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    Stripe gets access to Visa Token Service through strategic partnership

    July 29th, 2015

    Mobile and online payment provider Stripe has entered into a strategic partnership with Visa that will make it one of the first beta partners to connect to Visa’s network capabilities, giving its developer community access… More

    42% of US iPhone 6 owners use Apple Pay in May and June

    July 29th, 2015

    More than two fifths of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users reported having used Apple Pay between the end of May and mid-June, with 84% making more than three in-store transactions, the bi-monthly Apple Pay… More

    Jobseekers offered head start on new vacancies with a tap of NFC phone

    July 29th, 2015

    Jobseekers in Australia, New Zealand, the US and UK could soon be able to get a head start on new vacancies by tapping their NFC phone against signs, posters and window stickers placed in shopping… More

    Colombia festival visitors first to use Plazez mobile payments service

    July 28th, 2015

    Thousands of visitors at last weekend’s Zona Picnic Club festival in the Colombian capital Bogota have become the first to use a mobile payment service developed by payment processor Paymentez and MasterCard to pay for… More

    HKT launches NFC mobile payments service in Hong Kong

    July 28th, 2015

    Hong Kong Telecommunications (HKT) subsidiary HKT Payment has launched a SIM-based NFC mobile payment service to let customers of its 1010 and Csl mobile service brands pay at more than three million locations worldwide which… More

    Visa signs up 2,300 financial institutions for Visa Token Service

    July 24th, 2015

    More than 2,300 financial institutions and banking partners have now signed up for Visa’s tokenization service with international expansion set to happen “in the fall”, Visa has revealed during a third quarter earnings call. The… More

    One in five Starbucks sales in the US made with mobile payments

    July 24th, 2015

    Coffee chain Starbucks is processing nearly nine million mobile payments a week across its US locations, representing 20% of all in-store transactions, CEO Howard Schultz revealed during the company’s third quarter earnings call. The company… More

    Shell UK rolls out PayPal mobile payments at the pump

    July 24th, 2015

    Motorists at oil and gas company Shell UK service stations can now make mobile payments at the pump using their Shell Motorist app and PayPal account. The move follows the announcement of the company’s plans… More

    More than 50,000 European taxis to accept NFC mobile payments

    July 24th, 2015

    Fifty thousand taxis across Europe will soon be upgraded to accept payments for journeys with either a tap of a passenger’s NFC phone using a mobile app provided by The Payment House or using a… More

    Three in four consumers interested in using alternatives to passwords online

    July 24th, 2015

    One in six consumers find usernames and passwords “cumbersome” and 77% are interested in using alternatives to protect their security on the internet, research from Accenture reveals. More than half (58%) say they are interested… More

    Carrefour installs Bluetooth beacons in 28 hypermarkets across Romania

    July 23rd, 2015

    Supermarket giant Carrefour has installed 600 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons in its 28 hypermarkets in Romania to guide shoppers around the stores and to deliver personalised promotions and offers either directly to their smartphones or to Samsung tablets affixed to the handles of their shopping carts.  More

    Joint venture to develop painless diabetes monitoring with NFC

    July 22nd, 2015

    A new joint venture that includes the US-based Mayo Clinic and Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute is developing an NFC-based diabetes monitoring system to replace the traditional glucometers that are currently used to monitor patients’ blood sugar levels. The system will also use phones to control insulin delivery, using disposable NFC insulin delivery systems. More

    HP picks Carta for NFC mobile payments

    July 22nd, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: Transaction technology provider Carta Worldwide has been selected to support the delivery of “tap-and-go” mobile payment services to HP customers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Canada. “Flexible enough to be… More

    Half of UK consumers want to pay with contactless

    July 22nd, 2015

    Just under half of UK consumers (47%) either expect or would prefer businesses to offer contactless payments for transactions of less than £20, research conducted by GfK for Lloyds Bank Cardnet reveals. 12% think not… More

    Gemalto and InComm to deliver prepaid contactless cards to mobile devices

    July 21st, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: Digital security specialist Gemalto has partnered with prepaid card provider InComm to enable mobile wallet providers to offer prepaid NFC mobile payment services. “The InComm Mobile Platform (IMP) enables mobile wallet providers and… More

    Open Mobile Ticketing Alliance aims for global NFC public transport ticket system

    July 16th, 2015

    An alliance has been launched which aims to develop a global standard for people to buy public transport tickets in cities around the world on their mobile devices, using a single application, and verify the… More

    Ferngrove Wines to trial NFC smart bottles in China

    July 15th, 2015

    Australia’s Ferngrove Wines is to equip smart wine bottles in China with NFC tags to help authenticate individual bottles throughout the supply chain, ensuring they are packaged, shipped, stocked and purchased in their original factory-sealed state…. More

    Google introduces Eddystone, a new open format for BLE beacons

    July 15th, 2015

    Google has introduced an open format for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons that is designed to address the shortcomings of existing beacon services and is compatible with both Android and iOS devices. More

    Apple Pay goes live across the UK

    July 14th, 2015

    Apple Pay is now live across the UK, enabling consumers with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch devices to make NFC mobile payments at more than 250,000 locations and across the Transport for… More

    Barclays confirms it will support Apple Pay in the UK

    July 14th, 2015

    Barclays has confirmed it will support Apple Pay in the UK “in the future,” having been a notable absence from the list of participating banks when Apple announced in June it would expand the mobile payments… More

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