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    28 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 July 2016, 15:54

    Spanish clothing retailer to roll out QR code payments

    Customers at stores belonging to Spanish clothing company Inditex will soon be able to use their mobile phone to make in-store payments by scanning a QR code at the terminal via the company’s InWallet mobile payment service.

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    28 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 July 2016, 14:06

    US and UK consumers warm to mobile payments, loyalty and coupons

    The majority of US and UK consumers (54%) have now used a mobile wallet, research from Urban Airship reveals, with 30% of respondents using them in the past week.

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    27 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 July 2016, 15:03

    South Africans to get biometric authentication for card payments

    The Payments Association of South Africa (PASA) has unveiled a new standardised specification to facilitate biometric authentication on payment cards.

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    27 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 July 2016, 13:10

    Apple Pay accounts for 75% of all contactless payments in the US

    Apple Pay now accounts for three out of four contactless payments in the US and the estimated number of monthly users is up by more than 450% year-on-year, Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed.

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    27 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 July 2016, 12:27

    Australian banks seek stronger negotiating powers with third party mobile wallet providers

    A group of Australian banks have submitted an application to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), urging for the right to ensure they are able to “collectively negotiate” with third party mobile wallet providers.

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    26 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 26 July 2016, 14:10

    Mobile-only bank goes live in Germany

    Mobile network operator Telefónica Deutschland has launched a mobile-only bank in partnership with Fidor Bank in Germany. The service will allow peer-to-peer (P2P) transactions to be made using mobile phone numbers and will come with a Mastercard debit card for in-store and ATM transactions.

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    26 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 26 July 2016, 13:00

    LTA signs up Mastercard for account-based contactless ticketing in Singapore

    Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has signed a partnership agreement with Mastercard to begin piloting a new account-based ticketing system that will let commuters pay for their train and bus journeys using their existing contactless debit and credit cards.

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    25 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 25 July 2016, 12:32

    PayPal to roll out NFC mobile payments across the US through Visa deal

    US consumers will soon be able to make NFC mobile payments using their PayPal mobile wallet at all physical locations across the country that currently accept Visa contactless transactions.

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    22 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 July 2016, 13:02

    White paper advises banks on launching Android-based mobile payment services

    A 16-page white paper designed to help banks make informed decisions about bringing an Android-based mobile payments service to market is now available to download from the NFC World Knowledge Centre.

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    21 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 July 2016, 12:52

    Motorists rewarded for mobile payments at the pump

    Motorists using the GC Express gas station in Caro, Michigan, are being offered a free coffee or drink whenever they pay for fuel purchases of US$10 or more with Team One Credit Union’s mobile banking app.

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    August 27th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Indian employees make NFC payments using everyday objects
    2. Two in three young Brits have made a mobile payment in-store
    3. Japanese bank eyes facial recognition
    4. IHG to accept Alipay in hotels worldwide
    5. NFC Ring circles the globe
    6. JPMorgan Chase to support Android Pay
    7. Apple Pay bank list grows
    8. Samsung Pay hits 100m transactions in first year
    9. Transport for NSW seeks bright ideas
    10. MegaFon launches contactless card with carrier billing
    11. QuickPass launches in Macau
    12. Singapore aims for cashless society
    13. Barclaycard reveals large contactless increase across UK
    14. UK contactless spending hits record high
    15. Walgreens integrates rewards with Android Pay
    16. Apple Pay adds two UK banks
    17. ACCC rejects Australian banks’ negotiation bid
     
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