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    20 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 20 May 2016, 12:20

    Alipay users in China can now make payments through Samsung Pay

    Alipay users across China will now be able to make in store payments by scanning QR codes through the mobile payment platform using Samsung Pay, as a result of a partnership between Samsung and Alipay parent company Ant Financial.

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    20 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 19 May 2016, 15:37

    Barclaycard sees surge in ‘silver spenders’ using contactless

    The number of UK consumers aged over 60 using contactless payments has risen by 116% in the last 12 months, research from Barclaycard reveals. Among the 18-24 age group, the number of contactless users has risen by 49%; among 26-45 year olds, the figure is up 65%; and among 46-60 year olds, the figure has climbed by 97%.

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    NFC

    19 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 19 May 2016, 13:39

    Bank of America adds Android Pay withdrawals at ATMs

    Bank of America (BofA) customers can now make cash withdrawals at ATMs in the US using their mobile phone and Google’s Android Pay mobile payment service, the bank has announced at this week’s Google I/O conference. The cardless ATM technology will be expanded to 5,000 machines by the end of 2016.

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    19 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 19 May 2016, 12:27

    Samsung Pay adds membership and loyalty cards in the US

    Samsung Pay users across the US can now add their merchant membership and loyalty cards to the mobile payment service and receive savings, rewards and other offers by having a card’s barcode scanned by the cashier at the point of sale.

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    NFC

    19 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 19 May 2016, 11:44

    Fitbit buys Coin’s wearable payment assets

    Fitness wristband maker Fitbit has acquired the wearable payment assets of connected device maker Coin in a move that will enable the company to add NFC payment capability to its future devices.

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    NFC

    18 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 18 May 2016, 14:17

    UK charity collects contactless donations using dogs

    UK consumers can now make a £2 donation to the Blue Cross animal charity by tapping their contactless card against specially designed jackets worn by dogs. Each jacket houses a PayPal Here contactless terminal, which launched in the UK in August 2015.

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    Partner news NFC

    18 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 18 May 2016, 12:46

    US Smart City Challenge adds NXP’s RFID tagging solutions

    PARTNER NEWS: The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has expanded its Smart City Challenge initiative to include NXP’s RFID tagging solutions and smart card ICs. The addition of NXP RFID tagging will enable automatic vehicle identification and more streamlined traffic and toll payments while the smart card ICs are designed to facilitate and secure eGovernment services.

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    Tokens

    18 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 18 May 2016, 11:22

    Visa Europe to make it easier for banks to support third-party mobile wallets

    Visa Europe has launched its Visa Europe Digital Enablement Programme (VEDEP) in the UK in an effort to simplify the implementation process for banks looking to support third-party mobile wallets. Google is using the platform to launch Android Pay in the UK this week and the technology will be rolled out across Europe in the “coming months”.

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    NFC

    18 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 18 May 2016, 10:37

    Android Pay launches in the UK

    Google has launched its Android Pay mobile payment service across the UK, allowing consumers to make payments at any contactless terminal with a tap of their Android handset. The service launches with support from MasterCard, Visa and eight British banks, “with new banks being added all the time,” the company says.

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    NFC

    17 May 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 May 2016, 14:58

    Ugo Wallet launches HCE solution in Canada

    Canadian open NFC mobile wallet provider Ugo has added a host card emulation (HCE) based solution to its Ugo Wallet and is using tokenization technology from Visa for the service. The company confirmed to NFC World in January 2016 that it would be launching the feature to its customers early this summer.

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    June 25th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Discover joins effort to speed up EMV checkout
    2. Amex bot notifies purchases through Facebook Messenger
    3. Walmart Pay arrives in 15 more states
    4. ABN Amro takes payments to WhatsApp
    5. EMV claims more than a third of global card-present payments
    6. Walmart Pay heads to three new states
    7. Android Pay preps new features
    8. Jiffy payments launches in-store in Milan and Bergamo
    9. PayPal will “hurt” from Apple Pay web launch, claims analyst
    10. 300m will use contactless ticketing on mobile and wearables by 2021
    11. Apple Pay adds 44 US banks
    12. Barclays completes HCE payments launch
    13. More US consumers open to mobile payments
    14. Microsoft launches NFC payments for Windows 10 phones
    15. MintChip launches for in-store and P2P payments in Canada
    16. Samsung Pay reports on bank uptake
    17. Bluetooth 5 set for release in late 2016
    18. Brits foresee cashless society by 2036
    19. Visa seals deal on Visa Europe acquisition
    20. French vineyard to safeguard its entire output with NFC
    21. Alipay parent company seeks expansion overseas
    22. Thai banks to launch P2P payments with PromptPay
    23. Bank of America enables Apple Pay and Samsung Pay at ATMs
    24. Mobile payments to grow 42% in 2016
    25. LG U+ to launch biometric authentication platform
    26. Walmart Pay heads to Alabama and Georgia
     
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