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    UK bank to extend trial of behavioural biometrics security

    November 18th, 2016

    UK bank Natwest has trialled a behavioural biometrics system designed to offer continuous authentication throughout an online banking session, using more than 500 behaviour patterns to identify users and prevent fraud from unauthorised logins and… More

    Poppy Appeal gets contactless donations

    November 8th, 2016

    UK consumers can make a donation to The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal by tapping their contactless card or NFC device against contactless donation tins in 13 branches of UK bank Natwest. The tins are being trialled in collaboration with Worldpay and Thyngs. “One tin, developed by Worldpay, doubles up as a contactless terminal charging £2 (US$2.48) per tap,” Worldpay says. “Another will feature Thyngs Styckers which uses mobile phone technology to instantly direct mobile users to a dedicated donation page.” Mobile donations are currently being trialled, with contactless card donations set to be piloted next week.

    Android Pay adds 44 US banks

    September 21st, 2016

    Google has added a further 44 banks and credit unions to its list of Android Pay supporters in the US, following support from UK banks Santander, Royal Bank of Scotland, Natwest and Ulster Bank earlier this month and the addition of TSB announced this week. “The Android Pay team is seemingly on a roll at the moment, adding many new banks over the past few months,” Android Police reports.

    TSB adds Android Pay support

    September 20th, 2016

    Customers of UK bank TSB can now add their debit and credit cards to Android Pay and earn cashback for purchases. “With TSB’s Classic Plus bank account and Mastercard credit card, customers can earn 5% cashback on the first £100 (US$130.39) of contactless purchases — which includes Android Pay — each month,” TSB says. UK banks Santander, Royal Bank of Scotland, NatWest and Ulster Bank added support for Android Pay earlier this month.

    More UK banks sign up for Android Pay

    September 14th, 2016

    UK banks Santander, Royal Bank of Scotland, NatWest and Ulster Bank now support Android Pay. “TSB customers will also soon be able to add their cards to Android Pay, with a roll out planned this month,” Google says. Android Pay launched in the UK in May 2016. TSB announced in July that it would support the mobile payment platform from the fourth quarter of this year.

    Google to launch Android Pay in the UK in the “next few months”

    March 23rd, 2016

    Google has announced that it is to launch its Android Pay mobile payment service in the UK within the “next few months.” The service will launch with support from MasterCard, Visa and eight UK financial institutions. Barclays, one of the UK’s “big four” banks and an NFC mobile payments pioneer, is a notable absence from the list. More

    Apple Pay goes live across the UK

    July 14th, 2015

    Apple Pay is now live across the UK, enabling consumers with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch devices to make NFC mobile payments at more than 250,000 locations and across the Transport for… More

    Apple Pay adds loyalty cards and expands to UK

    June 8th, 2015

    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”. More

    British Banking Association reports on UK’s banking ‘revolution’

    July 9th, 2014

    Mobile and internet banking in the UK is now being used for transactions worth nearly £1bn a day and totalling £6.4bn a week, up from £5.8bn last year, according to an industry-wide report on how… More

    RBS adopts Visa’s V.me

    November 28th, 2012

    The UK’s RBS Group is currently testing Visa’s V.me digital wallet ahead of a full rollout in 2013. RBS’ Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest banks are also working with Visa Europe on an NFC payments service called TouchPay.

    RBS picks G&D for NFC

    November 12th, 2012

    RBS Group, which owns the UK’s Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest banks, has picked Giesecke and Devrient as the TSM for its TouchPay NFC payments project. G&D is also managing data generation and fulfilment of the iCarte devices used to add NFC functionality to customers’ iPhone 4 and 4S handsets.

    UK banks launch iPhone NFC payments service

    October 3rd, 2012

    The UK’s Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest banks, both part of RBS group, have launched TouchPay, an NFC payments service first announced in July. The service uses iCarte add-ons for Apple iPhone 4 and 4S devices. For the… More

    NatWest invites UK customers to test NFC payments

    July 6th, 2012

    The UK’s NatWest bank is inviting 1,000 customers to take part in a four month pilot trial of a new NFC payments service called TouchPay. Participants will need to have an iPhone 4 or 4S,… More

    O2 Money recruits NFC and payments specialists to ‘establish the newest name in financial services’

    O2 Money recruits NFC and payments specialists to ‘establish the newest name in financial services’

    November 22nd, 2010

    O2 Money, the financial services arm of UK mobile network operator O2, is on the hunt for a number of NFC, card and payments specialists to “help establish the newest name in financial services,” according… More

    Telefónica launches O2 Money, says it is ready to deploy NFC

    Telefónica launches O2 Money, says it is ready to deploy NFC

    July 28th, 2009

    The new O2 Money offering is a low-tech prepaid card solution for now but, says O2, this is just the first step in the operator’s plans to be at the forefront of the move towards the rollout of NFC technology in the UK. More

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