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    10 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 July 2015, 13:00

    American Express unveils online checkout service

    American Express has launched an online checkout service that works across desktop, mobile and native apps to let its US card members make payments with their existing American Express user ID and password, without having to create or manage a new account. The company has also teamed up with payment platform Stripe to extend the solution to all Stripe participating merchants.

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    10 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 July 2015, 12:17

    Alfa-Bank customers get contactless watches to make payments

    Customers of Russia’s Alfa-Bank can now use a contactless-enabled watch designed and supplied by Austrian company Watch2Pay to make payments with a tap of their wrist wherever MasterCard PayPass is accepted.

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    10 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 July 2015, 12:07

    Eight in 10 Americans aware of contactless payments

    Some 82% of US consumers have heard of contactless or tap-and-go payments and 69% are now using chip cards or plan to use them soon, research from MasterCard reveals. Three quarters of Americans have also heard of biometric payments and 56% are currently making in-app and online mobile payments.

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    9 July 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 9 July 2015, 13:17

    Gemalto pilots contactless wristbands for transport in China

    PARTNER NEWS: Digital security company Gemalto is supplying wristbands carrying an embedded Optelio Contactless Minitag and a fitness tracker across the transportation network in Wuhan — one of the most populous cities in central China —  to enable commuters to ride on buses and the metro with a wave of their hand.

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    NFC

    9 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 July 2015, 13:10

    Henry Holland to weave NFC and BLE into clothes for London Fashion Week

    British fashion designer Henry Holland is to integrate NFC and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technologies into clothing designs as part of his spring/summer 2016 collection that will feature on stage during London Fashion Week in September.

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    8 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 July 2015, 12:50

    Alipay 9 launches with support for Koubei merchant payments and P2P transfers

    Ant Financial has released a new version of its Alipay app for iOS and Android, adding new Friends and Merchants tabs that provide support for peer-to-peer payments and for Koubei, the US$1bn mobile commerce joint venture between Ant Financial and Alibaba that was announced last month.

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    NFC

    7 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 7 July 2015, 13:41

    Barclays to support Zapp ‘Pay by Bank app’ mobile payments

    Barclays has become the latest bank to announce its support for Zapp, a mobile payments startup formed by payments infrastructure operator VocaLink that will work via an integration with existing mobile banking apps for online payments initially, with in-store payments based on NFC to be launched at a later date. The announcement follows reports that Apple Pay is set to launch in the UK on July 14.

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    7 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 7 July 2015, 12:43

    Semble adds Snapper public transport payments to mobile wallet

    Users of New Zealand’s NFC mobile wallet Semble will be able to pay for public transport using the app through a partnership with prepaid transit card provider Snapper. The move follows Semble’s launch as a SIM-based payment solution available to nearly one million New Zealanders in March 2015.

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    BLE

    7 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 July 2015, 15:05

    France’s Teleshopping network tunes into PowaTag mobile payments

    More than 400,000 viewers of France’s largest television shopping network will soon be able to buy products featured on the TV channel by holding up their smartphone to the screen to scan audio tags that will then redirect them to the item’s online page where they can make a purchase using their stored payment information.

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    NFC

    6 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 July 2015, 14:36

    Lloyds Bank authenticates customers with contactless ‘tap to bank’ service

    Lloyds Bank is testing a ‘tap to bank’ service that lets its mobile banking app users tap their contactless debit card against their NFC phone to authenticate themselves during the mobile banking registration process. The process replaces the bank’s need to make phone calls to customers from an automated system to complete verification and has been tested with 125 customers so far.

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    April 24th, 2017

    This week's news

    1. Amazon gets approval for digital wallet in India
    2. Orange to launch mobile-only bank with NFC payments and AI
    3. Bank of Korea signs up retailers for coinless society trial
    4. Six Dutch banks to take Belgium’s Payconiq to the Netherlands
    5. NXP and GCL Technologies offer NFC tamper evident closure solution for wine and spirits brands
    6. Mastercard tests biometric payments card in South Africa
    7. Pizza Hut: The Internet of Things is becoming the Internet of Commerce
    8. Mastercard rolls out Messenger payment bots with US retailers
    9. Kiwi millennials want biometrics for payments
    10. Zelle processed 170m P2P payments in 2016
    11. Meet NFC World partners at Seamless Asia
    12. PayPal heads in-store with Android Pay and Wells Fargo
    13. Square to launch physical debit card?
    14. Lloyds to trial biometrics for online banking
     
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