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    Partner news HCE

    21 April 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 April 2016, 12:12

    G&D integrates Convego CloudPay with Visa Token Service

    PARTNER NEWS: Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has integrated its Convego CloudPay solution with Visa Token Service (VTS). The integration will allow G&D to request and provide payment tokens from VTS to Visa issuers’ host card emulation (HCE) mobile wallets.

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    Partner news NFC

    20 April 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 20 April 2016, 12:09

    NXP and HID Global to enable wearable devices to unlock doors

    PARTNER NEWS: NXP has teamed up with HID Global to work on enabling consumers to open electronic locks at commercial buildings, hotels and workplaces with a tap of an NFC wearable device.

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    Partner news Tokens

    20 April 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 20 April 2016, 11:30

    Gemalto and Worldline simplify onboarding to OEM mobile wallets for banks and card issuers

    PARTNER NEWS: Digital security giant Gemalto is working alongside European payment and transactional services provider Wordline to enable the “seamless onboarding” of banks and card issuers to mobile payment wallets provided by device manufacturers.

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    20 April 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 20 April 2016, 10:51

    Samsung Pay to launch in Singapore in Q2 this year

    Samsung Pay will launch in Singapore in the second quarter of this year, the company has announced, adding it to South Korea, the US and China on the list of Samsung’s “priority markets”. The service will launch with support from American Express, MasterCard and Visa and banks including DBS Bank Singapore, POSB Bank Singapore, OCBC Bank and Standard Chartered.

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    19 April 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 19 April 2016, 15:45

    Mobile payments will overtake cards and cash by 2025, says UK retailer

    UK retailer The Co-Op has predicted that 65% of all transactions at its supermarkets and convenience stores will be made using mobile phones by 2025. The forecast follows research released by the company which shows that almost 11m contactless transactions now take place at its 2,800 locations every month.

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    NFC

    19 April 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 19 April 2016, 19:48

    Nets to launch HCE mobile payments in Denmark

    Nordic payments service provider Nets is to launch a mobile payment service in Denmark in autumn 2016 that will use host card emulation (HCE) technology from Japanese card issuer JCB, the two companies have announced.

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    19 April 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 19 April 2016, 13:06

    Apple Pay launches in Singapore

    Apple Pay has begun rolling out across Singapore, letting consumers pay in store with compatible Apple devices and make purchases within participating mobile apps using their American Express cards, with support from Visa expected “soon”.

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    NFC

    18 April 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 18 April 2016, 14:29

    Wearable smart stamp to support NFC payments

    Healthcare technology provider MC10 and product solutions provider PCH are to commercialise MC10’s Wearable Interactive Stamp Platform (WiSP), an ultrathin, stretchable and disposable stamp worn on the skin that will enable brands to develop a “variety of consumer applications” including NFC payments.

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    NFC

    15 April 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 April 2016, 13:55

    Google unveils Nexus live cases with NFC

    Google has unveiled a series of phone cases that interact with Nexus phones using NFC and enable users to customize their home screen with an animated wallpaper.

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    15 April 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 April 2016, 12:38

    Verizon gives 2GB of free data to Android Pay users

    Android Pay users across the US with a Verizon handset can get 2GB of free data when they make in-store purchases using the mobile payments service between now and mid-June.

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    May 2nd, 2016

    This week's news

    1. SumUp and Payleven merge
    2. Payback to add NFC payments to mobile app
    3. PayPal CEO announces NFC payments expansion
    4. Deutsche Bank to launch NFC payments in Q3
    5. Gemalto named as leading mobile ticketing vendor
    6. MasterCard to reduce EMV checkout time
    7. Samsung Pay goes live at Woori Bank ATMs
    8. Australia’s ANZ adds support for Apple Pay
    9. A quarter of Brits have made an in-store mobile payment
    10. Tangerine adds biometrics to mobile banking app
    11. Samsung Pay to launch in Australia “very soon”
    12. More than half of payment cards shipped in 2015 were contactless
    13. Apple Pay gets 1m new users every week
    14. Adidas builds NFC into racing suits for FIA authentication
    15. IoT security spending to reach $348m this year
    16. Three quarters of Brits expect to be cash-free by 2021
    17. European spend on payments technology to rise
    18. Emirates Islamic takes banking to Twitter
    19. Tutuka to roll out cloud-based payments with Proxama
    20. NFC SIM shipment remains static in 2015 due to Softcard closure
     
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