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    28 October 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 October 2014, 12:20

    NRF defends retailers’ decision to block NFC payments

    “Merchants large and small make business decisions every single day based upon what makes the best sense for the business, their associates and most importantly, their customers,” says Mallory Duncan, senior vice president of the US’s National Retail Federation, in a statement issued in the wake of the decision taken by CVS and Rite Aid to stop accepting Apple Pay and other NFC payments.

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    28 October 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 October 2014, 11:59

    US payments body hits out at Rite Aid and CVS

    “The decision by CVS and Rite Aid to block mobile payments services like Apple Pay, Google Wallet and Softcard is anti-consumer and anti-competitive,” says US-based trade body the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), following the MCX consortium members’ decision to stop accepting NFC payments.

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    27 October 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 27 October 2014, 17:51

    MCX retailers turn off NFC payments

    US pharmacy chains Rite Aid and CVS, both members of the MCX retailer-owned consortium which is due to launch its CurrentC mobile payment service in 2015, have stopped accepting NFC payments in the wake of the launch of Apple Pay.

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    27 October 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 October 2014, 16:54

    Swirl serves ads to shoppers inside stores

    Proximity marketing specialist Swirl has unveiled an in-store programmatic ad exchange that enables retailers and brands to reach consumers with relevant content and offers on their smartphones while they shop at participating locations. The service supports Bluetooth beacons today and will be expanded to include NFC “and other mobile engagement technologies” in the future.

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    27 October 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 October 2014, 16:10

    SIA offers Europeans instant P2P payments with Jiffy

    Payment processor SIA has launched a peer-to-peer payments service that lets users send and receive money in real-time with their smartphone. Based on the Sepa Credit Transfer scheme, Jiffy is available to all banks operating in the Single Euro Payments Area, opening it up to a potential 400 million consumers.

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    27 October 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 October 2014, 14:22

    Survey finds US consumers willing to switch platforms to get Apple Pay

    Almost half (45%) of US smartphone owners with non-iOS devices would be willing to switch to an iOS device in order to gain access to Apple Pay, a study from market research firm Lab42 has revealed.

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    27 October 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 October 2014, 13:49

    Total and BKM Express launch in-car mobile payments

    Oil and gas company Total is to begin accepting mobile payments through a partnership with card payment system operator BKM at its petrol stations across Turkey that will let Club Total members make a payment without having to leave their car.

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    HCE

    24 October 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 24 October 2014, 17:22

    SimplyTapp launches open source tokenization project

    A new open source software project designed to help banks offer tokenized card payments has been launched by HCE specialist SimplyTapp. “We feel the accessibility and control of current offerings are pretty restrictive and there is a need for a more open and transparent approach,” CEO Doug Yeager told NFC World. “It’s kind of like the referee has decided to play in the game in some cases.”

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    24 October 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 24 October 2014, 15:29

    Chicago to get NFC mobile ticketing in 2016

    Travellers across Chicago will be able to pay for rides on all three transit systems including Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) trains and buses, Metra commuter rail and Pace suburban buses with a mobile app next year, and “with a few taps on their mobile devices” from early 2016.

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    24 October 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 24 October 2014, 14:06

    Discover CEO outlines plan to join Apple Pay

    Discover CEO David Nelms has spoken out about his expectation that the company will eventually participate in Apple Pay, explaining that the company is “actively working to be included over time.”

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    September 25th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Samsung adds biometrics to mobile transactions
    2. Kohl’s to allow checkouts from mobile app
    3. Glacéau Smartwater sends tips to Londoners using BLE beacons
    4. Contactless POS transactions nearing $500bn
    5. Valencia commuters to test NFC wristbands for public transport
    6. 250 products are now Fido certified
    7. Domino’s Pizza enables Messenger ordering
    8. Valeo and Gemalto launch mobile car keys for Bluetooth access
    9. Apple Pay adds more US financial institutions
    10. Gemalto wins award for mobile ticketing
    11. Study shows Canadians’ growing enthusiasm for mobile payments
    12. mVisa launches in Kenya
    13. Android Pay adds 44 US banks
    14. Sierra takes Apple Pay to Safari
    15. Curve launches rewards, raises $3m in funding
    16. Frost Bank joins ClearXChange
    17. TSB adds Android Pay support
    18. Lenovo launches NFC transport payments in Beijing
    19. MTN ends Mobile Money in South Africa
    20. White paper lays out best practices for banks launching HCE payments
    21. Mobiquity Wallet brings iOS voice command money transfers
    22. Walmart to stop accepting Visa in Manitoba
    23. Visa reveals growing Euro interest in biometric authentication
    24. Japanese firms team with NTT and Daon for biometric venture
     
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