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    22 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 July 2016, 13:02

    White paper advises banks on launching Android-based mobile payment services

    A 16-page white paper designed to help banks make informed decisions about bringing an Android-based mobile payments service to market is now available to download from the NFC World Knowledge Centre.

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    21 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 July 2016, 12:52

    Motorists rewarded for mobile payments at the pump

    Motorists using the GC Express gas station in Caro, Michigan, are being offered a free coffee or drink whenever they pay for fuel purchases of US$10 or more with Team One Credit Union’s mobile banking app.

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    20 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 20 July 2016, 14:54

    More than half of Irish consumers now using contactless

    More than half of Irish debit and credit card owners (54%) are using contactless payments when purchasing goods and services, research released by payment technology provider BOI Payment Acceptance (BOIPA) reveals, with the average contactless payment standing at €11.33.

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    20 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 20 July 2016, 14:12

    Marseille gets SMS payments for on-street parking

    PARTNER NEWS: Motorists in Marseille, France, will soon be able to pay for the time spent in a parking bay by sending an SMS when they enter and another one when they leave, charging the payment to their mobile phone bill.

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    20 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 20 July 2016, 11:41

    Apple Pay launches in Hong Kong

    Apple Pay has launched in Hong Kong with support from Mastercard, Visa and American Express. Participating banks include Bank of China (Hong Kong), DBS, Hang Seng Bank, HSBC and Standard Chartered, with support from The Bank of East Asia (BEA) and Tap&Go “coming soon”.

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    19 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 19 July 2016, 15:24

    Valassis enables personalised offers through TV and radio ads

    Consumers can now automatically receive personalised offers on their mobile devices as they watch television or listen to the radio and save them to third party mobile wallets through a new solution launched by intelligent media provider Valassis.

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    19 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 19 July 2016, 14:44

    Alibaba unveils connected car with Alipay mobile payments

    Chinese internet giant Alibaba has unveiled a new “internet car” that will let drivers make mobile payments from their seat using affiliate company Ant Financial’s Alipay mobile payment platform.

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    19 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 19 July 2016, 14:00

    Mahindra Comviva introduces Mobiquity Wallet 2.0

    PARTNER NEWS: Mobile financial solutions firm Mahindra Comviva has released an updated version of Mobiquity Wallet, a digital wallet platform that launched in March 2014 with support for QR codes, Bluetooth, NFC and host card emulation (HCE).

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    19 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 19 July 2016, 12:36

    Apple Pay launches in France

    Apple Pay has begun rolling out across France with support from both Mastercard and Visa as well as Banque Populaire, Ticket Restaurant, Carrefour Banque and Caisse d’Epargne. Support from mobile network operators Boon and Orange France is also expected “soon”.

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    18 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 18 July 2016, 13:50

    Masterpass to enable in-store NFC mobile payments

    Mastercard has unveiled an enhanced version of its Masterpass digital payment platform, adding in-store NFC mobile payment capability to the service that has so far only been available for online and in-app payments.

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    July 30th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Yandex.Checkout gets QR codes
    2. ANZ accused over Apple Pay support
    3. Biometric banking to top $4bn by 2021
    4. Starbucks’ Mobile Order & Pay on the rise across the US
    5. AMS sells NFC and RFID reader business to STMicroelectronics
    6. Spanish clothing retailer to roll out QR code payments
    7. Coinbase rolls out in Australia
    8. Windows Hello heads to apps and websites
    9. US and UK consumers warm to mobile payments, loyalty and coupons
    10. Venmo enables in-app payments
    11. South Africans to get biometric authentication for card payments
    12. Apple Pay accounts for 75% of all contactless payments in the US
    13. Australian banks seek stronger negotiating powers with third party mobile wallet providers
    14. Americans expect cashless society in their lifetime
    15. Absa Bank comes to Facebook Messenger
    16. Mobile-only bank goes live in Germany
    17. LTA signs up Mastercard for account-based contactless ticketing in Singapore
    18. BBA reports UK contactless increase
    19. Mastercard planning to become a PSP in China
    20. PBOC working to regulate QR code mobile payments in China
    21. Scotiabank gives Apple Pay users 10% cashback
    22. PayPal to roll out NFC mobile payments across the US through Visa deal
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