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28 August 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 August 2015, 13:36

CaixaBank launches HCE mobile payments app

Spain’s CaixaBank has broadened its range of mobile payment services with the launch of CaixaBank Pay, a new app based on host card emulation (HCE) that allows users to make online and in-store payments at any contactless terminal. The bank estimates that the service could be used by more than 70% of its mobile banking customers.

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27 August 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 August 2015, 14:04

UK contactless spending up 150% in last 12 months

The amount that UK consumers are spending using contactless has risen 150% in the last 12 months, with the number of transactions up 134%, research from Barclaycard has revealed. 

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27 August 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 August 2015, 13:19

Coin unveils EMV-ready Coin 2.0 with NFC

Connected device maker Coin has released a new version of its electronic magnetic stripe card that is EMV-ready and incorporates NFC, allowing users to store credit and debit cards and make both contactless and swipe payment transactions for in-store purchases.

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27 August 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 August 2015, 12:40

MCX adds offers and discounts to CurrentC mobile wallet

US retailer-led consortium MCX has announced a partnership with promotions management and processing provider Inmar to bring digital promotions from US brands to its yet-to-launch mobile wallet platform CurrentC. The deal will enable users to automatically redeem offers and discounts at checkout on their mobile devices.

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26 August 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 26 August 2015, 12:19

UK consumers increase contactless spending 560% in 12 months

The amount British consumers have spent using their contactless cards has increased 560% in the last 12 months, research from MasterCard has revealed — a more than sixfold year-on-year growth and up from a 373% increase in the year to July 2014.

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25 August 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 25 August 2015, 15:08

Elle launches BLE beacon offers across the US

Women’s fashion magazine Elle has launched a promotion across the US that makes use of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons and geofence technology to trigger exclusive content and offers in a shopper’s smartphone when they are within range of a participating store partner.

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25 August 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 25 August 2015, 14:42

SimplyTapp picks up contactless payments award

PARTNER NEWS: HCE specialist SimplyTapp has been awarded Best Contactless Payments Solution of the Year at the 2015 Future Digital Awards, organised by UK-based firm Juniper Research.

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24 August 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 26 August 2015, 13:52

Four in five Apple Watch owners use Apple Pay

Some 80% of Apple Watch owners that are eligible to use Apple Pay have already done so, research from Wristly has found, with 79% saying they prefer using the mobile payments service on their Apple Watch over their iPhone.

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13 August 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 13 August 2015, 14:31

Join NFC World for a live Q&A with HCE pioneer Doug Yeager

The next event in NFC World’s free educational webinar series will be a unique opportunity to get answers to your technical, business and operational questions on mobile payments from host card emulation (HCE) pioneer Doug Yeager, co-founder and CEO of SimplyTapp.

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13 August 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 12 August 2015, 12:56

TD Bank to pilot NFC payments with Nymi biometric wristband

More than 100 TD Bank customers in Toronto, Canada are to begin piloting an NFC version of Nymi, a biometrically authenticated wristband that uses the wearer’s unique cardiac rhythm to verify their identity. RBC Royal Bank and “other Canadian issuing banks” began pilot testing the Nymi Band in collaboration with MasterCard in November last year.

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September 5th, 2015

This week's news

  1. 39% of US consumers use mobile banking monthly
  2. GoToTags raises $300,000
  3. TriMet to roll out NFC ticket payments
  4. Lloyds Bank close to adding Apple Pay support
  5. Samsung Pay coming to Gear S2 in November
  6. HCE webinar: one week to go
  7. Samsung’s NFC smart suit to hit IFA 2015 catwalk
  8. White paper addresses seven key NFC security questions
  9. TSB offers contactless cashback incentive
  10. Engineers trial wireless communication via human body
  11. MyECheck offers QR mobile payments
  12. First Internet Bank enables Eyeprint ID
  13. US bank CEOs fear Apple competition
  14. Nintendo unveils New Nintendo 3DS with NFC
  15. Gulf Bank brings contactless POS with NFC
  16. Gemalto partners with Samsung for the launch of Samsung Pay in Europe
  17. Lyle & Scott creates contactless payment jacket with bPay
  18. Android Pay will launch ‘very soon’
  19. RBC gets Secure Cloud payments patent
  20. Google ‘shut down’ beacon project
  21. Singapore commuters trial wristband payments
  22. PayPal launches PayPal.Me
  23. India biometrics market to grow 35% by 2020
  24. Ingenico joins WorldPay bidding war
  25. Sony unveils Wena Wrist with NFC payments
  26. Uber ‘to launch mobile wallet in India’
  27. Samsung unveils Gear S2 with NFC
  28. Apple granted NFC and Touch ID patents
  29. Payments boost from contactless limit rise
  30. Brits spend £2.5bn with contactless in first half of 2015
  31. Google Play adds Android Pay option
  32. UK contactless limit increases to £30
  33. Join NFC World and Gemalto to learn how to develop a successful mobile payments roadmap
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