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    White paper helps banks compare NFC mobile payment solutions

    June 12th, 2015

    A one-stop guide aimed at helping banks and financial institutions that want to deploy NFC mobile payment solutions, but are unsure about the right route to market, is now available to download from the NFC… More

    Rhombus launches SMS mobile payments platform in the US

    June 11th, 2015

    Payments startup Rhombus has launched a platform in the US that lets consumers send payments and donations to businesses on any mobile device by texting the amount owed and a description of what they want… More

    Facebook expands free Bluetooth beacon program

    June 11th, 2015

    Facebook is offering free Bluetooth beacons to select businesses across the US that will enable them to send “useful and relevant” information to customers about the places they visit. The move comes as an update to… More

    The Bancorp to offer HCE prepaid cards to European issuers

    June 10th, 2015

    Financial products and services provider The Bancorp will offer open loop mobile prepaid cards that make use of host card emulation (HCE) to its European issuers in the fourth quarter of this year, through a… More

    Apple Pay users in UK will be able to make payments above contactless card limit

    June 10th, 2015

    Customers who choose to use Apple Pay when the service launches in the UK will be able to use the mobile payments service to make transactions over the current contactless limit of £20 (US$30) at… More

    Zapp prepares for UK mobile payments service launch

    June 9th, 2015

    Zapp, the UK mobile payments startup formed by payments infrastructure operator VocaLink, has confirmed that it will launch its service in the autumn of this year, with NFC in-store payments to follow. The service will… More

    Two in three US POS terminals to be EMV by 2020

    June 9th, 2015

    The installed base of EMV terminals in the US will reach about 65% by the end of 2020, a new report from GrowthPraxis has found. The installed base of mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) terminals is expected to… More

    Apple Pay adds loyalty cards and expands to UK

    June 8th, 2015

    Apple Pay will be available in the UK from July 2015, vice president of Apple Pay business Jennifer Bailey has announced at the iPhone maker’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Users of the mobile payments service will also be able to add store credit, debit and loyalty cards to their Apple mobile wallet from “this fall”. More

    Carta and YellowPepper take HCE to Latin America

    June 8th, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: Carta Worldwide is to provide its host card emulation (HCE) technology to Latin American mobile payments specialist YellowPepper, allowing it to offer the “latest in mobile payments technology” to the region’s banks and merchants. “This… More

    Bucharest buses to use Bluetooth beacons to guide the blind

    June 8th, 2015

    Five hundred Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons are to be installed on buses and trolleybuses on two public transportation lines in the city of Bucharest, Romania to guide visually impaired passengers on and off buses so that they can use public transportation services without needing a personal assistant. More

    Vodafone Turkey adds eye verification to mobile wallet app

    June 5th, 2015

    Vodafone Turkey is adding support for eye verification to its mobile wallet to enable users to unlock the app using biometric provider EyeVerify’s Eyeprint ID technology. The addition of biometric security to the Vodafone Cep… More

    Verizon announces investment in SimplyTapp

    June 4th, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: Verizon Ventures, the investment arm of US carrier Verizon, has revealed that it was the undisclosed lead investor in a Series B funding round for HCE specialist SimplyTapp that totalled US$6m. “We’re proud… More

    One in five Europeans expect to make daily mobile payments by 2020

    June 4th, 2015

    One in five Europeans expects to use their mobile phone to make payments on a daily basis by 2020, growing from the one in ten who do so already today, research from Visa Europe has… More

    Kantar: 13% of US iPhone 6 owners have used Apple Pay

    June 4th, 2015

    Some 13% of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners in the US have used Apple Pay and 11% are planning to do so, a survey conducted by Kantar Worldpanel has revealed. Only 2% choose not… More

    Pinterest integrates Apple Pay into Buyable Pins

    June 4th, 2015

    Visual discovery app Pinterest is to let its users make payments through Apple Pay on its platform by clicking on Buy buttons that will be integrated into a retailer’s page, including those from Macy’s, Neiman… More

    Four in ten UK smartphone owners willing to make NFC mobile payments

    June 4th, 2015

    Almost two fifths (38%) of UK smartphone owners are willing to make NFC mobile payments, research carried out by YouGov on behalf of business process management company Firstsource Solutions has revealed. More than half (55%) of… More

    Samsung mobile commerce boss talks Samsung Pay, Android Pay and launch delay

    June 3rd, 2015

    Samsung Pay is to launch in Korea and the US in September 2015, later than originally planned, and then roll out to Europe, China, Australia and South America, executive vice president of mobile commerce Dr… More

    Samsung delays Samsung Pay launch

    June 3rd, 2015

    Samsung has delayed the launch of its Samsung Pay mobile payment service from this summer to September this year, Dr Injong Rhee, Samsung’s executive vice president of mobile commerce, has revealed during an investor meeting. “Samsung… More

    Google demonstrates how Android Pay will work

    June 2nd, 2015

    Google has demonstrated how its Android Pay mobile payments service will work for making in-store and in-app purchases, for payments made through a banking partner mobile app, and how users will be able to pay for items such as a Coca-Cola from a vending machine using just the points stored in a customer loyalty account. More

    RBC unveils Android M mobile wallet app

    June 2nd, 2015

    Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has developed an app for the Android M Developer Preview that will be used as part of the bank’s RBC Wallet service to let users authenticate themselves using their fingerprint for… More

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