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    25 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 25 May 2016, 14:11

    Polish bank gets HCE mobile payments through First Data and Bell ID

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    PARTNER NEWS: Customers of Eurobank Poland can now make host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments as a result of a collaboration between First Data Poland and tokenization and mobile payment specialist Bell ID which offers cloud-based mobile payments as a service to Polish banks.

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    25 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 25 May 2016, 11:34

    Apple Pay adds Visa, MasterCard and five major banks in Singapore

    Consumers in Singapore can now add their MasterCard and Visa cards to Apple Pay, after the mobile payment service launched there in April 2016 with support from American Express alone. Five of the country’s major banks — POSB, DBS, OCBC, Standard Chartered and UOB — have also gone live with support for Apple Pay.

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    25 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 25 May 2016, 10:53

    Wells Fargo to add NFC-based mobile payments to banking app

    Customers of Wells Fargo Bank across the US will soon be able to make NFC-based mobile payments and ATM withdrawals with a tap of their phone using the Wells Fargo Wallet, a mobile payment service expected to launch “later this summer”.

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    24 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 24 May 2016, 13:10

    Pizza Hut Asia trials order and pay using a robot called Pepper

    Customers at Pizza Hut locations in Asia will soon be able to place orders, receive offers and complete payments on a tablet held by Pepper, a humanoid robot developed by SoftBank Robotics. The transactions will be completed through MasterCard’s MasterPass digital wallet service.

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    23 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 23 May 2016, 13:58

    Wearable device gives users electric shock if they overspend

    Owners of a Pavlok wearable device will now be given an electric shock whenever they spend too much money using a new service developed by UK-based Intelligent Environments.

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    23 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 23 May 2016, 13:08

    Jones adds NFC and QR codes to smart packaging with Tuku

    Pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods companies can now add NFC tags and QR codes to packaging in order to send out messages, promotions and offers to their customers’ smartphones using an integrated solution developed by packaging provider Jones Packaging and mobile marketing specialist Tuku.

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    20 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 20 May 2016, 12:20

    Alipay users in China can now make payments through Samsung Pay

    Alipay users across China will now be able to make in store payments by scanning QR codes through the mobile payment platform using Samsung Pay, as a result of a partnership between Samsung and Alipay parent company Ant Financial.

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    20 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 19 May 2016, 15:37

    Barclaycard sees surge in ‘silver spenders’ using contactless

    The number of UK consumers aged over 60 using contactless payments has risen by 116% in the last 12 months, research from Barclaycard reveals. Among the 18-24 age group, the number of contactless users has risen by 49%; among 26-45 year olds, the figure is up 65%; and among 46-60 year olds, the figure has climbed by 97%.

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    19 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 19 May 2016, 13:39

    Bank of America adds Android Pay withdrawals at ATMs

    Bank of America (BofA) customers can now make cash withdrawals at ATMs in the US using their mobile phone and Google’s Android Pay mobile payment service, the bank has announced at this week’s Google I/O conference. The cardless ATM technology will be expanded to 5,000 machines by the end of 2016.

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    19 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 19 May 2016, 12:27

    Samsung Pay adds membership and loyalty cards in the US

    Samsung Pay users across the US can now add their merchant membership and loyalty cards to the mobile payment service and receive savings, rewards and other offers by having a card’s barcode scanned by the cashier at the point of sale.

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    News in brief

    Gemalto analyses success of SK Telecom’s NFC service

    By Rian Boden • 25 May 2016, 12:03 • Last updated 25 May 2016, 12:03

    PARTNER NEWS: A case study of South Korean mobile network operator SK Telecom’s NFC-based mobile wallet which explores the reasons behind its success is now available from digital security giant Gemalto. “Gemalto is supplying SK Telecom’s SK Wallet solution with NFC SIM cards,” the company says. “Today, SKT mobile wallet is available to more than 12m subscribers through their NFC SIMs.”

    Analyst predicts exceptional growth for Apple Pay due to secure element approach

    By Rian Boden • 25 May 2016, 11:47 • Last updated 25 May 2016, 11:47

    Apple Pay will experience greater success than Android Pay and will “grow exceptionally based on a belief that Apple Pay using a Secure Enclave/secure element inside of iOS has an advantage over Android Pay’s host card emulation (HCE) in that it’s more secure, with a similar user experience,” according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster. “We believe that Apple Pay will offer the most seamless payment experience on iOS regardless of whether its in-app, in-browser or in-store,” Barron’s reports Munster as saying.

    50% of Americans use mobile banking

    By Rian Boden • 24 May 2016, 14:15 • Last updated 24 May 2016, 14:15

    Half of US adults now use mobile banking, with the number of users increasing by 29m since last year, research released by Javelin reveals. “This dramatic shift in consumers’ channel preferences puts pressure on financial institutions to innovate in the space to meet increased demand for mobile functionality,” the firm says.

