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    13 March 2015 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 13 March 2015, 15:27

    Four in ten US iPhone 6 owners have now used Apple Pay

    Apple Pay has been tried at least once by 42% of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners in the US, a survey by Auriemma Consulting Group (ACG) has found — and almost half the owners who haven’t yet tried the NFC mobile payments service (47%) say they intend to do so within the next six months.

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    13 March 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 March 2015, 14:58

    All smiles as UK shoppers use contactless to give to charity

    UK shoppers have been able to make contactless donations to a national charity via 10 larger-than-life statues of famous comedians placed in cities across the country.

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    13 March 2015 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 13 March 2015, 13:48

    Swatch CEO discusses NFC watch plans

    Swatch will launch its first watch containing an NFC chip within two months, CEO Nick Hayek has announced — and deals signed with China UnionPay as well as one other payments network mean that owners will be able to use their watch to make payments around the world.

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    12 March 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 12 March 2015, 16:49

    Carrefour extends grocery shopping to smartwatches

    Customers at a Carrefour hypermarket in Paris are now able to use their smartwatch to access their digital shopping list, tick off items as they go and receive loyalty points when they check out.

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    12 March 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 12 March 2015, 13:49

    NFC shopping service goes live in Paris supermarket

    French supermarket chain Intermarché has introduced an NFC shopping service at its Issy-les-Moulineaux, Paris store, enabling customers to add products to a digital shopping basket and receive personalised discount vouchers with a tap of their NFC phone.

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    11 March 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 March 2015, 14:26

    NXP unveils connected car with NFC and payments

    NXP Semiconductors has showcased a proof-of-concept connected car that makes use of long-range UHF RFID tags and NFC to help drivers of the future access and pay for restricted parking spaces, get warnings of traffic jams and allow groceries or parcels to be delivered directly into their car without them even being there to open the trunk.

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    10 March 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 March 2015, 15:29

    Seqr promotes mobile payments with cashback offers to users

    Sweden-based mobile payments provider Seamless is offering users of its Seqr mobile payments service up to 3% cashback on their purchases, “valid on all purchases and effective on top of any other loyalty program or discount.” The offer is designed to persuade more consumers to adopt mobile payments, CEO Peter Fredell has told NFC World, and is financed via a mixture of revenue streams.

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    9 March 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 March 2015, 19:25

    Apple demonstrates smartwatch keys and payments

    How Apple Watch owners will be able to use their device to make payments, unlock hotel rooms and the garage doors at their home has been demonstrated by Kevin Lynch, Apple’s VP of Technology, at the company’s Spring Forward launch event.

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    9 March 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 March 2015, 15:50

    Visa prepares to launch HCE services with multiple banks

    Visa is to launch NFC payments services based on host card emulation with “several leading financial institutions around the world” in the coming months, with BBVA and Cuscal already live. Others coming soon include Banco do Brasil, PNC and US Bank.

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    6 March 2015 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 6 March 2015, 13:52

    CaixaBank lets drivers speak to mobile banking app

    Spain’s CaixaBank has launched an app which allows customers to use voice commands to perform simple online banking operations, opening the way for drivers to check balances and initiate transfers as they travel.

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    December 8th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Apple Pay targets US retail and transport expansion
    2. Pakistan bank offers mobile ATM cash withdrawals
    3. Samsung Pay set for 2017 UK launch
    4. Canadian bank replaces NFC SIM-based service with HCE
    5. Android Pay launches in Ireland
    6. E-wallet added to Carrefour Romania app
    7. MacBook Pro Touch Bar has NFC controller
    8. Indian payments app ties up 15 mobile wallets
    9. Alipay expands across Europe after deals with major banks and payment providers
    10. Android Pay offers Christmas rewards
    11. Loyalty and gifts added to Apple Pay
    12. Amazon Go store will let customers shop and go without checkout queues
    13. Join us on Thursday for HCE mobile payments webinar
    14. Graphene NFC antennas pave way for cheaper, stronger connected wearables
    15. Indian government working on Aadhaar mobile payments app
    16. Wirecard to integrate insurance into Boon
    17. Army cadets develop NFC medical bracelet
    18. Royal Mint to develop blockchain for gold trade
    19. Battery-less smartwatch powered by body heat
    20. 600m mobile devices to include biometrics by 2021
    21. ANZ could offer mortgages through Apple Pay
    22. Mastercard and Verifone unveil Instalments payments app
    23. Austrian bank deploys NFC-ready ATMs
    24. Apple Pay launches in Spain
    25. American Express launches NFC mobile payments in Canada
    26. Apple Pay offered for HSBC Singapore customers
    27. Mastercard launches AI across global network
    28. FIS to offer Zelle support
    29. Korea gets BioCA facial recognition solution
    30. Alzheimer’s Research UK promotes Christmas ad through Proxama’s beacon network
    31. Android Pay launches with single bank support in New Zealand
    32. Apple Pay to launch in Spain?
    33. Mastercard biometric service rolls out to Latin America
     
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