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July 21st, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 21 July 2014, 11:14

CU Wallet signs up 65 credit unions for QR mobile payments

CU Wallet, a mobile payments platform developed for US credit unions and majority owned by its cooperative members, has been adopted by 65 credit unions with a combined total of more than seven million customers, the company reports.

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July 18th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 18 July 2014, 10:32

Taiwanese carriers and transit card provider to launch NFC TSM this year

The TSM service for NFC payments being built by a joint venture between five Taiwanese carriers and prepaid card provider Easycard is to go live by the end of 2014, the partners have announced. A rival TSM backed by Taiwan’s financial institutions is also due to begin operations in December 2014.

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July 18th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 18 July 2014, 10:23

Clear Channel launches NFC advertising in the US and Canada

Out-of-home advertising giant Clear Channel’s Connect interactive advertising platform is now available in 29 US and Canadian markets. Bluetooth beacons may also be added to the service “when client demand and consumer benefit arise”, the company says.

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July 17th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 17 July 2014, 14:20

Google Wallet adds support for gift cards and P2P payments

Google Wallet users can now store gift cards on their mobile phone and redeem them electronically in stores. Users can also send money requests to friends, make debit card payments free of charge and access a Spanish language version of the app if they have activated Spanish language settings on their mobile device.

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July 17th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 17 July 2014, 14:11

Base launches NFC payments and coupons in Germany

German customers of mobile network operator Base, part of the E-Plus group, can now make payments, store membership cards and redeem coupons with their NFC phone.

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July 17th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 July 2014, 11:18

Visa Inc abandons digital wallet ambitions, Visa Europe to continue investing

Visa Inc is replacing its V.me digital wallet service with Visa Checkout, a new payment service that enables consumers in the US, Canada and Australia to pay for goods online, on any device, in “just a few clicks”. Visa Europe will continue to support V.me, however, and has pledged to invest a further €200 million in the digital wallet service.

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July 16th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 July 2014, 16:04

Online furniture retailer tests NFC in London showroom

Online furniture retailer Made.com is trialling an NFC shopping experience at its London showroom, enabling consumers to tap NFC tags to find out further information about items and email themselves a wishlist of products they have viewed.

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July 15th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 15 July 2014, 15:48

PayPal adds loyalty cards to mobile wallet app

A new version of the PayPal iOS app has been released that enables users to store a wide range of loyalty cards within their mobile wallet.

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July 15th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 18 July 2014, 12:15

Japan Airlines combines beacons and smartwatches to improve customer service at airports

Japan Airlines staff at Tokyo's Haneda airport are being provided with smartwatches that work in conjunction with Bluetooth Low Energy beacons, to give management a way to assign staff more efficiently and respond more swiftly to customer requests.

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July 15th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 July 2014, 15:35

Australian supermarket chain launches mobile wallet that works with NFC stickers

Australian supermarket chain Coles has launched the Coles Mobile Wallet, an iOS and Android app that works in conjunction with an NFC sticker to provide customers with a way to make mobile payments, manage their spending, collect loyalty points and access special offers.

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March 3rd, 2015

This week's news

  1. Google confirms Android Pay at MWC
  2. PayPal readies contactless reader
  3. PayPal to buy MCX supplier Paydiant
  4. Apple Watch to replace car keys
  5. ZTE launches smartphone with retina scanning for authentication
  6. Video shows Samsung Pay in action
  7. NXP tool helps developers access secure elements
  8. Carta makes HCE simple with hosted Cloud Suite payments platform
  9. Samsung Pay’s success in the US is not assured, says expert
  10. Korea shifts to NFC authentication for mobile banking
  11. Mobile money users grow 41% in 2014
  12. Oberthur’s Pearl SE embedded in Galaxy S6
  13. Niemann Foods rolls out beacon marketing
  14. MasterCard discusses how Samsung Pay works
  15. Samsung unveils Galaxy S6 with NFC and LoopPay mobile payments
  16. Apple Pay provisioning fraud hole “has to get plugged now”
  17. Bank of England ponders own digital currency
  18. Fibank to launch HCE mobile payments
  19. LG smart watch to offer NFC payments
  20. Barclays to allow Twitter payments
  21. Morgan Stanley joins Apple Pay
  22. Diageo unveils smart whisky bottle with ‘game-changing’ NFC tags
  23. Chip makers AMS and ST team up for wearable NFC payments
  24. Google ‘to release Android Pay API in May’
  25. Chase discusses Apple Pay and its own mobile wallet plans
  26. Neiman Marcus rolls out QR payments
  27. MasterCard reports on HCE payments tests in 15 countries
  28. Testing Mobile Payments: HCE and Tokenization webinar — See it now on NFC World
  29. Visa Europe to introduce customized token platform
  30. Australia to get Visa tokens in 2015
  31. Softcard confirms it is to shut down
  32. Berg Insight reports on NFC POS terminal growth
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