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HCE and EMV Tokens – causing an inflexion point in mobile payments proliferation

In the Netherlands, mobile payments using HCE are becoming ubiquitous. Other European countries, such as Belgium, France or Germany follow the same trend, with adoption rate reaching in some cases 40% yearly increase. One of...
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Mobile payments soar 300% as part of the contactless revolution

As the recently launched iPhone X makes mobile payments even easier with Face ID, MoneySuperMarket reveals that a quarter (23%) of Generation Z predicts physical cards will soon be obsolete as mobile payments reign supreme. The new...
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The World’s most cashless countries – Infographic

A new study has found the countries among the 20 largest economies who are adapting quickest to using cashless systems like phones and contactless cards – revealing that Canada narrowly edges out Sweden for...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Mobile payments remain a tough proposition to sell in mature markets

Mobile payments are having a tough time gaining adoption in mature markets. According to the annual “Connected Life” study by Kantar TNS, only a minority of...
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