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    8 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 July 2016, 13:25

    NFC mobile payment users tip more, says Square

    Customers who pay using NFC mobile payments are more likely to leave a tip, according to a survey by mobile POS provider Square. 73% of customers tipped when using NFC mobile payments compared to 71% who tipped using EMV and 67% who paid using magnetic stripe cards at the point of sale.

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    8 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 July 2016, 12:42

    Estimote adds NFC to BLE Proximity Beacons

    Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacon manufacturer Estimote has added programmable NFC into its new range of Proximity Beacons to make it easier to identify and configure the devices and to enable a range of consumer experiences such as confirming payment, collecting loyalty points and clocking in.

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    7 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 July 2016, 12:51

    Printec to offer Proxama mobile payments solutions in Central and South-Eastern Europe

    PARTNER NEWS: Digital payment solutions provider Proxama is to supply transaction automation solutions provider Printec Group with its NFC mobile payment, PIN management, tokenization and EMV enablement solutions across Central and South-Eastern Europe.

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    7 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 7 July 2016, 12:00

    Swatch Bellamy launches in Brazil in time for Rio 2016

    Swiss luxury watchmaker Swatch has launched its Swatch Bellamy NFC payments watch in Brazil in partnership with Visa in time for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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    7 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 7 July 2016, 11:17

    Walmart Pay completes nationwide rollout

    US supermarket giant Walmart has completed its nationwide rollout of Walmart Pay, making the service available in more than 4,600 stores across the country. The retailer has also recorded a 45% increase in Walmart Pay transactions in the last week.

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    7 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 July 2016, 12:42

    Apple Pay launches in Switzerland

    Apple Pay has begun rolling out across Switzerland, allowing consumers to make in-store and in-app payments using their compatible devices. The mobile payment service launches with support from MasterCard and Visa as well as card issuers Bonus Card, Cornercard and Swiss Bankers.

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    7 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 July 2016, 15:28

    Barclaycard Loop adds NFC payments to any wearable device

    Barclaycard has unveiled Loop, the fourth product in its bPay contactless payment device range, which comes in the form of a contactless chip and lets consumers add NFC payment capability to the wearable devices they already own.

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    6 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 July 2016, 14:43

    White paper explores payment industry in Bangladesh

    A 29-page white paper that explores the payment industry of Bangladesh and includes a detailed examination of its current systems, the evolution of alternative payment methods and the uptake of NFC, tokenization and EMV is now available to download from the NFC World+ Knowledge Centre.

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    6 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 July 2016, 11:55

    Heineken uses BLE beacons to reward Kiwi consumers

    New Zealanders are being rewarded with experiences such as flights, helicopter rides and VIP event access whenever they are close to Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons installed in 120 Heineken locations across the country via the beer maker's Heineken Live mobile app.

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    4 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 4 July 2016, 15:27

    French retail giant to support Fivory NFC mobile payments

    Customers at supermarket giant Auchan Retail France stores will soon be able to pay for purchases on their mobile phone using NFC or QR codes through the Fivory mobile wallet. The retailer has teamed up with payment solutions provider Oney and MasterCard to support the service which was piloted by French bank Credit Mutuel-CIC in April 2014.

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    July 27th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Venmo enables in-app payments
    2. South Africans to get biometric authentication for card payments
    3. Apple Pay accounts for 75% of all contactless payments in the US
    4. Australian banks seek stronger negotiating powers with third party mobile wallet providers
    5. Americans expect cashless society in their lifetime
    6. Absa Bank comes to Facebook Messenger
    7. Mobile-only bank goes live in Germany
    8. LTA signs up Mastercard for account-based contactless ticketing in Singapore
    9. BBA reports UK contactless increase
    10. Mastercard planning to become a PSP in China
    11. PBOC working to regulate QR code mobile payments in China
    12. Scotiabank gives Apple Pay users 10% cashback
    13. PayPal to roll out NFC mobile payments across the US through Visa deal
    14. White paper advises banks on launching Android-based mobile payment services
    15. Mastercard takes majority stake in VocaLink
    16. Visa reports EMV uptake in the US
    17. Motorists rewarded for mobile payments at the pump
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