Those that bank with Wells Fargo will be happy to know that the firm is moving forward with plans to offer support for mobile wallets like Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Android Pay.
It is being rumored that Samsung may offer its mobile payments technology, Samsung Pay, to other smartphone manufacturers in the hopes of building omnipresence and dominating the mobile phone market.
Following the service's launch several months ago in the UK, Samsung Pay can now be used via Gear S3 smartwatches with NFC payment terminals. However, MST support remains unavailable in the country.
PayPal has added Android Pay support with its latest app update. Once you have connected PayPal in the app, you can use it to draw from your balance or connected bank account at NFC terminals.
Samsung Pay has finally launched in the UK, with support for cards issued by VISA and MasterCard. Samsung has also partnered with Transport for London, making Samsung devices work like an Oyster card.
Google's payment service for Android devices can now be used from within the mobile banking apps of selected financial institutions. Features from Android Pay can now be used from within these apps.
The Huawei Watch is a little over two years old but is still being supported with an update to Android Wear 2.0. An early report promised Android Pay but that prospect has now been shut down.
Europol has reason to suspect Google's Tap & Go service has been used by criminals to instigate fraudulent NFC payments. Thieves are able to exploit contactless credit cards, despite being deactivated
If you've been looking for a subtle way to make payments at contactless pay terminals, the NFC Ring might be your answer. The ring is available for pre-order and is supported by Visa.
After an 18 month trial of the technology, FIS and Payment Alliance have joined forces to drive down ATM credit card skimming in the US by using QR codes and Touch ID to authenticate transactions.
Android Pay is now available in Australia so you can use your NFC-enabled phones to pay at stores around the country for shrimp and other clichés that need to be thrown on the barbie.
Leaked benchmarks point to the upcoming OnePlus 3 sporting 6GB of RAM on board, as well as the addition of NFC. The company's previous models, excluding the OnePlus One, did not include NFC.
After launching in Korea and the US last year, Samsung Pay is soon to arrive in the UK and Spain supported by both NFC and MST technology for compatible handsets.
Not content with existing options, the retailer is introducing its own app-based payment system appropriately named 'Walmart Pay' but it will only work at the company's own stores.
Apple's iPhone 6 will be released on Friday and it will come with NFC - but if you were thinking that the company might let you build apps that make most of this this new feature, think again.
Folks in London will have an easier time paying for their travel around town starting today thanks to Barclaycard's bPay wrist band, which brings contactless payments to your wrist.
While Apple unveiled mobile payment magic at its event in Cupertino, Stripe was the one to really credit as they will be assisting Apple in making the mobile transactions quick and seamless.
McDonald's is supposedly adopting a new NFC payment method. The company seems to be betting on the rumors that the new iPhone 6 will have this feature and NFC will finally become mainstream.
Apple is said to have teamed up with American Express as part of their upcoming payment service which will likely be part of the rumored NFC that will be included with the iPhone 6.
For years, the iPhone has been rumored to have NFC and support mobile payments, but if you are willing to believe the rumors from trusted sources, this time Apple is getting serious about payments.
For those who want the ultimate in convenience, VivaLnk has created a digital adhesive NFC tattoo that will enable you to unlock your phone. The tattoos are currently available for the Moto X.
Isis, a mobile wallet system, will launch in the US with Windows Phone support later this year. Could this be the first of many major developers giving Windows Phone their full attention?
Nokia will be bringing new Lumia accessories to market and it seems the Treasure Tag, a location-tracking device for your keys and other important objects, will be one of the first to get launched.
Microsoft's 2013 Imagine Cup competition is gearing up for the worldwide finals in July and a team from Cyprus has built a wristband that could change how we are administered healthcare in hospitals.
Microsoft Research is testing a mobile payment method that takes a new different approach. It combines Bluetooth and Kinect for facial recognition and the customer doesn't have to do anything.
Apple's next generation iPhone may come equipped with near field communication and fingerprint scanning technology to improve the security of mobile payments with Chipbond providing the components.
If you live in Australia and own a NFC capable device, you too could win a copy of Office 365 Home Premium valued at $119, for nothing!
The new Galaxy Note 8.0 may have wowed the crowds on the Samsung stand at Mobile World Congress, but it wasn't the only thing on show. We took a look around to see what Samsung was showing off.
The rise of NFC has been a major theme of this year's MWC. But what is it and why does it matter? We take a look at the technology and how it could transform how we interact with the world around us.
Windows Phone 8 brings full support for Near Field Communication ( NFC) and with it you can do some really cool stuff. This video shows off NFC sharing between a Windows Phone and an Android phone.
Technology has revolutionized almost everything, but if there's one thing it hasn't fixed it's loose change. We talked to a company that's changing the world with mobile phone based payments.
Windows Phones from Nokia will be able to read and write NFC tags with the new NFC Interactor app that was just spotted running on a Lumia device. This could prove to be a really interesting feature.
Microsoft demoed some NFC features that will be a part of Windows Phone 8, including a look at its mobile wallet feature which will include deals generated by Bing searches.
HP has announced plans to launch the Touch to Pair Mouse, a PC mouse that supports near-field communication (NFC). The mouse will be released sometime in November for $39.
Intel went over a list of PC innovations it expects to see come to market in the next 18 months, adding that 80 percent of people prefer touchscreen controls over other PC controls.
Code dumps from iPhone prototypes floating around Apple HQ seem to indicate that the next iPhone could boast an NFC chip, for payments and file-sharing, in addition to a bigger screen.
Intel has shown off a demo of how NFC will work with the ultrabook form factor. The addition will help to make payments online easier and more secure.
When Nokia's Lumia 800 arrived without NFC, we assumed it was down to a limitation of the Windows Phone OS. Then, Microsoft confirmed the OS already supports it. Now, it's confirmed that it doesn't...
As the market for Android devices becomes increasingly clogged, Panasonic announces that it will launch a new Android phone in Europe in March - part of plans to expand its global smartphone sales.
When Nokia confounded expectations in excluding NFC from its new Lumia devices, many believed that the OS didn't support it - but, as it turns out, Windows Phone does have NFC support built in.