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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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    29 January 2016 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 29 January 2016, 15:00

    G&D uses TSM technology to protect industrial products against counterfeiting

    PARTNER NEWS: Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is working with chip maker Renesas to apply the lessons learned from the use of trusted service management technology in mobile payments to a new market — protecting industrial products against counterfeiting.

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    28 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 January 2016, 15:00

    More than 3m London journeys made using a mobile device in second half of 2015

    More than 3.2m journeys across London’s transport network were made using mobile devices in the second half of 2015, Transport for London (TfL) has revealed, and over 35,000 journeys a day are now being made using a mobile device.

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    27 January 2016 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 27 January 2016, 16:57

    Study reveals global views on payment data security

    A 16-page study that presents findings from research into how companies approach payment data security is now available to download from the NFC World Knowledge Centre. The study also reveals why IT professionals believe the risk to payment data is increasing due to new payment methods.

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    27 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 January 2016, 13:23

    Canada’s Ugo Wallet to add support for HCE

    Canadian open NFC mobile wallet provider Ugo is in the process of incorporating a host card emulation (HCE) solution into its Ugo Wallet and expects to begin offering the service by the early summer of this year, the company has told NFC World.

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    HCE

    27 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 January 2016, 12:51

    National Australia Bank launches HCE mobile payments

    Customers of National Australia Bank (NAB) can now make host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments at any contactless terminal using NAB Pay, a new service that has been integrated into the bank’s existing mobile banking app and makes use of Visa’s tokenization technology.

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    Partner news NFC

    26 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 26 January 2016, 16:47

    RapidNFC offers NFC cable ties for easy asset tagging

    PARTNER NEWS: Bespoke NFC tag supplier and manufacturer RapidNFC has expanded its range to include NFC asset tags that are designed to make it easy to tag a wide range of assets from cables to shelving and machinery.

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    June 25th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Discover joins effort to speed up EMV checkout
    2. Amex bot notifies purchases through Facebook Messenger
    3. Walmart Pay arrives in 15 more states
    4. ABN Amro takes payments to WhatsApp
    5. EMV claims more than a third of global card-present payments
    6. Walmart Pay heads to three new states
    7. Android Pay preps new features
    8. Jiffy payments launches in-store in Milan and Bergamo
    9. PayPal will “hurt” from Apple Pay web launch, claims analyst
    10. 300m will use contactless ticketing on mobile and wearables by 2021
    11. Apple Pay adds 44 US banks
    12. Barclays completes HCE payments launch
    13. More US consumers open to mobile payments
    14. Microsoft launches NFC payments for Windows 10 phones
    15. MintChip launches for in-store and P2P payments in Canada
    16. Samsung Pay reports on bank uptake
    17. Bluetooth 5 set for release in late 2016
    18. Brits foresee cashless society by 2036
    19. Visa seals deal on Visa Europe acquisition
    20. French vineyard to safeguard its entire output with NFC
    21. Alipay parent company seeks expansion overseas
    22. Thai banks to launch P2P payments with PromptPay
    23. Bank of America enables Apple Pay and Samsung Pay at ATMs
    24. Mobile payments to grow 42% in 2016
    25. LG U+ to launch biometric authentication platform
    26. Walmart Pay heads to Alabama and Georgia
     
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