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    15 March 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 March 2016, 09:33

    UK food chain opens cash-free stores

    Customers of UK healthy eating chain Tossed will only be able to pay for their orders using a chip card, contactless card or an NFC mobile payment app such as Apple Pay at the two new food outlets the company is opening in London this week.

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    14 March 2016 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 14 March 2016, 16:55

    Carta Worldwide renews partnership with NFC World

    NFC World is pleased to welcome transaction technology provider Carta Worldwide as a partner for a second year. Carta is an award-winning leader in next-generation transaction processing and mobile payment technologies including host card emulation (HCE), cloud-based secure elements and tokenization.

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    14 March 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 14 March 2016, 16:28

    Nielsen reports on mobile wallet market in India

    Paytm is the most popular mobile payment app among Android smartphone owners in urban India, research from Nielsen reveals, with 39% of users with an internet connection making use of the service for an average duration of 70 minutes a month.

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    14 March 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 14 March 2016, 14:36

    Samsung Pay hands out US$30 gift cards to S7 users

    US consumers who make their first purchase using Samsung Pay on a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge device this month are being offered a gift card worth US$30 from one of five selected Samsung Pay merchants — Best Buy, eBay, Whole Foods, Nike or Regal Cinema.

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    11 March 2016 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 11 March 2016, 13:05

    Study examines attitudes to contactless payments in the UK, Germany and Spain

    More than 90% of British, German and Spanish business leaders interviewed for a survey of attitudes to contactless technology have already invested in contactless projects and expect that 10% of all transactions will be contactless within the next three years, a white paper now available to download from the NFC World+ Knowledge Centre reveals.

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    11 March 2016 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 11 March 2016, 11:43

    Proxama and Google bring the physical web to London buses

    PARTNER NEWS: Commuters across London can now access real-time transport updates and contextually relevant advertising on their mobile phones through MyStop, a physical web service launched by mobile commerce provider Proxama with the support of Google and in partnership with out-of-home advertising provider Exterion Media.

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    10 March 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 April 2016, 11:11

    Fido Bank launches HCE mobile payments in Ukraine

    Consumers across Ukraine can now make host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments using The Pay, a new service launched by Fido Bank in partnership with mobile wallet platform provider PriNum.

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    10 March 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 March 2016, 14:05

    More than 100m people will make an NFC mobile payment in 2016

    More than 100m people around the world will use an NFC handset to make a purchase this year, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics, and the value of transactions conducted via NFC handsets will grow from US$30bn in 2016 to US$240bn in 2021.

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    9 March 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 March 2016, 17:36

    ExxonMobil rolls out Apple Pay at the pump

    Motorists across the US can now pay for their fuel at the pump at more than 6,000 ExxonMobil gas stations using Apple Pay and the fuel retailer’s Speedpass+ mobile payment app. The oil and gas company plans to expand the app’s availability to more than 8,000 locations by mid-year.

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    8 March 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 March 2016, 13:28

    Samsung Pay records net loss of US$16.8m in 2015

    Samsung Pay has recorded a net loss of US$16.8m since the mobile payment service was unveiled in March 2015, despite attracting approximately five million users in South Korea and the US in its first six months.

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    May 26th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Polish bank gets HCE mobile payments through First Data and Bell ID
    2. Gemalto analyses success of SK Telecom’s NFC service
    3. Analyst predicts exceptional growth for Apple Pay due to secure element approach
    4. Apple Pay adds Visa, MasterCard and five major banks in Singapore
    5. Wells Fargo to add NFC-based mobile payments to banking app
    6. 50% of Americans use mobile banking
    7. MyPay to launch mobile wallet in Myanmar
    8. Chili’s Grill & Bar to enable Android Pay at the table
    9. Pizza Hut Asia trials order and pay using a robot called Pepper
    10. Wells Fargo to launch NFC mobile payments
    11. Starbucks to take mobile payments and rewards to India
    12. TfL rolls out contactless on Thames river buses
    13. Inside Secure launches MatrixHCE solution
    14. One in 10 UK card payments were contactless in 2015
    15. Wearable device gives users electric shock if they overspend
    16. Wirecard supports launch of Curve
    17. Jones adds NFC and QR codes to smart packaging with Tuku
    18. Barclaycard reports on HCE service take-up
    19. Alipay users in China can now make payments through Samsung Pay
    20. UK contactless spending totalled £1.5bn in March 2016
    21. Barclaycard sees surge in ‘silver spenders’ using contactless
    22. Samsung Pay expected to enable support for Alipay
    23. Bank of America adds Android Pay withdrawals at ATMs
    24. Google enhances APIs to take Android Pay in-app and to mobile websites
    25. UK driving licenses may be added to Passbook
    26. Samsung Pay adds membership and loyalty cards in the US
    27. Fitbit buys Coin’s wearable payment assets
     
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