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7 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 7 July 2015, 13:41

Barclays to support Zapp ‘Pay by Bank app’ mobile payments

Barclays has become the latest bank to announce its support for Zapp, a mobile payments startup formed by payments infrastructure operator VocaLink that will work via an integration with existing mobile banking apps for online payments initially, with in-store payments based on NFC to be launched at a later date. The announcement follows reports that Apple Pay is set to launch in the UK on July 14.

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7 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 7 July 2015, 12:43

Semble adds Snapper public transport payments to mobile wallet

Users of New Zealand’s NFC mobile wallet Semble will be able to pay for public transport using the app through a partnership with prepaid transit card provider Snapper. The move follows Semble’s launch as a SIM-based payment solution available to nearly one million New Zealanders in March 2015.

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7 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 July 2015, 15:05

France’s Teleshopping network tunes into PowaTag mobile payments

More than 400,000 viewers of France’s largest television shopping network will soon be able to buy products featured on the TV channel by holding up their smartphone to the screen to scan audio tags that will then redirect them to the item’s online page where they can make a purchase using their stored payment information.

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6 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 July 2015, 14:36

Lloyds Bank authenticates customers with contactless ‘tap to bank’ service

Lloyds Bank is testing a ‘tap to bank’ service that lets its mobile banking app users tap their contactless debit card against their NFC phone to authenticate themselves during the mobile banking registration process. The process replaces the bank’s need to make phone calls to customers from an automated system to complete verification and has been tested with 125 customers so far.

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6 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 7 July 2015, 08:58

Europeans make more than 1bn Visa contactless transactions in 12 months

More than one billion contactless transactions worth in excess of €12.6bn have been made by Visa cardholders across Europe in the past 12 months, research from Visa Europe has found, with its customers spending €1.6bn using their contactless cards in March 2015 alone — a three-fold increase compared to the same month in 2014.

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3 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 July 2015, 14:05

“Highly interested” Canadians ready for mobile payments

Some 14% of Canadian consumers say they are highly interested in making in-store mobile payments and 11% are also interested in using a wearable device such as a smartwatch to do so, research from payment services supplier Tsys has revealed.

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NFC

3 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 2 July 2015, 15:43

Researchers unveil breakthrough in weaving NFC chips into clothes

Researchers from Nottingham Trent University (NTU) have invented a method of embedding NFC chips into yarns which are then woven and knitted to make fabrics for clothing. The chips could be used to provide enhanced security in retail, for manufacturing and stock-taking purposes, or to allow for items donated to charity to be tracked around the world.

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2 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 2 July 2015, 13:23

Rémy Martin to launch NFC bottle in China for authentication and rewards

French spirits brand Rémy Martin is to launch a connected cognac bottle equipped with an NFC tag that will let consumers check the product is authentic and whether it has been opened and resealed, as well as allowing them to retrieve rewards and special offers after it has been purchased.

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1 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 July 2015, 13:26

Fido Alliance adds authentication support for NFC and BLE

The Fido Alliance has added new NFC and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) transport protocols to its Universal Second Factor (U2F) authentication specification. “With these new transport specifications, Fido U2F is appropriate for mobile and wireless applications and devices that do not have a USB port,” the organisation says.

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1 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 July 2015, 12:07

25% of British consumers fear mobile payments will make them spend more

A quarter of UK consumers fear that using mobile payment services over cards and cash will see them spend more and make more impulse purchases, research from price comparison service uSwitch has revealed.

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August 3rd, 2015

This week's news

  1. Nokia sells Here to Audi, BMW and Daimler
  2. Vodafone customers top up with PowaTag
  3. London markets could go contactless
  4. Amex cardholders use reward points for Best Buy purchases
  5. US IT decision makers unprepared for EMV
  6. New Google Glass ‘released soon’
  7. US shoppers make more mobile payments
  8. Subway adds PayPal to mobile app
  9. Commonwealth Bank adds loyalty to mobile app
  10. Samsung and MasterCard prepare Europe for Samsung Pay
  11. Stripe gets access to Visa Token Service through strategic partnership
  12. Tech firms do “better job” than banks, say 24% of young Brits
  13. Smart Ticketing Alliance and GlobalPlatform sign MOU
  14. 42% of US iPhone 6 owners use Apple Pay in May and June
  15. Jobseekers offered head start on new vacancies with a tap of NFC phone
  16. Colombia festival visitors first to use Plazez mobile payments service
  17. MasterCard token platform close to Australia launch
  18. Burger King adds MasterPass to US app
  19. HSBC and First Direct go live with Apple Pay in UK
  20. HKT launches NFC mobile payments service in Hong Kong
  21. Wearable payments to reach $501bn by 2020
  22. OneBit tests Bitcoin payments via NFC
 
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