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    6 October 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 October 2015, 13:30

    MasterCard to add biometric security to online transactions in 2016

    MasterCard has unveiled MasterCard Identity Check, a suite of solutions that make use of biometrics and one-time passwords delivered via SMS to secure online mobile transactions. The service will be available to US financial institutions from the middle of 2016, with a global expansion expected to follow in 2017.

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    5 October 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 5 October 2015, 16:07

    Miami Heat fans get mobile payments and ticketing

    Fans of basketball team Miami Heat will now be able to make purchases at concession stands across the AmericanAirlines Arena by having a QR code scanned on their mobile device. Funds are debited from a credit card stored in the user’s mobile wallet account or by using reward points that are turned into Arena Bucks.

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    5 October 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 5 October 2015, 13:29

    Industry veterans seek funding for NFC payments ring

    A team of NFC payments veterans has launched a campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds for an NFC ring that can be used to make payments at contactless POS terminals and across the Transport for London network.

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    2 October 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 2 October 2015, 12:56

    Clear2Pay adds certified testing solutions for US move to EMV

    PARTNER NEWS: Conformance testing specialist Clear2Pay Open Test Solutions has received certification from major payment networks for a suite of solutions and services that are designed to make it easier for US merchants, VARs and payment processors to add support for EMV to POS terminals.

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    1 October 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 October 2015, 16:16

    Apple patent reveals details of NFC payments ring

    Apple has developed a concept NFC ring that would allow a wearer to make payments, transfer information to others with a handshake and access secure documents on a shared device with a tap of their finger, a newly published patent application reveals.

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    1 October 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 October 2015, 13:24

    Worldpay tests facial recognition for payments in stores

    UK-based payment processor Worldpay is conducting trials of a facial biometric verification system for payments in stores, using a prototype device that includes an upward-facing camera embedded into a POS terminal.

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    30 September 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 30 September 2015, 13:22

    Auchan rolls out Bluetooth and NFC payment beacons in Luxembourg

    Supermarket chain Auchan is installing Digicash Bluetooth and NFC payment beacons at checkouts at its hypermarket in Luxembourg to enable shoppers to pay for purchases and collect loyalty points with their mobile phone.

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    30 September 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 30 September 2015, 12:52

    Bell ID gets HCE certification from global payment schemes

    PARTNER NEWS: Mobile payments specialist Bell ID’s host card emulation (HCE) solution has been certified by three of the largest global payment schemes, the company has announced, making it the first vendor to receive approval from all three schemes for its HCE platform.

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    29 September 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 29 September 2015, 18:44

    Nexus Imprint brings fingerprint sensor support to Android M

    Google has unveiled Nexus Imprint, a system that brings fingerprint sensor support to its latest phones and the upcoming Android 6.0 Marshmallow mobile operating system. It will enable the entire app ecosystem to make use of fingerprint recognition and will also work with Android Pay to authenticate an in-store payment, says the company.

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    29 September 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 30 September 2015, 14:17

    Zapp to delay Pay by Bank launch?

    Zapp, the UK mobile payments start-up formed by payments infrastructure operator VocaLink, has reportedly confirmed that it is to delay its Pay by Bank service, due to launch in autumn, because of integration issues.

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    December 2nd, 2015

    This week's news

    1. ING opens up HCE to all Netherlands customers
    2. JCPenney piloting store cards on Apple Pay
    3. Developers unveil electronic tattoos for payments and healthcare
    4. Fashion mag drives 500,000 store visits with beacon campaign
    5. Wirecard launches HCE payments in four European countries
    6. Half of UK shoppers think wearable payments will be commonplace within five years
    7. One in five US consumers have used an EMV card
    8. Air New Zealand gives children NFC wristbands to track their journey
    9. Tencent launches WeChat mobile wallet in South Africa
    10. Swatch confirms payment watch launch in US, Switzerland and Brazil
    11. US Bank to donate $50,000 to charity through Apple Pay
    12. Beacons to drive $7.5bn in holiday season spending
    13. Seqr to add P2P transfers to mobile wallet
    14. Orange France reveals mobile retailing lessons
    15. Mahindra Comviva explains hybrid HCE
    16. Retail giant Otto to shutter Yapital mobile payments business
    17. 14% of US shoppers will use mobile payments over holiday season
    18. London taxis to get contactless payments
    19. Swatch partners with Visa to roll out NFC payment watch in US and Switzerland
    20. Diners Club launches mobile payments in Ecuador
    21. BBVA Bancomer deploys time-based dynamic CCV/CVC in mobile wallet
    22. Samsung Pay offers $100 discount to new users
    23. Apple Pay signs deal with China UnionPay?
    24. Google boosts Android Pay adoption with $1m charity fund
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