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    14 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 January 2016, 16:46

    Dubai to get payment system based on mobile phone numbers

    Consumers across Dubai will soon be able to make in-store and online payments using their mobile phone number following an agreement between payment solutions providers Quisk Middle East and Network International.

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    13 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 January 2016, 16:50

    UK consumers warm to biometric identification

    More than half of UK consumers (54%) are willing to authorise payments using biometric technology, research from Experian shows. Accessing online accounts (64%) topped the list of services people are most willing to use biometric identification for.

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    13 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 January 2016, 15:17

    Samsung unveils Smart Swing golf wear with NFC

    Samsung’s fashion division has developed a t-shirt designed for golfers that comes equipped with an NFC chip in its sleeve. When tapped with an NFC device, the chip launches a mobile app that provides the golfer with information about the course they're playing on.

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    13 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 January 2016, 14:45

    New York subway to get NFC payments by 2018

    New Yorkers will soon be able to pay for travel on the subway using an NFC device or contactless card following governor Andrew Cuomo’s signature proposal to redesign and renew 30 stations across the system. The plans also include introducing mobile ticketing systems that will let commuters purchase tickets on their mobile device.

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    13 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 January 2016, 15:05

    Contactless travel on every UK bus by 2022?

    Contactless travel could be in place on every bus in Britain by 2022 under a multi-million-pound plan being developed by five major bus operators. Stagecoach, First Bus, Go-Ahead, Arriva and National Express are working together to produce a business case which is expected to be completed by late spring 2016.

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    13 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 12 January 2016, 18:57

    Intesa Sanpaolo launches HCE mobile payments in Italy

    Customers of Italian banking group Intesa Sanpaolo can now make host card emulation (HCE) based NFC mobile payments using a new service called PayGo.

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    12 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 12 January 2016, 14:32

    UK moves towards contactless and NFC ticketing across its public transport network

    Passengers across the UK may soon be able to use standard contactless cards and NFC phones to pay for their bus and train journeys under a new national framework developed by The UK Cards Association in collaboration with public transport operators.

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    12 January 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 12 January 2016, 13:30

    Nine in ten US Apple Pay users have made an in-store mobile payment

    More than nine in ten users of Apple Pay in the US (91%) have now made an in-store payment using a credit card stored on their mobile device and two thirds (67%) have made an in-app transaction, a survey by Phoenix Marketing International has found.

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    8 January 2016 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 8 January 2016, 13:03

    Video shows how mobile network operator Econet is deploying NFC payments in Africa

    PARTNER NEWS: Mobile money specialist Mahindra Comviva has produced a video that shows how NFC payments are being deployed in Africa by Zimbabwe-based carrier Econet Wireless. The film provides an overview of the mobile network operator’s EcoCash service and explains how it has been expanded since its launch as a peer-to-peer money transfer solution in 2011.

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    7 January 2016 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 8 January 2016, 11:50

    NXP to showcase NFC and IoT technologies in 86 cities around the world

    PARTNER NEWS: NXP is to showcase NFC and the Internet of Things (IoT) in a world tour that includes stops in 86 cities. The Smarter World Tour "is a highly visible, 36 tons, 2 levels, fully mobile semi-truck trailer designed by Luigi Colani which turns into a large and spacious mobile tradeshow,” NXP says.

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    February 12th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Samsung Pay to make UK and Spain debut “very soon”
    2. Axis Bank customers to get NFC wearables
    3. Payleven raises $10m for mPOS growth
    4. GSMA publishes IoT security guidelines
    5. Security update fixes Apple Pay flaw
    6. Ireland looks to NFC payments for public transport
    7. Android users to get app-free beacon messages
    8. Mobeam update brings loyalty to POS scanners
    9. Apple Pay glitch prevents users adding Visa cards
    10. Mobile savings club scoops innovation award
    11. Visa offers mobile card controls
    12. Kiwis warm to mobile payments and biometrics
    13. Apple Pay reaches mobile app inflection point
    14. ANZ launches HCE mobile payments in Australia
    15. Paym reports 89% increase in use in second half of 2015
    16. Apple’s Error 53 shuts down handsets with Touch ID repairs
    17. 3bn loyalty cards will move to mobile by 2020
    18. FitPay launches Kickstarter campaign to bring NFC smartstrap to market
    19. Cash by Optus adds contactless bands and stickers to reach beyond Android owners
    20. Super Bowl fans explore Bay Area with BLE beacons
    21. Kazakhstan gets HCE payments
    22. Mobile banking service Pocopay goes live in Europe
    23. Apple Pay adds 32 banks in the US
    24. MoboMoney takes sound-based mobile payments to India
    25. White paper lays out NFC solutions for in-home healthcare providers
    26. FitPay closes $3.1m round led by G&D
    27. Samsung looks into vein authentication
    28. APCA explores security code for digital wallets in Australia
    29. Apple Pay available in more than 2m US retail locations
     
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