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21 September 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 September 2015, 11:15

Axis Bank launches mobile wallet that uses sound for in-store payments

India’s Axis Bank has launched Lime, a mobile wallet that combines banking, shopping and payment services and lets customers make in-store purchases using an encrypted audio signal generated by their device.

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18 September 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 18 September 2015, 12:50

Japanese coffee chain lets customers charge purchases to their mobile phone bill

Japan’s largest coffee chain Ueshima Coffee is to let customers make purchases by charging the cost to their mobile phone bill through a partnership with carrier billing solutions provider Boku and mobile network operators KDDI and Docomo.

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17 September 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 September 2015, 15:13

80% of Brits have used alternative payment methods this year

Eight in ten UK consumers with bank accounts have used an alternative to traditional cash and plastic cards in the last 12 months, research by has found. 4% have made an NFC mobile payment, 4% have used Google Wallet, 2% have used Pingit, 2% have used Apple Pay and 1% have used Paym.

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17 September 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 September 2015, 14:30

RapidNFC offers NFC jewellery tags for product authentication

PARTNER NEWS: NFC tag specialist RapidNFC has introduced an NFC Jewellery Tag designed for merchants to use on high-value products including watches, rings and necklaces. This will enable users to tap their NFC devices on the products to check their authenticity as well as get further information.

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16 September 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 16 September 2015, 11:58

Absa Bank to pilot new Visa biometric chip card spec

South Africa’s Absa Bank is to be the first to develop a proof of concept trial of a new Visa specification that will enable the use of biometrics to verify EMV chip card transactions. The trial will allow Absa Bank customers to use fingerprint readers at select Absa-owned ATMs to complete transactions.

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15 September 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 September 2015, 13:57

Barclaycard uses HCE to add NFC payments to mobile app

Barclaycard is to expand the functionality of its Android mobile app to include NFC mobile payments, allowing customers to make purchases at more than 300,000 locations in the UK as well as across the London transport network from November 2015.

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14 September 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 14 September 2015, 16:15

RBC brings HCE mobile payments to North America

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has become the first financial institution in North America to go live with a host card emulation (HCE) mobile payment service following a pilot in December 2014.

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11 September 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 September 2015, 16:45

Russian commuters get NFC mobile ticketing in Moscow

Subscribers to Russian mobile network operators MegaFon, Beeline and MTS can now pay for travel on public transport in Moscow using their NFC smartphone. The project has been implemented by the Moscow Department of Transport, Moscow Metro and MegaLabs, a subsidiary of MegaFon.

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11 September 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 11 September 2015, 13:42

Ask the Expert: HCE pioneer Doug Yeager — See it now on NFC World

NFC World’s ‘Ask the Expert: HCE pioneer Doug Yeager’ webinar is now available to view online. 314 people registered to attend the live event and participants gave the presentation an overall rating of 4.2 out of five.

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10 September 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 September 2015, 16:59

Google launches Android Pay in the US

Google has begun rolling out its Android Pay mobile payment platform across the US today. In-store NFC mobile payments using the system will be possible at more than one million locations within the next few days, with in-app payments and loyalty expected later this year.

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October 5th, 2015

This week's news

  1. Second generation NFC Ring seeks funding
  2. BNP Paribas pilots cards with dynamic security codes
  3. Samsung Pay gets seven city US promo tour
  4. Starbucks takes mobile ordering to the UK
  5. Clear2Pay adds certified testing solutions for US move to EMV
  6. 60% of US cards to support EMV by year end
  7. One in three Americans have an EMV card
  8. Twitter expands Buy Now buttons
  9. Apple patent reveals details of NFC payments ring
  10. Kona white paper explores HCE and tokenization
  11. Worldpay tests facial recognition for payments in stores
  12. Auchan rolls out Bluetooth and NFC payment beacons in Luxembourg
  13. Three in four Poles aware of NFC mobile payments
  14. Bell ID gets HCE certification from global payment schemes
  15. Nexus Imprint brings fingerprint sensor support to Android M
  16. Rio Olympics to get NFC wristbands?
  17. Zapp to delay Pay by Bank launch?
  18. SumUp expands to Sweden
  19. Riyad Bank goes contactless with Gemalto
  20. iPhone 6s includes NXP’s 66V10 NFC controller
  21. PayPal to launch contactless reader in US
  22. Alibaba and Ant Financial make “strategic investment” in India’s Paytm
  23. Velocity acquires mobile payments app Cover
  24. Samsung Pay goes live in the US
  25. Cyber experts unsure of mobile payment security
  26. Citrus Pay enables in-store mobile payments via gift cards
  27. US carriers push Samsung Pay to phones
  28. China’s FiiSmart to develop smartwatch that supports Alipay
  29. USA Technologies adds NFC to 100,000 vending machines
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