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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 million units.

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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 2 billion adults, says a new report from the World Bank.

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Mobile Payments

  • PayPal to list on Nasdaq According to web rumours, EBay payments unit PayPal plans to ...
  • Fujitsu iris-recognition technology Iris-scanning technology promises to kill the password with ...
  • Powa Technologies to revolutionise advertising Rai Advertising, the exclusive advertising group for Rai, ...
  • Starbucks mobile app hacked – a “Venti” problem News has reached us that credit card hackers ...
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    Contactless NFC

  • Cash overtaken by ‘non-cash’ payments in 2014 Figures published today show that the total number ...
  • Samsung Wallet discontinued as LoopPay transaction revealed Samsung Wallet will no longer be available for ...
  • Mobile proximity payments In a new report, Aite Group details how ...
  • Apple Pay ready for China mobile payments launch Apple CEO Tim Cook has strengthened speculation about ...
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    Mobile Banking

  • Retail banks must change to face realities of digital world Retail banks are facing the toughest of trading ...
  • Millennials: how banks can capitalize Personal Financial Management (PFM) tools offering consumers budgeting ...
  • Deutsche Bank ramps up digital bank capabilities Deutsche bank has announced plans to shutter 200 ...
  • Only one in eight Brits will switch to digital-only bank Digital-only banks will struggle with UK banking customers when they ...
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    Mobile Remittance

  • Axis Bank deal with WhatsApp for P2P mobile payments According to recent press reports, Axis Bank of ...
  • Malawi takes key step to advance digital payments Malawi says it has taken a significant step towards ...
  • 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 ...
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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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    Analysis

  • Global smartphone sales of $96bn set a new Q1 record In the first quarter of 2015, global smartphone ...
  • Bit by Bitcoin: Decrypting the crypto-currency phenomenon Such is the fervour around virtual currencies that ...
  • In August 2014, approximately 1 out of every ...
  • Payments technology and fraud prevention top list of investments for banks and retailers A new payments survey of more than 1,100 ...
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    Opinions

  • The fall and rise of Tokenization Apple Pay has breathed new life into tokenization ...
  • Visa Europe Collab international innovation hub Visa Europe has announces the launch of Visa Europe ...
  • 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, ...
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    Vendor Zone

  • Samsung partners for Samsung Pay launch in Europe Oberthur Technologies (OT) has announced its partnership with Samsung for ...
  • 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 ...
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