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    Android Pay adds 44 US banks

    September 21st, 2016

    Google has added a further 44 banks and credit unions to its list of Android Pay supporters in the US, following support from UK banks Santander, Royal Bank of Scotland, Natwest and Ulster Bank earlier this month and the addition of TSB announced this week. “The Android Pay team is seemingly on a roll at the moment, adding many new banks over the past few months,” Android Police reports.

    TSB adds Android Pay support

    September 20th, 2016

    Customers of UK bank TSB can now add their debit and credit cards to Android Pay and earn cashback for purchases. “With TSB’s Classic Plus bank account and Mastercard credit card, customers can earn 5% cashback on the first £100 (US$130.39) of contactless purchases — which includes Android Pay — each month,” TSB says. UK banks Santander, Royal Bank of Scotland, NatWest and Ulster Bank added support for Android Pay earlier this month.

    More UK banks sign up for Android Pay

    September 14th, 2016

    UK banks Santander, Royal Bank of Scotland, NatWest and Ulster Bank now support Android Pay. “TSB customers will also soon be able to add their cards to Android Pay, with a roll out planned this month,” Google says. Android Pay launched in the UK in May 2016. TSB announced in July that it would support the mobile payment platform from the fourth quarter of this year.

    Apple Pay adds loyalty cards and expands to UK

    June 8th, 2015

    Apple Pay will be available in the UK from July 2015, vice president of Apple Pay business Jennifer Bailey has announced at the iPhone maker’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Users of the mobile payments service will also be able to add store credit, debit and loyalty cards to their Apple mobile wallet from “this fall”. More

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

    July 9th, 2014

    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… More

    Bank of America adds V.me

    November 29th, 2012

    Bank of America has joined a fast growing list of banks announcing support for Visa’s V.me digital wallet service. Last month Visa unveiled details of fifty US banks that will promote V.me to their customers. BBVA in Spain and RBS in the UK have also signed up for the service.

    RBS adopts Visa’s V.me

    November 28th, 2012

    The UK’s RBS Group is currently testing Visa’s V.me digital wallet ahead of a full rollout in 2013. RBS’ Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest banks are also working with Visa Europe on an NFC payments service called TouchPay.

    RBS picks G&D for NFC

    November 12th, 2012

    RBS Group, which owns the UK’s Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest banks, has picked Giesecke and Devrient as the TSM for its TouchPay NFC payments project. G&D is also managing data generation and fulfilment of the iCarte devices used to add NFC functionality to customers’ iPhone 4 and 4S handsets.

    UK banks launch iPhone NFC payments service

    October 3rd, 2012

    The UK’s Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest banks, both part of RBS group, have launched TouchPay, an NFC payments service first announced in July. The service uses iCarte add-ons for Apple iPhone 4 and 4S devices. For the… More

    MasterCard enters the mobile wallet market

    May 9th, 2012

    The payments network has announced PayPass Wallet Services, a digital wallet platform that will support NFC. Eighteen financial institutions, American Airlines and bookseller Barnes & Noble are among those who have signed up for the service. More

    Mobile payments to overtake cards within ten years

    September 14th, 2011

    Mobile payments will represent 15% of all card transactions by 2013, and will overcome card volumes within 10 years if growth continues at the same rate, according to the World Payments Report 2011. More

    O2 UK commits to commercial NFC launch in second half of 2011

    February 13th, 2011

    “My ambition would be to engage a very substantial proportion of the O2 customer base,” James Le Brocq, head of O2 UK’s financial services division, told NFC World, as the mobile network operator confirmed plans to launch commercial NFC services in the UK later this year. More

    ABnote and Sicap partner to cut the cost of NFC services

    ABnote and Sicap partner to cut the cost of NFC services

    November 20th, 2009

    ABnote Europe and Sicap have signed a collaboration agreement designed to cut the cost of operating NFC services. The ‘traditional’ NFC business model calls for the establishment of a Trusted Service Manager or TSM which… More

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