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    30 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 May 2016, 12:55

    Visa Europe records contactless growth across the continent

    Some 3bn contactless transactions were made across Europe on Visa cards and payment-enabled devices in the year to 30 April 2016, growing from 143m transactions a month in April 2015 to 360m in April 2016.

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    27 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 May 2016, 12:24

    A quarter of Brits will make NFC mobile payments in the next year

    One in four British consumers intend to use their mobile phone to make NFC-based mobile payments in the next 12 months, according to research from MasterCard. One in 20 are already making NFC mobile payments once a week or more.

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    26 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 26 May 2016, 14:48

    US startup raises funds for multipurpose smart wallet

    US startup Spendwallet is raising funds on Indiegogo for an electronic wallet device that can store up to 20 magnetic stripe cards and will let the owner make payments at the point of sale using the company’s self-developed Magnetic Flux Emulation (MFE) technology.

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    26 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 26 May 2016, 12:38

    US and UK consumers warm to biometric authentication

    More than half of US and UK consumers (52%) prefer to log in to online accounts using “modern authentication methods”, research from Gigya reveals, including 29% who favour two-factor authentication and 20% who prefer biometric authentication.

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    25 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 25 May 2016, 14:11

    Polish bank gets HCE mobile payments through First Data and Bell ID

    PARTNER NEWS: Customers of Eurobank Poland can now make host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments as a result of a collaboration between First Data Poland and tokenization and mobile payment specialist Bell ID which offers cloud-based mobile payments as a service to Polish banks.

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    25 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 25 May 2016, 11:34

    Apple Pay adds Visa, MasterCard and five major banks in Singapore

    Consumers in Singapore can now add their MasterCard and Visa cards to Apple Pay, after the mobile payment service launched there in April 2016 with support from American Express alone. Five of the country’s major banks — POSB, DBS, OCBC, Standard Chartered and UOB — have also gone live with support for Apple Pay.

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    NFC

    25 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 25 May 2016, 10:53

    Wells Fargo to add NFC-based mobile payments to banking app

    Customers of Wells Fargo Bank across the US will soon be able to make NFC-based mobile payments and ATM withdrawals with a tap of their phone using the Wells Fargo Wallet, a mobile payment service expected to launch “later this summer”.

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    QR

    24 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 24 May 2016, 13:10

    Pizza Hut Asia trials order and pay using a robot called Pepper

    Customers at Pizza Hut locations in Asia will soon be able to place orders, receive offers and complete payments on a tablet held by Pepper, a humanoid robot developed by SoftBank Robotics. The transactions will be completed through MasterCard’s MasterPass digital wallet service.

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    NFC

    23 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 23 May 2016, 13:58

    Wearable device gives users electric shock if they overspend

    Owners of a Pavlok wearable device will now be given an electric shock whenever they spend too much money using a new service developed by UK-based Intelligent Environments.

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    23 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 23 May 2016, 13:08

    Jones adds NFC and QR codes to smart packaging with Tuku

    Pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods companies can now add NFC tags and QR codes to packaging in order to send out messages, promotions and offers to their customers’ smartphones using an integrated solution developed by packaging provider Jones Packaging and mobile marketing specialist Tuku.

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    June 25th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Discover joins effort to speed up EMV checkout
    2. Amex bot notifies purchases through Facebook Messenger
    3. Walmart Pay arrives in 15 more states
    4. ABN Amro takes payments to WhatsApp
    5. EMV claims more than a third of global card-present payments
    6. Walmart Pay heads to three new states
    7. Android Pay preps new features
    8. Jiffy payments launches in-store in Milan and Bergamo
    9. PayPal will “hurt” from Apple Pay web launch, claims analyst
    10. 300m will use contactless ticketing on mobile and wearables by 2021
    11. Apple Pay adds 44 US banks
    12. Barclays completes HCE payments launch
    13. More US consumers open to mobile payments
    14. Microsoft launches NFC payments for Windows 10 phones
    15. MintChip launches for in-store and P2P payments in Canada
    16. Samsung Pay reports on bank uptake
    17. Bluetooth 5 set for release in late 2016
    18. Brits foresee cashless society by 2036
    19. Visa seals deal on Visa Europe acquisition
    20. French vineyard to safeguard its entire output with NFC
    21. Alipay parent company seeks expansion overseas
    22. Thai banks to launch P2P payments with PromptPay
    23. Bank of America enables Apple Pay and Samsung Pay at ATMs
    24. Mobile payments to grow 42% in 2016
    25. LG U+ to launch biometric authentication platform
    26. Walmart Pay heads to Alabama and Georgia
     
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