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    3 November 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 3 November 2015, 15:06

    Gemalto SIM puts multiple transit cards on NFC phones

    PARTNER NEWS: Digital security giant Gemalto has launched a new version of its UpTeq multi-tenant NFC SIM, with an embedded Mifare4Mobile v2 app allowing it to support multiple Mifare-based transport ticketing services such as those used in Los Angeles, Stockholm and Madrid.

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    3 November 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 November 2015, 13:32

    East London commuters get free bPay wristbands for tap-to-pay travel

    Train operator c2c, which runs rail services for commuters across London, Southend and Essex, is offering a free Barclaycard bPay contactless payment wristband to 8,000 selected local rail passengers in East London and Thurrock to enable them to access cheaper rail travel by tapping to pay with their wrist.

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    30 October 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 29 October 2015, 15:57

    RBC reports strong uptake for HCE wallet, adds support for digital receipts, loyalty and gift cards

    The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has trebled its mobile wallet user base since moving from a SIM-based model to host card emulation (HCE) six weeks ago, the bank’s head of payments innovation has told NFC World. Support for gift cards, loyalty cards and digital receipts is also now being added to its HCE wallet.

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    29 October 2015 • By Rian Boden in Las Vegas • Last updated 29 October 2015, 14:46

    Kona unveils customizable payment platform that supports cards, tokens, NFC, HCE and wearable devices

    PARTNER NEWS: South Korean smart card provider Kona has unveiled the Kona Payment platform, a customizable, end-to-end solution for card issuers that supports tokenization, physical cards, mobile payments via both HCE and SIM-based secure elements, and wearable devices.

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    28 October 2015 • By Rian Boden in Las Vegas • Last updated 29 October 2015, 12:41

    Best Buy discusses Apple Pay, MCX and Chase Pay support

    US retail giant Best Buy has opened up about its experience with Apple Pay, its ongoing support for retailer-led consortium MCX’s CurrentC mobile payment service and its view on Chase Pay, the QR code-based service launched earlier this week.

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    27 October 2015 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 27 October 2015, 23:10

    Apple Pay to launch in Australia, Canada, Spain, Hong Kong and Singapore

    Apple Pay is to go live in Australia and Canada this year and in Spain, Singapore and Hong Kong in 2016, Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed during the iPhone maker’s latest earnings call. American Express customers are expected to be the first to be able to use the service in the new countries.

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    27 October 2015 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 27 October 2015, 17:20

    Samsung Pay adds US card issuers and reports on consumer adoption

    US payment network Discover, gift card provider Blackhawk Network and fourteen financial institutions are to add support for Samsung Pay in the coming months, Samsung has announced, and consumers that are using the service have made an average of eight transactions since its launch four weeks ago.

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    27 October 2015 • By Rian Boden in Las Vegas • Last updated 27 October 2015, 23:12

    PureWrist makes pitch for NFC payments bracelet

    Wearable payments startup PureWrist has begun taking pre-orders for a bracelet that comes equipped with a prepaid MasterCard account and lets its wearer make NFC payments at any contactless terminal with a tap of the wrist. The company showcased the product during its StartupPitch180 presentation at Money20/20.

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    27 October 2015 • By Rian Boden in Las Vegas • Last updated 28 October 2015, 12:26

    MCX merchants to accept Chase Pay mobile payments

    JP Morgan Chase has unveiled Chase Pay, a "closed loop network with access to credit and debit customers" that leverages the bank's 94m debit, credit and prepaid card accounts, uses QR codes for mobile payments and will be accepted by all members of the MCX retailer-led mobile payments consortium.

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    27 October 2015 • By Rian Boden in Las Vegas • Last updated 27 October 2015, 23:13

    Android Pay signs up “millions” of users, readies loyalty programs

    Android Pay has signed up “millions” of users since its launch in the US in September 2015, Google’s Sridhar Ramaswamy has told attendees during his keynote at Money20/20. He also announced that single tap loyalty rewards are set to go live at NFC-enabled Coke vending machines in the next “few weeks”.

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    November 30th, 2015

    This week's news

    1. US Bank to donate $50,000 to charity through Apple Pay
    2. Beacons to drive $7.5bn in holiday season spending
    3. Seqr to add P2P transfers to mobile wallet
    4. Orange France reveals mobile retailing lessons
    5. Mahindra Comviva explains hybrid HCE
    6. Retail giant Otto to shutter Yapital mobile payments business
    7. 14% of US shoppers will use mobile payments over holiday season
    8. London taxis to get contactless payments
    9. Swatch partners with Visa to roll out NFC payment watch in US and Switzerland
    10. Diners Club launches mobile payments in Ecuador
    11. BBVA Bancomer deploys time-based dynamic CCV/CVC in mobile wallet
    12. Samsung Pay offers $100 discount to new users
    13. Apple Pay signs deal with China UnionPay?
    14. Google boosts Android Pay adoption with $1m charity fund
    15. BNP Paribas tests NFC screen shopping
    16. Three launches NFC mobile payments in Austria
    17. Swipp contactless payment opens up to 30,000 Danish merchants through Verifone deal
    18. United Overseas Bank offers HCE mobile payments in Singapore
    19. Smartwatches to play key role in mobile banking
    20. Apple Pay to launch in China by February?
    21. Samsung Pay adds eight more US issuers
    22. Square rolls out first contactless readers
    23. 28% of UK shoppers want beacons in-store
    24. MyPINpad takes PIN authentication online
    25. Coin launches cashback incentive
    26. Coinbase ships Bitcoin debit card
    27. PhilCare uses NFC phones to speed up health services in the Philippines
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