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    6 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 July 2016, 14:43

    White paper explores payment industry in Bangladesh

    A 29-page white paper that explores the payment industry of Bangladesh and includes a detailed examination of its current systems, the evolution of alternative payment methods and the uptake of NFC, tokenization and EMV is now available to download from the NFC World+ Knowledge Centre.

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    BLE

    6 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 July 2016, 11:55

    Heineken uses BLE beacons to reward Kiwi consumers

    New Zealanders are being rewarded with experiences such as flights, helicopter rides and VIP event access whenever they are close to Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons installed in 120 Heineken locations across the country via the beer maker's Heineken Live mobile app.

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    NFC

    4 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 4 July 2016, 15:27

    French retail giant to support Fivory NFC mobile payments

    Customers at supermarket giant Auchan Retail France stores will soon be able to pay for purchases on their mobile phone using NFC or QR codes through the Fivory mobile wallet. The retailer has teamed up with payment solutions provider Oney and MasterCard to support the service which was piloted by French bank Credit Mutuel-CIC in April 2014.

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    HCE

    30 June 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 30 June 2016, 13:43

    NAB uses HCE for instant card replacement

    Customers of National Australia Bank (NAB) can now use the bank’s NAB Pay host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payment service to have lost or stolen Visa credit cards instantly re-issued to their mobile devices.

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    HCE

    30 June 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 30 June 2016, 13:04

    Nordic banks sign up to HCE mobile payments with Nets

    Customers of banks belonging to Danish banking collective The Bokis Partnership will soon be able to make host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments via a service that uses an HCE and tokenization platform from digital payment services provider Nets and Carta Worldwide.

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    Partner news NFC

    30 June 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 30 June 2016, 10:00

    NXP adds more powerful NFC controller and developer kits

    PARTNER NEWS: Chip maker NXP has released a high performance NFC controller designed for use in consumer electronic devices as well as developer demo kits that interface with a range of popular prototyping platforms.

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    29 June 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 29 June 2016, 15:02

    Starwood expands keyless entry to hotels worldwide

    The Bluetooth-based mobile keyless entry solution unveiled by Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide in November 2014 has been extended to select Le Méridien, Westin, Sheraton and Four Points hotels, with “many additional properties” expected to go live with SPG Keyless over the coming months.

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    NFC

    28 June 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 June 2016, 15:11

    Luxury handbag maker uses NFC tags to counter fraud

    Owners of a handbag from Maria&Donato’s exclusive collection will soon be able to authenticate their purchase as well as discover information about the brand and buy limited-edition handbags online with a tap of their NFC device.

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    NFC

    28 June 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 June 2016, 13:48

    UnionPay launches HCE mobile QuickPass in South Korea

    Bankcard association UnionPay International has launched its host card emulation (HCE) and tokenization based mobile payment service in South Korea, enabling its cardholders to pay by tapping their mobile phones. The launch of UnionPay HCE mobile QuickPass is supported by mobile network operator KT and its subsidiary BCcard.

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    NFC

    28 June 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 June 2016, 13:08

    Android Pay launches in Singapore

    Google has begun rolling out Android Pay across Singapore, marking the mobile payment service’s debut in Asia. It will work with MasterCard and Visa cards from DBS Bank, OCBC Bank, POSB Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and UOB.

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    September 25th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Samsung adds biometrics to mobile transactions
    2. Kohl’s to allow checkouts from mobile app
    3. Glacéau Smartwater sends tips to Londoners using BLE beacons
    4. Contactless POS transactions nearing $500bn
    5. Valencia commuters to test NFC wristbands for public transport
    6. 250 products are now Fido certified
    7. Domino’s Pizza enables Messenger ordering
    8. Valeo and Gemalto launch mobile car keys for Bluetooth access
    9. Apple Pay adds more US financial institutions
    10. Gemalto wins award for mobile ticketing
    11. Study shows Canadians’ growing enthusiasm for mobile payments
    12. mVisa launches in Kenya
    13. Android Pay adds 44 US banks
    14. Sierra takes Apple Pay to Safari
    15. Curve launches rewards, raises $3m in funding
    16. Frost Bank joins ClearXChange
    17. TSB adds Android Pay support
    18. Lenovo launches NFC transport payments in Beijing
    19. MTN ends Mobile Money in South Africa
    20. White paper lays out best practices for banks launching HCE payments
    21. Mobiquity Wallet brings iOS voice command money transfers
    22. Walmart to stop accepting Visa in Manitoba
    23. Visa reveals growing Euro interest in biometric authentication
    24. Japanese firms team with NTT and Daon for biometric venture
     
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