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    9 October 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 9 October 2014, 13:44

    CaixaBank rolls out contactless wristbands across Spain

    Spain’s CaixaBank is making contactless wristbands available to customers at all of its branches, enabling customers to make payments at any of the more than 300,000 contactless terminals in Spain by simply touching the band to a merchant’s POS device.

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    8 October 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 8 October 2014, 16:18

    ALH rolls out Clipp mobile payments to 300 pubs across Australia

    ALH Group, operator of more than 300 pubs in Australia, is to introduce a mobile payment service developed by Clipp that allows customers to “open, view, share and pay their bar tab or restaurant bill securely and instantly.”

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    8 October 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 8 October 2014, 15:32

    New Zealand banks and carriers to begin Semble NFC wallet rollout in November

    TSM NZ, the NFC payments joint venture between New Zealand’s carriers and the Paymark payments network, has announced a new brand name, a November date for its first trials — and a marketing partnership with Samsung.

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    8 October 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 8 October 2014, 12:14

    Major UK merchants sign up for Zapp mobile payments

    Zapp, the mobile payments startup formed by UK payments infrastructure operator VocaLink, has announced that major retail chains including Sainsbury’s, Asda, House of Fraser, Thomas Cook, Shop Direct, Spar and Clarks are to use its service to let customers make payments with their mobile phones. Rollout is due to begin in 2015.

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    7 October 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 7 October 2014, 17:55

    Bill Gates talks Apple Pay, NFC, Bitcoin and mobile money

    “Apple Pay is a great example of how a cell phone that identifies its user in a pretty strong way lets you make a transaction that should be very, very inexpensive,” Microsoft founder Bill Gates has told Bloomberg TV.

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    6 October 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 6 October 2014, 16:26

    RBC expands cloud-based NFC wallet to BlackBerry and Virgin

    Royal Bank of Canada’s cloud-based NFC wallet is now available to Virgin Mobile subscribers and to customers with a BlackBerry Z10 or Z30 mobile phone, the bank has announced.

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    6 October 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 6 October 2014, 14:33

    Chicago transit users get half price rides when they pay by NFC

    Users of Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) transportation services can now get half price journeys when they pay using the Serve prepaid card stored in their Softcard NFC mobile wallet.

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    6 October 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 6 October 2014, 13:53

    US Tennis Association serves up Bluetooth beacons at Flushing Meadows

    The US Tennis Association (USTA) has used a network of Bluetooth beacons placed around the US Open’s Flushing Meadows venue to tailor its mobile app to event attendees, learn how ticket holders moved around the location, and push messages to fans.

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    6 October 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 6 October 2014, 13:18

    Carlsberg rolls out NFC beer mats and beacons to 250 Danish pubs and bars

    Brewer Carlsberg is distributing beer mats containing an NFC tag and a QR code and installing Bluetooth beacons at 250 pubs and bars across Denmark to support its Crowdit offers and venue discovery app.

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    3 October 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 October 2014, 17:14

    Mobile network operators partner with Boku to bring carrier billing to the physical world

    Carrier billing provider Boku has partnered with UK mobile network operators O2, EE and Vodafone to make it possible for customers to charge public transport tickets, takeaway food, cups of coffee and other “click and collect” physical world purchases to their mobile phone bill.

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    October 21st, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Apple Pay arriving in Germany?
    2. Chicago mobile ticket app hits 1m downloads
    3. Dubai bus passengers to get hands-free smart ticketing
    4. Visa works on blockchain B2B payment system
    5. Pizza Hut offers NFC tattoos that let customers order favourite takeaway
    6. Mastercard signs deal to roll out mobile payments in 33 African countries
    7. Meet NFC World’s partners at Money20/20
    8. French electronic wallets merge to create ‘universal mobile payment solution’
    9. Gemalto mobile security survey
    10. Stagecoach to deliver contactless payments on all its UK buses by 2018
    11. Azimo adds Siri money transfers
    12. Eckoh and Worldpay conduct first telephone-based Apple Pay transaction
    13. Android Pay launches in Hong Kong
    14. Rambus Bell ID launches Token Gateway to ease bank integration with multiple TSPs
    15. Gemalto explores MNO role within eIDAS regulation
    16. Verifone deploys mobile API standard
    17. Orange Cash extends to French teens
    18. Apple Pay adds US banks and BA app support
    19. Mobile payments awareness up in North America, but usage remains flat
    20. Evry to offer NFC and HCE mobile payments with G&D
    21. Yes Bank unveils iris scan PoS
    22. Gemalto and Alibaba to secure IoT market in China
    23. Apple blood vessel biometric patent
    24. 2bn mobile banking users by 2021
    25. Visa CEO Charlie Scharf steps down
    26. PayPal tops mobile payment apps in US, but retailers want Apple Pay
    27. Apple targets cashless society
    28. Nordea Bank ditches Swipp for MobilePay partnership
    29. Yandex.Money adds iMessage transfers
    30. Koupon Media and Verifone enable mobile coupons
    31. Paymark enables Apple Pay in New Zealand
    32. Australian banks call Apple’s NFC restriction “completely baseless”
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