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    29 March 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 29 March 2017, 12:49

    Apple Pay goes live in Taiwan with support from seven banks

    Apple Pay has launched in Taiwan with support from Mastercard, Visa and seven banks including Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank, Cathay United Bank, E.Sun Commercial Bank, Taishin International Bank, CTBC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and Union Bank of Taiwan.

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    29 March 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 29 March 2017, 12:21

    NXP adds new NFC chips and sensors to secure the Internet of Things

    PARTNER NEWS: NXP has unveiled two new NFC chips and a range of NFC offerings designed to “capitalise on the inherent security and interactive capabilities of NFC for advanced product authentication, integrity assurance and enhanced user engagement across consumer manufactured goods, healthcare, retail and other industries".

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    HCE

    28 March 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 March 2017, 15:30

    Nordic banks roll out first mobile payment services with support for Dankort

    Customers of more than 60 banks belonging to The Bokis Partnership have become the first in Denmark to be offered a mobile payment service for Dankort, the country’s national debit and credit card. The service is available through the mobile apps offered by each of the supporting banks and works on Android handsets through host card emulation (HCE) and on iOS through a Bluetooth acceptance device at the point of sale.

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    28 March 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 March 2017, 10:48

    Wells Fargo to add NFC mobile withdrawals to ATMs later this year

    Customers of US bank Wells Fargo will be able to withdraw cash from ATMs using an NFC-based mobile payments service such as Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay when the bank rolls out an upgrade across the US “later this year”.

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    27 March 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 March 2017, 15:51

    Nordea Bank: PSD2 will require banks to adopt a ‘totally new way of viewing their customer base’

    Significant confusion and a high level of fragmentation can be expected over the next five years as European financial institutions become accustomed to new regulations under the Payment Services Directive (PSD2) which will open the door to new competition within the European payment services market, says Nordea Bank’s vice president of strategic business development, transaction banking and business innovation.

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    27 March 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 March 2017, 14:41

    UK consumers want more biometric security options for online banking

    More than half of UK consumers (56%) would prefer to use a biometric security method over traditional options like passwords to log into their financial accounts online, research released by Equifax reveals. 33% would prefer to use fingerprint recognition, 31% would like to use iris scanners, 7% facial recognition and 3% voice recognition.

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    27 March 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 March 2017, 13:34

    Study reveals US attitudes to authentication methods

    Nearly half of US millennials (48%) are willing to switch from passwords to another identification method to access their bank accounts, research released by Aite Group shows. This compares to 40% of generation X, 29% of baby boomers and 16% of seniors.

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    24 March 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 24 March 2017, 15:03

    Starbucks to add gift cards to iMessage as Mobile Order & Pay grows

    Starbucks customers across the US will soon be able to purchase gift cards using Apple Pay and send them to friends and family within Apple’s iMessage platform. The move comes as the coffee giant reveals it now has approximately nine million mobile paying customers with one in three using Mobile Order & Pay, which accounted for 8% of all transactions made across US stores last month.

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    24 March 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 24 March 2017, 13:26

    Dynamics CEO shares details on how LG Pay will work with magnetic stripe card terminals

    The Wireless Magnetic Communication technology being used for LG’s mobile payment service will allow consumers to pay with their phones in more places without having to change any of the point of sale terminals or re-educate merchants, technology provider Dynamics’ CEO has told NFC World.

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    23 March 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 23 March 2017, 15:37

    Esso customers get mobile payments and rewards at 1,000 Canadian gas stations

    Motorists across Canada can now pay for fuel and car washes as well as accumulate loyalty rewards using a mobile payment service that is being rolled out by fuel retailer Imperial Oil to 1,000 Esso-branded gas stations nationwide.

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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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