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29 May 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 29 May 2015, 14:32

UK contactless transactions up nearly 50% in six months

The number of UK contactless transactions has risen by nearly 50% in the last six months from 16.33m in November 2014 to 24.4m in April this year, representing an increase of 964% in the last two years, payment processor Worldpay has revealed.

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29 May 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 29 May 2015, 14:04

Stora Enso and NXP to make intelligent packaging with NFC

PARTNER NEWS: Renewable packaging solutions provider Stora Enso is to begin integrating RFID technology supplied by NXP Semiconductors into its packaging. The move will allow products to be tracked and traced throughout the entire supply chain, as well as enable the end consumer to find out further information about a product and to check its authenticity with a tap of their NFC smartphone.

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29 May 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 June 2015, 11:23

Google working on “brand new” Wallet service for Android and iOS

Google has confirmed it is developing a “brand new” Google Wallet app for Android and iOS that will allow anyone with a US debit card to send and receive money for free “within minutes”, even if the other person doesn’t have the app.

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29 May 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 29 May 2015, 13:14

First West Credit Union unveils contactless wristband

First West Credit Union has introduced the Dashband, a wearable payment wristband that comes equipped with Visa PayWave technology to allow wearers to make contactless payments.

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28 May 2015 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 3 June 2015, 11:28

Google unveils Android Pay

Google is to introduce a new NFC mobile payments platform called Android Pay with the release of Android M later this year, vice president of engineering Dave Burke has revealed during the Google I/O 2015 keynote.

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28 May 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 28 May 2015, 15:19

Asia Pacific banks begin testing HCE mobile payments

PARTNER NEWS: Several major banks in the Asia Pacific region have begun piloting NFC mobile payment services based on host card emulation, using an end-to-end, cloud-based payments solution put in place by HCE specialist SimplyTapp in partnership with mobile technology solution provider PromptNow and IT solution services provider TIS.

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28 May 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 May 2015, 14:50

DS Tags launches electronic luggage label with NFC and Bluetooth

Netherlands-based DS Tags is at an advanced stage with “several top-tier airlines” in planning the delivery of DS Bagtag, a solution that incorporates an NFC- and Bluetooth-enabled electronic luggage label, a secure cloud-based travel document delivery service platform and a mobile app that lets the user check themselves and their luggage onto their flight before arriving at the airport.

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27 May 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 27 May 2015, 14:42

AMS chips will allow cars to be unlocked and started with NFC phones

PARTNER NEWS: AMS’ AS3914 NFC reader IC has been selected by automotive equipment supplier Marquardt for its new series of contactless door lock and ignition control modules due, says the chip maker, to the chip’s reliable NFC coupling even when mounted in close proximity to sheet metal.

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27 May 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 May 2015, 14:16

Carrefour uses LED lighting to send offers to shoppers in stores

French supermarket giant Carrefour is piloting an LED in-store lighting system in its Lille hypermarket that sends location-based services, offers and promotions to a shopper’s smartphone anywhere across the 7,800 square metre shop floor.

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26 May 2015 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 26 May 2015, 15:46

NTT Docomo rolls out Fido biometrics platform in Japan

NTT Docomo has become the world’s first mobile network operator (MNO) to deploy Fido authentication throughout its network, allowing it to replace passwords for millions of customers across its services with a range of enhanced authentication methods including both fingerprint- and iris-based biometrics.

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July 30th, 2015

This week's news

  1. Subway adds PayPal to mobile app
  2. Commonwealth Bank adds loyalty to mobile app
  3. Samsung and MasterCard prepare Europe for Samsung Pay
  4. Stripe gets access to Visa Token Service through strategic partnership
  5. Tech firms do “better job” than banks, say 24% of young Brits
  6. Smart Ticketing Alliance and GlobalPlatform sign MOU
  7. 42% of US iPhone 6 owners use Apple Pay in May and June
  8. Jobseekers offered head start on new vacancies with a tap of NFC phone
  9. Colombia festival visitors first to use Plazez mobile payments service
  10. MasterCard token platform close to Australia launch
  11. Burger King adds MasterPass to US app
  12. HSBC and First Direct go live with Apple Pay in UK
  13. HKT launches NFC mobile payments service in Hong Kong
  14. Wearable payments to reach $501bn by 2020
  15. OneBit tests Bitcoin payments via NFC
  16. US shoppers buying into mobile payments
  17. Square ‘files for public offering’
  18. Visa signs up 2,300 financial institutions for Visa Token Service
  19. One in five Starbucks sales in the US made with mobile payments
  20. Shell UK rolls out PayPal mobile payments at the pump
  21. More than 50,000 European taxis to accept NFC mobile payments
  22. In-store tests for CurrentC mobile wallet
  23. 25% of Brits to make NFC mobile payment this year
  24. Three in four consumers interested in using alternatives to passwords online
 
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