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    24 June 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 24 June 2014, 15:53

    Clover adds customer feedback loop to merchant receipts

    An instant customer feedback platform developed by DropThought has been added to POS maker Clover’s app market, enabling customers to interact with merchants via their digital or printed receipt. In the near future, customers will also be able to provide feedback while in a store, via the signature screen on the Clover POS device.

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    24 June 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 24 June 2014, 15:28

    BioCatch raises $10m to expand behavioural biometrics platform

    BioCatch has raised US$10million to expand its behavioural biometric authentication platform. The service collects and analyses more than 400 behavioural signals and is used by banks to detect suspicious behaviour online. It is now also available to online merchants to manage high-risk transactions and authenticate repeat customers.

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    24 June 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 24 June 2014, 14:00

    5.5bn people to use biometric security by 2019

    There will be 5.5 billion users of mobile and wearable biometric technology around the world by 2019, according to a new report from Goode Intelligence.

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    23 June 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 24 June 2014, 12:54

    Washington Metro to test NFC payments in 2015

    Washington Metro (WMATA) is preparing to pilot NFC payments, allowing passengers to pay for their journey with an NFC smartphone or a contactless bank or ID card. Some 2,000 passengers, 10 metro stations, 50 buses and two parking facilities are to participate in the test next year.

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    23 June 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 25 June 2014, 15:06

    SimAlliance: HCE will grow the market for SIM-based NFC payments

    Host Card Emulation (HCE) is likely to lead to higher demand for SIM-based NFC payments services and new opportunities for mobile network operators, SIMalliance — which initially warned against HCE for security reasons — has now decided.

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    20 June 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 20 June 2014, 16:21

    Brixton Pound uses BLE to let residents pay local businesses with their mobiles

    Businesses across the London district of Brixton are to be equipped with Bluetooth beacons that will allow residents to make mobile payments using the Brixton Pound, a local currency designed to encourage consumers to spend their money in independent local businesses.

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    20 June 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 20 June 2014, 12:01

    Planet Sub picks LevelUp for mobile payments and rewards

    US sandwich chain Planet Sub is now offering customers a mobile app that lets them make payments and earn rewards. The company is using a white label version of LevelUp for the service.

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    20 June 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 20 June 2014, 11:51

    Pajco lets US consumers pay by mobile at the pump

    Pajco, owner of convenience store chains Rhodes 101 and Mercato di Rodi, is working with NCR to offer its customers the ability to pay for fuel by scanning a QR code on a fuel dispenser with their mobile phone.

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    20 June 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 20 June 2014, 16:12

    Denny’s tests mobile rewards

    US family restaurant chain Denny’s is piloting a mobile rewards program that lets diners use an iOS or Android app to collect a point for every dollar they spend. The trial is taking place at restaurants in Seattle, WA and Buffalo, NY.

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    19 June 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 19 June 2014, 13:53

    Tap2Tag launches NFC medical alert devices

    UK-based startup Tap2Tag has introduced a range of NFC wristbands, key fobs, cards and stickers that can be used to instantly retrieve a person’s medical history and associated information in an emergency.

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    June 28th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Vodafone Italia adds NFC mobile payments with PayPal
    2. ACI reports on mobile payments usage by Indian millennials
    3. OT works on mobile payments rollout in France
    4. Coinbase adds PayPal and credit card support
    5. RBI reveals framework for “less-cash” society
    6. Amazon to expand Dash service despite “cool” response
    7. Alipay negotiating for stake in Wirecard
    8. Discover joins effort to speed up EMV checkout
    9. Amex bot notifies purchases through Facebook Messenger
    10. Walmart Pay arrives in 15 more states
    11. ABN Amro takes payments to WhatsApp
    12. EMV claims more than a third of global card-present payments
    13. Walmart Pay heads to three new states
    14. Android Pay preps new features
    15. Jiffy payments launches in-store in Milan and Bergamo
    16. PayPal will “hurt” from Apple Pay web launch, claims analyst
    17. 300m will use contactless ticketing on mobile and wearables by 2021
    18. Apple Pay adds 44 US banks
    19. Barclays completes HCE payments launch
    20. More US consumers open to mobile payments
    21. Microsoft launches NFC payments for Windows 10 phones
    22. MintChip launches for in-store and P2P payments in Canada
    23. Samsung Pay reports on bank uptake
    24. Bluetooth 5 set for release in late 2016
    25. Brits foresee cashless society by 2036
    26. Visa seals deal on Visa Europe acquisition
    27. French vineyard to safeguard its entire output with NFC
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