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France: Bank and Telcos Hold Early Test of SIM-Based EMV Payment

Scope: 
Trial
Status: 
Completed
Launch: 
Nov 2006
Main Application: 
Payment
Users: 
250

MasterCard’s PayPass payment application was preloaded on SIM cards. At the time of the launch, it was the first NFC trial with a payment application supporting the EMV standard.

Australia: Telstra and NAB Hold Pay-Buy Mobile Trial

Scope: 
Trial
Status: 
Completed
Launch: 
Aug 2008
Main Application: 
Payment
Users: 
500

Small three-month trial, held among employees of the organizers, was one of about a dozen Pay-Buy Mobile projects backed by the GSM Association.

Italy: Transit Ticketing In Trento

Scope: 
Trial
Status: 
Completed
Est. Launch: 
Dec 2007
Main Application: 
Ticketing
Users: 
100

Trial in northern Italian city enabled riders to buy tickets on their mobile phones and tap them to pay the fares.

Italy: Tapping To Spend Points At Outlet Stores

Scope: 
Trial
Status: 
In progress
Launch: 
Sep 2009
Main Application: 
Loyalty
Users: 
100

The three-month trial is designed to test a loyalty application for a clothing retailer in its outlet stores.

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France: Dual-City Payez-Mobile Trial Tests Interoperability (Strasbourg)

Scope: 
Trial
Status: 
In progress
Launch: 
Nov 2007
Main Application: 
Payment
Users: 
550

Pivotal NFC retail payment trial along with companion trial in Norman city of Caen, involving seven major French banks, three major mobile operators, and three NFC handsets supporting the application

Results: 

Follow-up surveys showed more than 90% of users said they were satisfied with tapping their NFC phones to pay and 59% stated that they would use this service once available. Users also said they wanted more merchant locations at which to tap. Surveys also found about half of users choose the option to enter a passcode on their handsets even for low-value purchase, below 20 euros.

 

 

* Trusted Service Manager: Defined loosely to include companies or other organizations securely distributing, provisioning and managing applications, generally over the air, on secure elements in NFC mobile phones; or licensing their platforms for this purpose.

N/A: Not available or not applicable.
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France: Dual-City Payez-Mobile Trial Tests Interoperability (Caen)

Scope: 
Trial
Status: 
In progress
Launch: 
Nov 2007
Main Application: 
Payment
Users: 
500

Pivotal NFC retail payment trial, along with companion trial in Alsatian city of Strasbourg, involving seven major French banks, three major mobile operators, three NFC handsets supporting the applica

Results: 

Follow-up surveys showed more than 90% of users said they were satisfied with tapping their NFC phones to pay and 59% stated that they would use this service once available. Users also said they wanted more merchant locations at which to tap. Surveys also found about half of users choose the option to enter a passcode on their handsets even for low-value purchase, below 20 euros.

 

 

* Trusted Service Manager: Defined loosely to include companies or other organizations securely distributing, provisioning and managing applications, generally over the air, on secure elements in NFC mobile phones; or licensing their platforms for this purpose.

N/A: Not available or not applicable.
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Taiwan: Far EasTone Pay-Buy Mobile Trial Delayed

Scope: 
Trial
Status: 
Planned
Est. Launch: 
Late 2009 or 2010–delayed
Main Application: 
Payment
Users: 
200

One of the GSM Association Pay-Buy Mobile projects, the application was preloaded on the SIM and would have supported an early version of the single-wire protocol that connects the SIM cards storing t

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HEADLINE NEWS

Apple Again Promises to Push Transit Ticketing as It Seeks Broader Adoption of Apple Pay

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – While noting to financial analysts late Tuesday that Apple Pay is now approaching 1 billion transactions per month globally and is in 47 markets, perhaps Apple CEO Tim Cook’s most significant comments about Apple Pay this week was to again emphasize that Apple wants to enable users to routinely tap to pay for bus, subway and other transit rides with their iPhones and Apple Watches. 

Chinese Mega Wallets Continue to Expand QR Code-based Transit Ticketing, while Major Agencies in West Stay with NFC

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight ­– China’s mega-mobile wallet providers have continued their rollouts of transit payments in China, with Tencent Holdings announcing Tuesday that two years after launching its first QR-code-based WeChat “Ride Code” service in Guangzhou, total users for its transit payments services has reached 100 million.

Sydney Transit Authority Gives Users of Contactless Bank Cards Nearly All Discounts They Get with Closed-Loop Opal Cards

Jul 29 2019

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Transport for New South Wales, Australia, the authority that oversees transit in and around Sydney, has taken a step toward phasing out its closed-loop contactless Opal fare card, today extending nearly all of the discounts it offers on Opal to users of open-loop Visa- Mastercard- and American Express-branded contactless cards.

In-Depth: 2020 Could Mark Landmark Year for Contactless Payments in U.S.

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight– October will mark the fifth anniversary of the launch of Apple Pay in the U.S., Apple’s first country for its groundbreaking NFC payments service. 

Filings Point to Plans for Global Expansion of Apple Card and Apple Cash

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Following Apple’s imminent entry into the credit card business in the U.S. with its planned Apple Card, the tech giant is showing signs it is looking to roll out the branded credit card in a number of other countries, as well.

Analysis: It's Likely Too Little, Too Late for LG Pay

Jul 25 2019

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – It was the fall of 2015, and interest in the Pays wallets was burgeoning. Google and Samsung had each launched their respective payments services in September of 2015 in the U.S., following introduction of Apple Pay a year earlier.

Apple Pay to Finally Support Octopus Card in Hong Kong, as Competition Grows in Market

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight –  Apple Pay will offer support for Hong Kong’s popular closed-loop contactless transit and retail payments card Octopus later this year, adding a much-needed service to an Apple Wallet that launched three years ago in Hong Kong for credit and debit payments at retail.

Visa Promotes QR Codes in Contactless Hot Spot Taiwan, Hoping to Capture Merchants That Refuse to Accept Cards

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – While Visa’s country office in Taiwan was touting the fact that Taiwan ranks as one of the top countries in Asia Pacific for acceptance and use of contactless payments only six months ago, that hasn’t stopped the big payments network from actively promoting QR code payments on the island nation, too.

In-Depth: As Mifare Alternative Cipurse Nears 10th Anniversary, Major Rollouts Prove Elusive So Far

Jul 12 2019

NFC TIMES Exclusive – The mid-tier city of Vinnytsia in the Ukraine is rolling out its first transit smart cards for payment of fares on buses and trams this summer, replacing cash, which riders have used for years.

Lax Security Blamed for Hack of 7-Eleven’s Mobile Payments Service in Japan

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Japan’s popular 7-Eleven convenience store chain reported Thursday a major hack of its QR code-based mobile-payments app, but the breach appears to be due to poorly designed security protections in the app. 

In-Depth: More Nordic Banks Support Payments on Passive Wearables with Provisioning after Sale

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Two more large Nordic banks, Nordea and Swedbank, have launched contactless payments on analog watches, using technology from Swedish provisioning company Fidesmo that enables consumers to buy the watches and provision them with tokenized Mastercard-branded cards after the sale by tapping the watches on Android NFC phones.

Insight: Apple Pay’s Expansion to 13 New European Countries Won’t Add Much Transaction Volume but Follows Familiar Strategy

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Apple’s expansion this week into 13 new European countries may not look so good on paper, but it follows a divide-and-conquer strategy that Apple has used effectively before.