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    6 July 2012 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 6 July 2012, 16:55

    Telenor reports results of Oslo NFC payments trial

    "Mobile payment is something that people want and will use, if the solutions are adequate," says Telenor's Viktoria Erngard. "But in order to succeed in the long run, we need to get as many merchants on board as possible and offer more NFC-enabled phones."

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    6 July 2012 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 6 July 2012, 14:13

    Vingcard debuts invisible door lock

    Vingcard Elsafe has unveiled an NFC-compatible lock for hotel rooms that takes the security hardware off the face of the door to provide a clean, minimalist look.

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    6 July 2012 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 6 July 2012, 14:07

    CommBank adds Kaching for Android — without NFC

    "We would prefer to start using the chip that comes with the phone," says CommBank's head of online banking, but "currently the NFC chip (the secure element) in Android NFC-enabled phones is not available to us."

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    6 July 2012 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 6 July 2012, 10:28

    Telefónica picks Visa for mobile payments in Europe

    Telefónica Digital has appointed Visa Europe as its preferred mobile payments partner for its O2 and Movistar networks in Europe in a deal described as “a wide ranging strategic partnership to drive new business opportunities within mobile commerce.”

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    6 July 2012 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 6 July 2012, 10:10

    NatWest invites UK customers to test NFC payments

    The UK’s NatWest bank is inviting 1,000 customers to take part in a four month pilot trial of a new NFC payments service called TouchPay.

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    3 July 2012 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 3 July 2012, 14:00

    Deutsche Telekom unveils mobile payments plans

    "We want to build a comprehensive ecosystem around mobile payment, helping Telekom to realise its strategy of being the first choice for customers regarding connected life and work," says the T-Mobile operator as it signs a partnership deal with MasterCard and outlines four "strategic pillars" for its move into financial services.

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    3 July 2012 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 13 July 2012, 12:26

    GlobalPlatform and TCG to work on mobile security standards

    Standards bodies GlobalPlatform and the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) have formed a joint work group to collaborate on mobile device security standards.

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    2 July 2012 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 2 July 2012, 11:27

    Ara eTap to offer NFC payments in India

    Chennai, India-based technology provider Yeldi Softcom has launched Ara eTap, an NFC sticker-based mobile payments service.

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    2 July 2012 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 2 July 2012, 11:27

    Sydney picks NFC and QR codes to guide visitors around The Rocks

    The New South Wales Government has provided backing for an interactive walking tour of 37 historic sites in The Rocks, the oldest district of Sydney.

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    29 June 2012 • By Joe Davies • Last updated 29 June 2012, 18:48

    Scotiabank targets young adults with NFC poster campaign

    Canada’s Scotiabank is to use NFC smart posters to promote its Scene movie rewards service to a target market of young adults and movie enthusiasts.

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    May 30th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Absa takes banking to Twitter
    2. UOB to lift NFC mobile payment limit in Singapore
    3. Visa Europe records contactless growth across the continent
    4. Samsung to ease online payments with new app
    5. Apple Pay to expand rapidly in Asia and Europe
    6. A quarter of Brits will make NFC mobile payments in the next year
    7. MasterCard collaborates on speeding up EMV checkout
    8. Samsung Pay to launch in Spain next week
    9. US startup raises funds for multipurpose smart wallet
    10. BLE beacons to deliver 1.6bn coupons a year by 2020
    11. Android Pay adds 47 banks
    12. Apple granted patent for device-based car keys
    13. LG Pay to launch in September
    14. US and UK consumers warm to biometric authentication
    15. Polish bank gets HCE mobile payments through First Data and Bell ID
    16. Gemalto analyses success of SK Telecom’s NFC service
    17. Analyst predicts exceptional growth for Apple Pay due to secure element approach
    18. Apple Pay adds Visa, MasterCard and five major banks in Singapore
    19. Wells Fargo to add NFC-based mobile payments to banking app
    20. 50% of Americans use mobile banking
    21. MyPay to launch mobile wallet in Myanmar
    22. Chili’s Grill & Bar to enable Android Pay at the table
    23. Pizza Hut Asia trials order and pay using a robot called Pepper
    24. Wells Fargo to launch NFC mobile payments
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