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    8 June 2015 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 8 June 2015, 19:11

    Apple Pay adds loyalty cards and expands to UK

    Apple Pay will be available in the UK from July 2015, vice president of Apple Pay business Jennifer Bailey has announced at the iPhone maker's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Users of the mobile payments service will also be able to add store credit, debit and loyalty cards to their Apple mobile wallet from "this fall".

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    8 June 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 8 June 2015, 19:50

    Carta and YellowPepper take HCE to Latin America

    PARTNER NEWS: Carta Worldwide is to provide its host card emulation (HCE) technology to Latin American mobile payments specialist YellowPepper, allowing it to offer the “latest in mobile payments technology” to the region’s banks and merchants.

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    8 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 June 2015, 14:26

    Bucharest buses to use Bluetooth beacons to guide the blind

    Five hundred Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons are to be installed on buses and trolleybuses on two public transportation lines in the city of Bucharest, Romania to guide visually impaired passengers on and off buses so that they can use public transportation services without needing a personal assistant.

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    5 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 5 June 2015, 12:33

    Vodafone Turkey adds eye verification to mobile wallet app

    Vodafone Turkey is adding support for eye verification to its mobile wallet to enable users to unlock the app using biometric provider EyeVerify’s Eyeprint ID technology.

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    4 June 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 4 June 2015, 16:56

    Verizon announces investment in SimplyTapp

    PARTNER NEWS: Verizon Ventures, the investment arm of US carrier Verizon, has revealed that it was the undisclosed lead investor in a Series B funding round for HCE specialist SimplyTapp that totalled US$6m.

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    4 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 4 June 2015, 15:55

    One in five Europeans expect to make daily mobile payments by 2020

    One in five Europeans expects to use their mobile phone to make payments on a daily basis by 2020, growing from the one in ten who do so already today, research from Visa Europe has found. 53% expect to use their devices for payments at least once a week and 43% are also interested in making in-store NFC mobile payments.

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    4 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 4 June 2015, 14:54

    Kantar: 13% of US iPhone 6 owners have used Apple Pay

    Some 13% of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners in the US have used Apple Pay and 11% are planning to do so, a survey conducted by Kantar Worldpanel has revealed. Only 2% choose not to use the mobile payments service due to lack of trust, 4% do not use it because they don’t understand how it works, while 11% say their credit cards “work just fine.”

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    4 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 4 June 2015, 11:05

    Pinterest integrates Apple Pay into Buyable Pins

    Visual discovery app Pinterest is to let its users make payments through Apple Pay on its platform by clicking on Buy buttons that will be integrated into a retailer’s page, including those from Macy’s, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.

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    4 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 June 2015, 12:04

    Four in ten UK smartphone owners willing to make NFC mobile payments

    Almost two fifths (38%) of UK smartphone owners are willing to make NFC mobile payments, research carried out by YouGov on behalf of business process management company Firstsource Solutions has revealed. More than half (55%) of 18- to 24-year-olds are willing to do so, compared to less than a quarter (24%) of those aged over 55.

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    3 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 June 2015, 14:41

    Samsung mobile commerce boss talks Samsung Pay, Android Pay and launch delay

    Samsung Pay is to launch in Korea and the US in September 2015, later than originally planned, and then roll out to Europe, China, Australia and South America, executive vice president of mobile commerce Dr Injong Rhee has revealed at the Samsung Electronics 2015 Investors Forum.

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    April 27th, 2017

    This week's news

    1. Apple marks Earth Day with Apple Pay donations
    2. WeChat Pay and offline mobile payments see “incredibly high” uptake in China
    3. Visa EMV transactions pass 1bn in the US
    4. Singapore banks add in-store QR code payments to mobile apps
    5. US Bank ties credit card points to mobile payments
    6. Mahindra Comviva explores the evolution of digital payments in India
    7. Amazon gets approval for digital wallet in India
    8. Orange to launch mobile-only bank with NFC payments and AI
    9. Bank of Korea signs up retailers for coinless society trial
    10. Six Dutch banks to take Belgium’s Payconiq to the Netherlands
    11. NXP and GCL Technologies offer NFC tamper evident closure solution for wine and spirits brands
    12. Mastercard tests biometric payments card in South Africa
    13. Pizza Hut: The Internet of Things is becoming the Internet of Commerce
     
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