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August 27th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 27 August 2014, 11:43

St George adds fingerprint security to mobile banking app

Customers of Australia’s St George Bank will be able to use the Touch ID fingerprint verification technology built into the iPhone 5S to log into mobile banking when iOS8 launches in September.

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August 26th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 26 August 2014, 13:56

Orderella to install NFC tags and Bluetooth beacons in 79 UK pubs and bars

Orderella, the developer of an app that lets customers place drinks orders and make payments from their mobile phone, is to install NFC tags and Bluetooth beacons in all the 79 pubs and bars across the UK that use its service.

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August 22nd, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 August 2014, 16:57

NFC brings statues to life in London and Manchester

Visitors to the UK cities of London and Manchester can now interact via NFC with 35 high-profile statues that have been given a voice by actors, comedians and writers, including Patrick Stewart, Jeremy Paxman and Hugh Dennis.

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August 21st, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 August 2014, 15:40

PayPal introduces one touch mobile payments

PayPal has launched One Touch, a mobile payments solution that lets consumers make payments in supported apps with a single touch. The service, PayPal says, is the “absolute fastest way to pay on any mobile device, across platforms, on all of your favourite apps” and will support credit and debit card payments as well as PayPal transactions.

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August 21st, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 August 2014, 14:05

UK retailers install hi-tech mannequins that let customers buy what they see in the window

UK retailers House of Fraser, Hawes & Curtis and Bentalls are using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons installed in display mannequins to let customers get information about outfits displayed in their shop windows and around their stores, receive special offers and buy items with their mobile phone.

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August 7th, 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 7 August 2014, 10:37

Invitation to contribute to the NFC World+ Knowledge Centre

NFC World+ is introducing a new service in September 2014 that will go beyond the news to provide our readers with in-depth information on the technologies driving the future of commerce. Initial expressions of interest are now invited from readers who would like to share their knowledge and experiences with our 100,000+ monthly visitors.

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August 7th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 7 August 2014, 08:24

Merchants to test BLE payments at Vilnius street fair

More than 250 merchants taking part in this year’s Vilnius City Fiesta will be testing out a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) mobile payments service that uses EVP International’s Paysera platform. The solution will also use QR codes to trigger payments.

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August 5th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 5 August 2014, 15:20

Westpac NZ unveils augmented reality banking app

Westpac New Zealand is to release a mobile banking app that uses augmented reality and 3D imaging to let customers with an iOS device check their credit and debit card balances, make payments and find their closest bank branch.

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August 5th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 5 August 2014, 14:56

Two hundred US shopping malls to use BLE beacons for shopper marketing

More than 200 US shopping malls are to be equipped with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons by early 2015 as a result of an expanded agreement between retail real estate owner Simon and location-based mobile solutions provider Mobiquity.

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August 1st, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 1 August 2014, 12:48

US merchant groups call for creation of open tokenization standards

Leading merchant groups in the US have come together to call for the creation of an alternative set of open standards for tokenized payments that would be managed by an independent body such as ISO or ANSI — rather than by the payments industry.

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September 2nd, 2014

Latest news

  1. Melbourne Cricket Club equips roving snack vendors with Bluetooth beacons
  2. Downtown uses Bluetooth beacons to deliver orders to customers’ tables
  3. JD Sports adds BLE beacons
  4. BBVA reports 250,000 mobile wallet users
  5. Vodafone to launch NFC payments in the UK this month
  6. Broadcom offers IoT developer kit
  7. Visa licenses transactional ad platform
  8. Alipay partners with Huawei to add biometric security to mobile payments
  9. Visa adds Checkout partners
  10. Nintendo 3DS to get NFC
  11. Barclays calls time on Quick Tap NFC payments
  12. Apple iPhone NFC payments rumours reach fever pitch
  13. Verizon aims to replace usernames and passwords with QR codes
  14. Mapco adds mobile payments at the pump
  15. CaixaBank invests in contactless ATMs
  16. Evidence builds for NFC in iPhone 6
  17. Smart Card Alliance offers HCE paper
  18. Square lets consumers send cash by text
  19. Citi launches digital wallet
  20. Estimote unveils BLE stickers
 
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