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    15 July 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 July 2014, 14:31

    IDATE forecasts NFC phones and payments volumes

    Twenty-eight million consumers will use their NFC phone to make a mobile payment in 2014, a new forecast by IDATE reveals, and the value of transactions conducted via NFC will rise from an estimated €4.6 billion in 2014 to €53.8bn in 2018.

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    BLE

    14 July 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 14 July 2014, 13:07

    Marriott to deliver rewards to guests via BLE

    Hotel chain Marriott is adding support for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons and special offers to its rewards program, enabling guests to access deals provided by Marriott hotels and other businesses during their stay. The new LocalPerks services will provide Marriott Rewards members with geo-targeted mobile offers during their visit to a particular hotel.

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    NFC

    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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    NFC

    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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    NFC

    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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    July 25th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. White paper advises banks on launching Android-based mobile payment services
    2. Mastercard takes majority stake in VocaLink
    3. Visa reports EMV uptake in the US
    4. Motorists rewarded for mobile payments at the pump
    5. More than half of Irish consumers now using contactless
    6. Marseille gets SMS payments for on-street parking
    7. Apple Pay adds 13 US banks
    8. Square preparing for European launch
    9. Apple promotes Apple Pay with iTunes gift cards
    10. Samsung Pay prepping rewards programme
    11. Apple Pay launches in Hong Kong
    12. Valassis enables personalised offers through TV and radio ads
    13. Alibaba unveils connected car with Alipay mobile payments
    14. Safaricom pilots M-Pesa NFC cards
    15. Mahindra Comviva introduces Mobiquity Wallet 2.0
    16. Samsung Pay Beta goes live on Gear S2
    17. Android Pay adds 19 banks
    18. Apple Pay launches in France
    19. Brazilian mobile bank launches with biometric authentication
    20. Cardless Cash heads to 70,000 additional ATMs
    21. Masterpass to enable in-store NFC mobile payments
    22. Pokemon Go to add NFC for trading
    23. Videotron launches SIM-based NFC mobile payments
    24. Droplet to close down
     
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