape; EMIR, MIFID II, T2S and forecast what is next in clearing and settlement. Expert speakers will present their real-life best practices in lower post trade costs. This is a an opportunity to hear updates on the emerging topic of CCP Resilience, Recovery and Resolution. Keynote speakers from regulatory and governmental bodies, leading industry associations and banks/central banks will share their insights and their guidelines in post-trade processing. Through networking and question and answer sessions attendees will be able to connect with industry leaders and expand their European networks.

Mar 2 2017 - Mar 3 2017
Berline, Germany

Risk Management has long been a hot topic, and after the financial crisis and credit crunch hit the world economies the importance of Credit Risk Management emerged even more. During the 3rd Annual Credit Risk Management Forum – following in the footsteps of the GLC Risk Management Series – participants will hear about latest regulations and gain insight into volatility under IFRS 9; stress testing and scenario analysis in ICAAP and Recovery plans; risk models; shadow banking; AnaCredit, and more. In addition, they can also build lasting business relationships with representatives of the most significant financial institutions of Europe as well as regulatory members.

Mar 19 2017 - Mar 22 2017
Aria
Las Vegas, United States

Shoptalk is 2017's most important retail and ecommerce event focused on disruptive innovation. It's an unprecedented gathering of individuals reshaping how consumers discover, shop and buy, It's also a platform for startups, large retailers and brands, tech and Internet companies, investors, media and analysts to learn, network and collaborate.

Mar 27 2017 - Mar 30 2017
Orlando, United States

The Payments Summit is the premier industry event covering all things payments, including FinTech, EMV chip technology, mobile wallets, NFC, contactless, open transit systems and more. Attend the 10th annual Summit and get the latest on all of these exciting technologies and the many business opportunities they can unlock.

2017 will mark the second 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.

Jun 20 2017 - Jun 21 2017
Chicago, United States

The 11th Mobile Payment Innovations Summit is scheduled for June 20-21, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. This event offers a road map for financial services to align internal strategies with external forces to succeed in today’s dynamic mobile payment markets.

Mar 13 2018 - Mar 15 2018
Marina Bay Sands
, Singapore

Money20/20 organises the world’s largest events focussed on payments and financial services at the intersection of mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology.

In March 2018, Singapore will host the inaugural Money20/20 Asia; shining a light on the region’s unique opportunities, connecting companies and individuals that build disrupt and challenge how consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money.

With 3,000+ expected attendees - of which 1 in 3 will be C-Level – and 400+ industry speakers, Money20/20 Asia is critical to driving a worldwide payments and financial services revolution with a pan-Asian focus.

HEADLINE NEWS

Apple Pay Launches in Spain with Support from Santander, Mastercard and American Express

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Apple has continued to expand its NFC payments service, today launching Apple Pay in Spain, with participation from one of the country’s biggest banks, Banco Santander, and two payments networks, Mastercard and American Express.

Australian Antitrust Regulators Reject Big Banks’ Request for Collective Negotiations With Apple

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – In a draft decision, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has denied a request from four major banks for permission to negotiate collectively with Apple and boycott participation in Apple Pay during the discussions, with regulators expressing concern that such a position “could reduce or distort competition in a number of markets.”

ABN AMRO Launches HCE Wallet Commercially Following Pilot; Manager: Testing Vital to Ensure NFC Phones Work with POS Terminals

NFC Times Exclusive - AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands: ABN AMRO is the third and last of the Netherlands’ big three banks to launch its own mobile wallet, launching service today for its Maestro debit cardholders, the bank confirmed to NFC Times.

Exclusive: Two More Polish Banks Prepare to Launch HCE Payments

Nov 24 2016

NFC Times Exclusive – Two more Polish banks plan to launch mobile payments using host card emulation technology, NFC Times has learned, adding to a growing list of mobile payments services in Poland, which saw the launch of its first “Pays” service last week with the introduction of Android Pay.

Android Pay Launches in Contactless Hot Spot Poland, but Cards from Only One Major Bank Available to Start

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Google has expanded its mobile payments service into a sixth market, Poland, targeting the country’s high penetration of contactless point-of-sale terminals. In-app payments will follow, according to the search giant.

Long-Struggling OTI Makes Progress Toward Achieving Profitability; Still Refuses to Give Guidance

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – After years of effort, Israel-based contactless reader and NFC vendor On Track Innovations achieved a rare quarterly operating profit from continuing operations, thanks to cost cutting and a high gross margin, helped by a onetime licensing fee. But it still showed a net loss and the cost reductions may have bottomed out.

Citigroup Announces Citi Pay HCE App as Expected; Launch in U.S. Delayed until Early Next Year

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – As NFC Times reported a month ago, U.S.-based Citigroup is the latest bank with plans to launch an HCE-enabled mobile wallet for Android phones, “Citi Pay,” which will launch in Asia-Pacific first then in the U.S., using Masterpass technology.

Intesa Sanpaolo Expands HCE Mobile Payments Services to Five Countries

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Intesa Sanpaolo, Italy's largest retail bank, launched its HCE-enabled mobile wallet service in a fifth market, Serbia, in October through its local subsidiary Banca Intesa Beograd and claimed a country first by deploying an HCE-based payments service branded as Wave2Pay.

Samsung Pay Launches Quietly in Canada with ‘Early-Access’ Service from One Major Bank, CIBC

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – One of Canada’s big five banks, CIBC, launched Samsung Pay this week, making its Visa-branded credit cards available as part of an “early-access” launch that Samsung itself hasn’t yet announced.

Samsung Discloses Plans for Samsung Pay Launch in Taiwan; Apple Pay Launch Expected on Island Nation Soon

Nov 9 2016

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Samsung today disclosed plans in a local forum to launch Samsung Pay in Taiwan next year with several banks and a closed-loop payments service, iPASS, which could be used for transit fare collection. The launch is expected around the first quarter.

Samsung Seeks Global Reach for NFC Transit Ticketing But Must Overcome Tech Challenges, Lack of Standards

NFC Times Exclusive – Samsung has been considering introducing NFC transit ticketing in every market where it has launched Samsung Pay, including the U.S., an

Square Plans to Make Square Cash Available in Apple Pay Wallet to Enable Customers to Tap to Pay in Stores

NFC Times Exclusive – Payments company Square is preparing to make its Square Cash service available as a prepaid payment application for Apple Pay in the U.S., which would enable Square Cash money-transfer users to tap for purchases in stores, NFC Times has learned.