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    21 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 November 2016, 12:11

    Apple patent reveals plans to add Siri to iMessage for P2P payments

    Apple is investigating the possibility of adding the functionality of its Siri virtual assistant to its iMessage service that would enable iPhone users to perform P2P payment transactions, a recent patent published by the US Patent and Trademark Office reveals.

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    21 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 November 2016, 11:51

    Optus adds smart coffee cup to contactless payments range

    Australian mobile network operator Optus has updated its range of contactless payment accessories to include a SmartCup — a coffee cup that includes the new Optus Pay PayTag in its base allowing consumers to make contactless payments up to US$100 at any payment terminal that accepts Visa PayWave.

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    18 November 2016 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 17 November 2016, 17:07

    UK bank to extend trial of behavioural biometrics security

    UK bank Natwest has trialled a behavioural biometrics system designed to offer continuous authentication throughout an online banking session, using more than 500 behaviour patterns to identify users and prevent fraud from unauthorised logins and automated attacks.

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    NFC

    17 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 November 2016, 10:47

    Android Pay launches in Poland

    Android Pay has begun rolling out across Poland, allowing consumers with compatible devices to make payments at more than 400,000 retail locations in the country that accept contactless payments. The service launches with support from Mastercard and Visa along with Alior Bank, Bank Zachodni WBK and T-Mobile Banking Services.

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    16 November 2016 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 16 November 2016, 12:05

    NFC Forum calls on manufacturers to join NFC Tag Certification Program

    The NFC Forum is calling on NFC tag manufacturers to join its new Tag Certification Program, which aims to provide global standards of interoperability with NFC-enabled mobile devices, as well as establishing tag compliance with the NFC Forum’s technical specifications.

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    16 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 16 November 2016, 11:56

    Finland to get multi-bank P2P mobile payments platform

    Finnish consumers will be able to make P2P mobile payments using a mobile phone number from March 2017 through Siirto, a new platform unveiled by ATM operator Automatia — a company owned by three of the country’s banks including OP Bank Group, Nordea Bank and Danske Bank.

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    16 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 16 November 2016, 11:36

    16m NFC-ready POS terminals worldwide in 2016

    Annual shipments of NFC-ready POS terminals are anticipated to reach an estimated 16.1m units worldwide this year, Berg Insight reveals, with more than 90% of new units shipped across Europe and North America supporting the technology. On a global basis, almost three out of every five POS terminals shipped in 2016 included NFC.

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    QR

    16 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 November 2016, 10:48

    RBL Bank brings Masterpass QR mobile payments to India

    Customers of India’s RBL Bank can now make QR code-based mobile payments using Mastercard’s Masterpass QR mobile payments solution, which has been integrated as a payment option within the bank’s OnGo mobile wallet.

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    16 November 2016 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 17 November 2016, 10:48

    UK bank celebrates blockchain contactless payments trial

    Metro Bank in the UK has successfully trialled a blockchain retail payment system, allowing consumers to make purchases from merchants equipped with contactless terminals, with merchant and consumer balances updated in real time.

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    15 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 November 2016, 13:06

    Mobile payments to become ‘de-facto payment mode’ in India after banknote change

    Mobile payment transaction volume in India is expected to grow more than 90% each year over the next five years, with digital payments becoming the “de-facto payment mode” in the country, in the wake of the government’s withdrawal of Rs 500 (US$7) and Rs 1,000 ($14) notes.

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    December 3rd, 2016

    This week's news

    1. 600m mobile devices to include biometrics by 2021
    2. ANZ could offer mortgages through Apple Pay
    3. Mastercard and Verifone unveil Instalments payments app
    4. Austrian bank deploys NFC-ready ATMs
    5. Apple Pay launches in Spain
    6. American Express launches NFC mobile payments in Canada
    7. Apple Pay offered for HSBC Singapore customers
    8. Mastercard launches AI across global network
    9. FIS to offer Zelle support
    10. Korea gets BioCA facial recognition solution
    11. Alzheimer’s Research UK promotes Christmas ad through Proxama’s beacon network
    12. Android Pay launches with single bank support in New Zealand
    13. Apple Pay to launch in Spain?
    14. Mastercard biometric service rolls out to Latin America
    15. Dutch bank launches HCE mobile payments app
    16. Gemalto’s PKI portfolio update lets TSPs roll out eIDAS compliant services
    17. USAA Bank adds insurance cards to digital wallet
    18. In-store mobile payments take 0.6% Black Friday share
    19. Mastercard blockchain patent applications
    20. Off the cuff mobile payments from British fashion brand
    21. Growth in millennials’ mobile commerce use
    22. ACCC denies authorisation to Australian banks over Apple Pay negotiation
    23. Mobile retail commerce to reach US$1,120bn by 2020
    24. Twyp mobile payments app service to close in Netherlands
    25. Meet NFC World’s partners at Trustech
    26. Antelop Solutions joins the NFC World partner program
    27. Masterpass comes to 30,000 South African merchants after SnapScan deal
    28. JustGiving to aid contactless donations
    29. Jaguar files face and gait recognition system patent for vehicle entry
     
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