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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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    19 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 19 May 2016, 11:44

    Fitbit buys Coin’s wearable payment assets

    Fitness wristband maker Fitbit has acquired the wearable payment assets of connected device maker Coin in a move that will enable the company to add NFC payment capability to its future devices.

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    18 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 18 May 2016, 14:17

    UK charity collects contactless donations using dogs

    UK consumers can now make a £2 donation to the Blue Cross animal charity by tapping their contactless card against specially designed jackets worn by dogs. Each jacket houses a PayPal Here contactless terminal, which launched in the UK in August 2015.

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    Partner news NFC

    18 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 18 May 2016, 12:46

    US Smart City Challenge adds NXP’s RFID tagging solutions

    PARTNER NEWS: The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has expanded its Smart City Challenge initiative to include NXP’s RFID tagging solutions and smart card ICs. The addition of NXP RFID tagging will enable automatic vehicle identification and more streamlined traffic and toll payments while the smart card ICs are designed to facilitate and secure eGovernment services.

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    18 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 18 May 2016, 11:22

    Visa Europe to make it easier for banks to support third-party mobile wallets

    Visa Europe has launched its Visa Europe Digital Enablement Programme (VEDEP) in the UK in an effort to simplify the implementation process for banks looking to support third-party mobile wallets. Google is using the platform to launch Android Pay in the UK this week and the technology will be rolled out across Europe in the “coming months”.

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    July 29th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Yandex.Checkout gets QR codes
    2. ANZ accused over Apple Pay support
    3. Biometric banking to top $4bn by 2021
    4. Starbucks’ Mobile Order & Pay on the rise across the US
    5. AMS sells NFC and RFID reader business to STMicroelectronics
    6. Spanish clothing retailer to roll out QR code payments
    7. Coinbase rolls out in Australia
    8. Windows Hello heads to apps and websites
    9. US and UK consumers warm to mobile payments, loyalty and coupons
    10. Venmo enables in-app payments
    11. South Africans to get biometric authentication for card payments
    12. Apple Pay accounts for 75% of all contactless payments in the US
    13. Australian banks seek stronger negotiating powers with third party mobile wallet providers
    14. Americans expect cashless society in their lifetime
    15. Absa Bank comes to Facebook Messenger
    16. Mobile-only bank goes live in Germany
    17. LTA signs up Mastercard for account-based contactless ticketing in Singapore
    18. BBA reports UK contactless increase
    19. Mastercard planning to become a PSP in China
    20. PBOC working to regulate QR code mobile payments in China
    21. Scotiabank gives Apple Pay users 10% cashback
    22. PayPal to roll out NFC mobile payments across the US through Visa deal
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