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    8 February 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 February 2016, 16:04

    Mobile banking service Pocopay goes live in Europe

    Mobile banking service Pocopay has launched in the Netherlands, Spain and its home country of Estonia to let consumers split bills, request money using email addresses or QR codes and make payments via a MasterCard contactless debit card.

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    8 February 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 February 2016, 11:35

    MoboMoney takes sound-based mobile payments to India

    Indian consumers can now make payments at participating retail locations using their mobile device and sound based technology developed by startup ToneTag. The feature has been integrated into MoboMoney, an NFC payments platform launched by information technology provider Tech Mahindra in December 2015, to extend the service to a greater number of mobile devices and merchants across the country.

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    5 February 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 5 February 2016, 15:37

    APCA explores security code for digital wallets in Australia

    Members of the Australian Payments Clearing Association (APCA) are currently exploring the possibility of implementing a voluntary code of practice to regulate digital wallets in the country.

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    4 February 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 4 February 2016, 16:41

    MobileNow! enables parking payments from Apple Watch

    Apple Watch users can now pay for parking across the US directly from their wrist with a “few simple taps” using the MobileNow! app. The service can also be used to extend parking sessions.

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    4 February 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 4 February 2016, 16:05

    Global mobile payment market to hit $620bn in 2016

    Consumers across the globe will use their mobile phones to spend a total of US$620bn on all forms of mobile transaction this year, representing a 37.8% year-on-year growth from $450bn in 2015, research from TrendForce reveals. By 2017, total mobile payment revenue will reach $780bn, climbing to $930bn in 2018 and $1.08tn in 2019.

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    3 February 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 February 2016, 16:00

    Musician Beatie Wolfe promotes new single with NFC jacket

    British singer songwriter Beatie Wolfe is promoting the release of her new single with an NFC jacket that lets fans listen to the song by tapping their NFC phone onto the fabric. It has been designed in collaboration with rockstar tailor Mr Fish and textiles label BeatWoven.

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    3 February 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 February 2016, 14:59

    MyWallet NFC payments service put on hold in Slovakia

    Mobile network operator Slovak Telekom, majority owned by Germany’s Deutsche Telekom, is shutting down its MyWallet NFC service on a temporary basis. The move is due to the closure of ClickandBuy, also a Deutsche Telekom subsidiary, which issues the sole payment card supported by the service.

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    2 February 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 2 February 2016, 14:03

    Rail passengers pilot mobile ticketing at 230 UK stations

    Technology that will enable rail passengers in the UK to travel across the country using a barcoded mobile ticket sent directly to their smartphone is undergoing pilot testing at 230 railway stations in the north of England, Scotland and the Midlands.

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    1 February 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 February 2016, 18:42

    Visa launches cross-marketing network for coupon-free digital rewards

    US merchants can now send targeted offers and rewards to their customers that can be redeemed at other merchants' locations via Visa Commerce Network, a new service launched by Visa that eliminates the need for coupons at the point of sale.

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    1 February 2016 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 29 January 2016, 16:56

    Proxama joins the NFC World partner program

    NFC World is pleased to welcome NFC and mobile payments pioneer Proxama as a member of its partner program. The company was involved in some of the world’s first NFC payments projects and now offers clients end-to-end mobile payment solutions and proximity marketing services from offices in the UK and the USA.

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    February 13th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. US banks get on board for mobile at the ATM
    2. G&D gets Amex accreditation for HCE payments solution
    3. Apple Pay awareness, adoption and usage drops in the US
    4. PayPal partners with Vodafone for NFC payments in Europe
    5. Samsung Pay to make UK and Spain debut “very soon”
    6. Axis Bank customers to get NFC wearables
    7. Payleven raises $10m for mPOS growth
    8. GSMA publishes IoT security guidelines
    9. Security update fixes Apple Pay flaw
    10. Ireland looks to NFC payments for public transport
    11. Android users to get app-free beacon messages
    12. Mobeam update brings loyalty to POS scanners
    13. Apple Pay glitch prevents users adding Visa cards
    14. Mobile savings club scoops innovation award
    15. Visa offers mobile card controls
    16. Kiwis warm to mobile payments and biometrics
    17. Apple Pay reaches mobile app inflection point
    18. ANZ launches HCE mobile payments in Australia
    19. Paym reports 89% increase in use in second half of 2015
    20. Apple’s Error 53 shuts down handsets with Touch ID repairs
    21. 3bn loyalty cards will move to mobile by 2020
    22. FitPay launches Kickstarter campaign to bring NFC smartstrap to market
    23. Cash by Optus adds contactless bands and stickers to reach beyond Android owners
    24. Super Bowl fans explore Bay Area with BLE beacons
    25. Kazakhstan gets HCE payments
    26. Mobile banking service Pocopay goes live in Europe
    27. Apple Pay adds 32 banks in the US
    28. MoboMoney takes sound-based mobile payments to India
    29. White paper lays out NFC solutions for in-home healthcare providers
     
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