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13 May 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 May 2015, 10:45

Australia leads the way for contactless ownership and usage

Two thirds of Australians are now aware they own a contactless payment card and 53% have made a contactless transaction, research released by RFi Group has revealed, taking the country to the top of a leaderboard for both contactless awareness and usage rates.

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13 May 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 May 2015, 11:51

Nepal Bank to launch NFC and tokenization in July

Nepal Bank is set to become the first in the country to launch an NFC mobile payment service, using a solution provided by Nuspay that also makes use of tokenization. The service is currently “in the implementation phase” and, despite the recent devastating earthquakes, is still expected to launch in July.

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8 May 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 8 May 2015, 16:00

Join NFC World for a free webinar on NFC transport ticketing

The next event in NFC World’s free educational webinar series will be held at 15:00 BST on Thursday 21 May, when the GSMA and invited experts will explain how to deliver standardised Mifare ticketing services on NFC devices.

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8 May 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 8 May 2015, 15:36

Payments veteran Buffy Duke joins Carta

PARTNER NEWS: Transaction technology provider Carta Worldwide has hired Elizabeth “Buffy” Duke as its vice president of business development.

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8 May 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 May 2015, 18:18

RapidNFC shows off tamper-proof tags

PARTNER NEWS: Tag supplier RapidNFC has introduced a tamper proof NFC tag designed to self-destruct if it is removed, stopping the tag being re-sited from one location to another and ensuring that a tag intended for a specific asset cannot be placed on another.

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7 May 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 7 May 2015, 15:05

Starbucks opens express store with mobile POS ordering

Visitors to Starbucks’ newly opened express store on Wall Street in New York are being met by one of the coffee chain’s employees upon entry, who then takes their order using a handheld device.

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7 May 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 7 May 2015, 11:21

EMV claims 32% of global card-present transactions

Some 32% of all chip card-present transactions conducted globally between January and December 2014 used the EMV chip card standard, EMVCo has revealed, with adoption rates of EMV payment cards increasing in every region worldwide to total 3.4bn by the end of last year.

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6 May 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 May 2015, 13:02

Saracens fans get contactless payment wristbands

Supporters of Saracens rugby union club have been given prepaid contactless wristbands that let them pay for food and drink with a tap at the club’s Allianz Park stadium in north London, as well make payments outside the venue and travel on the city’s public transport network.

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6 May 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 May 2015, 12:18

Barclaycard’s bPay band set for relaunch

Barclaycard is to shut down its first generation bPay prepaid contactless wristband at the end of the month and will launch “a newly designed wristband that’s lighter, slimmer and comes in a choice of colours… in a couple of months”.

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5 May 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 5 May 2015, 17:10

O2 buys out Weve partners and drops mobile payment plans

O2, one of the three UK mobile network operators that formed the mobile commerce joint venture Weve three years ago, has bought out partners EE and Vodafone to operate the brand as a wholly-owned subsidiary — and has confirmed to NFC World that it has abandoned Weve’s mobile payment ambitions.

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May 29th, 2015

This week's news

  1. US Bank cardmembers among first to get Android Pay
  2. Android Pay to support offers and rewards
  3. USAT adds support for Android Pay
  4. Google unveils Android Pay
  5. Apple Pay rewards program looms?
  6. Asia Pacific banks begin testing HCE mobile payments
  7. Marriott Hotels lets users check in with Apple Watch
  8. DS Tags launches electronic luggage label with NFC and Bluetooth
  9. StreetSmart offers QR code mobile donations
  10. Facebook rolls out Messenger payments to New York
  11. MCX member Target to support Apple Pay
  12. AMS chips will allow cars to be unlocked and started with NFC phones
  13. Carrefour uses LED lighting to send offers to shoppers in stores
  14. Apple Store purchases get two-step authentication
  15. Mobile payment market worth $2.8tn by 2020
  16. India’s ICICI Bank launches voice recognition service
  17. PayPal adds Touch ID to iOS app
  18. NTT Docomo rolls out Fido biometrics platform in Japan
  19. Danske Bank to integrate PowaTag platform with mobile payments app
  20. Audi Q7 includes NFC tablet
  21. Danske Bank pilots Zwipe biometric cards
  22. Webinar on delivering NFC transport ticketing services at scale — See it now on NFC World
  23. One in four UK consumers influenced by in-store payment methods
  24. UK cash payments fall to 48%
  25. Four in ten UK consumers willing to switch banks for mobile payments
  26. NXP ‘focused on mobile wallet’
  27. Android to get fingerprint authentication
  28. Nearly half of iPhone 6 owners successfully using Apple Pay
  29. Clear2Pay gets Visa confirmation as CVES provider
  30. Apple Watch vulnerability could let thieves use Apple Pay
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