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    8 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 November 2016, 09:48

    European millennials demand higher standards for mobile payments services

    One fifth of German millennials (21%), more than a third of Dutch millennials (36%) and Italian millennials (37%) and a quarter of UK millennials (25%) are now making mobile payments in-store, online and in-app, research released by UK payments infrastructure operator VocaLink reveals.

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    4 November 2016 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 3 November 2016, 16:31

    Half of global banking customers use fintech services, but trust remains low

    Half of banking customers around the world are using the products or services of at least one fintech firm, according to the first World FinTech Report (WFTR) from Capgemini and LinkedIn, but customer trust in fintech providers is low.

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    4 November 2016 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 3 November 2016, 16:14

    Spanish drivers ‘very satisfied’ by fuel station mobile payments service

    More than 10,000 Spanish customers have made use of retail company Carrefour’s fuel station mobile payments service since it was launched in the summer, with nine out of 10 saying it was a “very satisfying” experience.

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    3 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 November 2016, 14:41

    Walmart to add Chase Pay to Walmart Pay service later this year

    US retail giant Walmart has become the latest to announce its support for Chase Pay, with plans to enable its customers to make payments through the mobile payment service online and in-app as well as in-store, by integrating Chase Pay within its own Walmart Pay QR code-based mobile payment service.

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    3 November 2016 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 8 November 2016, 09:48

    More than one in five card payments in UK use contactless, figures show

    More than one in five card payments are now made using contactless cards, The UK Cards Association says, adding it is “excited” by the possibilities the technology brings for making payments to transport operators and charities.

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    3 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 November 2016, 10:25

    Google Wallet unveils payments app for web browsers

    Google has unveiled a new Google Wallet web app that will allow users to send money to friends and family through a web browser. The recipient doesn’t need the Google Wallet app to receive the payment, the company says, but senders need to link their debit card to their Google account and have access to a browser.

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    2 November 2016 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 2 November 2016, 13:47

    Mastercard adds blockchain APIs to developer site

    Mastercard has added blockchain APIs to its developer site to “facilitate new commerce opportunities for the digital transfer of value”, following Visa’s announcement last month it aims to pilot its B2B Connect system next year after working with blockchain developer Chain.

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    2 November 2016 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 2 November 2016, 11:53

    Sensitive drugs at Polish hospital kept safe using NFC temperature data tags

    A Polish hospital is using isothermal boxes fitted with NFC data loggers provided by French-Polish startup firm Blulog to measure and record the temperature of vital drugs as they are transported between laboratories and medical staff.

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    2 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 November 2016, 10:25

    Early results show positive future for Kohl’s Pay

    Since US department store chain Kohl’s rolled out its Kohl’s Pay QR code-based mobile payments service last month, week over week the retailer has witnessed a 70% increase in enrollment with user transactions doubling over the same period.

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    1 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 November 2016, 14:40

    UK consumers spend £36 every month using mobile payments, study finds

    British consumers are spending an average of £36.76 (US$44.95) of their monthly disposable income through mobile payments, equating to £1.46bn (US$1.78bn) spent using mobile devices in the UK every month, research released by VoucherCodes reveals.

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    March 26th, 2017

    This week's news

    1. US Payments Forum offers card-not-present fraud advice
    2. Starbucks to add gift cards to iMessage as Mobile Order & Pay grows
    3. Dynamics CEO shares details on how LG Pay will work with magnetic stripe card terminals
    4. Esso customers get mobile payments and rewards at 1,000 Canadian gas stations
    5. White paper explores how dedicated Android NFC devices can be used to improve the delivery of financial services in emerging markets
    6. Android O to offer autofill for payments
    7. Westpac launches payments keyboard for chat apps
    8. Wells Fargo moves forward with ATM mobile withdrawal plans
    9. US airport stores to automatically file expense reports for business travellers
    10. LG to launch mobile payments service using magnetic communication technology
    11. Samsung Pay goes live across India with support for Paytm and UPI money transfers
    12. Samsung Galaxy S8 to feature Bixby virtual assistant
    13. More French banks get HCE payments with Paylib
    14. US Bank adds Visa corporate cards for mobile payments
    15. Canadian banks to test blockchain digital identity network for consumers
    16. QR code security under scrutiny in China
    17. Paytm adds insurance to mobile wallet
    18. Samsung Pay set for India launch on 22 March
    19. McDonald’s adds mobile ordering in the UK
    20. Cook: China has “higher willingness” to embrace mobile payments
    21. Rambus hosts payments leaders in Rotterdam for Mobey Day
    22. Chinese millennials rush to pay by mobile in stores
    23. ABN Amro shares lessons learned deploying a mobile wallet service
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