Visa and Chevron U.S.A. have just announced they will launch a mobile payments program at more than 20 Chevron-branded stations, accepting any NFC payment service.
The program, launching later this fall at select Chevron stations in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, will offer consumers “a simple and more secure way to pay at the pump with a range of mobile payment services.”
Already, an estimated 80 percent of Chevron customers in the U.S. pay for gas at the pump using a credit or debit card.
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XIUS, a leader in innovative, revenue-generating solutions for mobile operators, banks, and financial institutions worldwide, announced the award of its patent in Near Field Communication (NFC) technology.
The patent was filed in February 2010 and was awarded by the US Patent Trademark Office this July.
As people put more trust in the use of mobile phones for payment, mobile wallets are creating new market opportunities. XIUS mobile payments solution is powered by NFC and other technologies. The solution taps into the existing mobile ecosystem and extends banking services to the unbanked and under-banked segments of the population that banks are otherwise challenged to penetrate.
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We’re half there … but half may not be good enough.
According to financial professionals at work on necessary conversions, a mere 50 percent (approximately) of the 12 million merchant payment terminals in the U.S. will meet mandates to accept more secure smart credit and debit cards and NFC-ready smartphones by the end of 2015.
The need to convert to more secure systems is due to the high rate of fraud associated with the old magnetic stripe credit card technology still rampant in the U.S.
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It’s now an inescapable phenomenon for consumers at retail outlets, restaurants, and even their doctor’s offices — mobile payments.
In particular, payments made via Near Field Communications (NFC)-enabled mobile handsets are red hot today and projected to account for $130 Billion in worldwide consumer retail spend by 2020.
According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, this equates to 254 million mobile users making 5 payments per month at an average of just below $9 per transaction.
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A new report from Juniper Research indicates that mobile phone and tablet users will make 195 billion mobile commerce transactions annually by 2019.
Underscoring the remarkable growth anticipated over the next five years, this anticipated expansion represents a significant spike over the 72 billion mCommerce transactions expected this year.
According to the report, highest growth rates are expected in the NFC sector.
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Are car keys a thing of the past? If the team at NXP Semiconductors is correct in their vision, mobile devices will soon be the mechanism through which automobiles are unlocked and perhaps even started.
According to a new report from Reuters, Apple’s adoption of Near Field Communications technology is a game-changer for the future of NFC.
“Once they saw these announcements in September they kind of realized there was no going back on this technology so they better get moving and be quick on it,” Drue Freeman, Senior Vice President for global automotive sales and marketing at NXP, is quoted by Reuters.
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A new report from Juniper Research calls for major growth in the market for NFC mobile payments.
And not surprisingly, Apple is expected to play a critical role in the anticipated boom.
Juniper reports this week that there will be 516 million mobile users of NFC (Near Field Communication) contactless payment services by the end of 2019.
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