Lets Talk Payments: Android Market Share at 85% Bodes Well for HCE

October 6th, 2014

Host Card Emulation (HCE) technology support is growing by leaps and bounds. Since it was introduced in the KitKat version of Android Operating System, HCE support in smart phones has been growing in a steep curve. Last month Google released […]

Mobile Payments Today: HCE support could reach 85% of smartphones

October 3rd, 2014

Host Card Emulation (HCE) technology support is growing by leaps and bounds. Since it was introduced in the KitKat version of the Android operating system, HCE support in smartphones has been growing on a steep curve. This month Google released […]

Lets Talk Payments: Turn Any App into a Wallet with APIs

September 20th, 2014

Today most companies understand that having their branded mobile app in a consumer’s smart phone is the closest connection they have ever had with their customers. With time spent on mobile devices rising, companies with a mobile app on a […]

Payments Source: Sequent’s Single-Tap, Multi-Card Model Aims at a Mobile Pain Point

August 26th, 2014

Sequent has patented a payment system that allows merchants to simultaneously accept several types of cards with a single tap of a mobile device at the physical point of sale, with the goal of making mobile wallets more user-friendly. “There’s […]

Mobile Payments Today: Sequent Software awarded patent for mobile payments tech

August 26th, 2014

Sequent Software, a provider of digital issuance and open wallet platform-as-a-service, today announced it has been awarded a key patent for what it said in a press release simplifies mobile payments and enables fast and seamless transactions at merchants through “one-tap” […]

Payment Week: Sequent Software Gets Mobile Payments Patent

August 26th, 2014

Sequent Software, which provides digital issuance and open wallet platform-as-a-service, has obtained a key patent that will simplify mobile payments and allow fast and seamless transactions at merchants. The “One Tap” mobile payments feature allows mobile wallets to transmit multiple […]

Payments Source: Host Card Emulation Can Put Banks, Merchants at the Top of the Wallet

August 19th, 2014

Ever since Google announced the availability of Host Card Emulation (HCE) in the last version of Android, the discussion in the world of mobile payments has taken a very interesting turn. Banks that were previously forced to work with an overly complex technology and large […]

Mobile Payments Today: Host Card Emulation: A solution for the 90%

August 18th, 2014

I was surprised to read the other day that despite all the hype, still only about 1 percent of commerce transactions happen in mobile devices according to eMarketer. Even total e-commerce, around from the early days of the Internet, still represents […]

Let’s Talk Payments: How HCE helps banks leverage the mobile app revolution

August 12th, 2014

The world can’t get enough of mobile applications. Last year alone there were 102 billion application downloads according to the analyst firm Gartner. And Google research says 84% of shoppers are now using their mobile phone while they shop in […]

Mobile Payments World: Sberbank Launches HCE Payments in Russia

June 17th, 2014

Russian bank Sberbank, Europe’s third largest bank with 100 million customers, has begun piloting NFC payments in Moscow using embedded secure elements. It will follow the trial with a service using host card emulation (HCE payments) later this year. The bank will test […]