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27 May 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 27 May 2015, 14:42

AMS chips will allow cars to be unlocked and started with NFC phones

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PARTNER NEWS: AMS’ AS3914 NFC reader IC has been selected by automotive equipment supplier Marquardt for its new series of contactless door lock and ignition control modules due, says the chip maker, to the chip’s reliable NFC coupling even when mounted in close proximity to sheet metal.

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27 May 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 May 2015, 14:16

Carrefour uses LED lighting to send offers to shoppers in stores

French supermarket giant Carrefour is piloting an LED in-store lighting system in its Lille hypermarket that sends location-based services, offers and promotions to a shopper’s smartphone anywhere across the 7,800 square metre shop floor.

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26 May 2015 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 26 May 2015, 15:46

NTT Docomo rolls out Fido biometrics platform in Japan

NTT Docomo has become the world’s first mobile network operator (MNO) to deploy Fido authentication throughout its network, allowing it to replace passwords for millions of customers across its services with a range of enhanced authentication methods including both fingerprint- and iris-based biometrics.

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26 May 2015 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 26 May 2015, 13:54

Danske Bank to integrate PowaTag platform with mobile payments app

Denmark’s Danske Bank is to build support for mobile commerce platform PowaTag into its MobilePay app, allowing two million Danes to order and pay for goods with their smartphones via ‘virtual boutiques’ generated by PowaTag Codes placed within print, broadcast and out-of-home (OOH) advertising.

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22 May 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 22 May 2015, 16:08

Webinar on delivering NFC transport ticketing services at scale — See it now on NFC World

NFC World’s ‘Tap to travel: Delivering NFC transport ticketing services at scale’ webinar is now available to view online. Some 359 people signed up to take part in the live event and participants gave the webinar an overall rating of four out of five.

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22 May 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 May 2015, 14:38

One in four UK consumers influenced by in-store payment methods

More than one in four UK consumers are more likely to shop somewhere if it offers a greater range of — and more innovative — payment methods, a survey conducted for Sage Pay has revealed. Only 5% say they will try Apple Pay, however, even though 26% of UK businesses are currently considering offering the mobile payments service before it has been released in the country.

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22 May 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 May 2015, 12:56

Four in ten UK consumers willing to switch banks for mobile payments

Some 44% of UK consumers are prepared to switch bank accounts to access mobile payments if their current bank is unable or has no plans to offer the service, while a third (33%) of these consumers plan to do so within the next year, a survey for mobile payments provider Zapp reveals.

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22 May 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 May 2015, 10:04

Nearly half of iPhone 6 owners successfully using Apple Pay

Nearly half (46%) of US iPhone 6 owners have now successfully used Apple Pay, up from 42% two months ago, and 63% of those are using the mobile payments service on a weekly basis, the bi-monthly Apple Pay Tracker from Auriemma Consulting Group (ACG) has revealed.

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22 May 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 22 May 2015, 09:48

Clear2Pay gets Visa confirmation as CVES provider

PARTNER NEWS: Conformance testing specialist Clear2Pay has been approved by Visa for its Chip Vendor Enabled Service (CVES) to help streamline and support the deployment of EMV-enabled contact and contactless payment devices in the US.

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22 May 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 May 2015, 09:40

Apple Watch vulnerability could let thieves use Apple Pay

A video published by a group of hackers has demonstrated how a stolen Apple Watch could be used by the thief to make payments using Apple Pay without them having to authenticate the transactions in any way — as long as they are quick.

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News in brief

Apple Store purchases get two-step authentication

By Rian Boden • 27 May 2015, 13:15 • Last updated 27 May 2015, 15:12

The Apple Store app for iOS has been updated with two-step authentication, meaning users will now need to enter both a password and a verification code sent to a trusted device before they can complete a purchase. Version 3.3 also lets users confirm their identity via Touch ID before gaining access to their order history and EasyPay receipts, or making reservations at brick-and-mortar Apple Stores, according to AppleInsider.

Mobile payment market worth $2.8tn by 2020

By Rian Boden • 27 May 2015, 12:09 • Last updated 27 May 2015, 16:19

The global mobile payment transaction market will be worth an estimated US$2,849bn by 2020, up from US$392bn in 2014, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 39.2%, Future Market Insights has revealed. NFC is expected to exhibit the fastest CAGR (46%) of major mobile payment transaction technologies during the forecast period. Asia Pacific dominated the market with 38% market share in 2014 in terms of users, and is expected to account for a 37% share by 2020.

India’s ICICI Bank launches voice recognition service

By Rian Boden • 27 May 2015, 11:49 • Last updated 27 May 2015, 11:49

India’s largest private sector bank ICICI Bank has become the first in the country to launch a voice recognition-based service, allowing more than 33 million customers to make banking transactions through the bank’s call centre by authenticating themselves using their voice. “Our decision to invest in this new technology was primarily driven by the objective of enhancing the everyday banking experience of our customers,” said CEO Chanda Kochhar.

