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    25 August 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 25 August 2016, 15:48

    Two in three young Brits have made a mobile payment in-store

    More than two thirds of the UK’s 16-34 year olds (67%) have used their mobile phone to make an in-store payment, research released by Worldpay reveals.

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    24 August 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 24 August 2016, 13:09

    NFC Ring circles the globe

    NFC Ring has made its payments ring available to order worldwide, enabling wearers to make purchases with a tap of their finger at any contactless terminal.

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    24 August 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 24 August 2016, 11:55

    Samsung Pay hits 100m transactions in first year

    Some 100m transactions in seven countries have been made using Samsung Pay, the company has revealed as it marks the mobile payment service’s one year anniversary.

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    HCE

    23 August 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 23 August 2016, 13:31

    Barclaycard reveals large contactless increase across UK

    The amount spent by Barclaycard customers using contactless technology in the UK has multiplied 2.7 times so far this year, with usage increasing 173% by value and 112% by volume, the latest Barclaycard Contactless Spending Index reveals.

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    22 August 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 23 August 2016, 07:33

    ACCC rejects Australian banks’ negotiation bid

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has decided not to grant a group of Australian banks interim authorization to “collectively negotiate” with third party mobile wallet providers.

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    18 August 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 20 August 2016, 09:30

    EMVCo to certify mobile devices for NFC and HCE payments

    EMVCo has introduced a formal industry testing and certification process for contactless mobile payment devices. The new process “incorporates Level 1 tests traditionally managed by the individual payment systems,” the payments standards body says, “bringing efficiencies to the process and reducing time to market”.

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    18 August 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 18 August 2016, 13:29

    Most Brits want contactless payments on familiar wearables

    More than two thirds of UK consumers (67%) who use contactless payments would prefer the function to be added to something they already own or wear, rather than purchase a brand new wearable payment device.

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    17 August 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 August 2016, 15:40

    Kona unveils Kona Money for digital gift cards and mobile payments

    PARTNER NEWS: South Korean smart card provider Kona has unveiled Kona Money, a mobile payment service that integrates gift cards and allows for purchases to be made at the point of sale using NFC, QR code or barcode scanning.

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    17 August 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 August 2016, 12:34

    Xiaomi unveils Mi Pay NFC mobile payments in China

    Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has unveiled Mi Pay, an NFC-based mobile payment service expected to be made available on the Xiaomi Mi 5 handset with support from a number of the country’s banks.

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    NFC

    16 August 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 16 August 2016, 15:50

    Three quarters of US retailers plan to accept Apple Pay before 2018

    More than three quarters of US retailers (76%) plan to accept Apple Pay by the end of 2017, research released by the National Retail Federation and Forrester reveals.

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    September 29th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Japanese government to trial biometrics
    2. Sarine to add NFC to share details on diamonds and gemstones
    3. WhatsApp tests NFC for group invites
    4. Samsung Pay gets new features and gives away $100,000 in prizes
    5. NXP rebrands Mifare SDK as TapLinx
    6. FCC authorizes mysterious Apple product
    7. Android Pay users get free London travel and coffee
    8. Gemalto and BankAxept to simplify mobile payments for Norwegian banks
    9. Danish shoppers to get BLE mobile payments in 2017
    10. LG Pay delays launch, cites testing issues
    11. Square brings contactless reader to Australia
    12. Study shows growing appetite for mobile payments and biometrics
    13. mBeaconVend enables mobile vending machine payments
    14. US gets same day ACH
    15. Samsung adds biometrics to mobile transactions
    16. Kohl’s to allow checkouts from mobile app
    17. Glacéau Smartwater sends tips to Londoners using BLE beacons
     
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