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    23 January 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 23 January 2015, 14:33

    Cancer Research brings contactless donations to shop windows

    Cancer Research UK is to install contactless technology in four of its shop windows, enabling passersby to make a £2 donation to the charity by simply tapping their contactless card to a POS terminal placed on the other side of the glass.

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    BLE

    22 January 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 January 2015, 15:38

    Chocolate shop sweet talks tourists with Bluetooth beacons

    The largest producer of confectionery in Latvia has installed Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons in its stores in the capital Riga to send information directly to a customer’s smartphone in the default language of their device.

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    Partner news HCE

    22 January 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 22 January 2015, 14:49

    Clear2Pay explains HCE, tokenization and the role of testing with infographic

    PARTNER NEWS: Conformance testing specialist Clear2Pay has put together an infographic that visually explains host card emulation (HCE), how it is used and why testing is necessary in a mobile payments system.

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    22 January 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 January 2015, 10:31

    Young Brits ready to ditch PINs for biometrics

    Three quarters of British consumers aged 16 to 24 (76%) say they would feel comfortable using biometric security when making a payment, with more than half keen to see facial recognition, fingerprints and retina scans replace passwords and PIN codes altogether.

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    NFC

    21 January 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 21 January 2015, 13:37

    Evaluating NFC security strategies webinar: See it now on NFC World+

    NFC World’s “Evaluating NFC security strategies: The role of the secure element in the evolving NFC landscape” webinar is now available to view online. 749 people registered to attend the live event, and participants gave the presentation an overall rating of four out of five.

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    NFC

    21 January 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 January 2015, 13:09

    Turkish banks get HCE mobile payments option

    Turkish payment system operator BKM has added a host card emulation (HCE) option to its platform, providing the countrys issuing banks with a way to offer HCE payments to their customers for the first time.

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    QR

    20 January 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 20 January 2015, 16:56

    Alibaba invests in visual QR codes

    Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba has invested an undisclosed sum in Israeli start-up Visualead, developer of the “visual” QR code technology adopted by Chinese social media site RenRen in May last year. The companies have also entered into a strategic cooperation agreement that will give Alibaba the right to use Visualead’s patents and technology across its ecosystem.

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    20 January 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 20 January 2015, 14:11

    One in three Germans ready to use mobile payments

    Almost one third of German consumers (31%) would use mobile payments if it meant they could do away with a purse or wallet completely, a survey by TNS Infratest for mobile payments provider Yapital has revealed.

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    Partner news HCE

    20 January 2015 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 22 January 2015, 14:50

    SimplyTapp explains the role of token requestors in mobile payments

    PARTNER NEWS: Token requestors play a key role in the delivery of mobile payment services like Apple Pay, Doug Yeager, CEO of SimplyTapp, explains in a blog post — and taking the time to get a detailed understanding of what that role involves could pay dividends in the future.

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    19 January 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 19 January 2015, 14:11

    USAA adds face and voice verification to mobile banking app

    Financial services group the United Services Automobile Association (USAA) is to enable its members to use biometric authentication, including face and voice verification, to log in to their accounts on their smartphone. The function is expected to be available in early 2015.

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    January 19th, 2017

    This week's news

    1. India to rank states on digital transactions
    2. HSBC to launch Hong Kong P2P mobile payments app
    3. Indian mobile wallet adds healthcare services
    4. Singapore commuters to get NFC-enabled transport payment wearables
    5. Call to ‘digitise Indian rupee’ using blockchain
    6. Mercedes Pay mobile payments unveiled for Daimler mobility services
    7. P2P service expands to Macau
    8. GlobalPlatform standardises TEE management
    9. Google to add payments for Home Assistant?
    10. Japanese bank plans new biometrics firm
    11. Boon launches in France for Apple Pay users
    12. Mobile marketplace offers African farmers promise of richer, cashless harvest
    13. US bank backs top five mobile payment services
    14. Mobile payments market worth $3,338bn by 2022
    15. Apple Pay offers Chinese New Year discounts
    16. Facebook gets Spanish e-money licence
    17. One in 10 UK consumers have used mobile payments, survey reveals
    18. 25% of UK card payments now contactless
    19. NFC included in Nintendo Switch controller
    20. US bank to upgrade all ATMs for mobile withdrawals
    21. Australian bank offers instant digital card replacement
    22. Mastercard sizes up data sharing
    23. US consumers to use loyalty points as currency for in-store payments
    24. Palm vein authentication system launched for mobile devices
     
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