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12 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 June 2015, 15:49

Reed Exhibitions uses NFC for IBTM America visitors

Event organiser Reed Exhibitions is using Poken’s conference technology platform at the IBTM America exhibition in Chicago to collect exhibitor information, let attendees check-in for meetings, and exchange and collect contact information and digital brochures using an NFC device.

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NFC

12 June 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 12 June 2015, 09:44

White paper helps banks compare NFC mobile payment solutions

A one-stop guide aimed at helping banks and financial institutions that want to deploy NFC mobile payment solutions, but are unsure about the right route to market, is now available to download from the NFC World Knowledge Centre.

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11 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 June 2015, 14:08

Rhombus launches SMS mobile payments platform in the US

Payments startup Rhombus has launched a platform in the US that lets consumers send payments and donations to businesses on any mobile device by texting the amount owed and a description of what they want to buy to a dedicated Rhombus number.

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BLE

11 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 12 June 2015, 09:49

Facebook expands free Bluetooth beacon program

Facebook is offering free Bluetooth beacons to select businesses across the US that will enable them to send “useful and relevant” information to customers about the places they visit. The move comes as an update to the social network’s Place Tips service that was piloted in New York City earlier this year.

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NFC

10 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 June 2015, 14:21

The Bancorp to offer HCE prepaid cards to European issuers

Financial products and services provider The Bancorp will offer open loop mobile prepaid cards that make use of host card emulation (HCE) to its European issuers in the fourth quarter of this year, through a partnership with mobile payment provider MeaWallet.

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NFC

10 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 June 2015, 12:53

Apple Pay users in UK will be able to make payments above contactless card limit

Customers who choose to use Apple Pay when the service launches in the UK will be able to use the mobile payments service to make transactions over the current contactless limit of £20 (US$30) at select retail locations, according to Visa Europe’s executive director of mobile. MasterCard also expects to see merchants being able to accept higher-value transactions in time.

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NFC

9 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 June 2015, 14:04

Zapp prepares for UK mobile payments service launch

Zapp, the UK mobile payments startup formed by payments infrastructure operator VocaLink, has confirmed that it will launch its service in the autumn of this year, with NFC in-store payments to follow.

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NFC

9 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 June 2015, 13:08

Two in three US POS terminals to be EMV by 2020

The installed base of EMV terminals in the US will reach about 65% by the end of 2020, a new report from GrowthPraxis has found. The installed base of mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) terminals is expected to reach 8.8m units in the same period.

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NFC

8 June 2015 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 8 June 2015, 19:11

Apple Pay adds loyalty cards and expands to UK

Apple Pay will be available in the UK from July 2015, vice president of Apple Pay business Jennifer Bailey has announced at the iPhone maker's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Users of the mobile payments service will also be able to add store credit, debit and loyalty cards to their Apple mobile wallet from "this fall".

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Partner news NFC

8 June 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 8 June 2015, 19:50

Carta and YellowPepper take HCE to Latin America

PARTNER NEWS: Carta Worldwide is to provide its host card emulation (HCE) technology to Latin American mobile payments specialist YellowPepper, allowing it to offer the “latest in mobile payments technology” to the region’s banks and merchants.

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June 30th, 2015

This week's news

  1. Barclaycard launches second generation bPay wearable payment devices
  2. Apple publishes UK contactless FAQ
  3. PayPal set to float on 17 July
  4. Fans get contactless entry to football matches in Cyprus
  5. PayRange raises $12m for vending machine payments via Bluetooth
  6. One in five Australians make in-store mobile payments
  7. Evercoss to pre-install mobile wallet on handsets
  8. McGee Group adds NFC inspection tags to trucks
  9. Amazon’s voice-driven home shopping device available for pre-order in the US
  10. Naver Pay launches in Korea
  11. SEQR prepares for summer UK launch
  12. CUA credit union reports rising interest in redi2PAY HCE mobile payments service
  13. Alibaba and Ant Financial invest nearly $1bn in Koubei mobile commerce platform
  14. $4bn mobile money transfer revenue by 2018
  15. OceanFirst Bank adds Touch ID
  16. India offers tax break for electronic payments?
  17. 30% of donors use contactless card during London charity trial
  18. Canadian carriers sign up for independent Suretap platform
  19. NXP introduces plug and play NFC solution for Internet of Things
  20. Crunchfish unveils touchless storefront using gesture recognition
  21. Google files item pairing patent
  22. Beacons link in Cannes Lions contacts
  23. Spanish supermarket chain Bonpreu rolls out mobile payments to 170 stores
  24. Kiev subway goes contactless
 
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