Atos Worldline, an electronic payment services provider, is launching a Visa and MasterCard compliant NFC mobile wallet (view press release). The wallet will allow users to pay for good as contactless payment locations by swiping their mobile phone against payments terminals and keying in PIN codes directly on the phone. The solution has been designed to facilitate cloud payments and NFC transaction services.
UK challenger bank Tandem is launching a £1m crowdfunding campaign tomorrow as it looks to turbo charge interest among future customers ahead of a planned launch later this year
“It’s time to drive through the front window of financial services” – Tandem Bank, Azimo co-founders
An auspicious dinner threw Michael Kent and Ricky Knox together at business school more than a decade ago, laying the foundations of a business partnership that would see the pair create financial tech companies remittance firms Small World FS, Azimo and most recently challenger bank Tandem.
In a week when Sainsbury's finally revealed it will go contactless this year and when Eurovision said it will be cash-free and payment wearable full, it shouldn't come as a surprise that new data from Visa Europe confirms contactless payments' dominance in Europe.
The recent hypothesis that creating economic growth and investment opportunities in many parts of the world is, according to some governments, the responsibility of business – in particular small and medium sized companies (SMEs).