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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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    December 2nd, 2016

    This week's news

    1. 600m mobile devices to include biometrics by 2021
    2. ANZ could offer mortgages through Apple Pay
    3. Mastercard and Verifone unveil Instalments payments app
    4. Austrian bank deploys NFC-ready ATMs
    5. Apple Pay launches in Spain
    6. American Express launches NFC mobile payments in Canada
    7. Apple Pay offered for HSBC Singapore customers
    8. Mastercard launches AI across global network
    9. FIS to offer Zelle support
    10. Korea gets BioCA facial recognition solution
    11. Alzheimer’s Research UK promotes Christmas ad through Proxama’s beacon network
    12. Android Pay launches with single bank support in New Zealand
    13. Apple Pay to launch in Spain?
    14. Mastercard biometric service rolls out to Latin America
    15. Dutch bank launches HCE mobile payments app
    16. Gemalto’s PKI portfolio update lets TSPs roll out eIDAS compliant services
    17. USAA Bank adds insurance cards to digital wallet
    18. In-store mobile payments take 0.6% Black Friday share
    19. Mastercard blockchain patent applications
    20. Off the cuff mobile payments from British fashion brand
    21. Growth in millennials’ mobile commerce use
    22. ACCC denies authorisation to Australian banks over Apple Pay negotiation
    23. Mobile retail commerce to reach US$1,120bn by 2020
    24. Twyp mobile payments app service to close in Netherlands
    25. Meet NFC World’s partners at Trustech
    26. Antelop Solutions joins the NFC World partner program
    27. Masterpass comes to 30,000 South African merchants after SnapScan deal
    28. JustGiving to aid contactless donations
    29. Jaguar files face and gait recognition system patent for vehicle entry
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