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Will Host Card Emulation (HCE) be the Catalyst NFC Needs?

Mobile wallets utilizing Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology for contactless point-of-sale payments have been around since 2011 but have yet to really catch on. While Google Wallet and others rely on NFC to communicate with compatible payment terminals the mobile carriers have been restrictive on allowing these apps to access the Secure Element where payment credentials

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Visa Replaces V.me with Visa Checkout, Adds New Merchants

Visa launched their e-wallet, V.me, in late 2011, but this was discontinued in July, 2014 in favor of Visa’s new, although quite similar service, Visa Checkout. Since launch Visa has signed on notable merchants to accept Visa Checkout and will soon begin a major advertising push to drive consumer adoption. Visa has discontinued their original

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Talks of Visa and Apple Partnership in Anticipation of September iPhone 6 Launch

Industry analysts have recently discussed the potential benefits to Visa and Apple should the two collaborate on mobile payments, even stating their opinion that a “partnership could be on the horizon,” and potentially in time for the launch of the iPhone 6. Is this potential partnership already in the works or is it just speculation?

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ACI Worldwide Announces Acquisition of Retail Decisions, ReD

ACI Worldwide announced their acquisition of an industry veteran fraud solution provider Retail Decisions (ReD) for $205 million in cash in late July. The acquisition will help ACI bolster their services for both merchants and financial institutions. The deal is expected to close during the third quarter. The acquisition of ReD also boltsters ACI Worldwide’s

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