Secure element based mobile payment application certification 

          Secure Element based mobile payment application certification

          With the success of Apple Pay and the large number of NFC smartphones on the market, NFC services have been launched worldwide. It has become crucial to check that each NFC mobile payment application offers the same customer journey on any NFC handset. Compatibility is key in providing a seamless NFC user experience to the consumer. In order to achieve this, the mobile payment application must function reliably with a wide range of established EMVCo infrastructures.

          Certification process

          In order to check secure element based NFC mobile payment application compliance with their specifications, some payment schemes have defined a certification process. Certification is mandatory for any solution providers wishing to deploy secure element based NFC applications. In addition, the certification is strongly recommended for issuers wishing to launch such services.

          These certifications follow a Type Approval process. The Type Approval test session cannot be interrupted and the application under test cannot be modified during the test session. That is why in order to simplify product debugging and accelerate the certification, Fime offers debugging test sessions. These sessions can be interrupted and Fime and the developer’s team can work together to solve last minute issues. Then, once everything is finalized, Fime performs the Type Approval.

          ​Certification milestones

          Once the profile is selected, Fime helps the issuer to prepare the required inputs for Card Personalization Validation (CPV) certification using the relevant profile. If needed, Fime can also provide a pre-approval service before final CPV certification.

          Mobile payment application certification
          • MasterCard

          • Visa

          • American Express

          • Discover

          • JCB


          Key benefits

          • Fast application approval

          • Achieve total compliance in one stop

          • Get thorough analysis from our experts

          • Find a laboratory near you with 7 locations across the world, 13 languages spoken

          • Unparalleled expertise built from working on NFC projects since 2004

          • High test capacity and flexibility

          • ISO17025 accredited.

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