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    24 March 2016 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 24 March 2016, 13:59

    Proxama makes the case for digital PIN delivery

    A white paper that examines the advantages of using new, digital PIN delivery mechanisms to replace traditional PIN mailers is now available to download from the NFC World+ Knowledge Centre.

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    24 March 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 30 March 2016, 10:41

    BMO to offer ‘selfie pay’ biometric verification technology to customers

    Canadian financial services provider BMO Financial Group is to enable its customers to use MasterCard’s Identity Check mobile app to verify their online transactions via face recognition and fingerprint biometrics.

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    23 March 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 23 March 2016, 17:30

    Barclays will not support Android Pay in the UK

    “At this stage, we are not planning on participating in Android Pay in the UK,” British ‘big four’ bank Barclays has told NFC World. The bank was a notable absentee from Google’s list of banks planning to support the NFC mobile payments service when it launches in the UK in the “next few months”.

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    23 March 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 23 March 2016, 11:06

    Google to launch Android Pay in the UK in the “next few months”

    Google has announced that it is to launch its Android Pay mobile payment service in the UK within the “next few months.” The service will launch with support from MasterCard, Visa and eight UK financial institutions. Barclays, one of the UK’s “big four” banks and an NFC mobile payments pioneer, is a notable absence from the list.

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    22 March 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 March 2016, 15:38

    Huawei teams up with China UnionPay to roll out NFC mobile payments

    Handset maker Huawei has partnered with bank card association China UnionPay for the roll out of Huawei Pay, an NFC-based mobile payment service that makes use of tokenization technology and is expected to be available on a wide range of Huawei handsets.

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    22 March 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 March 2016, 14:59

    Santander to offer voice-activated mobile banking

    Santander customers in the UK with an Apple iOS device will soon be able to use their voice to interact with their SmartBank mobile banking app in order to make payments, retrieve information such as how much they have spent and perform queries on specific transactions.

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    22 March 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 March 2016, 14:05

    Lufthansa uses Bluetooth beacons to promote upgrades to passengers

    German airline Lufthansa is using Bluetooth beacons installed across Munich Airport to push special offers to passengers and enable them to use their mobile phone to book and buy access to its business lounge as well as purchase upgrades from economy class to business class.

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    21 March 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 18 March 2016, 14:45

    Central bank calls for access to cash to be a legal right in Sweden

    Access to cash should become a legal right for Swedish consumers and banks should have a duty placed on them to provide cash services as a basic feature of payment accounts, Sweden’s central bank has said.

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    18 March 2016 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 21 March 2016, 13:01

    NFC Forum adds cloud-based connectivity to P2P spec

    The NFC Forum has added the ability to use the cloud to establish connections between two NFC devices in a new candidate version of Connection Handover, the technical specification that covers the way in which NFC devices can establish a connection using alternative carriers, such as Bluetooth or WiFi.

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    16 March 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 16 March 2016, 17:21

    Austria gets nationwide SIM-based NFC mobile payment service

    Austrians can now make SIM-based NFC mobile payments using a new nationwide mobile payment service launched by Payment Services Austria (PSA) and supported by Austria Card. The launch of the Bankomatkarte Mobil system follows a successful trial in Linz, the third largest city in the country.

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    May 1st, 2016

    This week's news

    1. SumUp and Payleven merge
    2. Payback to add NFC payments to mobile app
    3. PayPal CEO announces NFC payments expansion
    4. Deutsche Bank to launch NFC payments in Q3
    5. Gemalto named as leading mobile ticketing vendor
    6. MasterCard to reduce EMV checkout time
    7. Samsung Pay goes live at Woori Bank ATMs
    8. Australia’s ANZ adds support for Apple Pay
    9. A quarter of Brits have made an in-store mobile payment
    10. Tangerine adds biometrics to mobile banking app
    11. Samsung Pay to launch in Australia “very soon”
    12. More than half of payment cards shipped in 2015 were contactless
    13. Apple Pay gets 1m new users every week
    14. Adidas builds NFC into racing suits for FIA authentication
    15. IoT security spending to reach $348m this year
    16. Three quarters of Brits expect to be cash-free by 2021
    17. European spend on payments technology to rise
    18. Emirates Islamic takes banking to Twitter
    19. Tutuka to roll out cloud-based payments with Proxama
    20. NFC SIM shipment remains static in 2015 due to Softcard closure
    21. Vodafone Wallet wins PX Award
    22. Visa amends financial details of Visa Europe acquisition
    23. Nearly one in four payments at US Starbucks made via mobile
    24. 42% of UK mobile users don’t trust NFC mobile payments
    25. Xiaomi to launch Xiaomi Pay in China
     
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