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    27 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 January 2016, 13:23

    Canada’s Ugo Wallet to add support for HCE

    Canadian open NFC mobile wallet provider Ugo is in the process of incorporating a host card emulation (HCE) solution into its Ugo Wallet and expects to begin offering the service by the early summer of this year, the company has told NFC World.

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    27 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 January 2016, 12:51

    National Australia Bank launches HCE mobile payments

    Customers of National Australia Bank (NAB) can now make host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments at any contactless terminal using NAB Pay, a new service that has been integrated into the bank’s existing mobile banking app and makes use of Visa’s tokenization technology.

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    26 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 26 January 2016, 16:47

    RapidNFC offers NFC cable ties for easy asset tagging

    PARTNER NEWS: Bespoke NFC tag supplier and manufacturer RapidNFC has expanded its range to include NFC asset tags that are designed to make it easy to tag a wide range of assets from cables to shelving and machinery.

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    26 January 2016 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 26 January 2016, 14:09

    Bell ID acquired by chip maker Rambus’ digital security division

    PARTNER NEWS: Tokenization and mobile payments specialist Bell ID has been acquired by chip maker Rambus. Bell ID will form part of Rambus’ Cryptography Research division, which specialises in embedded security solutions including tamper resistance, content protection, network security and secure payment and transaction services.

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    25 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 25 January 2016, 17:17

    CaixaBank will not support MST transactions when it launches Samsung Pay in Spain

    Spain’s CaixaBank has revealed that it will not include support for Samsung Pay’s Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) technology when the bank launches support for the mobile payment service in the coming months.

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    22 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 January 2016, 14:42

    Barclaycard reports 164% increase in contactless transactions for 2015

    The value of payments made using a Barclaycard contactless card increased by 164% in 2015 compared to the year before, the UK card issuer has revealed, while the average transaction value increased by 26% to £8.65 (US$12.40).

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    22 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 January 2016, 13:41

    Samsung Pay to go live in Spain with CaixaBank

    Customers of Spain’s CaixaBank will be the first in the country to be able to use Samsung Pay, following a partnership between the bank and Samsung that will see the mobile payment service added as an option to CaixaBank’s host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payment app.

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    21 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 January 2016, 16:19

    Amazon lets customers order consumables directly from connected devices

    Consumers can now automatically replenish consumables for physical goods around their home using Amazon's Dash Replenishment Service (DRS), a new program that works with a wide range of home appliances, medical monitoring equipment and computer printers.

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    21 January 2016 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 21 January 2016, 16:00

    Gemalto supplies NFC SIMs to Russian carriers for transit ticketing in Moscow

    PARTNER NEWS: Digital security giant Gemalto is supplying Russian mobile network operators MegaFon and VimpelCom with UpTeq Multi-Tenant NFC SIMs that allow the carriers’ subscribers to board metro trains, trams and buses across Moscow using their NFC phones and the Troika transport card mobile app.

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    21 January 2016 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 21 January 2016, 13:46

    Join NFC World for a free webinar on NFC and the internet of things

    NFC World will host a free webinar on Wednesday 2 March that will explore how NFC is bringing plug-and-play simplicity to smart homes and the internet of things (IoT) and how the technology can be used to deliver security, delight users and sell more devices.

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    February 11th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Android users to get app-free beacon messages
    2. Mobeam update brings loyalty to POS scanners
    3. Apple Pay glitch prevents users adding Visa cards
    4. Mobile savings club scoops innovation award
    5. Visa offers mobile card controls
    6. Kiwis warm to mobile payments and biometrics
    7. Apple Pay reaches mobile app inflection point
    8. ANZ launches HCE mobile payments in Australia
    9. Paym reports 89% increase in use in second half of 2015
    10. Apple’s Error 53 shuts down handsets with Touch ID repairs
    11. 3bn loyalty cards will move to mobile by 2020
    12. FitPay launches Kickstarter campaign to bring NFC smartstrap to market
    13. Cash by Optus adds contactless bands and stickers to reach beyond Android owners
    14. Super Bowl fans explore Bay Area with BLE beacons
    15. Kazakhstan gets HCE payments
    16. Mobile banking service Pocopay goes live in Europe
    17. Apple Pay adds 32 banks in the US
    18. MoboMoney takes sound-based mobile payments to India
    19. White paper lays out NFC solutions for in-home healthcare providers
    20. FitPay closes $3.1m round led by G&D
    21. Samsung looks into vein authentication
    22. APCA explores security code for digital wallets in Australia
    23. Apple Pay available in more than 2m US retail locations
    24. Apple begins selling Square contactless reader
    25. Viber to add money transfers to messaging app
    26. European Central Bank to develop P2P service
    27. Charity goes contactless for World Cancer Day
    28. MobileNow! enables parking payments from Apple Watch
    29. Amazon Echo adds Domino’s pizza orders
    30. Global mobile payment market to hit $620bn in 2016
     
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