PayPal adds Touch ID to iOS app

By Rian Boden • 27 May 2015, 11:37 • Last updated 27 May 2015, 11:37

PayPal is letting its iOS mobile app users log in and access “virtually any part” of their PayPal wallet using Apple’s Touch ID. “When you log in to the latest PayPal app on a Touch ID-enabled iOS device, you’ll be asked if you want to enable Touch ID,” PayPal explains. “After a quick setup, simply use your fingerprint to log in and view your account, send money to friends, or access your digital wallet.”

Audi Q7 includes NFC tablet

By Christopher Brown • 26 May 2015, 12:19 • Last updated 26 May 2015, 12:19

German car maker Audi’s new Q7 model features an NFC-enabled tablet, allowing passengers to transmit information and entertainment to and from their smartphones which can then be distributed throughout the vehicle. The Audi tablet uses the Android operating system and connects to the car’s MMI information and entertainment system via Wifi, allowing passengers to send a planned route to the driver’s navigation display, for example, or the driver can start a radio or media programme.

Danske Bank pilots Zwipe biometric cards

By Rian Boden • 26 May 2015, 10:40 • Last updated 26 May 2015, 10:40

Denmark’s Danske Bank has become the latest financial institution to pilot a contactless biometric card developed by Norway-based Zwipe that features an integrated fingerprint sensor and has received the backing of MasterCard. “We’re working on this as one of our pilot projects,” Danske Bank told NFC World. “We are not ready to disclose any further [information] at this time.”

UK cash payments fall to 48%

By Rian Boden • 22 May 2015, 13:31 • Last updated 22 May 2015, 14:32

The total number of cash payments made by consumers, businesses and financial organisations in the UK fell to 48% last year, marking the first time that non-cash payments have exceeded those made with cash, the Payments Council reports. Some 52% of consumers continued to use cash for more than half of their transactions in 2014, however, and “there is no prediction for cash to disappear”.

NXP ‘focused on mobile wallet’

By Mike Clark • 22 May 2015, 12:55 • Last updated 22 May 2015, 12:55

PARTNER NEWS: “What we’re focused on is the mobile wallet,” NXP CEO Rick Clemmer has told CNBC in an interview in which he discusses the company’s smartphone products, growth in China and its partnership with Qualcomm. “The mobile wallet is really where we bring a unique proposition; we want to be able to supply that across the world with all of the leading smartphone companies to really make life easier and secure.”

Android to get fingerprint authentication

By Rian Boden • 22 May 2015, 12:25 • Last updated 22 May 2015, 12:25

Android M, the next edition of Google’s mobile operating system, will include native fingerprint authentication to allow users to log in to their Android devices without entering a password, BuzzFeed reports. The feature is expected to be announced next week at Google I/O.

Apple Pay headed to Belgium?

By Rian Boden • 21 May 2015, 12:30 • Last updated 21 May 2015, 12:20

Belgium’s KBC Bank has tweeted that it will be adding support for Apple Pay as early as this summer in response to a customer’s question about whether the financial institution would ever support for the mobile payment service. The bank has since retracted its original statement, “now saying in a second tweet that Apple Pay is not yet in scope,” 9to5mac reports.

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May 28th, 2015

This week's news

  1. AMS chips will allow cars to be unlocked and started with NFC phones
  2. Carrefour uses LED lighting to send offers to shoppers in stores
  3. Apple Store purchases get two-step authentication
  4. Mobile payment market worth $2.8tn by 2020
  5. India’s ICICI Bank launches voice recognition service
  6. PayPal adds Touch ID to iOS app
  7. NTT Docomo rolls out Fido biometrics platform in Japan
  8. Danske Bank to integrate PowaTag platform with mobile payments app
  9. Audi Q7 includes NFC tablet
  10. Danske Bank pilots Zwipe biometric cards
  11. Webinar on delivering NFC transport ticketing services at scale — See it now on NFC World
  12. One in four UK consumers influenced by in-store payment methods
  13. UK cash payments fall to 48%
  14. Four in ten UK consumers willing to switch banks for mobile payments
  15. NXP ‘focused on mobile wallet’
  16. Android to get fingerprint authentication
  17. Nearly half of iPhone 6 owners successfully using Apple Pay
  18. Clear2Pay gets Visa confirmation as CVES provider
  19. Apple Watch vulnerability could let thieves use Apple Pay
  20. BPCE to pilot cards with mini-screen security codes
  21. AMS launches NFC interface chip with advanced energy management
  22. Apple Pay headed to Belgium?
  23. Postbank begins HCE pilot in Germany with Worldline
  24. Join NFC World and the GSMA today for an NFC transport ticketing webinar
 
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