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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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    Partner news NFC

    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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    25 April 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 25 April 2016, 14:53

    Nearly one in four payments at US Starbucks made via mobile

    Mobile payments now account for 24% of all transactions across Starbucks’ US locations, the company’s president and COO Kevin Johnson has revealed, with an average of 8m transactions per month taking place through the coffee chain's Mobile Order & Pay service.

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    21 April 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 April 2016, 14:52

    Fibank launches HCE in Bulgaria

    Customers of First Investment Bank (Fibank) of Bulgaria can now make host card emulation (HCE) based payments through its mobile banking app using a digital card supplied by MasterCard.

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    21 April 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 April 2016, 13:07

    Micromax to launch NFC mobile payments with TranServ and Visa

    Handset maker Micromax will soon begin offering its customers in India an NFC mobile payment service through a collaboration with Visa and payment solutions provider TranServ.

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    Partner news HCE

    21 April 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 April 2016, 12:12

    G&D integrates Convego CloudPay with Visa Token Service

    PARTNER NEWS: Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has integrated its Convego CloudPay solution with Visa Token Service (VTS). The integration will allow G&D to request and provide payment tokens from VTS to Visa issuers’ host card emulation (HCE) mobile wallets.

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    May 28th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Samsung to ease online payments with new app
    2. Apple Pay to expand rapidly in Asia and Europe
    3. A quarter of Brits will make NFC mobile payments in the next year
    4. MasterCard collaborates on speeding up EMV checkout
    5. Samsung Pay to launch in Spain next week
    6. US startup raises funds for multipurpose smart wallet
    7. BLE beacons to deliver 1.6bn coupons a year by 2020
    8. Android Pay adds 47 banks
    9. Apple granted patent for device-based car keys
    10. LG Pay to launch in September
    11. US and UK consumers warm to biometric authentication
    12. Polish bank gets HCE mobile payments through First Data and Bell ID
    13. Gemalto analyses success of SK Telecom’s NFC service
    14. Analyst predicts exceptional growth for Apple Pay due to secure element approach
    15. Apple Pay adds Visa, MasterCard and five major banks in Singapore
    16. Wells Fargo to add NFC-based mobile payments to banking app
    17. 50% of Americans use mobile banking
    18. MyPay to launch mobile wallet in Myanmar
    19. Chili’s Grill & Bar to enable Android Pay at the table
    20. Pizza Hut Asia trials order and pay using a robot called Pepper
    21. Wells Fargo to launch NFC mobile payments
    22. Starbucks to take mobile payments and rewards to India
    23. TfL rolls out contactless on Thames river buses
    24. Inside Secure launches MatrixHCE solution
    25. One in 10 UK card payments were contactless in 2015
    26. Wearable device gives users electric shock if they overspend
    27. Wirecard supports launch of Curve
    28. Jones adds NFC and QR codes to smart packaging with Tuku
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