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    24 October 2016 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 25 October 2016, 11:38

    Mastercard adds online Masterpass payments to Android Pay, Samsung Pay and Microsoft Wallet

    Mastercard has signed deals with Google, Samsung and Microsoft to allow its customers that use Android Pay, Samsung Pay or Microsoft Wallet to shop online wherever Masterpass is accepted, while Google has announced a similar deal with Visa to offer the same functionality to Android Pay users via Visa Checkout.

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    24 October 2016 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 24 October 2016, 14:59

    Intel to put Visa payments technology into connected devices

    Visa and Intel are to work together to integrate payments security technology into Intel chipsets, enabling device manufacturers to build functionality into their products to create “a more secure payment process for the internet of things (IoT)”.

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    24 October 2016 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 25 October 2016, 11:31

    School children test wearable payments in Singapore

    Singapore bank POSB has successfully completed the pilot test of a school contactless payments system that lets students make purchases in the canteen or bookstore and monitor their finances.

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    21 October 2016 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 21 October 2016, 12:43

    Pizza Hut offers NFC tattoos that let customers order favourite takeaway

    Pizza Hut in the UK has unveiled what it describes as the world’s first pizza-ordering tattoo. The stick-on tattoo includes NFC and QR code technology and can be used to order a customer’s favourite dish with a tap of their smartphone.

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    21 October 2016 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 21 October 2016, 11:50

    Mastercard signs deal to roll out mobile payments in 33 African countries

    Pan-African banking group Ecobank has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Mastercard to roll out Masterpass QR mobile payments across 33 African countries.

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    Partner news HCE

    21 October 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 24 October 2016, 10:17

    Meet NFC World’s partners at Money20/20

    NFC World partners Rambus Bell ID, Giesecke & Devrient, Gemalto, SimplyTapp, NXP and Kona will be exhibiting at the Money20/20 expo in Las Vegas from October 23 to 26. Here’s what you can expect to see and where you can find them during the show.

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    21 October 2016 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 24 October 2016, 10:17

    French electronic wallets merge to create ‘universal mobile payment solution’

    French bank BNP Paribas and supermarket giant Carrefour are to merge their Wa! and Fivory electronic wallets to create a “unified, universal mobile payment solution”, allowing customers to make payments, receive loyalty rewards and make peer-to-peer money transfers.

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    20 October 2016 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 20 October 2016, 14:21

    Stagecoach to deliver contactless payments on all its UK buses by 2018

    Britains biggest bus operator Stagecoach will install contactless payment technology on all of its regional bus services across the UK by the end of 2018, allowing passengers to pay for travel with a contactless credit or debit card, as well as Apple Pay and Android Pay.

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    20 October 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 20 October 2016, 09:56

    Eckoh and Worldpay conduct first telephone-based Apple Pay transaction

    Contact centre solutions provider Eckoh has performed the world’s first Apple Pay payment via a telephone call. The proof-of-concept solution, developed in collaboration with Worldpay, will enable telephone-based payments to be taken at call centres, telephone ordering services or retailer-based telephone services with device-based Touch ID authentication to complete purchases.

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    20 October 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 20 October 2016, 14:22

    Android Pay launches in Hong Kong

    Google is rolling out its Android Pay mobile payment service in Hong Kong with support for Mastercard and Visa cards from The Bank of East Asia, DBS, Dah Sing Bank, Hang Seng Bank, HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank.

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    December 4th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. 600m mobile devices to include biometrics by 2021
    2. ANZ could offer mortgages through Apple Pay
    3. Mastercard and Verifone unveil Instalments payments app
    4. Austrian bank deploys NFC-ready ATMs
    5. Apple Pay launches in Spain
    6. American Express launches NFC mobile payments in Canada
    7. Apple Pay offered for HSBC Singapore customers
    8. Mastercard launches AI across global network
    9. FIS to offer Zelle support
    10. Korea gets BioCA facial recognition solution
    11. Alzheimer’s Research UK promotes Christmas ad through Proxama’s beacon network
    12. Android Pay launches with single bank support in New Zealand
    13. Apple Pay to launch in Spain?
    14. Mastercard biometric service rolls out to Latin America
    15. Dutch bank launches HCE mobile payments app
    16. Gemalto’s PKI portfolio update lets TSPs roll out eIDAS compliant services
    17. USAA Bank adds insurance cards to digital wallet
    18. In-store mobile payments take 0.6% Black Friday share
    19. Mastercard blockchain patent applications
    20. Off the cuff mobile payments from British fashion brand
    21. Growth in millennials’ mobile commerce use
    22. ACCC denies authorisation to Australian banks over Apple Pay negotiation
    23. Mobile retail commerce to reach US$1,120bn by 2020
    24. Twyp mobile payments app service to close in Netherlands
    25. Meet NFC World’s partners at Trustech
    26. Antelop Solutions joins the NFC World partner program
    27. Masterpass comes to 30,000 South African merchants after SnapScan deal
    28. JustGiving to aid contactless donations
    29. Jaguar files face and gait recognition system patent for vehicle entry
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