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    One million MTN Rwanda customers to get NFC mobile payments service

    November 10th, 2016

    One million subscribers of mobile network operator MTN Rwanda’s MTN Mobile Money service will be able to make in-store payments at thousands of retail outlets within six months using their NFC mobile phones through MTN… More

    US consumers’ use of in-store mobile payments set to soar

    November 10th, 2016

    The value of mobile payment transactions made in the US is expected to rise 183.3% this year to US$27.67bn, more than doubling next year and reaching US$314.13bn by the year 2020, research released by eMarketer… More

    Smartphone maker offers mVisa QR code payments in India

    November 10th, 2016

    Smartphone maker Micromax is to offer the mVisa QR code-based mobile payments service through its Udio mobile app across India, in collaboration with Visa and payments solution provider TranServ. The service will be available to… More

    French department store offers Alipay mobile payments

    November 9th, 2016

    French department store Printemps has partnered with financial services company Wirecard to accept mobile payments from customers using Alipay, the first in France to support the Chinese-based payments solution. Printemps aims to target Chinese tourists… More

    Italian bank customers get electronic PIN delivery

    November 9th, 2016

    PARTNER NEWS: Customers of Italian retail bank Intesa Sanpaolo can now receive their PIN codes through SMS or via the web, without having to wait for postal delivery. The bank is using digital security giant… More

    Visas, passports and government ID secured using hybrid NFC and hologram tags

    November 9th, 2016

    Government-issued documents such as visas and passports could be secured using a combination of NFC and hologram technology, following the announcement of a partnership between printed electronics specialist Thinfilm and authentication solutions provider Holoptica. The… More

    PKO Bank Polski customers get Trusted Profiles to access government services using banking ID

    November 9th, 2016

    Some 35,000 customers of Polish bank PKO Bank Polski have created Trusted Profiles which allow them to log in to government services, file an application for an ID card or driving licence, obtain a criminal… More

    McDonald’s to launch mobile order and pay next year

    November 8th, 2016

    McDonald’s is planning to launch a mobile order and pay service in up to 25,000 restaurants worldwide by the end of 2018, starting in the US next year, the fast food giant has told NFC… More

    Apple says Australian banks are ‘not interested’ in promoting mobile payments competition

    November 8th, 2016

    Apple is claiming the group of Australian banks pushing for the company to open up access to the NFC technology within its handsets is “not interested in promoting competition in mobile payments” within the country…. More

    European millennials demand higher standards for mobile payments services

    November 8th, 2016

    One fifth of German millennials (21%), more than a third of Dutch millennials (36%) and Italian millennials (37%) and a quarter of UK millennials (25%) are now making mobile payments in-store, online and in-app, research… More

    Half of global banking customers use fintech services, but trust remains low

    November 4th, 2016

    Half of banking customers around the world are using the products or services of at least one fintech firm, according to the first World FinTech Report (WFTR) from Capgemini and LinkedIn, but customer trust in… More

    Spanish drivers ‘very satisfied’ by fuel station mobile payments service

    November 4th, 2016

    More than 10,000 Spanish customers have made use of retail company Carrefour’s fuel station mobile payments service since it was launched in the summer, with nine out of 10 saying it was a “very satisfying”… More

    Walmart to add Chase Pay to Walmart Pay service later this year

    November 3rd, 2016

    US retail giant Walmart has become the latest to announce its support for Chase Pay, with plans to enable its customers to make payments through the mobile payment service online and in-app as well as… More

    More than one in five card payments in UK use contactless, figures show

    November 3rd, 2016

    More than one in five card payments are now made using contactless cards, The UK Cards Association says, adding it is “excited” by the possibilities the technology brings for making payments to transport operators and… More

    Google Wallet unveils payments app for web browsers

    November 3rd, 2016

    Google has unveiled a new Google Wallet web app that will allow users to send money to friends and family through a web browser. The recipient doesn’t need the Google Wallet app to receive the… More

    Mastercard adds blockchain APIs to developer site

    November 2nd, 2016

    Mastercard has added blockchain APIs to its developer site to “facilitate new commerce opportunities for the digital transfer of value”, following Visa’s announcement last month it aims to pilot its B2B Connect system next year… More

    Sensitive drugs at Polish hospital kept safe using NFC temperature data tags

    November 2nd, 2016

    A Polish hospital is using isothermal boxes fitted with NFC data loggers provided by French-Polish startup firm Blulog to measure and record the temperature of vital drugs as they are transported between laboratories and medical… More

    Early results show positive future for Kohl’s Pay

    November 2nd, 2016

    Since US department store chain Kohl’s rolled out its Kohl’s Pay QR code-based mobile payments service last month, week over week the retailer has witnessed a 70% increase in enrollment with user transactions doubling over… More

    UK consumers spend £36 every month using mobile payments, study finds

    November 1st, 2016

    British consumers are spending an average of £36.76 (US$44.95) of their monthly disposable income through mobile payments, equating to £1.46bn (US$1.78bn) spent using mobile devices in the UK every month, research released by VoucherCodes reveals…. More

    Italian olive oil brands integrate NFC for authentication and engagement

    November 1st, 2016

    Italian olive oil brands Buonamici, La Ranocchiaia, SPO and Il Cavallino are integrating NFC tags into their product lines to enable authentication and enhance consumer engagement, by delivering product information and other relevant content to… More

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