[LINK] RFI: Disabling an NFC Coil on PayPass/Wave

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Mon Aug 18 12:35:39 AEST 2014

At 8:52 AM +1000 18/8/14, Tom Worthington wrote:
>  ... [useful stuff] ...
>ps: Would it be simpler to ask around, to see if there is a financial
>institution which will issue contact-only cards.

Yes, but to date I've not found any.

(There used to be some, but that was only because there was a 
planning cycle that each individual card-issuer was going through, 
and some took longer periods than others).

If anyone can find one, please broadcast the fact to all and sundry 
(or tell me, and I'll do it).

A colleague in the banking industry of a major Western European 
economy is appalled at the Australian arrangements, and assures me 
that no such 'instruction' could be given by Visa and MasterCard to 
financial instututions in that country, and no such design would be 
accepted by them.

Whereas Australian FIs parrot the nonsense line that 'we have to do 
it because Visa and MasterCard said so'.

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