    MyPay to launch mobile wallet in Myanmar

    By Rian Boden • 24 May 2016, 13:48 • Last updated 24 May 2016, 13:48

    Customers of mobile financial services provider MyPay in Myanmar will soon be able to make payments using their mobile phone through a new service based on technology from mobile wallet provider Cellum. “Cellum Mobile Next, Cellum’s market-tested mobile commerce wallet, will be available under the MyPay brand,” Cellum says. “The innovative wallet offers the latest functions like payment by QR code, P2P transfers, online checkout, airtime top-up and bill payment. At a later stage, NFC services will also be added.”

    Chili’s Grill & Bar to enable Android Pay at the table

    By Rian Boden • 24 May 2016, 13:29 • Last updated 24 May 2016, 13:29

    Customers of Chili’s Grill & Bar across the US will soon be able to pay for orders through Android Pay by tapping their phone against a pay-at-the-table tablet from Ziosk. The new functionality, which was unveiled at Google I/O, will be available in all of the chain’s restaurants from the third quarter of 2016. “Additionally, Chili’s guests can effortlessly enroll, login and access My Chili’s Rewards via Android wallet to leverage loyalty points and mobile payment for future restaurant visits,” Ziosk says.

    Wells Fargo to launch NFC mobile payments

    By Rian Boden • 24 May 2016, 12:14 • Last updated 24 May 2016, 12:15

    US bank Wells Fargo is expected to launch an NFC-based mobile payment service this week, according to the Los Angeles Times. “With mobile wallets such as the one Wells Fargo plans, consumers enter their credit card information in their phones before shopping with merchants who use NFC technology,” the publication reports. “The consumer holds the phone over a payment terminal and taps a button on the phone or enters a PIN.”

    Starbucks to take mobile payments and rewards to India

    By Rian Boden • 23 May 2016, 15:33 • Last updated 23 May 2016, 15:33

    Starbucks is to launch its mobile payment and loyalty app in India this year. “The platform will allow you to make payments from your phone and allow you to participate in the My Starbucks Rewards programme through your phone,” the coffee chain’s Sumitro Ghosh told Business Standard. Mobile payments now account for nearly one in four transactions made across the company’s US locations.

    TfL rolls out contactless on Thames river buses

    By Rian Boden • 23 May 2016, 15:08 • Last updated 23 May 2016, 15:17

    UK commuters travelling on MBNA Thames Clippers River Bus services can now pay using contactless cards following an expansion of Transport for London’s (TfL) services. “The payment method can now be used on all MBNA Thames Clippers River Bus routes, which cover around 28 kilometers of the Thames between Putney and Woolwich Arsenal,” TfL says. The transport organisation recorded more than 100m contactless journeys across London between September 2014 and June last year.

    Inside Secure launches MatrixHCE solution

    By Rian Boden • 23 May 2016, 14:40 • Last updated 23 May 2016, 14:40

    Financial institutions can now select Inside Secure’s Visa Ready MatrixHCE solution as a means of rolling out mobile payment solutions within a matter of weeks. “MatrixHCE is a proven software solution that effectively protects sensitive data on mobile devices and allows mobile phones to be used as payment cards in the retail environment and supports key features such as transaction logging, receipts, biometric authentication and token processing,” the company says.

    One in 10 UK card payments were contactless in 2015

    By Rian Boden • 23 May 2016, 14:18 • Last updated 23 May 2016, 14:18

    The average UK adult made 20 card payments per month in 2015, of which around one in 10 were contactless, research released by Payments UK reveals. “By 2025, we are predicted to use a debit, credit or charge card virtually every day and almost half of these transactions, 14 per month, will be contactless,” the organisation says. “Many of these payments may be made using a mobile phone.” Payments UK also predicts that by 2025, cash will only be used for 27% of payments.

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    May 26th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Polish bank gets HCE mobile payments through First Data and Bell ID
    2. Gemalto analyses success of SK Telecom’s NFC service
    3. Analyst predicts exceptional growth for Apple Pay due to secure element approach
    4. Apple Pay adds Visa, MasterCard and five major banks in Singapore
    5. Wells Fargo to add NFC-based mobile payments to banking app
    6. 50% of Americans use mobile banking
    7. MyPay to launch mobile wallet in Myanmar
    8. Chili’s Grill & Bar to enable Android Pay at the table
    9. Pizza Hut Asia trials order and pay using a robot called Pepper
    10. Wells Fargo to launch NFC mobile payments
    11. Starbucks to take mobile payments and rewards to India
    12. TfL rolls out contactless on Thames river buses
    13. Inside Secure launches MatrixHCE solution
    14. One in 10 UK card payments were contactless in 2015
    15. Wearable device gives users electric shock if they overspend
    16. Wirecard supports launch of Curve
    17. Jones adds NFC and QR codes to smart packaging with Tuku
    18. Barclaycard reports on HCE service take-up
    19. Alipay users in China can now make payments through Samsung Pay
    20. UK contactless spending totalled £1.5bn in March 2016
    21. Barclaycard sees surge in ‘silver spenders’ using contactless
    22. Samsung Pay expected to enable support for Alipay
    23. Bank of America adds Android Pay withdrawals at ATMs
    24. Google enhances APIs to take Android Pay in-app and to mobile websites
    25. UK driving licenses may be added to Passbook
    26. Samsung Pay adds membership and loyalty cards in the US
    27. Fitbit buys Coin’s wearable payment assets
     
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