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September 2nd, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 2 September 2014, 11:07

BBVA reports 250,000 mobile wallet users

Spain-based banking group BBVA has signed up 250,000 customers for its BBVA Wallet service and is to expand availability to the US, Mexico and Chile this year. The wallet includes support for host card emulation (HCE)-based payments for customers with an NFC phone running Android 4.4 or later.

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NFC

September 1st, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 1 September 2014, 17:21

Vodafone to launch NFC payments in the UK this month

Mobile network operator Vodafone is preparing to make NFC payments available to its customers in the UK in time for the launch of contactless bank card payments on London’s public transport network on 16 September, the carrier has told NFC World+.

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NFC

September 1st, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 1 September 2014, 16:52

Broadcom offers IoT developer kit

Chip maker Broadcom has introduced Wiced Sense, a developer kit designed “to enable developers to rapidly prototype ideas and concepts for IoT devices and applications.”

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September 1st, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 1 September 2014, 16:19

Alipay partners with Huawei to add biometric security to mobile payments

Chinese online payments giant Alipay is working with Huawei to enable users of the phone maker’s new Ascend Mate 7 handset to secure their mobile payments using a fingerprint sensor built into the phone. The tie-up, Alipay says, will provide “a way to fast-track biometric payment technology in China.”

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NFC

September 1st, 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 3 September 2014, 13:38

Barclays calls time on Quick Tap NFC payments

UK bank Barclays is to close its pioneering NFC payments service on 30 October.

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NFC

September 1st, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 1 September 2014, 13:37

Apple iPhone NFC payments rumours reach fever pitch

MasterCard, American Express and Visa have all signed deals with Apple for the launch of a mobile payments service that will make use of an NFC chip built into the next iPhone, due to launch on 9 September, according to reports in a number of publications including the Financial Times, Bloomberg and Re/Code.

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QR

August 28th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 28 August 2014, 18:28

Verizon aims to replace usernames and passwords with QR codes

Verizon Enterprise has introduced Universal ID, a service designed to replace usernames and passwords with a QR code that consumers can scan with their mobile phone to gain access to a website or app.

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August 27th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 27 August 2014, 14:08

Square lets consumers send cash by text

Payments startup Square has expanded its Square Cash service, which lets US consumers send money to a contact via email, to include support for sending funds via an SMS text message.

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BLE

August 27th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 27 August 2014, 13:13

IPC Media promotes magazine sales via convenience store beacons

Publisher IPC Media is using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons installed in 740 One Stop convenience stores across the UK to offer discounted copies of its Chat, Pick Me Up, Woman and TV & Satellite Week magazines.

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August 27th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 27 August 2014, 11:43

St George adds fingerprint security to mobile banking app

Customers of Australia’s St George Bank will be able to use the Touch ID fingerprint verification technology built into the iPhone 5S to log into mobile banking when iOS8 launches in September.

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September 16th, 2014

Latest news

  1. Apple Pay to get 0.15% transaction fee
  2. No Apple Pay for Walmart, Best Buy
  3. Weve drops wallet plans?
  4. Apple confirms NFC chip lockdown
  5. Transcript: Apple VP Kevin Lynch and CEO Tim Cook show off how Apple Watch can be used beyond payments
  6. Video demos show how Apple Pay users will make a payment with the iPhone 6
  7. How Apple will generate revenues from mobile payments begins to become clear
  8. Discover in talks on Apple Pay support
  9. MasterCard issues European contactless POS mandate
  10. MasterCard launches MDES token platform for mobile payments
  11. No support for carriers’ NFC SIMs in Apple devices?
  12. iPhone, NFC and Apple Pay: How should banks react?
  13. Visa launches token service to support Apple Pay and more
  14. Apple NFC: No support for tags or pairing?
  15. Apple posts PassKit payments dev guide
  16. Transcript: Apple CEO Tim Cook and SVP Eddy Cue introduce Apple Pay mobile payments and NFC
  17. iPhone 6 to ship with NFC and support for Apple Pay mobile payments
  18. NXP publishes guide to NFC and the Internet of Things
  19. Apple to offer rewards to mobile payment users?
  20. Twitter adds Buy button
 
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