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    3 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 May 2016, 16:03

    Corporate drivers to get mobile payments at the pump

    Drivers of corporate fleet vehicles will soon be able to pay for fuel using a mobile payment service that identifies the site and pump using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons and authenticates the vehicle using NFC.

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    3 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 May 2016, 14:28

    Boon launches in the UK and adds Apple Pay support

    Consumers across the UK can now make host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments using German payments technology provider Wirecard’s Boon service. The service has also been integrated into Apple Pay for the first time, enabling those with iOS devices to use a virtual Boon card for payments at the point of sale.

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    3 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 May 2016, 12:06

    Turkey aims to be cashless by 2023

    Turkey has introduced its own card payment system in an attempt to move towards a cashless society by 2023. Known as Troy, the system has been built into all point-of-sale terminals and ATMs across the country, enabling consumers to carry out transactions using their Troy cards.

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    29 April 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 29 April 2016, 14:19

    PayPal CEO announces NFC payments expansion

    Vodafone Wallet with PayPal NFC-enabled payments is now live in Spain and is expected to be made available across Europe throughout the “back half of 2016”, PayPal CEO Dan Schulman revealed during the company’s Q1 earnings call.

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    28 April 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 April 2016, 12:22

    Australia’s ANZ adds support for Apple Pay

    Customers of Australia’s ANZ bank can now make payments using Apple Pay with either an ANZ Visa debit or credit card or an ANZ American Express credit card. The bank is the first of the country’s big four to add support for the mobile payment service.

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    27 April 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 April 2016, 14:55

    A quarter of Brits have made an in-store mobile payment

    Almost a quarter of UK adults (24%) have used their mobile phone to make an in-store mobile payment and 12% do so on a regular basis, the Prepaid International Forum (PIF) reports. 49% of 18 to 24 year olds have used mobile payments, while 12% of over 55s and 5% of over 65s have done so.

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    27 April 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 April 2016, 11:09

    Adidas builds NFC into racing suits for FIA authentication

    Adidas has developed a connected race suit that comes equipped with an NFC chip to confirm whether or not the product complies with current Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) regulations.

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    26 April 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 26 April 2016, 15:35

    Three quarters of Brits expect to be cash-free by 2021

    Almost three quarters of UK consumers (73%) do not expect to be using cash in five years’ time in light of the rise of contactless payments and mobile wallets, research released by digital media agency Starcom reveals, and a third believe cash will be extinct within the next 15 years.

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    26 April 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 26 April 2016, 13:57

    Tutuka to roll out cloud-based payments with Proxama

    PARTNER NEWS: Prepaid card processor Tutuka has begun the implementation of digital payment solutions provider Proxama’s Digital Enablement Platform (DEP) for a fully independent cloud-based payment (CBP) solution in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

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    26 April 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 26 April 2016, 13:13

    NFC SIM shipment remains static in 2015 due to Softcard closure

    The global number of NFC SIM card shipments remained static during 2015 following the closure of the Softcard mobile wallet in the US last year, the SIMalliance has revealed, despite reporting significant NFC SIM growth across Asia and Europe.

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    May 24th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Chili’s Grill & Bar to enable Android Pay at the table
    2. Pizza Hut Asia trials order and pay using a robot called Pepper
    3. Wells Fargo to launch NFC mobile payments
    4. Starbucks to take mobile payments and rewards to India
    5. TfL rolls out contactless on Thames river buses
    6. Inside Secure launches MatrixHCE solution
    7. One in 10 UK card payments were contactless in 2015
    8. Wearable device gives users electric shock if they overspend
    9. Wirecard supports launch of Curve
    10. Jones adds NFC and QR codes to smart packaging with Tuku
    11. Barclaycard reports on HCE service take-up
    12. Alipay users in China can now make payments through Samsung Pay
    13. UK contactless spending totalled £1.5bn in March 2016
    14. Barclaycard sees surge in ‘silver spenders’ using contactless
    15. Samsung Pay expected to enable support for Alipay
    16. Bank of America adds Android Pay withdrawals at ATMs
    17. Google enhances APIs to take Android Pay in-app and to mobile websites
    18. UK driving licenses may be added to Passbook
    19. Samsung Pay adds membership and loyalty cards in the US
    20. Fitbit buys Coin’s wearable payment assets
    21. UK charity collects contactless donations using dogs
    22. US Smart City Challenge adds NXP’s RFID tagging solutions
    23. NXP unveils POS reader solution
    24. Visa Europe to make it easier for banks to support third-party mobile wallets
    25. Android Pay launches in the UK
    26. Ugo Wallet launches HCE solution in Canada
    27. OT to add biometrics to its Pearl embedded secure element
    28. Dallas commuters get NFC travel card and cash top-ups
    29. South African community shops to get NFC payments using stickers
     
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