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1 March 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 March 2015, 12:50

Apple Pay provisioning fraud hole “has to get plugged now”

“Rampant” fraud levels being experienced by US card issuers that have signed up for Apple Pay need to be addressed with urgency, payments consultant Cherian Abraham has told NFC World, to avoid Apple, the individual banks and tokenized mobile payments as a whole suffering a reputational damage.

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27 February 2015 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 27 February 2015, 13:43

Diageo unveils smart whisky bottle with ‘game-changing’ NFC tags

“Smart bottles” that know when they have been opened and then deliver relevant, personalised messages directly to a consumer’s smartphone will be showcased by printed electronics specialist Thinfilm at Mobile World Congress 2015.

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26 February 2015 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 26 February 2015, 16:08

Chip makers AMS and ST team up for wearable NFC payments

PARTNER NEWS: The technology used to boost the NFC signal in Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is now being made available for easy use by a wide range of wearable device and mobile phone makers, courtesy of a partnership between Apple supplier AMS and STMicroelectronics.

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26 February 2015 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 26 February 2015, 15:31

Google ‘to release Android Pay API in May’

Google is working on an Android Pay API that will be “built from the ground up” for Android developers and makes use of host card emulation, “a source close to the matter” has told Ars Technica. The service is expected to be launched at Google’s I/O conference in May 2015 and looks set to support both Google Wallet and Android-based mobile wallets offered by handset makers like Samsung.

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26 February 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 26 February 2015, 14:27

Chase discusses Apple Pay and its own mobile wallet plans

More than a million JPMorgan Chase cards have now been activated for use on Apple Pay since the mobile payment service launched last year, the bank has revealed, and 69% of the activated cards are credit cards. Users are typically younger and have high incomes.

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25 February 2015 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 25 February 2015, 13:22

MasterCard reports on HCE payments tests in 15 countries

MasterCard is currently conducting more than 25 host card emulation (HCE) projects in 15 countries, the payments network has announced, with multiple issuers now moving close to commercial deployments.

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25 February 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 25 February 2015, 12:48

Testing Mobile Payments: HCE and Tokenization webinar — See it now on NFC World

NFC World’s ‘Testing Mobile Payments: HCE and Tokenization’ webinar is now available to view online. 558 people registered to attend the live event and participants gave the presentation an overall rating of 4.2 out of five.

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25 February 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 25 February 2015, 12:37

Visa Europe to introduce customized token platform

Visa Europe is to launch a tokenization service “customized for the needs of the European market”, the payments network has announced. The new service will be available for financial institutions from mid-April 2015.

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24 February 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 24 February 2015, 10:18

Softcard confirms it is to shut down

Google’s deal with AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless to have Google Wallet pre-installed on their Android phones marks the end of the road for Softcard, the NFC payments joint venture set up as Isis by the three US carriers in 2010.

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24 February 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 24 February 2015, 10:11

Berg Insight reports on NFC POS terminal growth

An estimated 9.5m NFC-ready point-of-sale (POS) terminals were shipped worldwide in 2014, research from Berg Insight has revealed, and the company forecasts that the global installed base of NFC-ready POS terminals will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 28.4% from 21.4m in 2014 to 74.9m in 2019.

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April 1st, 2015

This week's news

  1. Apple Pay users report merchant POS problems
  2. New Zealand NFC wallet venture Semble goes live
  3. AMP Bank adds HCE payments to mobile app
  4. 82% of UK marketers unaware of NFC OOH advertising
  5. Vodafone combines tokens and SIMs for NFC payments in Europe
  6. One in five US mobile phone users made a mobile payment in 2014
  7. NFC wristbands to help swimmers track performance
  8. TEB to roll out HCE payments in Turkey
  9. Jameson serves up 25,000 NFC stubby holders
  10. ANZ to add HCE payments to mobile banking app
  11. China Telecom launches NFC ticketing
  12. SaskTel plans mobile payments
  13. Windows 10 for mobile gets HCE
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