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    18 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 18 January 2016, 15:00

    Google to reward Android Pay users for in-store purchases

    Android Pay users across the US will soon be able to earn rewards such as Google Store credit, Google Play Music subscriptions and Chromecast devices when using the mobile payment service for in-store purchases. The promotion will run until the end of February.

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    15 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 January 2016, 13:46

    Barclaycard begins rolling out HCE payments to mobile app

    Barclaycard has begun rolling out a host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payment feature to its mobile app this week, with a complete rollout expected by early next week. Users can make NFC payments of up to £30 (US$43) with just a touch, and high-value contactless payments of up to £100 (US$143) by entering their PIN on their mobile device.

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    14 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 14 January 2016, 17:28

    Diebold takes NFC to the self-checkout

    ATM manufacturer Diebold has demonstrated a mobile-enabled self-checkout concept that would let shoppers use their mobile device to scan items they want to buy while shopping in-store before checking out at a self-service POS terminal with NFC.

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    14 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 14 January 2016, 14:33

    Visa contactless hits million-trips-a-day landmark in London

    Visa cardholders made more than a million contactless journeys on London’s transport network on a single day in the lead up to Christmas, Visa Europe has revealed.

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    14 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 January 2016, 16:46

    Dubai to get payment system based on mobile phone numbers

    Consumers across Dubai will soon be able to make in-store and online payments using their mobile phone number following an agreement between payment solutions providers Quisk Middle East and Network International.

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    13 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 January 2016, 16:50

    UK consumers warm to biometric identification

    More than half of UK consumers (54%) are willing to authorise payments using biometric technology, research from Experian shows. Accessing online accounts (64%) topped the list of services people are most willing to use biometric identification for.

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    13 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 January 2016, 15:17

    Samsung unveils Smart Swing golf wear with NFC

    Samsung’s fashion division has developed a t-shirt designed for golfers that comes equipped with an NFC chip in its sleeve. When tapped with an NFC device, the chip launches a mobile app that provides the golfer with information about the course they're playing on.

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    13 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 January 2016, 14:45

    New York subway to get NFC payments by 2018

    New Yorkers will soon be able to pay for travel on the subway using an NFC device or contactless card following governor Andrew Cuomo’s signature proposal to redesign and renew 30 stations across the system. The plans also include introducing mobile ticketing systems that will let commuters purchase tickets on their mobile device.

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    13 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 January 2016, 15:05

    Contactless travel on every UK bus by 2022?

    Contactless travel could be in place on every bus in Britain by 2022 under a multi-million-pound plan being developed by five major bus operators. Stagecoach, First Bus, Go-Ahead, Arriva and National Express are working together to produce a business case which is expected to be completed by late spring 2016.

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    13 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 12 January 2016, 18:57

    Intesa Sanpaolo launches HCE mobile payments in Italy

    Customers of Italian banking group Intesa Sanpaolo can now make host card emulation (HCE) based NFC mobile payments using a new service called PayGo.

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    February 8th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Kazakhstan gets HCE payments
    2. Mobile banking service Pocopay goes live in Europe
    3. Apple Pay adds 32 banks in the US
    4. MoboMoney takes sound-based mobile payments to India
    5. White paper lays out NFC solutions for in-home healthcare providers
    6. FitPay closes $3.1m round led by G&D
    7. Samsung looks into vein authentication
    8. APCA explores security code for digital wallets in Australia
    9. Apple Pay available in more than 2m US retail locations
    10. Apple begins selling Square contactless reader
    11. Viber to add money transfers to messaging app
    12. European Central Bank to develop P2P service
    13. Charity goes contactless for World Cancer Day
    14. MobileNow! enables parking payments from Apple Watch
    15. Amazon Echo adds Domino’s pizza orders
    16. Global mobile payment market to hit $620bn in 2016
    17. GlobalPlatform updates NFC SIM spec
    18. Musician Beatie Wolfe promotes new single with NFC jacket
    19. MyWallet NFC payments service put on hold in Slovakia
    20. Russian mobile payments startup raises US$3.8m
    21. NXP updates NFC Taginfo app
    22. Guide offers advice for card issuers on implementing EMV
    23. Rail passengers pilot mobile ticketing at 230 UK stations
    24. Visa launches cross-marketing network for coupon-free digital rewards
    25. Ugo Wallet adds P2P transfers
     
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