US shoppers make more mobile payments

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News in brief One in seven US shoppers has made a mobile payment during the last year and 68% are using alternative payment methods more often than a year ago,...
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NXP Reports Sequential Drop in NFC Business; Delay in Apple Pay Launch in China Blamed

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – NXP Semiconductors reported its NFC-based mobile transactions business fell in the second quarter compared with the first quarter, with CEO Rick Clemmer apparently blaming the...
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Subway adds PayPal to mobile app

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News in brief Restaurant chain Subway is to add PayPal as a payment option in its mobile order and pay app to allow customers to make in-app and in-store payments...
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Commonwealth Bank adds loyalty to mobile app

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News in brief Commonwealth Bank has added a loyalty feature to its mobile banking app that also offers HCE payments , allowing users to store loyalty cards and redeem them...
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Samsung and MasterCard prepare Europe for Samsung Pay

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By Rian Boden • nfcworld.com • Published 30 July 2015, 13:04 • Last updated 30 July 2015, 13:04 Samsung has announced it is extending its global partnership with MasterCard to...
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TSM Banking Group Joint Venture Accepts Bids for HCE and Tokenization

NFC Times Exclusive – Taiwan’s TSM banking joint venture has received proposals from at least four vendors to supply host-card emulation and tokenization technology, as the group seeks to expand its...
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Stripe gets access to Visa Token Service through strategic partnership

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By Rian Boden • nfcworld.com • Published 29 July 2015, 13:29 • Last updated 29 July 2015, 13:29 Mobile and online payment provider Stripe has entered into a strategic partnership...
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Tech firms do “better job” than banks, say 24% of young Brits

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News in brief More than a fifth (24%) of Britons aged between 18 and 34 believe companies such as Google, Apple and Amazon would do a “better job” of providing...
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Hong Kong Telco Launches NFC Payments Service and App; Requires Users to Change SIMs

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Hong Kong Telecom is the latest telco to introduce its own prepaid mobile payments service and wallet app, which supports MasterCard PayPass for in-store purchases,...
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Colombia festival visitors first to use Plazez mobile payments service

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By Rian Boden • nfcworld.com • Published 28 July 2015, 14:41 • Last updated 28 July 2015, 14:41 Thousands of visitors at last weekend’s Zona Picnic Club festival in the...
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MasterCard token platform close to Australia launch

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News in brief MasterCard’s token platform MasterCard Digital Enablement Service (MDES) could soon be rolled out across Australia following its launch in the US in September 2014 . Country manager...
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Burger King adds MasterPass to US app

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News in brief Burger King is to add MasterCard’s MasterPass functionality to its mobile app, allowing customers in the US to find the nearest restaurant, explore the menu and pay directly...
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HSBC and First Direct go live with Apple Pay in UK

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News in brief HSBC and First Direct customers in the UK can now add their debit and credit cards to Apple Pay , allowing them to use their iPhone, Apple...
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HKT launches NFC mobile payments service in Hong Kong

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By Rian Boden • nfcworld.com • Published 28 July 2015, 13:20 • Last updated 28 July 2015, 13:20 T-APP AND GO: Mobile wallet service allows mobile payments and P2P transfers to...
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Wearable payments to reach $501bn by 2020

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News in brief Payments made using wearable devices such as smart watches, fitness trackers and wristbands will grow from US$3.1bn in 2015 to $501.1bn worldwide by 2020, research from market...
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OneBit tests Bitcoin payments via NFC

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News in brief Bitcoin mobile wallet provider OneBit has begun alpha testing its mobile payment service which works via NFC at the point of sale wherever MasterCard is accepted. “It...
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US shoppers buying into mobile payments

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News in brief Almost one in five US consumers (18%) have used a mobile device to make either an in-store or online purchase, up from 16% in 2014 and 12%...
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Square ‘files for public offering’

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News in brief Mobile POS provider Square is reportedly set to go public after the company filed confidentially for an initial public offering. “Square has been working with Goldman Sachs...
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Visa signs up 2,300 financial institutions for Visa Token Service

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By Rian Boden • nfcworld.com • Published 24 July 2015, 16:06 • Last updated 24 July 2015, 16:06 More than 2,300 financial institutions and banking partners have now signed up...
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One in five Starbucks sales in the US made with mobile payments

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By Rian Boden • nfcworld.com • Published 24 July 2015, 15:06 • Last updated 24 July 2015, 15:06 Coffee chain Starbucks is processing nearly nine million mobile payments a week...
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