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NTT Docomo and MasterCard bring global mobile NFC payments to Japanese users

NTT Docomo and MasterCard bring global mobile NFC payments to Japanese users

Japanese telco NTT Docomo has teamed up with MasterCard to enable customers to make contactless mobile payments around the world. From February, Japanese users of NTT Docomo’s iD mobile credit… Read more »

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RBA looks to jump-start innovation with new Australian payments body

RBA looks to jump-start innovation with new Australian payments body

Frustrated by the slow pace of innovation in the Australian payments industry, the country’s central bank has moved to establish a new industry co-ordination body, the Australian Payments Council. The… Read more »

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Starbucks launches 'tweet-a-coffee' service

Starbucks launches 'tweet-a-coffee' service

Starbucks has teamed up with Twitter to launch a service that lets users tweet their followers and friends a virtual gift card that can be used instore to pick up… Read more »

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Switchless buys South African bitcoin exchange

Switchless buys South African bitcoin exchange

Switchless, a South African-based outfit which develops bitcoin-related software for financial institutions, has bought local bitcoin exchange BitX. Financial terms were not disclosed. Only a year old but already Africa’s… Read more »

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US Bank introduces mobile photo balance transfers

US Bank introduces mobile photo balance transfers

US Bank is rolling out a service that enables customers to use their phones to snap photos of credit card payment coupons and have the balance transferred to their account…. Read more »

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PayPal and Equity Bank bid to bring global e-commerce to Kenya

PayPal and Equity Bank bid to bring global e-commerce to Kenya

PayPal is bidding to tap into the fast growing African market through a partnership with Kenya’s Equity Bank which will let the country’s merchants sell to customers around the world…. Read more »

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First bitcoin ATM set to go live

First bitcoin ATM set to go live

The first bitcoin ATM is set to go live at a downtown coffee house in Vancouver, Tuesday. The machines – developed by Nevada-based Robcoin – will trade bitcoins for cash…. Read more »

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MEPs vote in favour of suspending Swift data sharing deal; call for on-site investigation

MEPs vote in favour of suspending Swift data sharing deal; call for on-site investigation

European parliamentarians have voted in favour of suspending the EU/US bank data sharing deal in response to the US National Security Agency’s alleged tapping of messages transmitted over the Swift… Read more »

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ECB warns of risks from 'big bang' migration to Sepa

ECB warns of risks from 'big bang' migration to Sepa

The European Central Bank has issued a stark warning about the operational risks facing ‘many key stakeholders’ from a last-minute rush to meet the 1 February deadline for the transition… Read more »

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Latin American governments tap biometrics for benefit payments

Latin American governments tap biometrics for benefit payments

Ingenico is stepping up its presence in Latin America, working with a local firm to bring biometric technology to government benefit payments. Working with partner Carvajal Tecnología y Servicios, Ingenico… Read more »

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