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Borica Bankservice’s Bogdan Stavrev explains how Bulgaria’s new Mobb national mobile payments platform works, a national mobile payments service to launch in Colombia this year, and BNP Paribas Fortis’s Gunter Uytterhoeven explains how the new Belgian Mobile Wallet platform has been designed to meet merchants’ needs.
Amazon pushes into payments, PayPal details the technology it will be using to enable customers to make payments at Discover merchants, and Loop unveils a mobile payment solution that works with standard magnetic stripe terminals and uses NFC technology to secure users’ card data.
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In this edition of The Mobile Wallet Report we reveal how the launch of Apple’s new iPhones and iOS7 gives a major boost to Bluetooth Low Energy technology and fingerprint biometrics; PayPal is to offer merchants a Bluetooth LE device with WiFi capability to process “hands-free payments”; a second Luxembourg bank integrates low-cost mobile payments platform Digicash into its mobile banking service; and more…
Read this white paper to find out how advances in NFC technology are making it possible to go beyond simple pairing to include a full set of NFC capabilities in any device — more cheaply, quickly and easily than has previously been possible.
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