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    16 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 16 September 2016, 12:04

    Join NFC World for a free webinar to learn how banks can deliver differentiated mobile strategies

    NFC World will host a free webinar on Thursday 13 October exploring how financial institutions can take control of their own mobile payment strategies to move beyond standard handset maker and card network schemes and provide a differentiated offering to retain customers, attract new business and add fresh revenue streams.

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    BLE

    15 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 September 2016, 14:40

    Estimote Mirror turns screens into personalised displays

    Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacon manufacturer Estimote has unveiled Estimote Mirror, a video-enabled beacon platform that communicates with nearby phones and their corresponding apps to produce content that is personalized to a consumer for display on any nearby digital screen.

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    NFC

    15 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 September 2016, 13:10

    Smartphone cases get bPay to enable NFC mobile payments

    Smartphone case manufacturer Case Station has integrated Barclaycard’s bPay contactless payment technology into its new range to allow consumers to make NFC mobile purchases with a tap of their handset at any contactless terminal.

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    NFC

    14 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 14 September 2016, 11:24

    UOB to launch NFC ATMs and instant credit card issuance

    Customers of Singapore’s United Overseas Bank (UOB) will soon be able to withdraw cash from ATMs with a tap of their NFC mobile phone and get instant digital credit card issuance straight to their smartphones through the UOB Mighty host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payment service.

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    HCE

    13 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 14 September 2016, 10:44

    NAB to allow instant use of approved cards through NAB Pay

    Customers of National Australia Bank (NAB) will soon be able to use the bank’s NAB Pay host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payment app to make purchases via newly approved personal Visa credit cards without having to wait for the physical card to arrive in the mail.

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    13 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 September 2016, 14:16

    Facebook updates Messenger bots to enable payment

    Businesses across the US will now be able to sell products and services through Facebook’s Messenger app. An update to the social network’s recently launched Messenger chatbot platform will enable bots to accept payments without having to send shoppers to external sites for completion of the checkout process.

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    NFC

    13 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 14 September 2016, 13:05

    Toronto Film Fest gets VR and NFC payments with Visa

    Visitors to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) are being given the opportunity to embark on a virtual shopping experience that enables them to enter a wardrobe studio to try on iconic costumes from famous movies, add items to a basket and pay using Visa Checkout.

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    NFC

    13 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 20 September 2016, 12:02

    South Korean firms the latest to take action against Apple

    A group of South Korean financial services providers are following in the footsteps of four Australian banks by preparing to take action against Apple in a bid to pressurise the technology giant into opening up the NFC technology within its iPhone handsets.

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    Partner news NFC

    12 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 12 September 2016, 13:44

    Gemalto helps Spanish Carrefour customers get mobile payments

    PARTNER NEWS: Customers shopping at supermarket giant Carrefour in Spain will soon be able to load a digital version of their existing PASS Carrefour banking card and the retailer’s loyalty program to their Android phone and make host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments at the point of sale.

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    9 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 September 2016, 13:21

    CBA and Barclays team up for P2P payments

    Customers of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) and UK bank Barclays will soon be able to send money to each other using a mobile phone number through CBA’s CommBank app and Barclays’ Pingit P2P payment service. The option will become available to retail customers in the last quarter of 2016.

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    September 25th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Samsung adds biometrics to mobile transactions
    2. Kohl’s to allow checkouts from mobile app
    3. Glacéau Smartwater sends tips to Londoners using BLE beacons
    4. Contactless POS transactions nearing $500bn
    5. Valencia commuters to test NFC wristbands for public transport
    6. 250 products are now Fido certified
    7. Domino’s Pizza enables Messenger ordering
    8. Valeo and Gemalto launch mobile car keys for Bluetooth access
    9. Apple Pay adds more US financial institutions
    10. Gemalto wins award for mobile ticketing
    11. Study shows Canadians’ growing enthusiasm for mobile payments
    12. mVisa launches in Kenya
    13. Android Pay adds 44 US banks
    14. Sierra takes Apple Pay to Safari
    15. Curve launches rewards, raises $3m in funding
    16. Frost Bank joins ClearXChange
    17. TSB adds Android Pay support
    18. Lenovo launches NFC transport payments in Beijing
    19. MTN ends Mobile Money in South Africa
    20. White paper lays out best practices for banks launching HCE payments
    21. Mobiquity Wallet brings iOS voice command money transfers
    22. Walmart to stop accepting Visa in Manitoba
    23. Visa reveals growing Euro interest in biometric authentication
    24. Japanese firms team with NTT and Daon for biometric venture
     
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