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    24 September 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 24 September 2015, 12:54

    Korean Samsung Pay users spend $30m in first month of launch

    More than US$30m has been spent through Samsung Pay since the mobile payment service’s launch in Korea one month ago, Samsung has revealed. In total, more than 1.5m transactions were conducted, of which 60% took place using a Galaxy Note 5 device.

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    23 September 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 23 September 2015, 15:43

    40% of UK Apple device owners have used Apple Pay

    Four in ten UK consumers with an Apple Pay compatible device (40%) have used the mobile payment service to pay for goods or services since its launch in July 2015 and 15% feel that the introduction of Apple Pay will increase the amount of contactless payments they make, eDigitalResearch has found.

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    Tokens

    23 September 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 23 September 2015, 11:59

    How to develop a mobile payments roadmap — See it now on NFC World

    NFC World’s ‘How to develop a mobile payments roadmap’ webinar is now available to view online. 584 people signed up to take part in the live event and participants gave the webinar an overall rating of 3.8 out of five.

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    23 September 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 23 September 2015, 09:34

    Grupo Aval introduces in-store mobile payments and offers in Colombia

    Grupo Aval, Colombia’s largest financial services group, has launched a mobile payment and offers service that lets customers of its Av Villas, Banco de Bogotá, Banco de Occidente and Banco Popular banks make in-store payments using a code generated on their mobile phone.

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    BLE

    22 September 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 September 2015, 14:19

    Pizza Hut installs Bluetooth beacons at 1,471 locations in China

    Some 1,471 Pizza Hut restaurants in mainland China have installed Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons from Sensoro to send out coupons, WeChat movie ticket prizes, special offers and discounts directly to customers’ smartphones.

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    NFC

    22 September 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 September 2015, 13:35

    Henry Holland uses NFC rings to let London Fashion Week VIPs buy direct from the catwalk

    VIP guests attending fashion designer Henry Holland’s show at this week’s London Fashion Week were able to make purchases from the catwalk by tapping NFC rings against payment receiver tags attached to clothes and accessories.

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    21 September 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 September 2015, 11:15

    Axis Bank launches mobile wallet that uses sound for in-store payments

    India’s Axis Bank has launched Lime, a mobile wallet that combines banking, shopping and payment services and lets customers make in-store purchases using an encrypted audio signal generated by their device.

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    18 September 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 18 September 2015, 12:50

    Japanese coffee chain lets customers charge purchases to their mobile phone bill

    Japan’s largest coffee chain Ueshima Coffee is to let customers make purchases by charging the cost to their mobile phone bill through a partnership with carrier billing solutions provider Boku and mobile network operators KDDI and Docomo.

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    17 September 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 September 2015, 15:13

    80% of Brits have used alternative payment methods this year

    Eight in ten UK consumers with bank accounts have used an alternative to traditional cash and plastic cards in the last 12 months, research by Gocompare.com has found. 4% have made an NFC mobile payment, 4% have used Google Wallet, 2% have used Pingit, 2% have used Apple Pay and 1% have used Paym.

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    Partner news NFC

    17 September 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 September 2015, 14:30

    RapidNFC offers NFC jewellery tags for product authentication

    PARTNER NEWS: NFC tag specialist RapidNFC has introduced an NFC Jewellery Tag designed for merchants to use on high-value products including watches, rings and necklaces. This will enable users to tap their NFC devices on the products to check their authenticity as well as get further information.

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    May 2nd, 2016

    This week's news

    1. SumUp and Payleven merge
    2. Payback to add NFC payments to mobile app
    3. PayPal CEO announces NFC payments expansion
    4. Deutsche Bank to launch NFC payments in Q3
    5. Gemalto named as leading mobile ticketing vendor
    6. MasterCard to reduce EMV checkout time
    7. Samsung Pay goes live at Woori Bank ATMs
    8. Australia’s ANZ adds support for Apple Pay
    9. A quarter of Brits have made an in-store mobile payment
    10. Tangerine adds biometrics to mobile banking app
    11. Samsung Pay to launch in Australia “very soon”
    12. More than half of payment cards shipped in 2015 were contactless
    13. Apple Pay gets 1m new users every week
    14. Adidas builds NFC into racing suits for FIA authentication
    15. IoT security spending to reach $348m this year
    16. Three quarters of Brits expect to be cash-free by 2021
    17. European spend on payments technology to rise
    18. Emirates Islamic takes banking to Twitter
    19. Tutuka to roll out cloud-based payments with Proxama
    20. NFC SIM shipment remains static in 2015 due to Softcard closure
     
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