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    15 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 November 2016, 11:13

    Facebook update brings tokenization to Messenger payments

    Facebook has introduced a payments update to its Messenger platform that will allow US businesses who are not integrated with Stripe or PayPal to process payments within both messages and webview using tokenization technology. The feature is currently being rolled out in a closed beta as part of Messenger v1.3.

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    15 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 November 2016, 10:32

    Apple Pay rolls out support for charity donations

    Apple Pay users can now make charitable donations to nonprofit organisations by clicking on a Donate with Apple Pay button found at the checkout of supporting mobile apps and websites.

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    15 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 November 2016, 13:07

    Samsung Pay to launch Samsung Rewards programme in the US

    Samsung Pay is to launch a rewards programme in the US this week that will let users earn points for each purchase, which can be redeemed for items such as gift cards at participating stores, prepaid Samsung Rewards Visa gift cards, Samsung products “and more”, the company says.

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    14 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 14 November 2016, 13:00

    Apple’s NFC restriction hits mobile payments innovation, Australian banks claim

    The group of Australian banks taking on Apple over access to the NFC technology within iPhone handsets says the restriction is not only preventing the introduction of mobile wallet services across multiple platforms but also proving detrimental to continued investment into mobile payment apps.

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    14 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 14 November 2016, 12:24

    Visa and BioConnect work to enable multiple biometrics on mobile apps

    Visa is working with biometric identity platform provider BioConnect to enable multiple methods of biometric authentication through a single mobile app. This means that if the consumer’s default biometric authentication method fails, they can use an alternative biometric method to gain access to their device or service.

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    14 November 2016 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 14 November 2016, 12:06

    Fashion brand adds NFC and blockchain for authentic personal clothing

    Fashion brand Babyghost has partnered with Chinese blockchain-as-a-service company BitSE and its VeChain project to deliver a range of clothes incorporating NFC tags and verified using blockchain technology.

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    14 November 2016 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 11 November 2016, 15:56

    Banks ‘must consider human weakness’ to improve mobile banking security, report says

    Banks must consider the weakness of their own consumers’ behaviours and avoid being distracted by technical vulnerabilities when it comes to improving the security of mobile banking and payments systems, a report by Mobey Forum says.

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    11 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 November 2016, 15:10

    NFC World webinar to share real-world lessons from HCE mobile payments pilot

    NFC World will host a free webinar on Thursday 8 December to provide insight into the lessons learned from a real-world implementation of a host card emulation (HCE) mobile payments service that makes use of Visa and Mastercard’s cloud-based payment standards.

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    11 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 November 2016, 10:36

    Banca Intesa launches HCE mobile payments in Serbia

    Customers of Serbia’s Banca Intesa — a subsidiary of Italian banking group Intesa Sanpaolo — have become the first in the Balkan country to be able to make host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments, using their Visa debit cards at any contactless terminal.

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    11 November 2016 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 10 November 2016, 16:55

    China’s mobile commerce lead over US revealed in IAB report

    China is leading the US when it comes to mobile commerce, with nearly twice as many Chinese consumers making a mobile purchase over the previous 12 months than their American counterparts, a study by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) says.

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    January 24th, 2017

    This week's news

    1. Austrians to open bank accounts from home using online video ID service
    2. Ant Financial eyes up blockchain for Alipay
    3. Free Galaxy S7 offer for Samsung Pay’s UAE launch
    4. Chinese third-party payment providers face client cash regulation
    5. Tesco rolls out mobile payments service across UK
    6. Rail passengers pilot Bluetooth and geolocation service for ticket-free travel
    7. Chinese to get cash using face recognition ATMs
    8. Consumers to personalise makeup and perfume with electronic ink and NFC packaging
    9. Next iPhone to include facial or gesture recognition?
    10. Test for European Central Bank mobile P2P platform
    11. India to rank states on digital transactions
    12. HSBC to launch Hong Kong P2P mobile payments app
    13. Indian mobile wallet adds healthcare services
    14. Singapore commuters to get NFC-enabled transport payment wearables
    15. Call to ‘digitise Indian rupee’ using blockchain
    16. Mercedes Pay mobile payments unveiled for Daimler mobility services
    17. P2P service expands to Macau
    18. GlobalPlatform standardises TEE management
    19. Google to add payments for Home Assistant?
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