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Wells Fargo ATMs launch NFC-enabled mobile wallet capability

Wells Fargo & Company say that debit card customers can use the company’s ATMs without their card with NFC functionality that is launching at more than 5,000 ATMs across the US. The feature is activated using...
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Contactless payments are No.1 payment choice for UK market

The UK is a world leader in contactless payments. The widespread adoption of contactless in the UK was a gradual process but over the past few years contactless use has grown exponentially. In just a...
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Mastercard piloting turning smartphones into payment terminals

Mastercard unveiled a pilot project in Poland, turning smartphones into payment terminals for accepting contactless payments. The solution is aimed at small and micro merchants that have traditionally taken cash payments, providing them with a...
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UK contactless spend tops £370 million in H1 2017

Mobile contactless transactions topped £370 million in the first six months of 2017, a 336% year on year rise in spending, according to the latest transaction data from payments processor Worldpay. The use of mobile...
UK payments statistics

Cash still king but consumers are turning to contactless

The number of cash payments decreased by 11% between 2015 and 2016, but it still remains the most frequently used payment method in the UK, according to new data published by UK Finance. Consumers and...
PayPal offer debit cards in Europe

PayPal and Visa ink deal to offer debit cards in Europe

PayPal has signed a deal with Visa that allows it to issue Visa branded debit cards in Europe, as the company moves further into traditional retail banking territory. The two companies penned the agreement to...
Contactless payments

Contactless payments drive doubling of UK Card payments in 10 years

The number of purchases using debit and credit cards has more than doubled in the past 10 years, as contactless payments and online retail have driven a change in the way consumers pay, a...
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National mobile wallet service launches in United Arab Emirates

The first nationally sanctioned mobile wallet solution for the United Arab Emirates has been launched. Emcredit, a fully owned subsidiary of the Dubai Economy, will launch empay, a secure mobile wallet and payment platform that...
LG Pay

LG launches delayed mobile payment system LG Pay

LG has managed to launch its heavily delayed mobile payment service dubbed LG Pay on Friday, June 2. The digital wallet will  compete with other wallets like Samsung Pay and Apple Pay. According to the Korea Herald, LG...
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Contactless card fraud is on the rise – UK rate hits 4,500%

So, contactless card fraud hit £7m in the UK in 2016, up from £153k in 2014. Cue click-bait headlines about fraud soaring by almost 4,500%. When you dig a bit deeper, this is both...

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A fresh look at Asia’s payment landscape

Digital payments are growing rapidly in Asia, fuelled by increasing smartphone ownership and improving access to the internet. An increasing array of solutions such as...
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