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    13 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 January 2016, 15:05

    Contactless travel on every UK bus by 2022?

    Contactless travel could be in place on every bus in Britain by 2022 under a multi-million-pound plan being developed by five major bus operators. Stagecoach, First Bus, Go-Ahead, Arriva and National Express are working together to produce a business case which is expected to be completed by late spring 2016.

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    13 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 12 January 2016, 18:57

    Intesa Sanpaolo launches HCE mobile payments in Italy

    Customers of Italian banking group Intesa Sanpaolo can now make host card emulation (HCE) based NFC mobile payments using a new service called PayGo.

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    12 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 12 January 2016, 14:32

    UK moves towards contactless and NFC ticketing across its public transport network

    Passengers across the UK may soon be able to use standard contactless cards and NFC phones to pay for their bus and train journeys under a new national framework developed by The UK Cards Association in collaboration with public transport operators.

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    12 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 12 January 2016, 13:30

    Nine in ten US Apple Pay users have made an in-store mobile payment

    More than nine in ten users of Apple Pay in the US (91%) have now made an in-store payment using a credit card stored on their mobile device and two thirds (67%) have made an in-app transaction, a survey by Phoenix Marketing International has found.

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    8 January 2016 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 8 January 2016, 13:03

    Video shows how mobile network operator Econet is deploying NFC payments in Africa

    PARTNER NEWS: Mobile money specialist Mahindra Comviva has produced a video that shows how NFC payments are being deployed in Africa by Zimbabwe-based carrier Econet Wireless. The film provides an overview of the mobile network operator’s EcoCash service and explains how it has been expanded since its launch as a peer-to-peer money transfer solution in 2011.

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    7 January 2016 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 8 January 2016, 11:50

    NXP to showcase NFC and IoT technologies in 86 cities around the world

    PARTNER NEWS: NXP is to showcase NFC and the Internet of Things (IoT) in a world tour that includes stops in 86 cities. The Smarter World Tour "is a highly visible, 36 tons, 2 levels, fully mobile semi-truck trailer designed by Luigi Colani which turns into a large and spacious mobile tradeshow,” NXP says.

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    6 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 January 2016, 14:45

    E.Sun Bank introduces HCE mobile payments in Taiwan

    Customers of Taiwan’s E.Sun Bank can now use the bank’s mobile wallet app to make host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments at contactless terminals. The bank is launching the service in collaboration with Visa.

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    6 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 January 2016, 16:38

    MasterCard and Coin take NFC payments to wearable devices

    Connected device maker Coin has partnered with MasterCard to enable NFC payments on a range of fitness bands, smartwatches and other wearable devices. Fitness wearable designers Atlas Wearables and Moov and smartwatch provider Omate are the first to implement the NFC payments technology into their products.

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    6 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 January 2016, 12:45

    Samsung Pay heads to Australia, Brazil and Singapore

    Samsung is to launch its Samsung Pay mobile payment service in Australia, Brazil and Singapore, the company’s Tim Baxter has announced during a keynote at the CES show in Las Vegas. The service will also be available on the Samsung Gear S2 classic smartwatch from early this year, starting in the US.

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    5 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 5 January 2016, 22:25

    MasterCard and Samsung enable grocery payments at the fridge

    US consumers will soon be able to place grocery orders with online grocer FreshDirect and supermarket chain ShopRite by entering the items they wish to purchase into a touchscreen built into Samsung’s new Family Hub refrigerator.

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    May 28th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Samsung to ease online payments with new app
    2. Apple Pay to expand rapidly in Asia and Europe
    3. A quarter of Brits will make NFC mobile payments in the next year
    4. MasterCard collaborates on speeding up EMV checkout
    5. Samsung Pay to launch in Spain next week
    6. US startup raises funds for multipurpose smart wallet
    7. BLE beacons to deliver 1.6bn coupons a year by 2020
    8. Android Pay adds 47 banks
    9. Apple granted patent for device-based car keys
    10. LG Pay to launch in September
    11. US and UK consumers warm to biometric authentication
    12. Polish bank gets HCE mobile payments through First Data and Bell ID
    13. Gemalto analyses success of SK Telecom’s NFC service
    14. Analyst predicts exceptional growth for Apple Pay due to secure element approach
    15. Apple Pay adds Visa, MasterCard and five major banks in Singapore
    16. Wells Fargo to add NFC-based mobile payments to banking app
    17. 50% of Americans use mobile banking
    18. MyPay to launch mobile wallet in Myanmar
    19. Chili’s Grill & Bar to enable Android Pay at the table
    20. Pizza Hut Asia trials order and pay using a robot called Pepper
    21. Wells Fargo to launch NFC mobile payments
    22. Starbucks to take mobile payments and rewards to India
    23. TfL rolls out contactless on Thames river buses
    24. Inside Secure launches MatrixHCE solution
    25. One in 10 UK card payments were contactless in 2015
    26. Wearable device gives users electric shock if they overspend
    27. Wirecard supports launch of Curve
    28. Jones adds NFC and QR codes to smart packaging with Tuku
     
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