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July 21st, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 21 July 2014, 13:08

Four in ten mobile wallet users choose mobile as primary mode of payment

While convincing consumers to make use of a mobile wallet remains an issue for many providers, shoppers that do convert to mobile payments make extensive use of the technology, Nielsen’s Q2 2014 Mobile Wallet Report has found.

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July 21st, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 21 July 2014, 11:14

CU Wallet signs up 65 credit unions for QR mobile payments

CU Wallet, a mobile payments platform developed for US credit unions and majority owned by its cooperative members, has been adopted by 65 credit unions with a combined total of more than seven million customers, the company reports.

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July 18th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 18 July 2014, 10:32

Taiwanese carriers and transit card provider to launch NFC TSM this year

The TSM service for NFC payments being built by a joint venture between five Taiwanese carriers and prepaid card provider Easycard is to go live by the end of 2014, the partners have announced. A rival TSM backed by Taiwan’s financial institutions is also due to begin operations in December 2014.

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July 18th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 18 July 2014, 10:23

Clear Channel launches NFC advertising in the US and Canada

Out-of-home advertising giant Clear Channel’s Connect interactive advertising platform is now available in 29 US and Canadian markets. Bluetooth beacons may also be added to the service “when client demand and consumer benefit arise”, the company says.

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July 17th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 17 July 2014, 14:20

Google Wallet adds support for gift cards and P2P payments

Google Wallet users can now store gift cards on their mobile phone and redeem them electronically in stores. Users can also send money requests to friends, make debit card payments free of charge and access a Spanish language version of the app if they have activated Spanish language settings on their mobile device.

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July 17th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 17 July 2014, 14:11

Base launches NFC payments and coupons in Germany

German customers of mobile network operator Base, part of the E-Plus group, can now make payments, store membership cards and redeem coupons with their NFC phone.

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July 17th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 July 2014, 11:18

Visa Inc abandons digital wallet ambitions, Visa Europe to continue investing

Visa Inc is replacing its digital wallet service with Visa Checkout, a new payment service that enables consumers in the US, Canada and Australia to pay for goods online, on any device, in “just a few clicks”. Visa Europe will continue to support, however, and has pledged to invest a further €200 million in the digital wallet service.

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July 16th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 July 2014, 16:04

Online furniture retailer tests NFC in London showroom

Online furniture retailer is trialling an NFC shopping experience at its London showroom, enabling consumers to tap NFC tags to find out further information about items and email themselves a wishlist of products they have viewed.

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July 15th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 15 July 2014, 15:48

PayPal adds loyalty cards to mobile wallet app

A new version of the PayPal iOS app has been released that enables users to store a wide range of loyalty cards within their mobile wallet.

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July 15th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 18 July 2014, 12:15

Japan Airlines combines beacons and smartwatches to improve customer service at airports

Japan Airlines staff at Tokyo's Haneda airport are being provided with smartwatches that work in conjunction with Bluetooth Low Energy beacons, to give management a way to assign staff more efficiently and respond more swiftly to customer requests.

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August 21st, 2014

Latest news

  1. Invitation to contribute to the NFC World+ Knowledge Centre
  2. Merchants to test BLE payments at Vilnius street fair
  3. Paym reaches 1m users
  4. SIMalliance publishes NFC paper
  5. One Stop gives mobile vouchers
  6. KakaoTalk to add payments
  7. London buses accept NFC payments
  8. Westpac NZ unveils augmented reality banking app
  9. UK contactless transactions surge
  10. Two hundred US shopping malls to use BLE beacons for shopper marketing
  11. GSMA publishes mobile money paper
  12. BLE guides the blind at SFO
  13. Analysts report on Apple/Visa partnership
  14. US merchant groups call for creation of open tokenization standards
  15. Facebook closes gifts business
  16. Amazon Wallet teams up with Blackhawk
  17. Square unveils EMV card reader
  18. Nestle runs NFC marketing campaign in 480 Woolworth stores across Australia
  19. American Express tests HCE for NFC payments
  20. Hilton to let guests unlock their doors with smartphones
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