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Apple Pay Launches in the United Kingdom with 8 Banks and 250,000 Merchant Locations On Board

On July 14th, about nine months after its release in the United States, Apple Pay became available in a second market, the United Kingdom. At the time of launch about 70 percent of all UK-issued credit and debit cards could be used with Apple Pay, and with a higher penetration rate of NFC payment terminals

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Google and Samsung Each Announce Mobile Payment Plans Utilizing Tokenization and Biometric Authentication

Following Apple’s lead Samsung and Google each announced mobile payment services of their own with a similar naming structure. The recently announced Samsung Pay and Android Pay will both make use of fingerprint biometrics to authenticate transactions as well as tokenization, although all three systems have their similarities and differences. Both organizations announced their planned mobile payment developments

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Samsung Acquires Mobile Payment Technology Startup LoopPay

Samsung, one of the primary Google Wallet partners, announced in late February that they would acquire mobile contactless payment platform and wallet LoopPay, which uses a proprietary phone case or keychain fob to transmit payment information to traditional point-of-sale payment terminals using patented Magnetic Secure Transmission™ technology. Terms of the acquisition, which has potential to

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Is this Finally the Year Mobile Wallets Takeoff?

There has been a great deal of speculation and high expectations for the growth of contactless mobile payments since the launch of Google Wallet in 2011, but more than three years later mobile payments at the physical point-of-sale have yet to reach critical mass. With Apple Pay launching in late 2014, the number of NFC

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Will Host Card Emulation (HCE) be the Catalyst NFC Needs?

Mobile wallets utilizing Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology for contactless point-of-sale payments have been around since 2011 but have yet to really catch on. While Google Wallet and others rely on NFC to communicate with compatible payment terminals the mobile carriers have been restrictive on allowing these apps to access the Secure Element where payment credentials

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Talks of Visa and Apple Partnership in Anticipation of September iPhone 6 Launch

Industry analysts have recently discussed the potential benefits to Visa and Apple should the two collaborate on mobile payments, even stating their opinion that a “partnership could be on the horizon,” and potentially in time for the launch of the iPhone 6. Is this potential partnership already in the works or is it just speculation?

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Mobile Wallet Isis to Change Name, Begin Rebranding Effort

The mobile wallet joint venture Isis founded by AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless is in the process of changing their name to avoid confusion and mis-association with a militant group that has garnered much media attention of late, commonly referred to by the acronym ISIS. Not to be confused with the Islamic State of Iraq and

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NFC Retail Payments Forecasted to Reach $180 Billion Globally by 2017

In a recent report from Juniper Research it was predicted that the total global mobile payment volume will reach $1.3 trillion by 2017 with at least $180 billion of this coming from Near Field Communication (NFC) retail payments. Read More

 
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Discover Partners with, now Compatible with Google Wallet

Discover Financial Services recently announced their partnership with Google Wallet allowing cardholders to use their Discover cards within the Google Wallet application for Near Field Communication (NFC) payments at the point-of-sale as well as through using Google Wallet online. The key feature of this partnership is that Discover customers can login and save their credit

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Sprint Prepares NFC Mobile Wallet and Apple Demos Passbook, Potential Precursor to a Mobile Wallet

It was recently revealed that Sprint is preparing a mobile platform and wallet called Touch Wallet and Apple demoed a new addition to their upcoming iOS 6 called Passbook, which stores gift cards, tickets, coupons and store loyalty cards that can be used and redeemed with merchants via scannable barcodes. Read More

 
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