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    4 October 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 4 October 2016, 13:34

    Samsung Pay makes debut in Russia

    Samsung Pay has launched in Russia with support from Alfa-Bank, MTS Bank, Raiffeisen Bank, Russian Standard Bank, Yandex, mobile network operator MTS and Mastercard. It is available on Samsung Galaxy S7/Galaxy S7 Edge, Samsung Galaxy A5/Galaxy A7, Samsung Galaxy Note5 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ devices.

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    3 October 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 October 2016, 13:22

    ABN Amro enables payment requests through Apple’s Siri

    Customers of Dutch bank ABN Amro will soon be able to use Apple’s Siri voice command system to create payment requests by speaking through Tikkie, the mobile app launched by the bank in June 2016 to enable purchases to be requested and sent through messaging platform WhatsApp.

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    Partner news NFC

    3 October 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 October 2016, 10:20

    STMicroelectronics joins the NFC World partner program

    NFC World today welcomes global semiconductor company STMicroelectronics as a member of our partner program. ST has one of the broadest portfolios of NFC solutions on the market, with offerings in controllers and secure elements as well as NFC tags and reader ICs.

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    30 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 30 September 2016, 13:30

    Transport for the North set to trial HCE for travel payments

    UK commuters travelling across West Yorkshire may soon be able to make host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments for journeys using a service scheduled to be trialed in the autumn by staff of Transport for the North (TfN) in collaboration with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Committee.

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    29 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 29 September 2016, 12:45

    Sarine to add NFC to share details on diamonds and gemstones

    Diamond and gemstone production technology provider Sarine is to integrate NFC into its sales and consumer support system to make it possible for shoppers to retrieve information about a diamond — such as its history, cut and craftsmanship — with a tap of an NFC device.

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    28 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 September 2016, 15:33

    Samsung Pay gets new features and gives away $100,000 in prizes

    Samsung Pay has updated its mobile app to include an in-app coupon service so users can search, store and redeem coupons as well as a cloud storage feature to restore membership, gift and Samsung Reward cards whenever users sign into a new device.

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    Partner news NFC

    28 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 September 2016, 12:58

    NXP rebrands Mifare SDK as TapLinx

    PARTNER NEWS: NXP has updated its Mifare SDK and changed the name of the developer tool to TapLinx. The update allows “smoother and faster” creation of Android-based NFC mobile applications and offers support for the company’s Mifare, NTAG and iCode products, integrating NXP’s entire NFC smart objects portfolio into one open API.

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    28 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 September 2016, 12:07

    Android Pay users get free London travel and coffee

    Mastercard customers using Google’s Android Pay will be able to travel for free around London when using the city’s transport network on four Mondays in October. They will also be eligible for a free hot drink at Caffè Nero stores nationwide throughout the month.

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    Partner news Tokens

    28 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 September 2016, 11:04

    Gemalto and BankAxept to simplify mobile payments for Norwegian banks

    PARTNER NEWS: Digital security giant Gemalto has been awarded a contract by bank-owned BankAxept, the national payment scheme of Norway, to enable “all local banks to interconnect through a single credentials management hub for streamlined and secure management of mobile payments services”.

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

    Danish shoppers to get BLE mobile payments in 2017

    Danes will soon be able to make in-store Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) based mobile payments using the Dankort debit card by tapping their phone against a device developed by Spire Payments. It will be deployed as an upgrade to “tens of thousands” of POS terminals supplied by Nordic payments service provider Nets starting from early 2017.

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    October 25th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Alipay gains acceptance in US and Europe
    2. EMVCo and Fido to deliver biometric authentication standards for mobile payments
    3. Mastercard adds online Masterpass payments to Android Pay, Samsung Pay and Microsoft Wallet
    4. Blockchain authentication for mobile transactions
    5. Intel to put Visa payments technology into connected devices
    6. Delhi commuters to get wearable travel cards
    7. School children test wearable payments in Singapore
    8. US banks unveil money-transfer app
    9. US banks told to improve cyber security
    10. Face recognition ticketing system unveiled
    11. Apple Pay arriving in Germany?
    12. Chicago mobile ticket app hits 1m downloads
    13. Dubai bus passengers to get hands-free smart ticketing
    14. Visa works on blockchain B2B payment system
    15. Pizza Hut offers NFC tattoos that let customers order favourite takeaway
    16. Mastercard signs deal to roll out mobile payments in 33 African countries
    17. Meet NFC World’s partners at Money20/20
    18. French electronic wallets merge to create ‘universal mobile payment solution’
    19. Gemalto mobile security survey
    20. Stagecoach to deliver contactless payments on all its UK buses by 2018
    21. Azimo adds Siri money transfers
    22. Eckoh and Worldpay conduct first telephone-based Apple Pay transaction
    23. Android Pay launches in Hong Kong
    24. Rambus Bell ID launches Token Gateway to ease bank integration with multiple TSPs
    25. Gemalto explores MNO role within eIDAS regulation
    26. Verifone deploys mobile API standard
    27. Orange Cash extends to French teens
    28. Apple Pay adds US banks and BA app support
    29. Mobile payments awareness up in North America, but usage remains flat
    30. Evry to offer NFC and HCE mobile payments with G&D
    31. Yes Bank unveils iris scan PoS
    32. Gemalto and Alibaba to secure IoT market in China
    33. Apple blood vessel biometric patent
    34. 2bn mobile banking users by 2021
    35. Visa CEO Charlie Scharf steps down
    36. PayPal tops mobile payment apps in US, but retailers want Apple Pay
    37. Apple targets cashless society
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