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Contactless
Growth in global NFC SIM market

Globally, the growth trend for NFC SIM shipments, which has now been evident over the past four years, continued throughout 2014, as units soared by 69% from 78 million in 2013 to 132 (more…)

Banking Unbanked
Massive drop in number of unbanked says World Bank

From 2011 and 2014, 700 million people became account holders at banks, other financial institutions, or mobile money service providers, and the number of “unbanked” individuals dropped 20% to (more…)

Mobile Payments

  • Europeans rapidly adopting mobile payments The number of Europeans who will use a ...
  • Mobile app use sees emergence of cashless society Half of European adults with access to a ...
  • The global mobile money landscape The mobile money sector is one of the ...
  • Microsoft enters the world of payments with Microsoft payments Microsoft has officially entered into the domain of ...
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    Contactless NFC

  • Discover enables Apple Pay for card holders Discover has announced an agreement with Apple that will ...
  • MCX crushed as Best Buy moves ahead with Apple Pay In more bad news for MCX, Best Buy ...
  • Apple Pay struggling to gain bank support outside US According to several reports over the weekend, Apple ...
  • Google Wallet gaining traction with merchants Google’s efforts to promote broader adoption of its ...
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    Mobile Banking

  • Only one in eight Brits will switch to digital-only bank Digital-only banks will struggle with UK banking customers when they ...
  • £12.8 billion a week set to be sent through digital banking by 2020 The number of mobile banking users is set ...
  • AmEx Lab testing facial recognition technology According to a WSJ blog, American Express is ...
  • Monitise rejects sale, Lukies ejected Former mobile banking darling Monitise has decided not to ...
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    Mobile Remittance

  • Mobile remittances in Africa to reach $33 billion Remittances and mobile money remittances in sub-Saharan Africa ...
  • Massive drop in number of unbanked says World Bank From 2011 and 2014, 700 million people became ...
  • Mobile money transfers double New research from remittance specialist Azimo, demonstrates that the percentage ...
  • MTN Uganda clarifies mobile money fraud rumours MTN Uganda has been forced to call a press ...
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    M POS

  • New POS malware family named Punkey In conjunction with a US Secret Service investigation, ...
  • Verifone launches cloud POS solution Verifone says that it is launching a new ...
  • Ingenico introduces mPOS Ingenico has launched the RP170c, an audio jack-based mPOS dongle that ...
  • iZettle launches free chip and PIN reader Swedish mPOS specialist iZettle is launching the world’s ...
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    Opinions

  • PayPal sets out new plan Dan Schulman, the new CEO of PayPal has ...
  • Gen Z ready for biometric security As the conversation around biometrics continues to dominate, ...
  • Survey on internet security: smartphone and tablet users most reckless It is surprising to see that smartphone owners ...
  • NFC: A technology in search of a problem? According to a report from IHS, contactless payments could ...
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    Vendor Zone

  • AmEx Lab testing facial recognition technology According to a WSJ blog, American Express is ...
  • Judo Payments builds mobile payments SDK for Xamarin Judo Payments has announced the launch of its mobile ...
  • PayPal free to work with eBay rivals New filings reveal that eBay and PayPal will soon be ...
  • PayPal fined £5.2m over failure to block malicious users In an embarrassing moment, PayPal has been forced to ...
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