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12 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 June 2015, 15:49

Reed Exhibitions uses NFC for IBTM America visitors

Event organiser Reed Exhibitions is using Poken’s conference technology platform at the IBTM America exhibition in Chicago to collect exhibitor information, let attendees check-in for meetings, and exchange and collect contact information and digital brochures using an NFC device.

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NFC

12 June 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 12 June 2015, 09:44

White paper helps banks compare NFC mobile payment solutions

A one-stop guide aimed at helping banks and financial institutions that want to deploy NFC mobile payment solutions, but are unsure about the right route to market, is now available to download from the NFC World Knowledge Centre.

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11 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 June 2015, 14:08

Rhombus launches SMS mobile payments platform in the US

Payments startup Rhombus has launched a platform in the US that lets consumers send payments and donations to businesses on any mobile device by texting the amount owed and a description of what they want to buy to a dedicated Rhombus number.

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BLE

11 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 12 June 2015, 09:49

Facebook expands free Bluetooth beacon program

Facebook is offering free Bluetooth beacons to select businesses across the US that will enable them to send “useful and relevant” information to customers about the places they visit. The move comes as an update to the social network’s Place Tips service that was piloted in New York City earlier this year.

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NFC

10 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 June 2015, 14:21

The Bancorp to offer HCE prepaid cards to European issuers

Financial products and services provider The Bancorp will offer open loop mobile prepaid cards that make use of host card emulation (HCE) to its European issuers in the fourth quarter of this year, through a partnership with mobile payment provider MeaWallet.

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NFC

10 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 June 2015, 12:53

Apple Pay users in UK will be able to make payments above contactless card limit

Customers who choose to use Apple Pay when the service launches in the UK will be able to use the mobile payments service to make transactions over the current contactless limit of £20 (US$30) at select retail locations, according to Visa Europe’s executive director of mobile. MasterCard also expects to see merchants being able to accept higher-value transactions in time.

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NFC

9 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 June 2015, 14:04

Zapp prepares for UK mobile payments service launch

Zapp, the UK mobile payments startup formed by payments infrastructure operator VocaLink, has confirmed that it will launch its service in the autumn of this year, with NFC in-store payments to follow.

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NFC

9 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 June 2015, 13:08

Two in three US POS terminals to be EMV by 2020

The installed base of EMV terminals in the US will reach about 65% by the end of 2020, a new report from GrowthPraxis has found. The installed base of mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) terminals is expected to reach 8.8m units in the same period.

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NFC

8 June 2015 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 8 June 2015, 19:11

Apple Pay adds loyalty cards and expands to UK

Apple Pay will be available in the UK from July 2015, vice president of Apple Pay business Jennifer Bailey has announced at the iPhone maker's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Users of the mobile payments service will also be able to add store credit, debit and loyalty cards to their Apple mobile wallet from "this fall".

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Partner news NFC

8 June 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 8 June 2015, 19:50

Carta and YellowPepper take HCE to Latin America

PARTNER NEWS: Carta Worldwide is to provide its host card emulation (HCE) technology to Latin American mobile payments specialist YellowPepper, allowing it to offer the “latest in mobile payments technology” to the region’s banks and merchants.

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July 6th, 2015

This week's news

  1. Fingerprint sensor market to grow at 17% CAGR
  2. McDonald’s to pilot mobile order and pay in China
  3. Lloyds Bank authenticates customers with contactless ‘tap to bank’ service
  4. Europeans make more than 1bn Visa contactless transactions in 12 months
  5. Apple Pay UK launch set for July 14?
  6. Next iPhone to get NFC upgrade?
  7. “Highly interested” Canadians ready for mobile payments
  8. Ant Financial valued at US$45bn
  9. ING adds biometrics to mobile banking app payments
  10. 38% of Americans back biometrics
  11. Apple files P2P via NFC patent
  12. Koreans claim Apple Pay talks
  13. Researchers unveil breakthrough in weaving NFC chips into clothes
  14. Cab:app taxis to accept NFC mobile payments
  15. Rémy Martin to launch NFC bottle in China for authentication and rewards
  16. Las Vegas gets park and reward meters
  17. Mobile tickets launch for Houston buses
  18. PayPal buys money transfer provider Xoom
  19. MasterCard to pilot biometrics for online shopping
  20. Fido Alliance adds authentication support for NFC and BLE
  21. London buses get on board beacon rollout
  22. Beacons on menu for Cathay Pacific lounge guests
  23. 25% of British consumers fear mobile payments will make them spend more
  24. Facebook rolls out Messenger mobile payments across US
  25. Apple Watch patent transfers data in a shake
  26. KFC China restaurants to accept Alipay mobile payments next month
  27. Global payments company to launch biometric cards with fingerprint scanner
  28. Mahindra Comviva and Pole SCS in European partnership
  29. NFC smartphone sales up 55% year on year in 2015
  30. 2.2bn NFC-enabled handset shipments by 2020, IHS Technology predicts
  31. Beacons guide Hong Kong airport passengers
  32. Maple Leafs install beacons for draft party
  33. Sharp includes fingerprint sensor in flagship smartphone
  34. US$2.7tn mobile wallet market by 2020
  35. Cale parking card readers to accept Apple Pay
 
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