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    8 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 September 2016, 13:24

    Coop Denmark to launch mobile loyalty and payments platform

    Supermarket chain Coop Denmark is launching a new mobile loyalty and rewards platform incorporating mobile payment functionality in all of its stores from October. The service will enable customers in Irma, Kvickly, Brugsen and KNB locations to scan items with their phone as they shop and pay at the point of sale using software provided by Omnico.

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    7 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 7 September 2016, 20:23

    FeliCa NFC technology confirmed for Apple Pay in Japan

    Apple has confirmed that its new flagship smartphones — the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus — and the second generation Apple Watch will be equipped with Sony FeliCa NFC technology. The move will allow for Apple Pay transactions in-store, in-app and online as well as for transport when the payment service makes its launch in Japan in October 2016.

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    6 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 September 2016, 14:38

    PayPal extends NFC acceptance in US via Mastercard

    US consumers will soon be able to make NFC mobile payments using PayPal at the point of sale wherever Mastercard is accepted. The strategic partnership between the two companies will also enable Masterpass as an option for merchants employing the PayPal-owned Braintree payment platform.

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    6 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 September 2016, 13:19

    Translink announces contactless ticketing for Northern Ireland

    Public transport operator Translink has announced plans for contactless payments across its bus and rail services in Northern Ireland. The move comes as part of a £45m (US$60m) investment by the Northern Ireland Executive and will, says Translink, “transform travel and lead to an increase in the number of people using public transport”.

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    5 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 5 September 2016, 14:46

    US study reveals increased use and awareness of Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay

    Nearly nine in ten US consumers with Apple Pay compatible devices (89%) are now aware of the mobile payment service, research released by First Annapolis Consulting reveals. 64% of those owning Android Pay compatible devices have heard of the service, while 54% of Samsung users show awareness of Samsung Pay.

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    Partner news BLE

    2 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 2 September 2016, 12:32

    Proxama gains certification to use Google’s Eddystone beacons

    PARTNER NEWS: Digital payment solutions provider Proxama has gained certification from Google to deliver a range of consumer experiences that utilise the Eddystone open beacon format, after passing the technical requirements to demonstrate full stack integration.

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    1 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 September 2016, 14:44

    Xiaomi launches Mi Pay NFC mobile payments

    Chinese handset maker Xiaomi has launched its Mi Pay NFC-based mobile payments service in its domestic market.

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    1 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 September 2016, 14:06

    Huawei Pay goes live in China

    Handset maker Huawei has announced the launch of its Huawei Pay NFC-based mobile payment service in China, in collaboration with bankcard association China UnionPay and support from 25 of the country’s banks.

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    31 August 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 31 August 2016, 10:57

    Apple says NFC access “not open to negotiation with any bank”

    Apple has made clear that allowing access to the NFC technology within its iPhone is “not open to negotiation with any bank”.

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    30 August 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 30 August 2016, 14:41

    Malibu equips 40,000 bottles with NFC tags for UK pilot

    Coconut rum maker Malibu has equipped 40,000 bottles with NFC tags. Drinkers will be able to tap their NFC device against a sunset image on the product packaging to access content and prize draws directly on their mobile phone.

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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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