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    15 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 November 2016, 13:06

    Mobile payments to become ‘de-facto payment mode’ in India after banknote change

    Mobile payment transaction volume in India is expected to grow more than 90% each year over the next five years, with digital payments becoming the “de-facto payment mode” in the country, in the wake of the government’s withdrawal of Rs 500 (US$7) and Rs 1,000 ($14) notes.

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    Tokens

    15 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 November 2016, 11:13

    Facebook update brings tokenization to Messenger payments

    Facebook has introduced a payments update to its Messenger platform that will allow US businesses who are not integrated with Stripe or PayPal to process payments within both messages and webview using tokenization technology. The feature is currently being rolled out in a closed beta as part of Messenger v1.3.

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    15 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 November 2016, 10:32

    Apple Pay rolls out support for charity donations

    Apple Pay users can now make charitable donations to nonprofit organisations by clicking on a Donate with Apple Pay button found at the checkout of supporting mobile apps and websites.

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    15 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 November 2016, 13:07

    Samsung Pay to launch Samsung Rewards programme in the US

    Samsung Pay is to launch a rewards programme in the US this week that will let users earn points for each purchase, which can be redeemed for items such as gift cards at participating stores, prepaid Samsung Rewards Visa gift cards, Samsung products “and more”, the company says.

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    NFC

    14 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 14 November 2016, 13:00

    Apple’s NFC restriction hits mobile payments innovation, Australian banks claim

    The group of Australian banks taking on Apple over access to the NFC technology within iPhone handsets says the restriction is not only preventing the introduction of mobile wallet services across multiple platforms but also proving detrimental to continued investment into mobile payment apps.

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    14 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 14 November 2016, 12:24

    Visa and BioConnect work to enable multiple biometrics on mobile apps

    Visa is working with biometric identity platform provider BioConnect to enable multiple methods of biometric authentication through a single mobile app. This means that if the consumer’s default biometric authentication method fails, they can use an alternative biometric method to gain access to their device or service.

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    NFC

    14 November 2016 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 14 November 2016, 12:06

    Fashion brand adds NFC and blockchain for authentic personal clothing

    Fashion brand Babyghost has partnered with Chinese blockchain-as-a-service company BitSE and its VeChain project to deliver a range of clothes incorporating NFC tags and verified using blockchain technology.

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    14 November 2016 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 11 November 2016, 15:56

    Banks ‘must consider human weakness’ to improve mobile banking security, report says

    Banks must consider the weakness of their own consumers’ behaviours and avoid being distracted by technical vulnerabilities when it comes to improving the security of mobile banking and payments systems, a report by Mobey Forum says.

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    Partner news NFC

    11 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 November 2016, 15:10

    NFC World webinar to share real-world lessons from HCE mobile payments pilot

    NFC World will host a free webinar on Thursday 8 December to provide insight into the lessons learned from a real-world implementation of a host card emulation (HCE) mobile payments service that makes use of Visa and Mastercard’s cloud-based payment standards.

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    NFC

    11 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 November 2016, 10:36

    Banca Intesa launches HCE mobile payments in Serbia

    Customers of Serbia’s Banca Intesa — a subsidiary of Italian banking group Intesa Sanpaolo — have become the first in the Balkan country to be able to make host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments, using their Visa debit cards at any contactless terminal.

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    December 6th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Graphene NFC antennas pave way for cheaper, stronger connected wearables
    2. Indian government working on Aadhaar mobile payments app
    3. Wirecard to integrate insurance into Boon
    4. Army cadets develop NFC medical bracelet
    5. Royal Mint to develop blockchain for gold trade
    6. Battery-less smartwatch powered by body heat
    7. 600m mobile devices to include biometrics by 2021
    8. ANZ could offer mortgages through Apple Pay
    9. Mastercard and Verifone unveil Instalments payments app
    10. Austrian bank deploys NFC-ready ATMs
    11. Apple Pay launches in Spain
    12. American Express launches NFC mobile payments in Canada
    13. Apple Pay offered for HSBC Singapore customers
    14. Mastercard launches AI across global network
    15. FIS to offer Zelle support
    16. Korea gets BioCA facial recognition solution
    17. Alzheimer’s Research UK promotes Christmas ad through Proxama’s beacon network
    18. Android Pay launches with single bank support in New Zealand
    19. Apple Pay to launch in Spain?
    20. Mastercard biometric service rolls out to Latin America
    21. Dutch bank launches HCE mobile payments app
    22. Gemalto’s PKI portfolio update lets TSPs roll out eIDAS compliant services
    23. USAA Bank adds insurance cards to digital wallet
    24. In-store mobile payments take 0.6% Black Friday share
    25. Mastercard blockchain patent applications
    26. Off the cuff mobile payments from British fashion brand
    27. Growth in millennials’ mobile commerce use
    28. ACCC denies authorisation to Australian banks over Apple Pay negotiation
    29. Mobile retail commerce to reach US$1,120bn by 2020
    30. Twyp mobile payments app service to close in Netherlands
    31. Meet NFC World’s partners at Trustech
     
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