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Alliance Activities : Councils

Industry and Technology Councils The Smart Card Alliance Industry and Technology Councils are focused groups within the overall structure of the Alliance. These councils have been created to foster increased industry collaboration within a specified industry or market segment and produce tangible results, speeding smart card adoption and industry growth. Council participation is open to…

Alliance Activities : Councils : Contactless and Mobile Payments : Resources

Contactless Payments Resources Contactless payments are simply payment transactions that require no physical contact between the consumer payment device and the physical point-of-sale (POS) terminal. In a contactless payment transaction, the consumer holds the contactless card or NFC-enabled mobile device in close proximity (less than 2-4 inches) to the merchant POS terminal and the payment…