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    22 November 2016 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 22 November 2016, 15:19

    Covent Garden offers augmented reality gift for Christmas shoppers

    London’s Covent Garden shopping district is showcasing what it claims to be the largest showcase of augmented reality (AR) technology attempted in one location, with Christmas shoppers offered exclusive offers, gift guides and immersive shopping experiences.

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    22 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 November 2016, 12:20

    Chase Pay goes live at Starbucks and Best Buy

    Chase Pay has launched across 7,500 Starbucks and nearly 1,400 Best Buy locations across the US, allowing shoppers to make payments by scanning a QR code at the point of sale. The service has so far only been available on “select merchant websites”.

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    21 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 November 2016, 19:32

    Apple Pay advertising sparks strong rise in contactless payments at vending machines

    Digital advertising promoting the availability of Apple Pay at unattended vending machines has resulted in a 36.5% increase in overall sales for cashless vending machine technology provider USA Technologies (USAT) as well as a 135.2% increase in NFC mobile payments, a six-month study now available to download from the NFC World Knowledge Centre reveals.

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    21 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 November 2016, 15:16

    Barclays pilots cash withdrawals using NFC mobile phones and contactless cards

    UK bank Barclays has begun piloting a contactless mobile cash service that will enable customers to withdraw cash with a tap of their NFC mobile phones or contactless debit card. The service is scheduled to be rolled out to more than 180 bank branches in the new year, and will be enabled on more than 600 in-branch machines.

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    21 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 November 2016, 14:15

    DigiTally project enables mobile money transfers without network coverage

    A project enabling mobile money transfers to take place at the point of sale in areas of less-developed countries with poor or no mobile network coverage has been unveiled, by removing the reliance on SMS messaging, and, instead, allowing two people to conduct a payment by copying short authentication codes between their phones.

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    21 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 November 2016, 08:59

    Criminals reported to have used NFC mobile phones in Tesco Bank attack

    UPDATE The criminals behind a Tesco Bank attack used NFC mobile phones to launder money stolen during a theft that saw about 9,000 customers affected by fraudulent transactions worth an estimated £2.5m (US$3.1m), according to a report in The Sunday Times.

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    21 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 November 2016, 12:11

    Apple patent reveals plans to add Siri to iMessage for P2P payments

    Apple is investigating the possibility of adding the functionality of its Siri virtual assistant to its iMessage service that would enable iPhone users to perform P2P payment transactions, a recent patent published by the US Patent and Trademark Office reveals.

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    21 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 November 2016, 11:51

    Optus adds smart coffee cup to contactless payments range

    Australian mobile network operator Optus has updated its range of contactless payment accessories to include a SmartCup — a coffee cup that includes the new Optus Pay PayTag in its base allowing consumers to make contactless payments up to US$100 at any payment terminal that accepts Visa PayWave.

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    18 November 2016 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 17 November 2016, 17:07

    UK bank to extend trial of behavioural biometrics security

    UK bank Natwest has trialled a behavioural biometrics system designed to offer continuous authentication throughout an online banking session, using more than 500 behaviour patterns to identify users and prevent fraud from unauthorised logins and automated attacks.

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    17 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 November 2016, 10:47

    Android Pay launches in Poland

    Android Pay has begun rolling out across Poland, allowing consumers with compatible devices to make payments at more than 400,000 retail locations in the country that accept contactless payments. The service launches with support from Mastercard and Visa along with Alior Bank, Bank Zachodni WBK and T-Mobile Banking Services.

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    April 29th, 2017

    This week's news

    1. Meet NFC World partners at Seamless Middle East
    2. Goode reports on growth of biometric authentication
    3. 3.4bn phones will support Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay by year end
    4. Apple to launch P2P payments and debit card this year?
    5. Guide introduces how Android Pay works
    6. Samsung Pay launches in Sweden and the UAE, enters early access in Hong Kong and Switzerland
    7. bPay contactless wearables enable automatic donations to UK charities
    8. UK restaurant chains test digital mobile banking receipts tied to customer purchases
    9. Apple marks Earth Day with Apple Pay donations
    10. WeChat Pay and offline mobile payments see “incredibly high” uptake in China
    11. Visa EMV transactions pass 1bn in the US
    12. Singapore banks add in-store QR code payments to mobile apps
    13. US Bank ties credit card points to mobile payments
    14. Mahindra Comviva explores the evolution of digital payments in India
    15. Amazon gets approval for digital wallet in India
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