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    17 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 May 2016, 14:58

    Ugo Wallet launches HCE solution in Canada

    Canadian open NFC mobile wallet provider Ugo has added a host card emulation (HCE) based solution to its Ugo Wallet and is using tokenization technology from Visa for the service. The company confirmed to NFC World in January 2016 that it would be launching the feature to its customers early this summer.

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    17 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 May 2016, 13:57

    South African community shops to get NFC payments using stickers

    South African consumers will soon be able to make payments using an NFC sticker on the back on their mobile phone via a service launched by mobile financial services provider MobiCash and mobile payments platform Boloro. The service will be available at “tens of thousands” of small-scale spaza or community shops served by wholesale giant Big Save Group.

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    17 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 May 2016, 12:51

    MCX delays launch of CurrentC and cuts 30 jobs

    US retailer-led consortium MCX has postponed the nationwide rollout of its CurrentC mobile wallet and has laid off approximately 30 of its employees. The decision was taken in order to “concentrate more heavily” on other aspects of the business, including working alongside JPMorgan Chase to roll out the Chase Pay mobile payments service.

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    17 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 May 2016, 12:03

    Walmart rolls out Walmart Pay across Arkansas and Texas

    US supermarket chain Walmart has begun rolling out its QR code-based mobile payment service in Arkansas and Texas. Walmart Pay is now available in all 480 Walmart stores across Texas and at more than 110 locations in Arkansas.

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    13 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 May 2016, 13:55

    Researchers bring sensing capabilities to paper using RFID

    Researches from the University of Washington, Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon University have created a way to give a piece of paper sensing capabilities that enable it to respond to gesture commands and connect to the digital world using RFID tags that can be stuck, printed or drawn on the paper.

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    Tokens

    13 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 May 2016, 09:49

    Tokenization case study — See the webinar now on NFC World

    NFC World’s ‘Case study — Lessons learned from selecting and implementing a tokenization solution able to serve 200 banks’ webinar is now available to view online. 271 people signed up to take part in the live event and participants gave the webinar an overall rating of 4.3 out of five.

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    12 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 12 May 2016, 13:21

    Barclays to roll out HCE mobile payments across the UK in June

    Barclays is to begin rolling out a host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payment feature to its mobile banking app in June, the UK bank has confirmed to NFC World. The service — known as Barclays Contactless Mobile — will enable customers to make transactions at any contactless terminal as well as pay for services across Transport for London (TfL) with a tap of their Android device.

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    Tokens

    11 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 12 May 2016, 08:57

    Join us for a webinar on selecting and implementing an in-house tokenization solution

    Join NFC World at 3pm BST on Thursday 12 May to find out how and why payments service provider Nets selected transaction technology provider Carta Worldwide to launch an in-house solution capable of delivering a tokenization service to serve more than 200 client banks across the Nordic region.

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    11 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 May 2016, 08:09

    Europeans make 3bn Visa contactless payments in past 12 months

    Some 3bn contactless transactions have been made across Europe using Visa cards in the past 12 months, nearly tripling the number made in the previous 12-month period, Visa Europe has revealed.

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    10 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 May 2016, 15:11

    Singtel Dash mobile payments service adds NFC transit

    Singapore mobile network operator Singtel has made NFC transport payments and top-ups available through its Singtel Dash mobile payments platform. Deals and rewards have also been added as well as overseas money transfers.

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    May 31st, 2016

    This week's news

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