80% of Brits have used alternative payment methods this year

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By Rian Boden • nfcworld.com • Published 17 September 2015, 15:13 • Last updated 17 September 2015, 15:13 Eight in ten UK consumers with bank accounts have used an alternative...
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RapidNFC offers NFC jewellery tags for product authentication

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By Rian Boden • nfcworld.com • Published 17 September 2015, 14:30 • Last updated 17 September 2015, 14:30 UNIQUE ID: High-value goods can be authenticated with RapidNFC’s NFC Jewellery Tags PARTNER...
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500,000 Koreans sign up for Samsung Pay

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News in brief Samsung Pay has signed up more than 500,000 users since its introduction in Korea in August 2015. “If this trend continues, it seems to be only a...
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iOS 9 adds loyalty cards to Apple Pay

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News in brief Apple has begun rolling out its latest software update, iOS 9 , which brings store credit cards and reward cards to Apple Pay. “Soon you’ll be able...
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Chase redeems rewards in stores

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News in brief Chase has introduced Android and iOS apps for Chase Freedom cardholders that allow them to redeem cashback rewards at the register on their mobile phone. “Redeem by...
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Gemalto talks Android Pay

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News in brief PARTNER NEWS: In a blog published this week, digital security giant Gemalto discusses the launch of Android Pay and the impact it will make on the industry.  “Now...
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Canadian contactless transactions grow 150%

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News in brief The number of contactless transactions conducted in Canada has increased by almost 150% over the past year, fuelled in part by the rapid roll-out of Interac Flash...
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TfL records 180m contactless journeys

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News in brief More than 180m journeys have been made using contactless payments on London’s transport network in the first year since its launch , Transport for London (TfL) has...
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Apple Pay now supported by 500 US banks

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News in brief Apple has added 46 banks and credit unions to its list of Apple Pay supporting financial institutions in the US , taking the total to more than...
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Absa Bank to pilot new Visa biometric chip card spec

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By Rian Boden • nfcworld.com • Published 16 September 2015, 11:58 • Last updated 16 September 2015, 11:58 FIT TO PRINT: Absa Bank is introducing fingerprint readers at select ATMs...
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Contactless Payments Pioneer Barclaycard Announces Plans to Launch HCE; Builds Technology In-House

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Barclaycard, one of the top payment card issuers in the UK, plans to launch NFC payments from its mobile-banking app in November using host card...
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13% rate Apple Pay as best Apple Watch feature

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News in brief More than one in ten Apple Watch owners (13%) voted Apple Pay as the feature they like best about their device, 451 Research has found. Notifications were...
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56% of US consumers unaware of EMV

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News in brief More than half of US consumers (56%) don’t know what an EMV credit card is and 53% have not yet received one, research from Harbortouch reveals. 60% of consumers...
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86% of TMG members to offer both Samsung Pay and Android Pay

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News in brief Some 86% of the financial institution clients of payment solutions provider The Members Group (TMG) are planning to make Samsung Pay and Android Pay available to cardholders....
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Barclaycard uses HCE to add NFC payments to mobile app

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By Rian Boden • nfcworld.com • Published 15 September 2015, 13:57 • Last updated 15 September 2015, 13:57 MOBILE HUB: Barclaycard is enhancing its app to allow contactless payments across the...
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ING starts HCE trial in the Netherlands

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News in brief ING has begun testing a host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments service in the Netherlands after unveiling its plans to do so in June . The...
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Nine in ten US financial institutions working on EMV

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News in brief Nine in ten US financial institutions have either begun issuing EMV debit cards or are planning to do so by the end of 2015, research from Pulse...
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Russian commuters get NFC mobile ticketing in Moscow

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By Rian Boden • nfcworld.com • Published 11 September 2015, 16:45 • Last updated 11 September 2015, 16:45 JUST THE TICKET: A commuter uses a smartphone to pay to travel on...
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Google Launches Android Pay as HCE Alternative to Rival Apple Pay Service

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Google officially launched Android Pay in the U.S., its host card emulation-based rival to Apple Pay and its second stab at rolling out NFC payments...
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13% of UK consumers have made an in-store mobile payment

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News in brief Some 13% of UK consumers have made an in-store mobile payment, up from 3% last year, Deloitte’s Mobile Consumer 2015 report reveals. 1% do so once or...
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