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    Samsung Pay to launch in Australia “very soon”

    April 27th, 2016

    American Express is gearing up to support the launch of Samsung Pay in Australia “very soon”, American Express Australia’s director of digital commerce Rob Bourne has revealed. “We’re not done with just Apple Pay,” ZDNet reported Bourne as saying at the ADMA Data Day in Sydney. “Our view is very simple — we want to give our customers the choice of how they want to pay.”

    Samsung Pay to enable deposits at South Korean ATMs

    March 7th, 2016

    Samsung Pay users in South Korea will soon be able to both deposit and withdraw money from the ATMs of Woori Bank, Shinhan Bank, KB Kookmin Bank, Industrial Bank of Korea and NH Nonghyup Bank. “Samsung Pay will support depositing money into ATMs in South Korea when sales for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge begin March 11,” ZDNet reports. “The South Korean tech giant declined to comment on the global availability of the new features.” Woori Bank added Samsung Pay to its ATMs in September 2015.

    Samsung Pay to roll out on non-Samsung devices?

    November 6th, 2015

    Samsung has discussed the possibility of rolling out Samsung Pay to non-Samsung smartphones, Injong Rhee, executive VP and head of enterprise at Samsung’s mobile business, has told ZDNet. “But right now global expansion is happening so quickly for Samsung Pay that we are focusing all our energy on deployment,” he said.

    Commonwealth Bank adds loyalty to mobile app

    July 30th, 2015

    Commonwealth Bank has added a loyalty feature to its mobile banking app that also offers HCE payments, allowing users to store loyalty cards and redeem them at the checkout with their NFC phone or by scanning the loyalty card barcode. The bank is also set to pilot a separate offers app in a shopping centre run by Westfield, ZDNet reports.

    NSW to check tickets with NFC

    November 27th, 2013

    Australia’s transit authority for New South Wales is seeking partners in the IT industry to develop an Android NFC phone app that Transport for NSW officers could use to interact with the authority’s contactless Opal transit cards. The app would be used to top up commuters’ prepaid cards and to issue penalties, ZDNet reports.

    CommBank adds Kaching for Android — without NFC

    July 6th, 2012

    “We would prefer to start using the chip that comes with the phone,” says CommBank’s head of online banking, but “currently the NFC chip (the secure element) in Android NFC-enabled phones is not available to us.” More

    CBA blames Google for NFC payments delay

    May 28th, 2012

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) will release an Android version of its Kaching mobile payments service in the next six weeks, according to ZDNet Australia. Unlike the iPhone version of Kaching, however, which offers NFC payments in… More

    NFC to arrive in Australia “within three months”

    July 18th, 2011

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia plans to introduce a mass-market NFC service based on microSD technology “within three months”, ZDNet Australia reports: A highly placed source within CommBank today told ZDNet Australia that the bank intends to… More

    Eftpos Australia calls for creation of impartial NFC industry council

    July 11th, 2011

    Bruce Mansfield, managing director of debit card payments system Eftpos Payments Australia (ePal), has called on payments providers and mobile network operators to form an impartial NFC industry council, ZDNet Australia reports. Mansfield said that Eftpos… More

    ANZ Bank: We like NFC, but not via microSD

    June 30th, 2011

    “At this stage, we will not be progressing with microSD as a contactless payment technology platform,” says the Australian banking giant. More

    ‘Virtually all’ BlackBerry phones to include NFC

    March 2nd, 2011

    Virtually all new BlackBerry devices from now on will include near field communication capabilities, Research in Motion‘s UK managing director has said. At a Westminster e-forum on smartphones, tablets and apps, Stephen Bates suggested that… More