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    20 November 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 20 November 2015, 15:37

    Singtel adds NFC to Dash mobile payments service

    Singapore mobile network operator Singtel has added NFC to its Dash mobile payment platform, letting customers make in-store payments with a tap. The NFC feature is available at more than 200 NTUC FairPrice locations, including FairPrice supermarkets, FairPrice Xtra hypermarkets and standalone Cheers outlets.

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    20 November 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 20 November 2015, 14:56

    Four in ten US consumers plan to make an in-store mobile payment this holiday season

    A total of 39% of US consumers surveyed by Research Now for Inside Secure say they plan to use their smartphone to make an in-store purchase during this holiday season, up from 33% last year. 17% of those who did not make a mobile payment last year say they plan to use a service like Apple Pay, Android Pay or Samsung Pay this year.

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    20 November 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 25 November 2015, 13:53

    MasterCard lets Apple Pay users travel for free in London

    Passengers using Apple Pay to pay for travel with a MasterCard on London’s transport network will have their fares refunded by the payments network over the next four Mondays.

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    19 November 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 19 November 2015, 16:21

    MasterCard integrates loyalty programs and mobile payments with new specification

    MasterCard has introduced a loyalty middleware specification that aims to ease the integration of loyalty programs with mobile payment apps. The standard has been designed to work with “different loyalty schemes, different POS terminals and systems and different payment methods,” the payment network says.

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    19 November 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 19 November 2015, 14:59

    Apple Pay goes live in Australia

    Apple Pay has begun rolling out across Australia, allowing American Express cardholders to make NFC mobile payments using iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and Apple Watch devices.

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    19 November 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 19 November 2015, 10:46

    ST includes AMS NFC chip in dev kit for IoT and wearables

    PARTNER NEWS: AMS’s BoostedNFC technology has been included by STMicroelectronics in a new NFC board that will let developers quickly implement secure contactless technology in devices with tight space constraints, such as IoT nodes and wearables

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    18 November 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 18 November 2015, 18:31

    American Express unveils NFC, HCE and tokenization platform

    American Express has launched Amex Enabled Digital Solution, a platform incorporating support for multiple digital wallets, contactless payments based on NFC and host card emulation (HCE), tokenization and express checkout services. The platform is designed to help both banks and merchants, Amex’s Mike Matan told NFC World.

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    18 November 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 18 November 2015, 17:15

    First National Bank adds coupons and vouchers to mobile app

    Customers of South Africa’s First National Bank (FNB) can now redeem mobile coupons and vouchers through the bank’s mobile banking app directly at the point of sale. Participating retailers include supermarket chains Checkers and Shoprite.

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    18 November 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 19 November 2015, 18:56

    NFC secure element shipments grow 40% in 2015

    A total of 490m NFC secure elements will be shipped in 2015, up 40% on the 350m shipped in 2014, smart security industry association Eurosmart reports. A total of 590m units is expected to ship in 2016, up 20% on 2015.

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    Partner news NFC

    18 November 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 18 November 2015, 12:01

    NXP launches NFC blister packs and pill bottles for medication tracking

    PARTNER NEWS: NXP has launched NHS315x, a therapy adherence improvement platform that includes NFC sensors embedded in blister packs and pill bottles. The solution will let chronically ill patients use their smartphone to track which medication was removed from the package at what time.

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    February 12th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Samsung Pay to make UK and Spain debut “very soon”
    2. Axis Bank customers to get NFC wearables
    3. Payleven raises $10m for mPOS growth
    4. GSMA publishes IoT security guidelines
    5. Security update fixes Apple Pay flaw
    6. Ireland looks to NFC payments for public transport
    7. Android users to get app-free beacon messages
    8. Mobeam update brings loyalty to POS scanners
    9. Apple Pay glitch prevents users adding Visa cards
    10. Mobile savings club scoops innovation award
    11. Visa offers mobile card controls
    12. Kiwis warm to mobile payments and biometrics
    13. Apple Pay reaches mobile app inflection point
    14. ANZ launches HCE mobile payments in Australia
    15. Paym reports 89% increase in use in second half of 2015
    16. Apple’s Error 53 shuts down handsets with Touch ID repairs
    17. 3bn loyalty cards will move to mobile by 2020
    18. FitPay launches Kickstarter campaign to bring NFC smartstrap to market
    19. Cash by Optus adds contactless bands and stickers to reach beyond Android owners
    20. Super Bowl fans explore Bay Area with BLE beacons
    21. Kazakhstan gets HCE payments
    22. Mobile banking service Pocopay goes live in Europe
    23. Apple Pay adds 32 banks in the US
    24. MoboMoney takes sound-based mobile payments to India
    25. White paper lays out NFC solutions for in-home healthcare providers
    26. FitPay closes $3.1m round led by G&D
    27. Samsung looks into vein authentication
    28. APCA explores security code for digital wallets in Australia
    29. Apple Pay available in more than 2m US retail locations
     
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