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    17 April 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 April 2015, 15:19

    German carriers and retailers promote NFC mobile payments in Berlin

    The largest NFC mobile payment initiative in Germany to date has launched in the capital Berlin, as the country’s three mobile network operators, Vodafone Germany, Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica, team up with six major retail groups to update more than 2,000 point-of-sale terminals to support NFC payments in nearly 500 stores.

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    17 April 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 April 2015, 14:55

    Jawbone adds NFC payments to fitness trackers with AmEx

    Wearable device maker Jawbone has unveiled a fitness tracking wristband that can be linked to the wearer’s American Express card account and used to make NFC payments.

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    15 April 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 April 2015, 14:30

    Kairos mechanical smartwatches get NFC payments

    Luxury watchmaker Kairos is to add NFC payments to its hybrid “mechanical smartwatches” and smart wristbands using a host card emulation-based wearable payments solution from German payments technology provider Wirecard.

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    15 April 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 April 2015, 12:03

    KFC serves up mobile payments in Ghana

    KFC is letting customers use their phones to pay for meals through mobile network operator Airtel’s mobile money platform in five of the fast-food chain’s stores in Accra, Ghana.

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    14 April 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 14 April 2015, 06:12

    SIMalliance: NFC SIM shipments up 69% in 2014

    A total of 4.7bn SIMs were shipped in 2014 by members of the SIMalliance, an organisation that represents suppliers responsible for 86% of the global SIM market, including 132m NFC SIMs, up 69% on 2013 and taking the total number of NFC SIMs shipped by alliance members over the past four years to 256m.

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    10 April 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 April 2015, 19:17

    Europeans back banks for mobile payments

    Some 185m Europeans will use a mobile payment app this year, up 51% on 2014, a survey of 14,000 consumers for ING has revealed, and respondents say they are far more likely to use apps associated with their bank for mobile payments (59%) over ‘named groups’ such as Apple or Google (39%).

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    9 April 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 April 2015, 15:48

    Oxfam tests NFC for donations and content sharing

    Oxfam is to trial NFC-enabled interactive posters, wristbands and collection tins in UK towns to let supporters make donations and see video content highlighting the charity’s work using their NFC phones.

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    9 April 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 April 2015, 15:31

    NFC to connect Shanghai smart business district

    A landmark one square kilometre “smart business district” in Shanghai will use NFC as part of a strategy to network every office, hotel, apartment block, shopping mall and residential property within the area when construction is complete in 2017.

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    31 March 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 31 March 2015, 16:15

    Apple Pay users report merchant POS problems

    Two in three Apple Pay users have encountered a problem when attempting to pay with the mobile payment service in a store, a survey from Phoenix Marketing International reveals. Most issues related to terminals not working or taking too long to make the transaction, inaccurate posting of transactions, or the inability of cashiers to help buyers needing assistance when using Apple Pay.

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    31 March 2015 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 31 March 2015, 13:24

    New Zealand NFC wallet venture Semble goes live

    Close to one million New Zealanders now have the ability to make NFC payments with the nationwide launch of Semble, a SIM-based mobile wallet introduced by two New Zealand banks, three carriers and payments network Paymark.

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    April 24th, 2017

    This week's news

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