Apple Pay is expanding to Switzerland, France and Hong Kong in the “next few months” and will be made available for online payments via an Apple Pay button that uses Touch ID for authentication, the company has announced during a keynote at its Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). More
Samsung Pay has added support for gift cards in the US, letting users store, pay with and share gift cards through the mobile payments service... More
Google has begun rolling out its Android Pay mobile payment platform across the US today. In-store NFC mobile payments using the system will be possible at more than one million locations within the next few days, with in-app payments and loyalty expected later this year. More
Toys R Us has added a feature in its mobile app that lets shoppers take a photograph of any coupon they see in a newspaper, catalogue or on a receipt to instantly generate a mobile-optimized version that can be stored inside the app... More
Apple Pay accounts for 50% of tap-and-pay transactions at McDonald’s, which accepts “all payment products that leverage standard NFC”, according to a New York Times report... More
Google Wallet users can now store gift cards on their mobile phone and redeem them electronically in stores... More
Toy retailing giant Toys ‘R’ Us has revealed it has seen 23,000 individual transactions conducted using Isis in the three months since it began accepting the NFC payments service... More
US NFC venture Isis is considering using host card emulation (HCE) to store a user’s loyalty card and coupon information, the company has told NFC World, and is also looking into supporting HCE for credit card payments — should banks decide they want to use the technology... More
Mobile network operator StarHub, part of the consortium which won a government contract to provide a national NFC TSM service for Singapore last year, has unveiled its NFC SmartWallet and says the service will begin “later this month”. More
PayPal has signed up a further 15 national US retailers and completed deals with a suite of POS vendors as it rolls out its plans to become a major offline payments brand... More
Users can now make payments and pick up offers or rewards at American Eagle Outfitters, The Container Store, Foot Locker, Guess, Jamba Juice, Macy’s, OfficeMax and Toys R Us. More
Customers can now use their NFC mobile phones to make payments, redeem coupons and receive rewards via Google SingleTap terminals installed at more than one hundred of the office supplies chain’s stores in five US regions. More
For four hours on 22 September it will be possible to use an NFC smart poster to interact with advertisements and promotions displayed on one of the New York landmark’s iconic giant advertising billboards. More
Google has announced Google Wallet, Google Offers and a Google Prepaid Card, in partnership with MasterCard, Citi, First Data and Sprint. More
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