22 July 2014

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Amazon sneaks out wallet app

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Amazon has taken another tentative step into the world of offline commerce through the launch of a mobile wallet app where customers can store loyalty and gift cards.

Former Google Wallet chief Osama Bedier has turned up as a director at PayRange, a startup that builds dongles that can be attached to vending machines to enable them to accept mobile payments.

Westpac has become the first bank in New Zealand to trial a host card emulation-based mobile NFC payments service.

The British Bankers' Association (BBA) is investigating a merger with the Payments Council and the UK Card Association, according to Sky News.

A collection of 10 fintech startups from around the world have battled their way onto an accelerator programme run by Startupbootcamp.

ACI Worldwide is to acquire UK-based payment fraud prevention outfit Retail Decisions (ReD) for $205 million in cash.

 

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