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July 11th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 July 2014, 12:06

UK city to run NFC, QR and BLE shopper marketing pilot

Proximity commerce specialist Proxama has partnered with the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM) and Norwich Business Improvement District (BID) to run a shopper marketing pilot in the UK city of Norwich.

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July 10th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 July 2014, 15:58

Two thirds of UK smartphone owners open to the idea of mobile wallets

Two thirds of UK smartphone owners are open to the idea of using a mobile wallet, according to a survey conducted by Marketing Sciences — but most consumers want to use a mobile wallet to collect loyalty points and offers rather than for making payments.

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July 9th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 July 2014, 13:24

British Banking Association reports on UK’s banking ‘revolution’

Mobile and internet banking in the UK is now being used for transactions worth nearly £1bn a day and totalling £6.4bn a week, up from £5.8bn last year, according to an industry-wide report on how mobile technology is changing the banking industry from the British Banking Association and Ernst & Young.

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July 8th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 July 2014, 15:08

Easyjet pilots Bluetooth beacons at three European airports

Low-cost airline easyJet is trialling iBeacon technology at London Luton, London Gatwick and Paris Charles de Gaulle airports. The aim of the project is to “enhance the in airport experience”, the airline says.

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July 8th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 8 July 2014, 14:28

NFC payments venture Isis to change its name

Isis, the NFC venture set up by US carriers AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, is to get a new name. The move is in response to the growing profile of the Isis militant group.

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July 8th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 8 July 2014, 13:55

HID Global aims to cut Medicaid fraud via NFC

HID Global has introduced a care worker tracking service that meets Medicaid Electronic Visitor Verification (EVV) requirements. The service uses NFC tags and NFC phones to provide an “indisputable and auditable” record of visits made to patients.

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July 8th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 July 2014, 08:33

Smartwatch with iris recognition and NFC seeks funding

Crowdfunding is being sought for an NFC-enabled smartwatch that features iris recognition technology, letting wearers identify themselves and unlock services using their unique biometric data.

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NFC

July 7th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 7 July 2014, 10:45

Hungarian Mobile Wallet Association reports NFC pilot results

Participants in The Hungarian Mobile Wallet Association’s MobilTarca NFC pilot made 41,000 payments valued at more than 120 million HUF (US$525,000) during the first 12 months of the trial, the association has revealed. Users also conducted more than 4,000 loyalty point transactions.

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July 4th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 4 July 2014, 12:41

One third of US mobile banking users log in at least once a day

Some 31% of Americans who use a mobile banking app access the service at least once a day and more than four in five use it once a week or more, according to new research from Bank of America. Six in 10 respondents are not yet comfortable with the idea of using their smartphone as a wallet in the future, however, the survey found.

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July 4th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 4 July 2014, 12:09

Survey finds American cardholders are ready for EMV

Almost 70% of Americans believe that EMV chip technology makes their debit and credit card transactions more secure, with only 5% feeling chip cards make their transactions less secure, a new survey released by NXP Semiconductors has revealed.

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July 23rd, 2014

Latest news

  1. Amazon releases mobile wallet app for Android
  2. Westpac trials HCE mobile payments in New Zealand
  3. Consult Hyperion demos EMV mobile payments over BLE on an iPhone
  4. IBM partners with Monitise
  5. GSMA publishes NFC coupon and loyalty technical proposal
  6. Nintendo adds NFC payments
  7. Four in ten mobile wallet users choose mobile as primary mode of payment
  8. CU Wallet signs up 65 credit unions for QR mobile payments
  9. Barclays reports Pingit stats
  10. Wallaby launches Gear 2 app
  11. Apple expands iTunes Pass availability
  12. Facebook tests buy button
  13. Twitter buys Cardspring
  14. CrucialTec to secure mobile banking with fingerprints
  15. PayPal volumes grow 29%
  16. Snapchat to add payments?
  17. PayPal offers loyalty rewards
  18. PosteMobile to roll out NFC
  19. Taiwanese carriers and transit card provider to launch NFC TSM this year
  20. Clear Channel launches NFC advertising in the US and Canada
 
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