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    28 June 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 June 2016, 13:08

    Android Pay launches in Singapore

    Google has begun rolling out Android Pay across Singapore, marking the mobile payment service’s debut in Asia. It will work with MasterCard and Visa cards from DBS Bank, OCBC Bank, POSB Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and UOB.

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    27 June 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 June 2016, 15:33

    Vodafone Italia adds NFC mobile payments with PayPal

    Customers of Vodafone Italia can now make NFC mobile payments through PayPal using the mobile network operator’s Vodafone Wallet. The service will allow for in-store payments at any Visa contactless terminal across the country.

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    23 June 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 23 June 2016, 16:03

    EMV claims more than a third of global card-present payments

    Some 35% of all card-present transactions conducted globally between January and December 2015 used the EMV chip card standard, up from 32% in 2014, standards body EMVCo has revealed. The number of EMV payment cards in global circulation also increased by 1.4bn to 4.8bn over the 12-month period.

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    QR

    23 June 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 23 June 2016, 15:35

    Jiffy payments launches in-store in Milan and Bergamo

    Italian consumers are now piloting in-store mobile payments using Jiffy, the person-to-person (P2P) payment service launched by payment processor SIA in October 2014. The service makes use of QR codes at the point of sale.

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    22 June 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 June 2016, 14:28

    Barclays completes HCE payments launch

    Barclays has completed the rollout of its Contactless Mobile host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payment service across the UK, the bank has confirmed to NFC World. The feature allows customers with compatible Android phones to make NFC mobile payments of up to £100 (US$147).

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    22 June 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 June 2016, 11:24

    Microsoft launches NFC payments for Windows 10 phones

    Microsoft has introduced an NFC payment feature for users of Windows 10 Mobile devices in the US through its Microsoft Wallet app. The company says the move comes “in response to feedback” from its customers and with support from both MasterCard and Visa.

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    21 June 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 June 2016, 14:28

    MintChip launches for in-store and P2P payments in Canada

    Canadians can now use the MintChip virtual currency to send and receive money through a P2P mobile app and make payments at participating merchants in Toronto’s Liberty Village neighbourhood by scanning a barcode. A partnership with Ingenico will also allow for NFC payments using the virtual currency in the future.

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    BLE

    21 June 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 June 2016, 13:45

    Bluetooth 5 set for release in late 2016

    The next Bluetooth release will be made available in “late 2016 to early 2017”, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has confirmed, following the unveiling of the Bluetooth 5 specification earlier this month.

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    Partner news NFC

    21 June 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 June 2016, 12:46

    French vineyard to safeguard its entire output with NFC

    PARTNER NEWS: The Geantet-Pansiot vineyard estate in Burgundy, France is to equip all of its wine bottles with an NFC tag to let its customers authenticate the beverage and receive information about the wine directly on their smartphone.

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    16 June 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 16 June 2016, 14:58

    Apple Pay advertising increases contactless payments at self-service machines

    Cashless vending machine technology provider USA Technologies (USAT) has seen an 89% increase in revenue through contactless purchases at self-service machines running on its ePort Interactive platform as a result of digital advertising highlighting Apple Pay availability at the point of sale.

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    July 25th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. White paper advises banks on launching Android-based mobile payment services
    2. Mastercard takes majority stake in VocaLink
    3. Visa reports EMV uptake in the US
    4. Motorists rewarded for mobile payments at the pump
    5. More than half of Irish consumers now using contactless
    6. Marseille gets SMS payments for on-street parking
    7. Apple Pay adds 13 US banks
    8. Square preparing for European launch
    9. Apple promotes Apple Pay with iTunes gift cards
    10. Samsung Pay prepping rewards programme
    11. Apple Pay launches in Hong Kong
    12. Valassis enables personalised offers through TV and radio ads
    13. Alibaba unveils connected car with Alipay mobile payments
    14. Safaricom pilots M-Pesa NFC cards
    15. Mahindra Comviva introduces Mobiquity Wallet 2.0
    16. Samsung Pay Beta goes live on Gear S2
    17. Android Pay adds 19 banks
    18. Apple Pay launches in France
    19. Brazilian mobile bank launches with biometric authentication
    20. Cardless Cash heads to 70,000 additional ATMs
    21. Masterpass to enable in-store NFC mobile payments
    22. Pokemon Go to add NFC for trading
    23. Videotron launches SIM-based NFC mobile payments
    24. Droplet to close down
     
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