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6 August 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 August 2015, 13:09

SIX and Swisscom partner with banks for national mobile payments service

Switzerland’s financial infrastructure operator SIX and telecommunications provider Swisscom have partnered with a number of banks in the country to establish a nationwide mobile payments service that would enable consumers to make in-store mobile payments at retail locations using either NFC, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) or a combination of both, SIX has told NFC World.

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5 August 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 5 August 2015, 13:55

ABI Research paper analyses payment and banking card technology market

A six-page excerpt from ABI Research's Payment & Banking Card Technologies report is now available to download free of charge from the NFC World+ Knowledge Centre courtesy of Gemalto, which topped ABI’s vendor rankings in the report for the second consecutive year.

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4 August 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 4 August 2015, 16:12

DigiSEq gets MasterCard approval to provision payments to mass market wearables

MasterCard has approved a solution that enables payment credentials to be provisioned to wearable devices with a secure element and NFC antenna. The move could give consumers the option of buying any wearable from a retail store and installing their choice of payment, ticketing and access control applications.

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4 August 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 4 August 2015, 14:54

August smart lock update lets Apple Watch users unlock their front door

Smart lock maker August has updated its iOS app to allow people to unlock their front doors using an Apple Watch. The solution will also let users view a log of who has entered and exited their home, as well as receive real-time notifications on their device when the door is unlocked.

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4 August 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 4 August 2015, 13:51

FlexStr8 brings NFC tracking to hazardous chemicals

Smart label systems provider FlexStr8 has unveiled an NFC solution for the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) system that would allow users to print labels and give chemical handlers, emergency first responders and consumers access to important hazardous information by tapping their NFC devices against products.

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3 August 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 August 2015, 14:28

GlobalPlatform discovery specification eases NFC roaming

Standards body GlobalPlatform has published a new specification that enables an NFC system to discover the application protocols that are supported by a second NFC system. System Protocol Discovery Mechanism (SPDM) use cases include making it easier for a consumer travelling abroad to use local NFC services such as transportation ticketing, GlobalPlatform says.

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30 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 30 July 2015, 13:04

Samsung and MasterCard prepare Europe for Samsung Pay

Samsung has announced it is extending its global partnership with MasterCard to deliver Samsung Pay to European card issuers using the MasterCard Digital Enablement Service (MDES) — and is currently working with European banks and partners to bring the mobile payment service to the continent following a planned launch in the US and South Korea later this year.

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29 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 29 July 2015, 13:29

Stripe gets access to Visa Token Service through strategic partnership

Mobile and online payment provider Stripe has entered into a strategic partnership with Visa that will make it one of the first beta partners to connect to Visa’s network capabilities, giving its developer community access to the payment network’s tokenization service.

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29 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 29 July 2015, 12:31

42% of US iPhone 6 owners use Apple Pay in May and June

More than two fifths of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users reported having used Apple Pay between the end of May and mid-June, with 84% making more than three in-store transactions, the bi-monthly Apple Pay tracker from Auriemma Consulting Group (ACG) reveals.

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29 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 29 July 2015, 12:08

Jobseekers offered head start on new vacancies with a tap of NFC phone

Jobseekers in Australia, New Zealand, the US and UK could soon be able to get a head start on new vacancies by tapping their NFC phone against signs, posters and window stickers placed in shopping centres and business locations, thanks to a partnership between NFC and contactless platform provider Tapit and mobile and social recruitment app Workible.

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August 30th, 2015

This week's news

  1. Oxigen Wallet loyalty program partnership
  2. Half of Brits expect to replace cash with new technologies
  3. Wienerschnitzel launches mobile payment and loyalty app
  4. CaixaBank launches HCE mobile payments app
  5. PayAnywhere reader supports Apple Pay
  6. SumUp raises €10m in funding
  7. Google invites for Project Soli tests
  8. Cyber Group and Sensoro roll out beacons across Greater China
  9. $14.9bn biometrics market by 2024
  10. Samsung Pay opens US beta test
  11. UK contactless spending up 150% in last 12 months
  12. Coin unveils EMV-ready Coin 2.0 with NFC
  13. MCX adds offers and discounts to CurrentC mobile wallet
  14. Google says Android Pay is coming ‘soon’
  15. 620m biometric app downloads by 2020
  16. PREIT installs BLE beacons in US malls
  17. NFC chip market to rise 50.6%
  18. PayPal One Touch expansion
  19. UK consumers increase contactless spending 560% in 12 months
  20. Line Pay expands to Taiwan
  21. 80,000 cards added to Samsung Pay in Korea
  22. Gemalto and Mahindra Comviva scoop awards
  23. Elle launches BLE beacon offers across the US
  24. SimplyTapp picks up contactless payments award
  25. ‘Top priority’ for electronic and mobile payments
  26. JCDecaux to roll out PowaTag across Denmark
  27. NFC Forum adds new members
  28. Swiss develop ‘Sound-Proof’ authentication
  29. Square Cash finds time for Apple Watch
  30. Apple Pay fees ‘sticking point’ for Australian banks
  31. Visa Checkout reports 6m customers
  32. Mobile payments market to reach US$1tn by 2017
  33. Migros launches mobile payments
  34. Four in five Apple Watch owners use Apple Pay
  35. Verizon Wireless cool on Samsung Pay support
  36. Qiwi adds HCE payments to mobile wallet
  37. Synchrony Financial offers Samsung Pay support
  38. Apple Pay adds 18 banks in US
  39. MCX ‘will not rush’ CurrentC rollout
  40. MasterCard begins Selfie Pay trials
  41. Android Pay launch date leak
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