NFC World https://www.nfcworld.com News and analysis on the emerging technologies transforming how consumers choose what to buy, who to buy from, and how to pay Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:02:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 https://www.nfcworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cropped-nfc-world-site-icon-32x32.png NFC World https://www.nfcworld.com 32 32 37289602 European airlines add support for Google Pay https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/03/20/362088/european-airlines-add-support-for-google-pay/ Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:36:36 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62088 Air France, KLM, EasyJet, Lufthansa and Ryanair have all begun adding support for Google Pay, enabling flyers to save their boarding passes to the service when they use an airline’s app to buy a ticket. “The Ryanair app now has a button to save your boarding pass to Google Pay. Once you press it, the […]

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Mammut uses NFC to create next generation customer experiences for outdoor sports fans https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/03/19/362062/mammut-uses-nfc-to-create-next-generation-customer-experiences-for-outdoor-sports-fans/ Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:13:01 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62062 Swiss mountain sports equipment brand Mammut has launched a mobile app that uses NFC to support retailers that stock its products and provide “a new way of bringing emotional and interactive product information to the consumer”. Mammut is the first outdoor brand using NFC and also one of the first sports brands with an experience-based […]

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Visa seeks product manager for cryptocurrency team https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/03/19/362072/visa-seeks-product-manager-for-cryptocurrency-team/ Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:59:54 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62072 “As a product manager on the Visa Crypto team, this person will have responsibility for executing Visa’s product strategy within the cryptocurrency ecosystem. This highly motivated individual will be responsible for managing a product roadmap and collaborating with key stakeholders across the strategy, risk, research and engineering organisations.”

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Xiaomi expands its Mi Pay mobile payments service to India https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/03/19/362064/xiaomi-expands-its-mi-pay-mobile-payments-service-to-india/ Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:39:37 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62064 “Back in 2016, Xiaomi launched Mi Pay in China and followed that up by launching a beta trial in India. Testing is finally complete and Indian users get full access to Mi Pay. The platform is built on the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) in collaboration with National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and ICICI Bank […]

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Decathlon adds RFID tags to make in-store self-checkout easier for customers https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/03/19/362056/decathlon-adds-rfid-tags-to-make-in-store-self-checkout-easier-for-customers/ Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:17:07 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62056 Sports retailer Decathlon is using a combination of RFID tags and mobile payments to enable customers to use self-checkout kiosks at its newest store in Singapore without needing to scan the barcodes on the items they have placed in their shopping basket. RFID tags placed on items across the store mean that they can be […]

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Ysplit makes money from split bill payments https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/03/19/362050/ysplit-makes-money-from-split-bill-payments/ Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:25:51 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62050 Ysplit is testing a virtual card which can be used by friends and people in house shares to split bill payments. Where it differs from similar schemes is that Ysplit earns interchange fees from being the card on which the bill is paid. The Ysplit Card can be used to pay for utility or restaurant […]

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Global survey finds most consumers would share more personal data with banks https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/03/19/362054/global-survey-finds-most-consumers-would-share-more-personal-data-with-banks/ Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:11:35 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62054 “81% of consumers would be willing to share income, location and lifestyle habit data for rapid loan approval, and 76% would do so to receive personalized offers based on their location, such as discounts from a retailer. Half (51%) of consumers want their bank to provide updates on how much money they have until their […]

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Visa offers free upgrades to Apple Pay users in UAE and Saudi Arabia https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/03/19/362047/visa-offers-free-upgrades-to-apple-pay-users-in-uae-and-saudi-arabia/ Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:26:36 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62047 “The promotion with Starbucks will allow Visa cardholders to upgrade the size of their latte, cappuccino or americano beverages if they pay through Apple Pay… The Hardee’s promotion will allow Visa cardholders to receive a free dessert when they buy any large meal of their choice using Visa with Apple Pay.”

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Commonwealth Bank reports ‘dramatic increase’ in mobile payments due to Apple Pay https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/03/19/362041/commonwealth-bank-reports-dramatic-increase-in-mobile-payments-due-to-apple-pay/ Tue, 19 Mar 2019 10:10:16 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62041 “‘Since we’ve introduced Apple Pay, we’ve seen the number of wallet transactions that are linked to a card increase 2.7 times. So it’s really increased quite dramatically since we’ve introduced Apple Pay for our consumer customers,’ said Sam Itzcovitz, CBA’s general manager of commerce solutions, business customer solutions.”

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WhatsApp Payments to launch in UK, Mexico and Brazil? https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/03/18/362039/whatsapp-payments-to-launch-in-uk-mexico-and-brazil/ Mon, 18 Mar 2019 15:48:25 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62039 “According to WABetaInfo, a prolific tipster of upcoming WhatsApp features, three countries — Brazil, Mexico, and [the] UK — will be getting WhatsApp Payments next… The service was introduced in beta in India last year but is yet to roll out to all users in the country because of regulatory hurdles.”

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