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    13 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 14 September 2016, 10:44

    NAB to allow instant use of approved cards through NAB Pay

    Customers of National Australia Bank (NAB) will soon be able to use the bank’s NAB Pay host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payment app to make purchases via newly approved personal Visa credit cards without having to wait for the physical card to arrive in the mail.

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    13 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 September 2016, 14:16

    Facebook updates Messenger bots to enable payment

    Businesses across the US will now be able to sell products and services through Facebook’s Messenger app. An update to the social network’s recently launched Messenger chatbot platform will enable bots to accept payments without having to send shoppers to external sites for completion of the checkout process.

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    13 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 14 September 2016, 13:05

    Toronto Film Fest gets VR and NFC payments with Visa

    Visitors to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) are being given the opportunity to embark on a virtual shopping experience that enables them to enter a wardrobe studio to try on iconic costumes from famous movies, add items to a basket and pay using Visa Checkout.

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    13 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 20 September 2016, 12:02

    South Korean firms the latest to take action against Apple

    A group of South Korean financial services providers are following in the footsteps of four Australian banks by preparing to take action against Apple in a bid to pressurise the technology giant into opening up the NFC technology within its iPhone handsets.

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    12 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 12 September 2016, 13:44

    Gemalto helps Spanish Carrefour customers get mobile payments

    PARTNER NEWS: Customers shopping at supermarket giant Carrefour in Spain will soon be able to load a digital version of their existing PASS Carrefour banking card and the retailer’s loyalty program to their Android phone and make host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments at the point of sale.

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    9 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 September 2016, 13:21

    CBA and Barclays team up for P2P payments

    Customers of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) and UK bank Barclays will soon be able to send money to each other using a mobile phone number through CBA’s CommBank app and Barclays’ Pingit P2P payment service. The option will become available to retail customers in the last quarter of 2016.

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    8 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 September 2016, 13:24

    Coop Denmark to launch mobile loyalty and payments platform

    Supermarket chain Coop Denmark is launching a new mobile loyalty and rewards platform incorporating mobile payment functionality in all of its stores from October. The service will enable customers in Irma, Kvickly, Brugsen and KNB locations to scan items with their phone as they shop and pay at the point of sale using software provided by Omnico.

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    7 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 7 September 2016, 20:23

    FeliCa NFC technology confirmed for Apple Pay in Japan

    Apple has confirmed that its new flagship smartphones — the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus — and the second generation Apple Watch will be equipped with Sony FeliCa NFC technology. The move will allow for Apple Pay transactions in-store, in-app and online as well as for transport when the payment service makes its launch in Japan in October 2016.

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    6 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 September 2016, 14:38

    PayPal extends NFC acceptance in US via Mastercard

    US consumers will soon be able to make NFC mobile payments using PayPal at the point of sale wherever Mastercard is accepted. The strategic partnership between the two companies will also enable Masterpass as an option for merchants employing the PayPal-owned Braintree payment platform.

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    6 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 September 2016, 13:19

    Translink announces contactless ticketing for Northern Ireland

    Public transport operator Translink has announced plans for contactless payments across its bus and rail services in Northern Ireland. The move comes as part of a £45m (US$60m) investment by the Northern Ireland Executive and will, says Translink, “transform travel and lead to an increase in the number of people using public transport”.

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    January 17th, 2017

    This week's news

    1. Japanese bank plans new biometrics firm
    2. Boon launches in France for Apple Pay users
    3. Mobile marketplace offers African farmers promise of richer, cashless harvest
    4. US bank backs top five mobile payment services
    5. Mobile payments market worth $3,338bn by 2022
    6. Apple Pay offers Chinese New Year discounts
    7. Facebook gets Spanish e-money licence
    8. One in 10 UK consumers have used mobile payments, survey reveals
    9. 25% of UK card payments now contactless
    10. NFC included in Nintendo Switch controller
    11. US bank to upgrade all ATMs for mobile withdrawals
    12. Australian bank offers instant digital card replacement
    13. Mastercard sizes up data sharing
    14. US consumers to use loyalty points as currency for in-store payments
    15. Palm vein authentication system launched for mobile devices
    16. Secure element security added to web applications
    17. Gemalto secures mobile payments and loyalty pilot
    18. Samsung Pay to get AI assistant?
    19. PayPal extends NFC payments with Discover
    20. European Central Bank calls for Europe-wide P2P mobile payments by end of 2017
    21. Vehicle recognition used in ad campaign
    22. Guide explains key concepts of tokenization
    23. PCI expands protections for mobile payments
    24. Visa promotes contactless payments with gold prize draw
    25. Mattel includes NFC in AI for kids
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