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    8 December 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 December 2016, 11:02

    German MNO begins SIM-based NFC mobile payments pilot

    Vodafone Germany customers are testing NFC mobile payments using their Girocard — the most common debit card in the country — through Vodafone Wallet. The pilot began at the beginning of December and will run for seven months in collaboration with Kasseler Bank and Raiffeisenbank Baunatal.

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    7 December 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 7 December 2016, 13:23

    Apple Pay targets US retail and transport expansion

    Apple Pay is now accepted by 35% of US retailers, representing about 4m locations across the country, Apple VP Jennifer Bailey has revealed during the Re/code Code Commerce event in San Francisco.

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    7 December 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 7 December 2016, 10:43

    Canadian bank replaces NFC SIM-based service with HCE

    Canada’s Scotiabank has replaced the NFC SIM-based mobile payments service inside its My Mobile Wallet app with a host card emulation (HCE) based solution, the bank has confirmed to NFC World.

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    6 December 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 December 2016, 12:47

    Alipay expands across Europe after deals with major banks and payment providers

    Another 930,000 European merchants will soon accept Alipay mobile payments at the point of sale, following partnerships between the company and some of Europe’s largest financial institutions and payment service providers.

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    6 December 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 December 2016, 11:16

    Amazon Go store will let customers shop and go without checkout queues

    Amazon employees in the US are testing a physical grocery store format that will use technology developed for self-driving cars to allow consumers with a dedicated mobile app to walk in, pick up the items they want and leave without going through a traditional checkout.

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    5 December 2016 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 5 December 2016, 15:32

    Graphene NFC antennas pave way for cheaper, stronger connected wearables

    Fully flexible NFC antennas made from graphene could match the performance of conventional metallic antennas, making connected wearable devices cheaper and more energy-efficient, a consortium backed by the European Commission says.

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    2 December 2016 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 2 December 2016, 14:45

    600m mobile devices to include biometrics by 2021

    More than 600m mobile devices worldwide will include biometric authentication within the next five years, up from 190m in 2016, with demand for methods that involve less hardware raising the profile of solutions such as voice and facial recognition, a report from Juniper Research says.

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    2 December 2016 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 2 December 2016, 10:48

    Apple Pay launches in Spain

    Apple Pay has been officially launched in Spain, with Apple developing partnerships with Banco Santander, payment giants American Express and Mastercard, retailer Carrefour and prepaid meal payment service Ticket Restaurant.

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    1 December 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 December 2016, 12:56

    American Express launches NFC mobile payments in Canada

    American Express cardholders across Canada can now make NFC mobile payments using Amex Pay, a new feature added to the Amex App. The service is available for customers with eligible consumer, small business and corporate cards with compatible Android devices and the latest version of the mobile app.

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    1 December 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 December 2016, 11:29

    Alzheimer’s Research UK promotes Christmas ad through Proxama’s beacon network

    PARTNER NEWS: Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) is using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons on digital payment solutions provider Proxama’s beacon network to promote its Santa Forgot Christmas campaign. The video is being shared across buses, taxis, cinemas and convenience stores in London.

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    January 18th, 2017

    This week's news

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