ACCC to question Apple on Westpac chat app payments ban

ACCC to question Apple on Westpac chat app payments ban — Australian Financial Review — “Technology giant Apple’s controversial decision to order Westpac Banking Corporation to disable a mobile banking feature that let customers make payments in chat apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger has caught the attention of Australia’s competition watchdog, amid concerns it could be attempting to remove rivals to its own upcoming service.”








ANZ accused over Apple Pay support

Australian bank ANZ is being accused of “pulling a fast one” after walking away from a collaborative effort with its big four rivals to seek stronger negotiating powers over third party mobile wallets and announcing its support for Apple Pay... More




European spend on payments technology to rise

Nearly three quarters of European retailers and financial institutions (71%) plan to increase their spending on payments technology in the next 18 to 24 months due to increasing competition and a feeling of being “under siege”, research from ACI Worldwide and Ovum shows... More




US payments body hits out at Rite Aid and CVS

ETA - the Electronic Transactions Association

“The decision by CVS and Rite Aid to block mobile payments services like Apple Pay, Google Wallet and Softcard is anti-consumer and anti-competitive,” says US-based trade body the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), following the MCX consortium members’ decision to stop accepting NFC payments... More




Portsmouth FC engages fans with NFC

NFC stickers on the back of seats at Fratton Park

Portsmouth Football Club has added stickers containing NFC tags and QR codes to the back of seats in its stadium, enabling fans to enter a Man of the Match competition by tapping or scanning the sticker on the seat in front of them... More



Edmonton mall goes NFC

Shoppers at the Southgate Centre mall in Edmonton, Canada, can now access a range of information and offers by tapping their NFC phone to interactive directory points provided by Visionstate... More


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