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    28 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 September 2016, 15:33

    Samsung Pay gets new features and gives away $100,000 in prizes

    Samsung Pay has updated its mobile app to include an in-app coupon service so users can search, store and redeem coupons as well as a cloud storage feature to restore membership, gift and Samsung Reward cards whenever users sign into a new device.

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    Partner news NFC

    28 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 September 2016, 12:58

    NXP rebrands Mifare SDK as TapLinx

    PARTNER NEWS: NXP has updated its Mifare SDK and changed the name of the developer tool to TapLinx. The update allows “smoother and faster” creation of Android-based NFC mobile applications and offers support for the company’s Mifare, NTAG and iCode products, integrating NXP’s entire NFC smart objects portfolio into one open API.

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    28 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 September 2016, 12:07

    Android Pay users get free London travel and coffee

    Mastercard customers using Google’s Android Pay will be able to travel for free around London when using the city’s transport network on four Mondays in October. They will also be eligible for a free hot drink at Caffè Nero stores nationwide throughout the month.

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    Partner news Tokens

    28 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 September 2016, 11:04

    Gemalto and BankAxept to simplify mobile payments for Norwegian banks

    PARTNER NEWS: Digital security giant Gemalto has been awarded a contract by bank-owned BankAxept, the national payment scheme of Norway, to enable “all local banks to interconnect through a single credentials management hub for streamlined and secure management of mobile payments services”.

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    HCE

    27 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 September 2016, 14:55

    Danish shoppers to get BLE mobile payments in 2017

    Danes will soon be able to make in-store Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) based mobile payments using the Dankort debit card by tapping their phone against a device developed by Spire Payments. It will be deployed as an upgrade to “tens of thousands” of POS terminals supplied by Nordic payments service provider Nets starting from early 2017.

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    27 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 September 2016, 14:36

    Study shows growing appetite for mobile payments and biometrics

    Nearly two fifths of Western European consumers (38%) are ready to pay using their smartphones while more than 70% of those in Africa and the Middle East are prepared to do so, research by Mastercard reveals. Consumers across all regions chose their smartphones as an alternative to the plastic card.

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    BLE

    26 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 26 September 2016, 14:41

    mBeaconVend enables mobile vending machine payments

    Consumers will soon be able to make Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) based mobile payments at vending machines integrated with mBeaconVend, the latest range of devices unveiled by smart beacon provider Netclearance. The new technology is based on the company’s mBeaconPay mobile payment solution.

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    23 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 23 September 2016, 13:51

    Samsung adds biometrics to mobile transactions

    Samsung’s IT service arm Samsung SDS has teamed up with vision and voice technology provider Sensory to offer embedded biometric recognition technologies to banks and enterprise customers that will also enable authentication and completion of mobile transactions.

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    Partner news BLE

    23 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 23 September 2016, 12:54

    Glacéau Smartwater sends tips to Londoners using BLE beacons

    PARTNER NEWS: Coca-Cola owned Glacéau Smartwater has launched a campaign to send on-the-go recommendations to Londoners’ smartphones using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons provided by digital payment solutions provider Proxama. It will be live until the end of September.

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    NFC

    22 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 September 2016, 14:25

    Valencia commuters to test NFC wristbands for public transport

    Some 100 commuters across the Spanish city of Valencia are preparing to trial NFC wristbands for public transport payments across buses, the metro and parking stations for bicycle rental. It will be conducted by transport operators EMT Valencia, MetroValencia and Valenbisi in collaboration with EIGE, a low income housing program.

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    April 30th, 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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