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16 March 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 16 March 2015, 18:03

Finnish banks add HCE payments to Pivo mobile wallet

Finland’s largest financial services group is to add support for HCE payments to the mobile wallet app it introduced two years ago. OP’s Pivo wallet has been downloaded more than 500,000 times and allows customers of the co-operative group’s member banks to monitor their spending, track loyalty programmes and access vouchers.

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13 March 2015 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 13 March 2015, 15:27

Four in ten US iPhone 6 owners have now used Apple Pay

Apple Pay has been tried at least once by 42% of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners in the US, a survey by Auriemma Consulting Group (ACG) has found — and almost half the owners who haven’t yet tried the NFC mobile payments service (47%) say they intend to do so within the next six months.

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13 March 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 March 2015, 14:58

All smiles as UK shoppers use contactless to give to charity

UK shoppers have been able to make contactless donations to a national charity via 10 larger-than-life statues of famous comedians placed in cities across the country.

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13 March 2015 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 13 March 2015, 13:48

Swatch CEO discusses NFC watch plans

Swatch will launch its first watch containing an NFC chip within two months, CEO Nick Hayek has announced — and deals signed with China UnionPay as well as one other payments network mean that owners will be able to use their watch to make payments around the world.

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12 March 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 12 March 2015, 16:49

Carrefour extends grocery shopping to smartwatches

Customers at a Carrefour hypermarket in Paris are now able to use their smartwatch to access their digital shopping list, tick off items as they go and receive loyalty points when they check out.

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12 March 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 12 March 2015, 13:49

NFC shopping service goes live in Paris supermarket

French supermarket chain Intermarché has introduced an NFC shopping service at its Issy-les-Moulineaux, Paris store, enabling customers to add products to a digital shopping basket and receive personalised discount vouchers with a tap of their NFC phone.

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11 March 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 March 2015, 14:26

NXP unveils connected car with NFC and payments

NXP Semiconductors has showcased a proof-of-concept connected car that makes use of long-range UHF RFID tags and NFC to help drivers of the future access and pay for restricted parking spaces, get warnings of traffic jams and allow groceries or parcels to be delivered directly into their car without them even being there to open the trunk.

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10 March 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 March 2015, 15:29

Seqr promotes mobile payments with cashback offers to users

Sweden-based mobile payments provider Seamless is offering users of its Seqr mobile payments service up to 3% cashback on their purchases, “valid on all purchases and effective on top of any other loyalty program or discount.” The offer is designed to persuade more consumers to adopt mobile payments, CEO Peter Fredell has told NFC World, and is financed via a mixture of revenue streams.

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9 March 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 March 2015, 19:25

Apple demonstrates smartwatch keys and payments

How Apple Watch owners will be able to use their device to make payments, unlock hotel rooms and the garage doors at their home has been demonstrated by Kevin Lynch, Apple’s VP of Technology, at the company’s Spring Forward launch event.

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9 March 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 March 2015, 15:50

Visa prepares to launch HCE services with multiple banks

Visa is to launch NFC payments services based on host card emulation with “several leading financial institutions around the world” in the coming months, with BBVA and Cuscal already live. Others coming soon include Banco do Brasil, PNC and US Bank.

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April 25th, 2015

This week's news

  1. M-Pesa and MTN Mobile Money join up
  2. Starbucks processes 8m mobile payments every week
  3. Twitter invests in beacon marketer Swirl
  4. Forecast: 100m Apple Pay-capable phones in US by 2020
  5. Vodafone Netherlands adds credit card to Wallet
  6. Apple Pay is top choice among US consumers as mobile payment security concerns fade
  7. Pub chain picks Droplet’s fee-free mobile payments and rewards
  8. NFC ticketing trial eliminates “did I touch out?” doubt
  9. NFC inventors nominated for Patent Office award
  10. Signature spec promises tamper-proof NFC tags
 
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