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    3 July 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 July 2014, 12:50

    One in three German consumers ready for mobile payments

    Paying with a smartphone would win over 31% of all those asked if they then only needed to have their smartphone with them and could do without a purse or wallet, a new survey conducted for retailer-owned mobile payments provider Yapital by TNS Infratest has found.

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    3 July 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 July 2014, 11:14

    CaixaBank launches payments wristband that can be used at any Visa merchant

    CaixaBank has become the first in Europe to launch a Visa-branded wristband that allows users to make contactless payments at locations equipped with a contactless POS terminal.

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    3 July 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 July 2014, 10:49

    Boots delivers personalised offers to shoppers via new mobile app

    UK pharmacy and retail chain Boots has launched a new mobile app that tailors offers to a customer’s shopping habits. Customers will be able to browse through special deals, select their favourites and then redeem them in-store using their existing Boots Advantage Card.

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    2 July 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 2 July 2014, 12:02

    Sensory adds voice and face security to phones

    US startup Sensory has unveiled a biometric security solution that enables individual apps on a consumer’s smartphone to be secured via voice verification, facial verification or, for higher security applications like mobile payments and banking, a combination of the two.

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    2 July 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 July 2014, 10:52

    Air France lets passengers board planes with NFC

    Air France, Orange, SITA, Toulouse-Blagnac Airport and RESA have teamed up to provide an NFC boarding experience, allowing a select number of passengers to move through the airport — from entering the building to boarding the plane — by tapping their Orange NFC smartphone at dedicated terminals.

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    2 July 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 2 July 2014, 10:58

    Tapit powers Google I/O and Game of Thrones NFC promotions

    NFC marketing platform provider Tapit has run two high-profile campaigns with Google in recent weeks.

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    1 July 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 3 July 2014, 18:48

    JCB to launch NFC payments in 2015

    Japan-based payments network JCB is to begin testing a contactless payments service in Tokyo this month, ahead of a commercial rollout in 2015. “In addition to plastic cards, J/Speedy can be issued for a wide variety of devices, including mobile and wearable devices,” JCB says.

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    1 July 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 July 2014, 12:44

    Nigerian farmers use NFC to access seed and fertilizer subsidies

    “In some parts of the developed world, NFC can sometimes be a solution looking for a problem but we’ve got plenty of problems here in Africa and it is an ideal solution for quite a few of them,” says mobile money expert Susie Lonie.

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    1 July 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 July 2014, 11:38

    Shortcut lets cricket fans order and pay for refreshments from their seat

    London’s Oval Cricket Ground is to test a mobile ordering and payment solution that lets fans use their mobile phone to place an order and complete payment without having to leave their seat. The service is already in use at Durham County Cricket Club and is also to be tested by the UK’s Everyman Cinema chain.

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    1 July 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 July 2014, 11:16

    Walgreens tests augmented reality offers in stores

    US pharmacy chain Walgreens is piloting a shopper marketing platform that uses Google’s Project Tango 3D augmented reality technology to let shoppers locate a particular product, get directions to the correct aisle and earn rewards as they shop.

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    May 25th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Polish bank gets HCE mobile payments through First Data and Bell ID
    2. Gemalto analyses success of SK Telecom’s NFC service
    3. Analyst predicts exceptional growth for Apple Pay due to secure element approach
    4. Apple Pay adds Visa, MasterCard and five major banks in Singapore
    5. Wells Fargo to add NFC-based mobile payments to banking app
    6. 50% of Americans use mobile banking
    7. MyPay to launch mobile wallet in Myanmar
    8. Chili’s Grill & Bar to enable Android Pay at the table
    9. Pizza Hut Asia trials order and pay using a robot called Pepper
    10. Wells Fargo to launch NFC mobile payments
    11. Starbucks to take mobile payments and rewards to India
    12. TfL rolls out contactless on Thames river buses
    13. Inside Secure launches MatrixHCE solution
    14. One in 10 UK card payments were contactless in 2015
    15. Wearable device gives users electric shock if they overspend
    16. Wirecard supports launch of Curve
    17. Jones adds NFC and QR codes to smart packaging with Tuku
    18. Barclaycard reports on HCE service take-up
    19. Alipay users in China can now make payments through Samsung Pay
    20. UK contactless spending totalled £1.5bn in March 2016
    21. Barclaycard sees surge in ‘silver spenders’ using contactless
    22. Samsung Pay expected to enable support for Alipay
    23. Bank of America adds Android Pay withdrawals at ATMs
    24. Google enhances APIs to take Android Pay in-app and to mobile websites
    25. UK driving licenses may be added to Passbook
    26. Samsung Pay adds membership and loyalty cards in the US
    27. Fitbit buys Coin’s wearable payment assets
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