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    13 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 January 2016, 14:45

    New York subway to get NFC payments by 2018

    New Yorkers will soon be able to pay for travel on the subway using an NFC device or contactless card following governor Andrew Cuomo’s signature proposal to redesign and renew 30 stations across the system. The plans also include introducing mobile ticketing systems that will let commuters purchase tickets on their mobile device.

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    13 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 January 2016, 15:05

    Contactless travel on every UK bus by 2022?

    Contactless travel could be in place on every bus in Britain by 2022 under a multi-million-pound plan being developed by five major bus operators. Stagecoach, First Bus, Go-Ahead, Arriva and National Express are working together to produce a business case which is expected to be completed by late spring 2016.

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    NFC

    13 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 12 January 2016, 18:57

    Intesa Sanpaolo launches HCE mobile payments in Italy

    Customers of Italian banking group Intesa Sanpaolo can now make host card emulation (HCE) based NFC mobile payments using a new service called PayGo.

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    NFC

    12 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 12 January 2016, 14:32

    UK moves towards contactless and NFC ticketing across its public transport network

    Passengers across the UK may soon be able to use standard contactless cards and NFC phones to pay for their bus and train journeys under a new national framework developed by The UK Cards Association in collaboration with public transport operators.

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    12 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 12 January 2016, 13:30

    Nine in ten US Apple Pay users have made an in-store mobile payment

    More than nine in ten users of Apple Pay in the US (91%) have now made an in-store payment using a credit card stored on their mobile device and two thirds (67%) have made an in-app transaction, a survey by Phoenix Marketing International has found.

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    Partner news NFC

    8 January 2016 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 8 January 2016, 13:03

    Video shows how mobile network operator Econet is deploying NFC payments in Africa

    PARTNER NEWS: Mobile money specialist Mahindra Comviva has produced a video that shows how NFC payments are being deployed in Africa by Zimbabwe-based carrier Econet Wireless. The film provides an overview of the mobile network operator’s EcoCash service and explains how it has been expanded since its launch as a peer-to-peer money transfer solution in 2011.

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    Partner news NFC

    7 January 2016 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 8 January 2016, 11:50

    NXP to showcase NFC and IoT technologies in 86 cities around the world

    PARTNER NEWS: NXP is to showcase NFC and the Internet of Things (IoT) in a world tour that includes stops in 86 cities. The Smarter World Tour "is a highly visible, 36 tons, 2 levels, fully mobile semi-truck trailer designed by Luigi Colani which turns into a large and spacious mobile tradeshow,” NXP says.

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    NFC

    6 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 January 2016, 14:45

    E.Sun Bank introduces HCE mobile payments in Taiwan

    Customers of Taiwan’s E.Sun Bank can now use the bank’s mobile wallet app to make host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments at contactless terminals. The bank is launching the service in collaboration with Visa.

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    NFC

    6 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 January 2016, 16:38

    MasterCard and Coin take NFC payments to wearable devices

    Connected device maker Coin has partnered with MasterCard to enable NFC payments on a range of fitness bands, smartwatches and other wearable devices. Fitness wearable designers Atlas Wearables and Moov and smartwatch provider Omate are the first to implement the NFC payments technology into their products.

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    NFC

    6 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 January 2016, 12:45

    Samsung Pay heads to Australia, Brazil and Singapore

    Samsung is to launch its Samsung Pay mobile payment service in Australia, Brazil and Singapore, the company’s Tim Baxter has announced during a keynote at the CES show in Las Vegas. The service will also be available on the Samsung Gear S2 classic smartwatch from early this year, starting in the US.

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    August 26th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Indian employees make NFC payments using everyday objects
    2. Two in three young Brits have made a mobile payment in-store
    3. Japanese bank eyes facial recognition
    4. IHG to accept Alipay in hotels worldwide
    5. NFC Ring circles the globe
    6. JPMorgan Chase to support Android Pay
    7. Apple Pay bank list grows
    8. Samsung Pay hits 100m transactions in first year
    9. Transport for NSW seeks bright ideas
    10. MegaFon launches contactless card with carrier billing
    11. QuickPass launches in Macau
    12. Singapore aims for cashless society
    13. Barclaycard reveals large contactless increase across UK
    14. UK contactless spending hits record high
    15. Walgreens integrates rewards with Android Pay
    16. Apple Pay adds two UK banks
    17. ACCC rejects Australian banks’ negotiation bid
     
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