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    HCE

    30 June 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 30 June 2016, 13:43

    NAB uses HCE for instant card replacement

    NAB Pay

    Customers of National Australia Bank (NAB) can now use the bank’s NAB Pay host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payment service to have lost or stolen Visa credit cards instantly re-issued to their mobile devices.

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    HCE

    30 June 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 30 June 2016, 13:04

    Nordic banks sign up to HCE mobile payments with Nets

    Customers of banks belonging to Danish banking collective The Bokis Partnership will soon be able to make host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments via a service that uses an HCE and tokenization platform from digital payment services provider Nets and Carta Worldwide.

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    Partner news NFC

    30 June 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 30 June 2016, 10:00

    NXP adds more powerful NFC controller and developer kits

    PARTNER NEWS: Chip maker NXP has released a high performance NFC controller designed for use in consumer electronic devices as well as developer demo kits that interface with a range of popular prototyping platforms.

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    29 June 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 29 June 2016, 15:02

    Starwood expands keyless entry to hotels worldwide

    The Bluetooth-based mobile keyless entry solution unveiled by Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide in November 2014 has been extended to select Le Méridien, Westin, Sheraton and Four Points hotels, with “many additional properties” expected to go live with SPG Keyless over the coming months.

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    NFC

    28 June 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 June 2016, 15:11

    Luxury handbag maker uses NFC tags to counter fraud

    Owners of a handbag from Maria&Donato’s exclusive collection will soon be able to authenticate their purchase as well as discover information about the brand and buy limited-edition handbags online with a tap of their NFC device.

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    NFC

    28 June 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 June 2016, 13:48

    UnionPay launches HCE mobile QuickPass in South Korea

    Bankcard association UnionPay International has launched its host card emulation (HCE) and tokenization based mobile payment service in South Korea, enabling its cardholders to pay by tapping their mobile phones. The launch of UnionPay HCE mobile QuickPass is supported by mobile network operator KT and its subsidiary BCcard.

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    NFC

    28 June 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 June 2016, 13:08

    Android Pay launches in Singapore

    Google has begun rolling out Android Pay across Singapore, marking the mobile payment service’s debut in Asia. It will work with MasterCard and Visa cards from DBS Bank, OCBC Bank, POSB Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and UOB.

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    NFC

    27 June 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 June 2016, 15:33

    Vodafone Italia adds NFC mobile payments with PayPal

    Customers of Vodafone Italia can now make NFC mobile payments through PayPal using the mobile network operator’s Vodafone Wallet. The service will allow for in-store payments at any Visa contactless terminal across the country.

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    23 June 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 23 June 2016, 16:03

    EMV claims more than a third of global card-present payments

    Some 35% of all card-present transactions conducted globally between January and December 2015 used the EMV chip card standard, up from 32% in 2014, standards body EMVCo has revealed. The number of EMV payment cards in global circulation also increased by 1.4bn to 4.8bn over the 12-month period.

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    QR

    23 June 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 23 June 2016, 15:35

    Jiffy payments launches in-store in Milan and Bergamo

    Italian consumers are now piloting in-store mobile payments using Jiffy, the person-to-person (P2P) payment service launched by payment processor SIA in October 2014. The service makes use of QR codes at the point of sale.

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    News in brief

    Canadian credit unions go live with Mobile Pay

    By Rian Boden • 30 June 2016, 13:59 • Last updated 30 June 2016, 13:59

    Canadian credit unions Affinity and Conexus in Saskatchewan, First West in British Columbia and Meridian in Ontario have become the first to launch Mobile Pay, the host card emulation (HCE) mobile payment service developed by trade body the Canadian Credit Union Association. The four credit unions revealed that they would be the first to launch the service — which makes use of a tokenization platform by Interac — in February 2016.

    Walgreens enhances paperless coupon feature

    By Rian Boden • 29 June 2016, 11:25 • Last updated 30 June 2016, 11:42

    Customers of US drugstore giant Walgreens can now redeem paperless coupons for online and in-store purchases and “clip” offers on product pages and in search results through the Walgreens mobile app. “Clipped offers are automatically saved to a customer’s Balance Rewards card and can be seamlessly applied in-store at checkout when a customer uses their Balance Rewards card,” Walgreens says. The retailer has also integrated its loyalty program with Apple Pay and Android Pay.

    Wells Fargo joins ClearXChange

    By Rian Boden • 28 June 2016, 14:24 • Last updated 28 June 2016, 14:24

    Customers of Wells Fargo in the US will soon be able to make real-time P2P transactions through Early Warning’s bank-led digital payments network ClearXChange. “Beginning August 1, Wells Fargo’s service will allow its customers to send funds in real-time at no cost to any customer of a bank that participates in the real-time service,” the bank says. ClearXChange was made available to all member financial institutions in June 2015. JPMorgan Chase also signed up to the service earlier this month.

