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July 4th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 4 July 2014, 10:10

Deluxe brings checks into the mobile era

US check printing company Deluxe Corporation has introduced the Deluxe Mobile Checkbook, a new app that will let small business owners send and receive checks using their mobile device.

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July 3rd, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 July 2014, 12:50

One in three German consumers ready for mobile payments

Paying with a smartphone would win over 31% of all those asked if they then only needed to have their smartphone with them and could do without a purse or wallet, a new survey conducted for retailer-owned mobile payments provider Yapital by TNS Infratest has found.

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July 3rd, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 July 2014, 11:14

CaixaBank launches payments wristband that can be used at any Visa merchant

CaixaBank has become the first in Europe to launch a Visa-branded wristband that allows users to make contactless payments at locations equipped with a contactless POS terminal.

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July 3rd, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 July 2014, 10:49

Boots delivers personalised offers to shoppers via new mobile app

UK pharmacy and retail chain Boots has launched a new mobile app that tailors offers to a customer’s shopping habits. Customers will be able to browse through special deals, select their favourites and then redeem them in-store using their existing Boots Advantage Card.

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July 2nd, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 2 July 2014, 12:02

Sensory adds voice and face security to phones

US startup Sensory has unveiled a biometric security solution that enables individual apps on a consumer’s smartphone to be secured via voice verification, facial verification or, for higher security applications like mobile payments and banking, a combination of the two.

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July 2nd, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 July 2014, 10:52

Air France lets passengers board planes with NFC

Air France, Orange, SITA, Toulouse-Blagnac Airport and RESA have teamed up to provide an NFC boarding experience, allowing a select number of passengers to move through the airport — from entering the building to boarding the plane — by tapping their Orange NFC smartphone at dedicated terminals.

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July 2nd, 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 2 July 2014, 10:58

Tapit powers Google I/O and Game of Thrones NFC promotions

NFC marketing platform provider Tapit has run two high-profile campaigns with Google in recent weeks.

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July 1st, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 3 July 2014, 18:48

JCB to launch NFC payments in 2015

Japan-based payments network JCB is to begin testing a contactless payments service in Tokyo this month, ahead of a commercial rollout in 2015. “In addition to plastic cards, J/Speedy can be issued for a wide variety of devices, including mobile and wearable devices,” JCB says.

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July 1st, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 July 2014, 12:44

Nigerian farmers use NFC to access seed and fertilizer subsidies

“In some parts of the developed world, NFC can sometimes be a solution looking for a problem but we’ve got plenty of problems here in Africa and it is an ideal solution for quite a few of them,” says mobile money expert Susie Lonie.

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July 1st, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 July 2014, 11:38

Shortcut lets cricket fans order and pay for refreshments from their seat

London’s Oval Cricket Ground is to test a mobile ordering and payment solution that lets fans use their mobile phone to place an order and complete payment without having to leave their seat. The service is already in use at Durham County Cricket Club and is also to be tested by the UK’s Everyman Cinema chain.

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July 22nd, 2014

Latest news

  1. Amazon releases mobile wallet app for Android
  2. Westpac trials HCE mobile payments in New Zealand
  3. Consult Hyperion demos EMV mobile payments over BLE on an iPhone
  4. IBM partners with Monitise
  5. GSMA publishes NFC coupon and loyalty technical proposal
  6. Nintendo adds NFC payments
  7. Four in ten mobile wallet users choose mobile as primary mode of payment
  8. CU Wallet signs up 65 credit unions for QR mobile payments
  9. Barclays reports Pingit stats
  10. Wallaby launches Gear 2 app
  11. Apple expands iTunes Pass availability
  12. Facebook tests buy button
  13. Twitter buys Cardspring
  14. CrucialTec to secure mobile banking with fingerprints
  15. PayPal volumes grow 29%
  16. Snapchat to add payments?
  17. PayPal offers loyalty rewards
  18. PosteMobile to roll out NFC
  19. Taiwanese carriers and transit card provider to launch NFC TSM this year
  20. Clear Channel launches NFC advertising in the US and Canada
 
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