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    29 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 29 July 2016, 12:47

    AMS sells NFC and RFID reader business to STMicroelectronics

    PARTNER NEWS: Chip maker AMS has sold its NFC and RFID reader product lines to STMicroelectronics. AMS will continue to retain ownership of its NFC/RFID tag business, including the AS3955 NFC interface chip (NFiC) which AMS unveiled in May 2015.

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    28 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 July 2016, 15:54

    Spanish clothing retailer to roll out QR code payments

    Customers at stores belonging to Spanish clothing company Inditex will soon be able to use their mobile phone to make in-store payments by scanning a QR code at the terminal via the company’s InWallet mobile payment service.

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    28 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 July 2016, 14:06

    US and UK consumers warm to mobile payments, loyalty and coupons

    The majority of US and UK consumers (54%) have now used a mobile wallet, research from Urban Airship reveals, with 30% of respondents using them in the past week.

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    27 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 July 2016, 15:03

    South Africans to get biometric authentication for card payments

    The Payments Association of South Africa (PASA) has unveiled a new standardised specification to facilitate biometric authentication on payment cards.

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

    Apple Pay accounts for 75% of all contactless payments in the US

    Apple Pay now accounts for three out of four contactless payments in the US and the estimated number of monthly users is up by more than 450% year-on-year, Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed.

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

    Australian banks seek stronger negotiating powers with third party mobile wallet providers

    A group of Australian banks have submitted an application to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), urging for the right to ensure they are able to “collectively negotiate” with third party mobile wallet providers.

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    26 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 26 July 2016, 14:10

    Mobile-only bank goes live in Germany

    Mobile network operator Telefónica Deutschland has launched a mobile-only bank in partnership with Fidor Bank in Germany. The service will allow peer-to-peer (P2P) transactions to be made using mobile phone numbers and will come with a Mastercard debit card for in-store and ATM transactions.

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    26 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 26 July 2016, 13:00

    LTA signs up Mastercard for account-based contactless ticketing in Singapore

    Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has signed a partnership agreement with Mastercard to begin piloting a new account-based ticketing system that will let commuters pay for their train and bus journeys using their existing contactless debit and credit cards.

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    25 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 25 July 2016, 12:32

    PayPal to roll out NFC mobile payments across the US through Visa deal

    US consumers will soon be able to make NFC mobile payments using their PayPal mobile wallet at all physical locations across the country that currently accept Visa contactless transactions.

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    22 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 July 2016, 13:02

    White paper advises banks on launching Android-based mobile payment services

    A 16-page white paper designed to help banks make informed decisions about bringing an Android-based mobile payments service to market is now available to download from the NFC World Knowledge Centre.

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    October 24th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Blockchain authentication for mobile transactions
    2. Intel to put Visa payments technology into connected devices
    3. Delhi commuters to get wearable travel cards
    4. School children test wearable payments in Singapore
    5. US banks unveil money-transfer app
    6. US banks told to improve cyber security
    7. Face recognition ticketing system unveiled
    8. Apple Pay arriving in Germany?
    9. Chicago mobile ticket app hits 1m downloads
    10. Dubai bus passengers to get hands-free smart ticketing
    11. Visa works on blockchain B2B payment system
    12. Pizza Hut offers NFC tattoos that let customers order favourite takeaway
    13. Mastercard signs deal to roll out mobile payments in 33 African countries
    14. Meet NFC World’s partners at Money20/20
    15. French electronic wallets merge to create ‘universal mobile payment solution’
    16. Gemalto mobile security survey
    17. Stagecoach to deliver contactless payments on all its UK buses by 2018
    18. Azimo adds Siri money transfers
    19. Eckoh and Worldpay conduct first telephone-based Apple Pay transaction
    20. Android Pay launches in Hong Kong
    21. Rambus Bell ID launches Token Gateway to ease bank integration with multiple TSPs
    22. Gemalto explores MNO role within eIDAS regulation
    23. Verifone deploys mobile API standard
    24. Orange Cash extends to French teens
    25. Apple Pay adds US banks and BA app support
    26. Mobile payments awareness up in North America, but usage remains flat
    27. Evry to offer NFC and HCE mobile payments with G&D
    28. Yes Bank unveils iris scan PoS
    29. Gemalto and Alibaba to secure IoT market in China
    30. Apple blood vessel biometric patent
    31. 2bn mobile banking users by 2021
    32. Visa CEO Charlie Scharf steps down
    33. PayPal tops mobile payment apps in US, but retailers want Apple Pay
    34. Apple targets cashless society
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