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    11 April 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 April 2017, 13:55

    More than 150m people to use Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Android Pay by end of 2017

    The number of consumers using OEM Pays — mobile payment services delivered by handset manufacturers — such as Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Android Pay will exceed 100m for the first time during the first half of 2017 and is expected to surpass 150m by the end of the year, Juniper Research reveals, while host card emulation (HCE) adoption is set to rise five-fold over the next four years.

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    10 April 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 April 2017, 14:13

    CaixaBank explains why it sees mobile payments as the key to adding value to its banking service

    Mobile payments are the best example of how technology can add value to traditional banking services, says CaixaBank Payments’ head of mobile — and benefits will come not only in the form of increased revenues but also in the form of improved customer satisfaction, reputation and loyalty.

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    10 April 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 April 2017, 12:14

    Facebook Messenger adds payment prompts using artificial intelligence

    Facebook Messenger users across the US are now being prompted to send and request money transfers by an artificial intelligence-based feature that detects when a payment is being discussed in a conversation on the social media platform and responds with a suggestion designed to help the user complete that payment.

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    10 April 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 April 2017, 11:38

    UAE residents to use NFC for ‘a wide range’ of mobile payments services

    Consumers across the United Arab Emirates will soon be able to make payments across a “variety of services” using their mobile phone and Empay, a common mobile payment platform based on NFC. The solution forms part of Dubai’s Smart Government Initiative which aims to transform Dubai into the world’s smartest city.

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    6 April 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 April 2017, 12:39

    Consumers get chance to win prizes at the point of sale

    Consumers can now be offered the chance to win prizes related to the purchases they make both in-store and online by playing games such as scratch cards and slot machines that are integrated into a merchant’s payment confirmation pages online and at the payment terminal in a store.

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    5 April 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 5 April 2017, 13:08

    Low uptake of SIM-based mobile payments leads to decrease in NFC SIM shipments in 2016

    The global number of NFC SIM card shipments decreased in 2016 due in part to a “lower than anticipated” consumer uptake of SIM-based mobile payments and the impact of the closure of the Softcard mobile wallet in the US, the SIMalliance has revealed, despite reporting growth in NFC SIM shipments in key countries across Europe and the CIS regions, highlighting the demand in specific markets.

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    4 April 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 April 2017, 15:58

    Barclaycard: Realising the potential of conversational commerce is crucial

    Having information about how, when and why consumers seek to contact organisations through digital assistants and chatbots and understanding why they are gravitating towards doing so is critical to achieving the full potential of conversational commerce, according to Barclaycard’s managing director of future payments Nick Kerigan and director of future payments Sanjaya Shrestha.

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    4 April 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 4 April 2017, 11:02

    Amazon customers get in-store cash deposits to fund online payments

    Amazon customers across the US can now top up their Amazon balance using cash at “thousands of participating convenience, grocery and drug stores” by showing a printed barcode or a barcode on their mobile device to the cashier. They will then be able to use the funds to make online purchases at Amazon.

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    3 April 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 April 2017, 11:50

    Australian banks lose fight to gain access to NFC functionality in Apple iPhones

    The group of Australian banks seeking stronger negotiating powers with Apple over the NFC technology within its iPhone handsets have been denied access to it by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on the grounds that the proposed conduct would “reduce or distort competition in a number of markets” and that the benefits are “outweighed by the detriments”.

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    3 April 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 April 2017, 10:15

    Samsung Pay expands on online payments plan

    Samsung Pay will be available for online payments at “hundreds of thousands of merchants around the world” where Visa Checkout is accepted later this year. The news follows an announcement by the company’s Justin Denison at Samsung Unpacked 2017 last week that the service was heading online through “strategic partnerships”.

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    April 24th, 2017

    This week's news

    1. Orange to launch mobile-only bank with NFC payments and AI
    2. Bank of Korea signs up retailers for coinless society trial
    3. Six Dutch banks to take Belgium’s Payconiq to the Netherlands
    4. NXP and GCL Technologies offer NFC tamper evident closure solution for wine and spirits brands
    5. Mastercard tests biometric payments card in South Africa
    6. Pizza Hut: The Internet of Things is becoming the Internet of Commerce
    7. Mastercard rolls out Messenger payment bots with US retailers
    8. Kiwi millennials want biometrics for payments
    9. Zelle processed 170m P2P payments in 2016
    10. Meet NFC World partners at Seamless Asia
    11. PayPal heads in-store with Android Pay and Wells Fargo
    12. Square to launch physical debit card?
    13. Lloyds to trial biometrics for online banking
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