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28 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 July 2015, 14:41

Colombia festival visitors first to use Plazez mobile payments service

Thousands of visitors at last weekend’s Zona Picnic Club festival in the Colombian capital Bogota have become the first to use a mobile payment service developed by payment processor Paymentez and MasterCard to pay for food and drink at stalls throughout the event.

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28 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 July 2015, 13:20

HKT launches NFC mobile payments service in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Telecommunications (HKT) subsidiary HKT Payment has launched a SIM-based NFC mobile payment service to let customers of its 1010 and Csl mobile service brands pay at more than three million locations worldwide which accept MasterCard PayPass, using funds stored in their Tap & Go mobile wallet account.

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24 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 24 July 2015, 16:06

Visa signs up 2,300 financial institutions for Visa Token Service

More than 2,300 financial institutions and banking partners have now signed up for Visa’s tokenization service with international expansion set to happen “in the fall”, Visa has revealed during a third quarter earnings call.

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24 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 24 July 2015, 15:06

One in five Starbucks sales in the US made with mobile payments

Coffee chain Starbucks is processing nearly nine million mobile payments a week across its US locations, representing 20% of all in-store transactions, CEO Howard Schultz revealed during the company’s third quarter earnings call. The company is also on track to roll out its Mobile Order & Pay service across all its US stores this year.

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24 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 24 July 2015, 14:29

Shell UK rolls out PayPal mobile payments at the pump

Motorists at oil and gas company Shell UK service stations can now make mobile payments at the pump using their Shell Motorist app and PayPal account. The move follows the announcement of the company’s plans to roll out the service across the “vast majority” of its 1,000 UK locations earlier this year.

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24 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 24 July 2015, 14:05

More than 50,000 European taxis to accept NFC mobile payments

Fifty thousand taxis across Europe will soon be upgraded to accept payments for journeys with either a tap of a passenger’s NFC phone using a mobile app provided by The Payment House or using a contactless card. The solution is to be rolled out with taximeter provider Digitax using an mPOS gateway provided by Payworks.

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24 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 24 July 2015, 13:46

Three in four consumers interested in using alternatives to passwords online

One in six consumers find usernames and passwords “cumbersome” and 77% are interested in using alternatives to protect their security on the internet, research from Accenture reveals. More than half (58%) say they are interested in using biometrics including voice, retina and fingerprint recognition in the next 12 months.

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23 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 23 July 2015, 15:55

Carrefour installs Bluetooth beacons in 28 hypermarkets across Romania

Supermarket giant Carrefour has installed 600 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons in its 28 hypermarkets in Romania to guide shoppers around the stores and to deliver personalised promotions and offers either directly to their smartphones or to Samsung tablets affixed to the handles of their shopping carts.

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22 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 July 2015, 15:03

Joint venture to develop painless diabetes monitoring with NFC

A new joint venture that includes the US-based Mayo Clinic and Germany's Fraunhofer Institute is developing an NFC-based diabetes monitoring system to replace the traditional glucometers that are currently used to monitor patients' blood sugar levels. The system will also use phones to control insulin delivery, using disposable NFC insulin delivery systems.

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22 July 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 22 July 2015, 13:47

HP picks Carta for NFC mobile payments

PARTNER NEWS: Transaction technology provider Carta Worldwide has been selected to support the delivery of “tap-and-go” mobile payment services to HP customers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Canada.

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August 29th, 2015

This week's news

  1. Oxigen Wallet loyalty program partnership
  2. Half of Brits expect to replace cash with new technologies
  3. Wienerschnitzel launches mobile payment and loyalty app
  4. CaixaBank launches HCE mobile payments app
  5. PayAnywhere reader supports Apple Pay
  6. SumUp raises €10m in funding
  7. Google invites for Project Soli tests
  8. Cyber Group and Sensoro roll out beacons across Greater China
  9. $14.9bn biometrics market by 2024
  10. Samsung Pay opens US beta test
  11. UK contactless spending up 150% in last 12 months
  12. Coin unveils EMV-ready Coin 2.0 with NFC
  13. MCX adds offers and discounts to CurrentC mobile wallet
  14. Google says Android Pay is coming ‘soon’
  15. 620m biometric app downloads by 2020
  16. PREIT installs BLE beacons in US malls
  17. NFC chip market to rise 50.6%
  18. PayPal One Touch expansion
  19. UK consumers increase contactless spending 560% in 12 months
  20. Line Pay expands to Taiwan
  21. 80,000 cards added to Samsung Pay in Korea
  22. Gemalto and Mahindra Comviva scoop awards
  23. Elle launches BLE beacon offers across the US
  24. SimplyTapp picks up contactless payments award
  25. ‘Top priority’ for electronic and mobile payments
  26. JCDecaux to roll out PowaTag across Denmark
  27. NFC Forum adds new members
  28. Swiss develop ‘Sound-Proof’ authentication
  29. Square Cash finds time for Apple Watch
  30. Apple Pay fees ‘sticking point’ for Australian banks
  31. Visa Checkout reports 6m customers
  32. Mobile payments market to reach US$1tn by 2017
  33. Migros launches mobile payments
  34. Four in five Apple Watch owners use Apple Pay
  35. Verizon Wireless cool on Samsung Pay support
  36. Qiwi adds HCE payments to mobile wallet
  37. Synchrony Financial offers Samsung Pay support
  38. Apple Pay adds 18 banks in US
  39. MCX ‘will not rush’ CurrentC rollout
  40. MasterCard begins Selfie Pay trials
  41. Android Pay launch date leak
 
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