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National Australia Bank launches NAB Flik mobile payments via NFC, QR and more

September 30th, 2013

National Australia Bank has launched a mobile payment service that lets users send, receive and request payments via NFC, QR codes, a mobile phone number, an email address or Facebook. Customers can use the service… More

Small businesses to introduce NFC currency in Valencia

September 30th, 2013

A new social currency that will work as a loyalty and rewards service for local businesses in the Russafa district of Valencia, Spain’s third largest city, is set to launch in the coming weeks. The… More

Orange launches NFC Service Center

September 24th, 2013

Orange Business Services has launched the NFC Service Center, a dual TSM solution designed to enable banks and service providers to deploy a wide range of NFC services to customers of all the French mobile… More

Volkswagen Bank tests iPhone NFC payments

September 23rd, 2013

Germany’s Volkswagen Bank is conducting an NFC payments pilot using iPhone 4, 4S and 5 smartphones equipped with an iCarte add-on case. Android NFC phones are due to be added in 2014. The trial, involving… More

Vodafone pilots ‘Virtual Shelf’ shopping wall

September 23rd, 2013

Mobile network operator Vodafone is testing a mobile shopping wall at its German headquarters in Dusseldorf, enabling 5,000 staff to select grocery items using QR codes and then pay via NFC. To use the service,… More

Nets picks Oberthur for Nordic NFC services

September 18th, 2013

Nordic payments and card services provider Nets has selected Oberthur Technologies’ TSM platform to enable its banking partners to offer NFC services across the region, starting in Denmark in early 2014. The TSM platform will… More

Portugal Telecom picks CardMobili for NFC wallet

September 18th, 2013

Mobile network operator Portugal Telecom has selected digital wallet solution provider CardMobili to implement a digital wallet that will support both NFC and QR codes and offer a range of added value services, including loyalty,… More

Dutch retailers to test NFC coupons

September 18th, 2013

Online shopping platform MyOrder is to conduct an NFC mobile marketing pilot with 25 retailers in the Dutch city of Leiden. During the three month trial, shoppers will be encouraged to tap in-store NFC touchpoints… More

Austrian companies plan national NFC wallet standard

September 18th, 2013

A group of financial, technology and telecoms companies have formed Mobile Wallet Initiative Austria, a new organisation that aims to create an open nationwide standard for NFC mobile wallets. A commercial launch is scheduled for… More

Google confirms commitment to NFC with new Google Wallet app

September 17th, 2013

Google has released a new version of Google Wallet that will allow anyone with an Android device running version 2.3 ‘Gingerbread’ or higher to store loyalty cards and offers on their mobile phone as well… More

Vivo to launch NFC in Brazil

September 17th, 2013

Mobile network operator Vivo and financial services group Bradesco are to introduce NFC payments in a number of cities in Brazil this year, ahead of a nationwide rollout in 2014. Vivo, part of the Telefonica group, has already made a deal with a TSM provider and is looking to secure partnerships with other banks, Exame reports.

Capital One exits Isis pilot

September 16th, 2013

Capital One, one of Isis’ three founder card issuers, is pulling out of the NFC venture’s pilot tests. Notification has been sent to cardholders who have been participating in the pilots and, Capital One has… More

Cityzi hits 4m phones

September 12th, 2013

More than four million mobile phone users in France now have a Cityzi compatible NFC handset, French NFC trade association AFSCM reports, an increase of 500,000 since July 2013. “With the advent of 4G, we expect a further acceleration in the rate of adoption for NFC equipment,” says CEO Thibault Dreuille.

New Zealand NFC wallet to launch in 2014

September 11th, 2013

The new CEO of TSM NZ, the NFC joint venture formed by Paymark, Telecom New Zealand, Vodafone and 2degrees in 2012, has announced that its mobile wallet will be available to the New Zealand market… More

Swisscom picks Trüb and Sequent for NFC

September 11th, 2013

Mobile network operator Swisscom is to use technology developed by Sequent Software and delivered by Trüb to enable bank card issuers and other service providers to provision cards over-the-air to subscribers’ NFC phones. Multiple phone… More

Octopus to offer NFC payments

September 10th, 2013

Hong Kong’s Octopus stored value cards will be available on NFC phones by the end of 2013, chief executive Sunny Cheung Yiu-tong has told the South China Morning Post. The company will allow customers to pay for goods up to the value of HK$1,000 (US$129) with their mobile phone — “higher than the cap of HK$500 for NFC services at HSBC and Hang Seng, the only banks that have launched such services so far.”

Sumitomo Mitsui to launch NFC payments in Japan

September 10th, 2013

Banking group Sumitomo Mitsui is to introduce an NFC payments service this month that will be available through all three Japanese mobile network operators — NTT Docomo, Softbank and KDDI — and will work with… More

Vodafone, BNZ and Visa to trial NFC payments in New Zealand

September 6th, 2013

Mobile network operator Vodafone is launching a pre-commercial prepaid payments trial in New Zealand, in partnership with Visa and Bank of New Zealand (BNZ). The trial will make use of Samsung Galaxy S III and… More

Five more POS providers to integrate Isis SmartTap

September 5th, 2013

Five more payment terminal manufacturers and software providers have agreed to integrate Isis SmartTap NFC functionality into their range of point of sale systems. ID Tech, On Track Innovations Global, Pax Technology, Uniform Industrial Corporation… More

Vodafone and Orange to launch NFC payments in Spain

September 4th, 2013

Both Vodafone and Orange are to launch NFC payments services using prepaid cash accounts in Spain this year. Vodafone has announced that all its customers will be able to use Vodafone SmartPass to make mobile… More

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