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    23 March 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 23 March 2017, 15:37

    Esso customers get mobile payments and rewards at 1,000 Canadian gas stations

    Motorists across Canada can now pay for fuel and car washes as well as accumulate loyalty rewards using a mobile payment service that is being rolled out by fuel retailer Imperial Oil to 1,000 Esso-branded gas stations nationwide.

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    23 March 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 23 March 2017, 15:04

    White paper explores how dedicated Android NFC devices can be used to improve the delivery of financial services in emerging markets

    Secure, affordable and dedicated Android NFC devices issued to local agents, farmers and financial institutions in emerging markets are improving the delivery of a wide range of services including branchless banking, know your customer procedures and food aid distribution, according to a 19-page white paper that is now available to download from the NFC World Knowledge Centre.

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    22 March 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 March 2017, 17:47

    Westpac launches payments keyboard for chat apps

    Customers of Australian bank Westpac will soon be able to use an innovative replacement for the default keyboard found in social messaging apps such as Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp to make P2P money transfers to friends, family and businesses as well as send cardless cash codes to recipients for ATM withdrawals.

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    22 March 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 March 2017, 15:22

    US airport stores to automatically file expense reports for business travellers

    Business travellers will soon be able to make in-store purchases at select retailers and restaurants inside three US airports and have their expenses automatically submitted on their behalf through the point-of-sale system so that they “don’t need to worry about creating an expense claim down the line”.

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    22 March 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 24 March 2017, 13:04

    LG to launch mobile payments service using magnetic communication technology

    LG will launch its LG Pay mobile payments service in Korea in June this year using a mobile payment technology that works by “generating a magnetic signal from a mobile device such as a smartphone, and paying it to a general credit card terminal”.

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    22 March 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 March 2017, 12:42

    Samsung Pay goes live across India with support for Paytm and UPI money transfers

    Samsung Pay has launched in India with support from Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, SBI Cards and Standard Chartered Bank, with Citibank India support expected “shortly”. The service has also integrated India’s leading mobile wallet Paytm and comes with support for peer-to-peer money transfers through the Indian government’s Unified Payments Interface platform.

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    21 March 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 March 2017, 14:29

    Canadian banks to test blockchain digital identity network for consumers

    A blockchain-based digital identity network that will let Canadians verify their identity to organisations of their choice and access services such as new bank accounts, driving licenses or utilities using a mobile app is now undergoing testing ahead of a planned launch later this year. The service is backed by a group of Canadian banks that includes BMO, CIBC, Desjardins, RBC, Scotiabank and TD.

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    20 March 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 March 2017, 11:38

    ABN Amro shares lessons learned deploying a mobile wallet service

    Convenience, speed, reliability and security are the four most important pillars to building and delivering a successful mobile payment service, says Dutch bank ABN Amro’s senior product manager for mobile payments. Seven key lessons learned along the way are also shared in an in-depth paper which is now available in the NFC World Knowledge Centre.

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    Partner news HCE

    17 March 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 March 2017, 14:07

    Lothian Buses to offer HCE mobile payments for public transport in Scotland

    PARTNER NEWS: Scottish commuters using public transport services operated by Lothian Buses will soon be able to pay for their journeys using a host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payment service powered by Nevis Technologies, the joint venture between Scotland’s largest regional transport group Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) and technology provider Rambus.

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    15 March 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 March 2017, 13:50

    Australian banks brand non-NFC alternatives to Apple Pay ‘unrealistic’

    Relying on Android or alternatives to NFC for successful mobile payment services in a country with one of the world’s largest iPhone market shares and high contactless card use is “unrealistic”, the group of Australian banks seeking access to the iPhone’s NFC functionality say in their latest submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

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    March 30th, 2017

    This week's news

    1. Dunkin’ Donuts customers get mobile ordering through Google’s navigation app
    2. Apple Pay goes live in Taiwan with support from seven banks
    3. NXP adds new NFC chips and sensors to secure the Internet of Things
    4. Square arrives in the UK
    5. Nordic banks roll out first mobile payment services with support for Dankort
    6. Boston Fed calls for clearer value proposition to encourage mobile payments
    7. Apple Pay to launch in Taiwan on March 29?
    8. Wells Fargo to add NFC mobile withdrawals to ATMs later this year
    9. Android Pay to launch in Korea in May?
    10. Nordea Bank: PSD2 will require banks to adopt a ‘totally new way of viewing their customer base’
    11. UK consumers want more biometric security options for online banking
    12. Apple Pay struggles in China in the face of tough competition
    13. Study reveals US attitudes to authentication methods
    14. Ted Baker and Mondaine to add NFC payments to watches
    15. US Payments Forum offers card-not-present fraud advice
    16. Starbucks to add gift cards to iMessage as Mobile Order & Pay grows
    17. Dynamics CEO shares details on how LG Pay will work with magnetic stripe card terminals
    18. Esso customers get mobile payments and rewards at 1,000 Canadian gas stations
    19. White paper explores how dedicated Android NFC devices can be used to improve the delivery of financial services in emerging markets
    20. Android O to offer autofill for payments
     
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