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    14 July 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 14 July 2014, 10:45

    Australian credit union launches HCE payments

    CUA, Australia’s largest customer-owned financial institution, has become the first in the Asia Pacific region to launch an NFC payments service that makes use of host card emulation (HCE) technology.

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    11 July 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 July 2014, 11:45

    Brits turn to mobile for purchase decision making

    Nearly half of all UK consumers with a tablet or smartphone (46%) now use mobile devices as their primary tool for telecoms purchase decision making, 39% for insurance and 33% for retail, according to new research from location ad platform xAd and call measurement technology provider Telmetrics.

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    BLE

    11 July 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 July 2014, 14:56

    French shopping centre uses BLE beacons to help retailers attract customers

    Les Terrasses du Port, a new 480-hectare shopping centre in the French city of Marseille, has installed Europe’s largest network of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons, enabling retailers such as Zara and H&M to deliver promotional offers and information straight to shoppers’ smartphones.

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    11 July 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 July 2014, 12:06

    UK city to run NFC, QR and BLE shopper marketing pilot

    Proximity commerce specialist Proxama has partnered with the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM) and Norwich Business Improvement District (BID) to run a shopper marketing pilot in the UK city of Norwich.

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    10 July 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 July 2014, 15:58

    Two thirds of UK smartphone owners open to the idea of mobile wallets

    Two thirds of UK smartphone owners are open to the idea of using a mobile wallet, according to a survey conducted by Marketing Sciences — but most consumers want to use a mobile wallet to collect loyalty points and offers rather than for making payments.

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    9 July 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 July 2014, 13:24

    British Banking Association reports on UK’s banking ‘revolution’

    Mobile and internet banking in the UK is now being used for transactions worth nearly £1bn a day and totalling £6.4bn a week, up from £5.8bn last year, according to an industry-wide report on how mobile technology is changing the banking industry from the British Banking Association and Ernst & Young.

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    BLE

    8 July 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 July 2014, 15:08

    Easyjet pilots Bluetooth beacons at three European airports

    Low-cost airline easyJet is trialling iBeacon technology at London Luton, London Gatwick and Paris Charles de Gaulle airports. The aim of the project is to “enhance the in airport experience”, the airline says.

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    8 July 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 8 July 2014, 14:28

    NFC payments venture Isis to change its name

    Isis, the NFC venture set up by US carriers AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, is to get a new name. The move is in response to the growing profile of the Isis militant group.

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    8 July 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 8 July 2014, 13:55

    HID Global aims to cut Medicaid fraud via NFC

    HID Global has introduced a care worker tracking service that meets Medicaid Electronic Visitor Verification (EVV) requirements. The service uses NFC tags and NFC phones to provide an “indisputable and auditable” record of visits made to patients.

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    8 July 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 July 2014, 08:33

    Smartwatch with iris recognition and NFC seeks funding

    Crowdfunding is being sought for an NFC-enabled smartwatch that features iris recognition technology, letting wearers identify themselves and unlock services using their unique biometric data.

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    May 30th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Absa takes banking to Twitter
    2. UOB to lift NFC mobile payment limit in Singapore
    3. Visa Europe records contactless growth across the continent
    4. Samsung to ease online payments with new app
    5. Apple Pay to expand rapidly in Asia and Europe
    6. A quarter of Brits will make NFC mobile payments in the next year
    7. MasterCard collaborates on speeding up EMV checkout
    8. Samsung Pay to launch in Spain next week
    9. US startup raises funds for multipurpose smart wallet
    10. BLE beacons to deliver 1.6bn coupons a year by 2020
    11. Android Pay adds 47 banks
    12. Apple granted patent for device-based car keys
    13. LG Pay to launch in September
    14. US and UK consumers warm to biometric authentication
    15. Polish bank gets HCE mobile payments through First Data and Bell ID
    16. Gemalto analyses success of SK Telecom’s NFC service
    17. Analyst predicts exceptional growth for Apple Pay due to secure element approach
    18. Apple Pay adds Visa, MasterCard and five major banks in Singapore
    19. Wells Fargo to add NFC-based mobile payments to banking app
    20. 50% of Americans use mobile banking
    21. MyPay to launch mobile wallet in Myanmar
    22. Chili’s Grill & Bar to enable Android Pay at the table
    23. Pizza Hut Asia trials order and pay using a robot called Pepper
    24. Wells Fargo to launch NFC mobile payments
     
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