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    8 December 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 December 2015, 16:45

    Canadian pilot for NFC public transport solution

    Canadian NFC mobile wallet service Suretap and TSM provider EnStream have completed a proof of concept trial with public transport agency Société de transport de Montréal (STM) that enabled transit passengers to pay fares using their smartphone.

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    8 December 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 December 2015, 15:43

    Swedish supermarket uses NFC price tags to promote deals and discounts

    Customers at supermarket ICA Norrviken in a northern suburb of Stockholm can now view promotional deals, discounts, competitions and detailed information about products by tapping their phones against dynamic NFC tags integrated into price labels.

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    8 December 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 December 2015, 14:05

    French joint venture to deploy NFC mobile ticketing

    A joint venture has been established in France with the aim of bringing an NFC mobile ticketing solution to the market in 2017. Public transport operator RATP, mobile network operator Orange, digital security giant Gemalto and railway company SNCF each hold a 25% stake in Wizway Solutions, which remains open to other operators and carriers.

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    3 December 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 December 2015, 16:50

    Apple Pay transactions decline on Black Friday

    Only 2.7% of US shoppers with Apple Pay used the service on Black Friday to make a purchase in a store equipped to accept the mobile payment technology — representing a decrease from 4.9% last year, research from InfoScout reveals. Just 2% of Android owners used their device to make a mobile payment for eligible transactions during the day.

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    2 December 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 2 December 2015, 15:44

    NFC public transport pilot launches across the Netherlands

    Some 200 commuters across the Netherlands have begun piloting a service that lets them tap in and out of public transport using their smartphone. The pilot has been put in place by mobile network operators Vodafone and KPN in partnership with OV public transport card provider Translink and all the transport agencies in the country.

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    1 December 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 December 2015, 14:49

    Developers unveil electronic tattoos for payments and healthcare

    Creative studio Chaotic Moon has demonstrated a concept it calls Tech Tats, tattoo-like formations of components and conductive paint that create an electronic circuit which adheres to the wearer's skin. The temporary tattoos include a microprocessor and the company envisages them performing tasks such as health monitoring or making payments.

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    1 December 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 December 2015, 12:23

    Wirecard launches HCE payments in four European countries

    German payments technology provider Wirecard has launched a host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments service in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Belgium that will allow customers of any mobile network operator to make payments using their Android device at contactless terminals.

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    30 November 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 30 November 2015, 17:21

    Half of UK shoppers think wearable payments will be commonplace within five years

    More than half of UK shoppers (51%) believe that wearable devices including smartwatches, wristbands, fobs, stickers and smart clothing will be commonplace for in-store payments within two to five years, a survey by Vista Retail Support reveals.

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    30 November 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 30 November 2015, 16:41

    Air New Zealand gives children NFC wristbands to track their journey

    Children travelling alone on Air New Zealand services will now receive an NFC Airband wristband that gets scanned at key points in their journey and triggers text notifications to up to five nominated contacts.

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    30 November 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 30 November 2015, 15:45

    Tencent launches WeChat mobile wallet in South Africa

    Chinese ecommerce giant Tencent has launched a mobile wallet service in South Africa in partnership with Standard Bank. The service lets users of social messaging app WeChat make P2P transfers, pay for services such as airtime, data and electricity and make in-store payments by scanning QR codes at merchants supporting the SnapScan mobile payments platform.

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    July 23rd, 2016

    This week's news

    1. White paper advises banks on launching Android-based mobile payment services
    2. Mastercard takes majority stake in VocaLink
    3. Visa reports EMV uptake in the US
    4. Motorists rewarded for mobile payments at the pump
    5. More than half of Irish consumers now using contactless
    6. Marseille gets SMS payments for on-street parking
    7. Apple Pay adds 13 US banks
    8. Square preparing for European launch
    9. Apple promotes Apple Pay with iTunes gift cards
    10. Samsung Pay prepping rewards programme
    11. Apple Pay launches in Hong Kong
    12. Valassis enables personalised offers through TV and radio ads
    13. Alibaba unveils connected car with Alipay mobile payments
    14. Safaricom pilots M-Pesa NFC cards
    15. Mahindra Comviva introduces Mobiquity Wallet 2.0
    16. Samsung Pay Beta goes live on Gear S2
    17. Android Pay adds 19 banks
    18. Apple Pay launches in France
    19. Brazilian mobile bank launches with biometric authentication
    20. Cardless Cash heads to 70,000 additional ATMs
    21. Masterpass to enable in-store NFC mobile payments
    22. Pokemon Go to add NFC for trading
    23. Videotron launches SIM-based NFC mobile payments
    24. Droplet to close down
     
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