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    18 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 18 May 2016, 11:22

    Visa Europe to make it easier for banks to support third-party mobile wallets

    Visa Europe has launched its Visa Europe Digital Enablement Programme (VEDEP) in the UK in an effort to simplify the implementation process for banks looking to support third-party mobile wallets. Google is using the platform to launch Android Pay in the UK this week and the technology will be rolled out across Europe in the “coming months”.

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    NFC

    18 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 18 May 2016, 10:37

    Android Pay launches in the UK

    Google has launched its Android Pay mobile payment service across the UK, allowing consumers to make payments at any contactless terminal with a tap of their Android handset. The service launches with support from MasterCard, Visa and eight British banks, “with new banks being added all the time,” the company says.

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    NFC

    17 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 May 2016, 14:58

    Ugo Wallet launches HCE solution in Canada

    Canadian open NFC mobile wallet provider Ugo has added a host card emulation (HCE) based solution to its Ugo Wallet and is using tokenization technology from Visa for the service. The company confirmed to NFC World in January 2016 that it would be launching the feature to its customers early this summer.

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    NFC

    17 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 May 2016, 13:57

    South African community shops to get NFC payments using stickers

    South African consumers will soon be able to make payments using an NFC sticker on the back on their mobile phone via a service launched by mobile financial services provider MobiCash and mobile payments platform Boloro. The service will be available at “tens of thousands” of small-scale spaza or community shops served by wholesale giant Big Save Group.

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    QR

    17 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 May 2016, 12:51

    MCX delays launch of CurrentC and cuts 30 jobs

    US retailer-led consortium MCX has postponed the nationwide rollout of its CurrentC mobile wallet and has laid off approximately 30 of its employees. The decision was taken in order to “concentrate more heavily” on other aspects of the business, including working alongside JPMorgan Chase to roll out the Chase Pay mobile payments service.

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    QR

    17 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 May 2016, 12:03

    Walmart rolls out Walmart Pay across Arkansas and Texas

    US supermarket chain Walmart has begun rolling out its QR code-based mobile payment service in Arkansas and Texas. Walmart Pay is now available in all 480 Walmart stores across Texas and at more than 110 locations in Arkansas.

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    13 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 May 2016, 13:55

    Researchers bring sensing capabilities to paper using RFID

    Researches from the University of Washington, Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon University have created a way to give a piece of paper sensing capabilities that enable it to respond to gesture commands and connect to the digital world using RFID tags that can be stuck, printed or drawn on the paper.

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    Tokens

    13 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 May 2016, 09:49

    Tokenization case study — See the webinar now on NFC World

    NFC World’s ‘Case study — Lessons learned from selecting and implementing a tokenization solution able to serve 200 banks’ webinar is now available to view online. 271 people signed up to take part in the live event and participants gave the webinar an overall rating of 4.3 out of five.

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    NFC

    12 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 12 May 2016, 13:21

    Barclays to roll out HCE mobile payments across the UK in June

    Barclays is to begin rolling out a host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payment feature to its mobile banking app in June, the UK bank has confirmed to NFC World. The service — known as Barclays Contactless Mobile — will enable customers to make transactions at any contactless terminal as well as pay for services across Transport for London (TfL) with a tap of their Android device.

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    Tokens

    11 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 12 May 2016, 08:57

    Join us for a webinar on selecting and implementing an in-house tokenization solution

    Join NFC World at 3pm BST on Thursday 12 May to find out how and why payments service provider Nets selected transaction technology provider Carta Worldwide to launch an in-house solution capable of delivering a tokenization service to serve more than 200 client banks across the Nordic region.

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    May 25th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. 50% of Americans use mobile banking
    2. MyPay to launch mobile wallet in Myanmar
    3. Chili’s Grill & Bar to enable Android Pay at the table
    4. Pizza Hut Asia trials order and pay using a robot called Pepper
    5. Wells Fargo to launch NFC mobile payments
    6. Starbucks to take mobile payments and rewards to India
    7. TfL rolls out contactless on Thames river buses
    8. Inside Secure launches MatrixHCE solution
    9. One in 10 UK card payments were contactless in 2015
    10. Wearable device gives users electric shock if they overspend
    11. Wirecard supports launch of Curve
    12. Jones adds NFC and QR codes to smart packaging with Tuku
    13. Barclaycard reports on HCE service take-up
    14. Alipay users in China can now make payments through Samsung Pay
    15. UK contactless spending totalled £1.5bn in March 2016
    16. Barclaycard sees surge in ‘silver spenders’ using contactless
    17. Samsung Pay expected to enable support for Alipay
    18. Bank of America adds Android Pay withdrawals at ATMs
    19. Google enhances APIs to take Android Pay in-app and to mobile websites
    20. UK driving licenses may be added to Passbook
    21. Samsung Pay adds membership and loyalty cards in the US
    22. Fitbit buys Coin’s wearable payment assets
    23. UK charity collects contactless donations using dogs
    24. US Smart City Challenge adds NXP’s RFID tagging solutions
    25. NXP unveils POS reader solution
    26. Visa Europe to make it easier for banks to support third-party mobile wallets
    27. Android Pay launches in the UK
     
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