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    2 December 2016 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 2 December 2016, 14:45

    600m mobile devices to include biometrics by 2021

    More than 600m mobile devices worldwide will include biometric authentication within the next five years, up from 190m in 2016, with demand for methods that involve less hardware raising the profile of solutions such as voice and facial recognition, a report from Juniper Research says.

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    2 December 2016 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 2 December 2016, 10:48

    Apple Pay launches in Spain

    Apple Pay has been officially launched in Spain, with Apple developing partnerships with Banco Santander, payment giants American Express and Mastercard, retailer Carrefour and prepaid meal payment service Ticket Restaurant.

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    1 December 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 December 2016, 12:56

    American Express launches NFC mobile payments in Canada

    American Express cardholders across Canada can now make NFC mobile payments using Amex Pay, a new feature added to the Amex App. The service is available for customers with eligible consumer, small business and corporate cards with compatible Android devices and the latest version of the mobile app.

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    1 December 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 December 2016, 11:29

    Alzheimer’s Research UK promotes Christmas ad through Proxama’s beacon network

    PARTNER NEWS: Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) is using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons on digital payment solutions provider Proxama’s beacon network to promote its Santa Forgot Christmas campaign. The video is being shared across buses, taxis, cinemas and convenience stores in London.

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    1 December 2016 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 1 December 2016, 09:19

    Android Pay launches with single bank support in New Zealand

    Android Pay is launching in New Zealand initially only for customers of BNZ bank who own a Visa Flexi debit card.

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    30 November 2016 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 30 November 2016, 11:07

    Dutch bank launches HCE mobile payments app

    Dutch bank ABN Amro has launched a mobile payments app for Android using host card emulation (HCE) technology, allowing customers to make purchases up to €2,500 (US$2,659) each day with smartphones running Android 5.0 or higher.

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    30 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 30 November 2016, 09:25

    Gemalto’s PKI portfolio update lets TSPs roll out eIDAS compliant services

    PARTNER NEWS: Digital security giant Gemalto has updated its Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) portfolio to include solutions for qualified electronic signatures that enable Trust Service Providers (TSPs) to roll out eIDAS (Electronic Identification and Services) compliant options for “easier and safer” cross-border electronic identification, signing and transactions.

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    29 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 29 November 2016, 09:21

    ACCC denies authorisation to Australian banks over Apple Pay negotiation

    The group of Australian banks seeking better negotiation powers over the arrival of third party mobile wallets have been denied authorisation to do so in a draft determination by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The banks sought authorisation to bargain with Apple in particular, wanting access to the NFC technology within the company’s iPhones.

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    29 November 2016 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 29 November 2016, 09:07

    Twyp mobile payments app service to close in Netherlands

    P2P mobile payments app Twyp is to be closed down in the Netherlands from 15 December 2016 after customers there said they “don’t need or want a separate app to make payments to friends”.

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    29 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 November 2016, 21:19

    Meet NFC World’s partners at Trustech

    NFC World partners Antelop Solutions, Gemalto, STMicroelectronics, NXP and Proxama will be attending the Trustech expo in Cannes, France from 29 November to 1 December. Here’s what you can expect to see and where you can find them during the show:

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    December 10th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. App offers order ahead restaurant service
    2. Facebook given licence to launch Messenger payments in Europe
    3. NFC clothing range connects US Ski Team with winter sports fans
    4. Google’s browser connects with BLE
    5. Belgian bank joins mobile payment platform
    6. India Reserve Bank drops two-factor authentication
    7. Lessons learned from implementing HCE for cloud-based NFC mobile payments — See the webinar now on NFC World
    8. Cartes Bancaires picks Gemalto to ease member banks’ NFC mobile payments offer
    9. Alipay comes to more Australian stores
    10. Australian bank reveals NFC payments sticker use
    11. Apple Pay adds US and Australian banks
    12. German MNO begins SIM-based NFC mobile payments pilot
    13. Take part in our ‘Lessons learned from implementing HCE’ webinar today
    14. Apple Pay targets US retail and transport expansion
    15. Pakistan bank offers mobile ATM cash withdrawals
    16. Samsung Pay set for 2017 UK launch
    17. Canadian bank replaces NFC SIM-based service with HCE
    18. Android Pay launches in Ireland
    19. E-wallet added to Carrefour Romania app
    20. MacBook Pro Touch Bar has NFC controller
    21. Indian payments app ties up 15 mobile wallets
    22. Alipay expands across Europe after deals with major banks and payment providers
    23. Android Pay offers Christmas rewards
    24. Loyalty and gifts added to Apple Pay
    25. Amazon Go store will let customers shop and go without checkout queues
    26. Join us on Thursday for HCE mobile payments webinar
    27. Graphene NFC antennas pave way for cheaper, stronger connected wearables
    28. Indian government working on Aadhaar mobile payments app
    29. Wirecard to integrate insurance into Boon
    30. Army cadets develop NFC medical bracelet
    31. Royal Mint to develop blockchain for gold trade
    32. Battery-less smartwatch powered by body heat
     
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