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Mobile payment news & views, December 5 – December 17

Welcome to the latest installment of our regular look at the top news and views from the world of mobile payments, with items selected because of unique content, or because their source makes them notable. For more headlines and insights on the industry follow us on Twitter @cellum_group.

  • LG G5 to support LG’s ‘G Pay’ and iris scanning technology [International Business Times, December 5]
  • What’s holding mobile payments back this holiday season? [Huffington Post, December 7]
  • In Australia, banks disrupt Apple with mobile payments power [Reuters, December 9]
  • Walmart Launches its Own Mobile Payment System [Fortune, December 10]
  • Over 500 European Banks Register .Bank Domains to Reduce Cyber Crime [Let’s Talk Payments, December 15]
  • UnionPay Enters Mobile Payment Segment with Quick Pass [Yibada, December 15]
  • Android Pay Gets a Go-Ahead from Aussie Banks, Apple Pay? [Let’s Talk Payments, December 16]
  • Android Pay—now available in an app near you [Mobile Strategies 360, December 16]
  • By 2018, 50 percent consumers in mature markets will use smartphones or wearables for mobile payments [Tech2, December 16]
  • Visa introduces token service to top off mcommerce’s fruitful year [Luxury Daily, December 16]
  • China wearable device market continues to grow, with varied performance between segments, says IDC [DigiTimes, December 17]
  • Banks to boost spending on payment technologies in 2016 [The Asset, December 17]
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