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    23 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 23 September 2016, 12:54

    Glacéau Smartwater sends tips to Londoners using BLE beacons

    PARTNER NEWS: Coca-Cola owned Glacéau Smartwater has launched a campaign to send on-the-go recommendations to Londoners’ smartphones using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons provided by digital payment solutions provider Proxama. It will be live until the end of September.

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    22 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 September 2016, 14:25

    Valencia commuters to test NFC wristbands for public transport

    Some 100 commuters across the Spanish city of Valencia are preparing to trial NFC wristbands for public transport payments across buses, the metro and parking stations for bicycle rental. It will be conducted by transport operators EMT Valencia, MetroValencia and Valenbisi in collaboration with EIGE, a low income housing program.

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    22 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 September 2016, 13:12

    Valeo and Gemalto launch mobile car keys for Bluetooth access

    PARTNER NEWS: Drivers will soon be able to use their smartphone or connected watch to lock or unlock their car, start it, control applications and remotely access useful vehicle information using Bluetooth technology and automotive products supplier Valeo’s new virtual car key system.

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    21 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 September 2016, 12:42

    Study shows Canadians’ growing enthusiasm for mobile payments

    Cash purchases will make up only 10% of money spent in Canada by 2030, claims research released by Moneris. Compared to 35% of overall transactions in 2014, the 70% decline in cash usage will see an increase in the use of digital payment technologies such as mobile wallets and a rise in contactless transactions.

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    20 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 20 September 2016, 13:59

    Lenovo launches NFC transport payments in Beijing

    Commuters in Beijing can now use Lenovo X3 smartphones to make NFC mobile payments across public transportation services. The option has been launched by the handset maker in collaboration with Oberthur Technologies (OT) and transportation card provider Beijing Municipal Administration and Communications Card Co (BMAC).

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    20 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 20 September 2016, 13:04

    White paper lays out best practices for banks launching HCE payments

    A 19-page white paper designed to help banks understand the key concepts of host card emulation (HCE) and tokenization technology and the best practices for evaluating and deploying HCE-based payment services is now available to download from the NFC World Knowledge Centre.

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    Partner news NFC

    19 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 19 September 2016, 15:54

    Mobiquity Wallet brings iOS voice command money transfers

    PARTNER NEWS: Customers using mobile financial solutions firm Mahindra Comviva’s Mobiquity Wallet for iOS will now be able to send and request payments via a straightforward voice command. The feature forms part of the latest version of the digital wallet platform that leverages Apple’s iOS 10 operating system.

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    19 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 20 September 2016, 12:49

    Visa reveals growing Euro interest in biometric authentication

    More than three in five European consumers (62%) believe using biometric forms of payment authentication will be faster and easier than passwords and PINs, research by Visa reveals, with 42% believing that the procedure could completely eliminate the need for multiple passwords and PIN codes.

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    19 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 19 September 2016, 13:18

    Japanese firms team with NTT and Daon for biometric venture

    Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG) and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation have signed an agreement with NTT Data and biometrics provider Daon for the commercialisation of services that will offer individual identification platforms utilizing several different types of biometric authentication.

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    16 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 16 September 2016, 12:04

    Join NFC World for a free webinar to learn how banks can deliver differentiated mobile strategies

    NFC World will host a free webinar on Thursday 13 October exploring how financial institutions can take control of their own mobile payment strategies to move beyond standard handset maker and card network schemes and provide a differentiated offering to retain customers, attract new business and add fresh revenue streams.

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    October 24th, 2016

    This week's news

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