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Apple to let users add digital Covid-19 vaccination records in Apple Wallet

VACCINE STATUS: iOS 15 includes support for verifiable health records including Smart Health Cards Apple users can now download and store verifiable health records including their Covid-19 vaccination status and test results in the Health app on their iPhone and will soon be able to add a card proving their vaccination status in Apple Wallet. …

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Dallas adds bank card and digital wallet payments to contactless transit ticketing system

CONTACTLESS: Dallas-Fort Worth bus users can now pay with their debit or credit card or digital wallet Passengers using buses, trains and streetcars operated by Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of the US state of Texas can now make contactless fare payments with their debit or credit card or from …

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Entrust acquires Antelop Solutions

FAST FINTECH: Paris-based Antelop has gone from founding to acquisition in just seven years PARTNER NEWS: Entrust, the world leader in secure payment card issuance, has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Antelop Solutions. “The combination of Entrust and Antelop Solutions will empower financial institutions with an unmatched portfolio of digital and physical credential issuance …

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Two in three consumers worldwide say Covid-19 has permanently changed the way they pay

CONTACTLESS PLEASE: Consumers now prefer ‘safer and touchless’ ways of making payments Just over two-thirds of consumers globally (67%) now expect bricks-and-mortar retail stores to accept contactless payments and just under half (44%) wouldn’t shop at a store that only offers payment methods that require contact with a cashier or shared device, a survey of …

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Pax Technology partners with Dejamobile to let merchants accept contactless payments on NFC devices

IN STORE: The POSitive Mobile app “will be customized as a white-label solution for clients served by the PAX community of payment system integrators and channel partners,” says Dejamobile’s Eric Le Tréhour PARTNER NEWS: Customers of Pax Technology, the world’s leading payment terminal solutions provider, can now provide merchants with access to a white label …

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While Interest is Growing in Going Cashless in U.S., Few Agencies have Accomplished the Feat So Far

By:  Dan Balaban The Greater Dayton RTA, which this month stopped accepting paper passes and tickets, will hit its Nov. 1 deadline to go completely cashless on board its vehicles, an agency representative confirmed to Mobility Payments. Related stories, automatically selected:  Case Study: Ohio Transit Agency Nears Goal of Ridding Vehicles of Cash Fairtiq App Sees …

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Chinese bike hire service to let customers use an NFC digital currency wallet to pay for their ride

Chinese e-commerce platform Meituan is to enable customers of its bicycle hire service to pay for their rides with the country’s central bank digital currency (CBDC) while offline using an NFC-enabled digital yuan hard wallet. The company is also distributing ‘red envelopes’ containing 10 digital yuan (US$1.55) to customers via its app that can be …

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Survey: ‘Growing number’ of Europeans support creation of national digital currencies independently of EU

SURVEY: Support for an independent cryptocurrency is strongest in Italy, Greece, Estonia and Spain Source: Poll for Euronews by Redfield & Wilton Strategies A “growing number” of Europeans would support the creation of national digital currencies with the specific aim of asserting “some monetary independence” from the European Union, according to a survey commissioned by …

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