    Kroger sues Visa over EMV authentication

    By Rian Boden • 28 June 2016, 14:07 • Last updated 28 June 2016, 14:07

    US supermarket chain Kroger has filed a lawsuit against Visa for allowing customers to verify EMV purchases with a signature instead of a PIN. “Kroger said the dispute began after it was informed by Visa that the configuration of its new terminals didn’t comply with Visa’s rules,” The Wall Street Journal reports. “Visa’s rules require merchants to allow customers to choose between a PIN and a signature verification.” Walmart also sued the payment network for its EMV signature authentication option in May 2016.

    ACI reports on mobile payments usage by Indian millennials

    By Rian Boden • 27 June 2016, 14:11 • Last updated 27 June 2016, 15:14

    More than two thirds of Indian millennials (67%) have purchased goods online and in-store using their mobile phone, research from ACI Worldwide reveals. “For those who shop using their mobile device, they do so more frequently — and with lower transaction values — than non-millennials,” the research firm says. “More than a third of respondents prefer alternative payments (e.g. PayPal, Alipay) for mobile-initiated purchases.”

    OT works on mobile payments rollout in France

    By Rian Boden • 27 June 2016, 13:53 • Last updated 27 June 2016, 13:53

    Oberthur Technologies (OT) is working with retail payment operator STET and Cartes Bancaires CB Group (GIE-CB), the regulatory body for the payment card system, to roll out mobile payment services in France. “Banks have commissioned STET and GIE-CB to work together to develop an industrial platform to enable banks to use this new payment method securely,” OT says. “By using OT’s Digital Enablement Platform (DEP), the customers of French banks will be able to use virtual payment cards stored in the digital wallets provided by manufacturers of compatible mobiles.”

    Coinbase adds PayPal and credit card support

    By Rian Boden • 27 June 2016, 13:32 • Last updated 27 June 2016, 13:32

    Bitcoin wallet Coinbase has added support for PayPal and credit cards. “Through this integration, Coinbase users are now able to sell Bitcoin and have their USD funds deposited to a PayPal wallet,” Coinbase says. “To start, we’re offering PayPal cash-out for US users only. In the future, we hope to add support for other countries, and to support buys through PayPal as well. Both services are currently in beta. We’ll invite more users to each service over the next few weeks.”

    RBI reveals framework for “less-cash” society

    By Rian Boden • 27 June 2016, 13:10 • Last updated 27 June 2016, 13:10

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released its framework for payment and settlement systems with a view to moving the country towards a “less-cash” society. Vision-2018 “reiterates the commitment of the Reserve Bank of India (the Bank) to encourage greater use of electronic payments by all sections of society,” RBI says. “Building a robust payments infrastructure in the country to increase the accessibility, availability, interoperability and security of the payment systems will continue to remain a key objective.”

    Amazon to expand Dash service despite “cool” response

    By Rian Boden • 27 June 2016, 12:50 • Last updated 27 June 2016, 12:50

    Amazon is to announce that it is adding “dozens of new brands” to its Dash push-button ordering devices despite “evidence that consumers are cool to them”, The Wall Street Journal reports. “Fewer than half of people who bought a Dash button since March 2015 have used it to place an actual order, estimates Slice Intelligence,” the publication says. “Those consumers who do order make a purchase roughly once every two months.” The Dash Replenishment Service was launched in January 2016.

    Alipay negotiating for stake in Wirecard

    By Rian Boden • 27 June 2016, 12:27 • Last updated 27 June 2016, 12:27

    Alipay is in negotiations to take a 25% stake in German payments technology provider Wirecard, according to German newspaper Bild. “At the talks, it comes to a share of up to 25%,” the publication reports. “Later, it could well be more.” Wirecard began rolling out support for Alipay mobile payments across Europe in December 2015 and worked with Alipay to add support for the service across Munich Airport earlier this month.

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    July 1st, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Canadian credit unions go live with Mobile Pay
    2. NAB uses HCE for instant card replacement
    3. Nordic banks sign up to HCE mobile payments with Nets
    4. NXP adds more powerful NFC controller and developer kits
    5. Starwood expands keyless entry to hotels worldwide
    6. Walgreens enhances paperless coupon feature
    7. Luxury handbag maker uses NFC tags to counter fraud
    8. Wells Fargo joins ClearXChange
    9. Kroger sues Visa over EMV authentication
    10. UnionPay launches HCE mobile QuickPass in South Korea
    11. Android Pay launches in Singapore
    12. Vodafone Italia adds NFC mobile payments with PayPal
    13. ACI reports on mobile payments usage by Indian millennials
    14. OT works on mobile payments rollout in France
    15. Coinbase adds PayPal and credit card support
    16. RBI reveals framework for “less-cash” society
    17. Amazon to expand Dash service despite “cool” response
    18. Alipay negotiating for stake in Wirecard
    19. Discover joins effort to speed up EMV checkout
    20. Amex bot notifies purchases through Facebook Messenger
    21. Walmart Pay arrives in 15 more states
    22. ABN Amro takes payments to WhatsApp
     
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