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CARTES America: How to complement card programs with NFC deployment capabilities

By Kristin Eckmann

April 3, 2013

Presenter:  Rusty Carpenter, Regional VP Track: NFC, not only payment! Date: Thursday,  25 April Time: 12:00-12:30 As NFC technology continues to be adopted throughout the world, financial institutions will have a great opportunity to capitalize on this trend by complementing their card programs without major infrastructure investments or changes to their existing processes – thus enabling […]

Turning the Turnstile Mobile: The Big Impact of Mobile Payments on Public Transit

By Sebastien Tormos

February 12, 2013

As major retailers and brands such as Starbucks grab international headlines for introducing innovative solutions for mobile wallets, much of the early innovation has actually been quietly happening within the public transportation space, from Chicago to Seoul and all points in between. Incorporating transportation options within a mobile payments wallet can be a key value-added […]

What’s in your mobile wallet? 5 Mobile Payment Trends to Watch

By Rusty Carpenter

January 22, 2013

Rumors of the “virtual wallet” and NFC-capable phones have been fodder for iPhone blogs and other media outlets for the past several years. The space has been crowded with new upstarts entering the digital payment arena each month. Yet, as the players increase, the actual outlook has, at times, been unclear. What is certain is […]

Mobile Payments: 5 Keys to a Positive Customer Experience

By Sebastien Tormos

November 19, 2012

A new cooperative company called Merchant Customer Exchange, or MCX, formed this past August in an effort to offer wide-reaching acceptance of mobile payments.  The company currently comprises 21 participating merchants, including Wal-Mart, Target, Sears, Lowes and CVS – and that list is growing. As the number of mobile payment-ready point-of-sale terminals increases, customer adoption […]

Leadership Roundtable: Industry Experts Discuss Key Questions in NFC Today

By Kristin Eckmann

October 23, 2012

Datacard Group will lead a panel discussion on Near Field Communications (NFC) during CARTES & Identification 2012 in Paris, France on November 8. Listen to diverse perspectives and gain strategic insights on the NFC ecosystem from this one-of-a-kind assembly of industry leaders and application experts from a variety of markets. Led by Russell St. John, […]

EMV VS. NFC Technology: Setting the Record Straight

By Sebastien Tormos

October 18, 2012

In today’s digital landscape, keeping track of technical jargon can be overwhelming. As a result, the distinction between technologies like EMV chip-based contactless payment cards and NFC payments has become blurred. EMV contactless cards and NFC mobile payments share common features and represent a new wave of cross-functional payment applications that will gradually replace magnetic stripe technology, enhancing payment cards and mobile wallets.

NFC Personalization and Mobile Payments: Are You Ready to Make it Happen?

By Sebastien Tormos

September 4, 2012

Technology is shaping the future of the financial services industry. A new banking customer is emerging– one who is more tech savvy and holds higher expectations for innovative services and programs.  As banks and credit unions aim to provide leading-edge programs that appeal to today’s consumers, one trend they need to consider is NFC adoption […]