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    News about the NFC market in Israel — trials, pilots, tests and live services.

    Israeli bank adds NFC ATMs

    November 12th, 2015

    Customers of Israel’s Bank Hapoalim can now withdraw cash from ATMs using their NFC mobile phones at the bank’s newly opened digital branch. “Customers can open their app, pick an amount to withdraw and even select what denominations of banknotes they want even before they leave the house,” The Jerusalem Post reports. “When they pass the ATM, they use the same no-contact technology behind Apple Pay and Google Wallet to retrieve their cash.”

    NFC wristbands to help swimmers track performance

    March 27th, 2015

    Swimmers will soon be able to use NFC wristbands to set up personal training regimes and measure their performance in the pool. A pilot in five pools in Israel will use the wristbands, a mobile… More

    Alibaba invests in visual QR codes

    January 20th, 2015

    Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba has invested an undisclosed sum in Israeli start-up Visualead, developer of the “visual” QR code technology adopted by Chinese social media site RenRen in May last year. The companies have also… More

    Worapay raises funds

    July 25th, 2014

    Lithuania-based mobile wallet platform provider Worapay has raised €400,000 in new funding from Israel’s Entree Capital, Verslo Zinios reports. The company currently operates in Lithuania and Estonia and has launch plans for Latvia, Poland, Czech Republic, Finland and Spain.

    Pelephone launches NFC service in Israel

    June 18th, 2013

    Mobile network operator Pelephone is to launch an NFC digital wallet in Israel, initially using contactless stickers, in partnership with credit card companies Leumi Card and Isracard. The service is set to go live in… More

    NFC Israel launches NFC pet ID tags

    April 22nd, 2013

    NFC Israel has teamed with printing and packaging provider Tadbik Group to launch FindMyPet, an NFC identification tag for pets. After tapping the FindMyPet tag for the first time pet owners can register their contact… More

    Orange pushes NFC in Israel

    February 23rd, 2013

    Orange Israel is offering customers packs of three NFC stickers that work with an NFC app that is pre-installed on all the carrier’s Android NFC phones. The stickers contain Smartrac Circus Ntag 203 NFC inlays and were produced for Orange by Tadbik and NFC Israel. The packs cost 39 NIS (US$10.52) and are available online and at Orange sales points across the country. A pack is also provided free of charge to buyers of the Orange Infinity NFC phone.

    Cellcom and ICC-Cal to offer NFC payments in Israel

    August 17th, 2012

    Israel Credit Cards-Cal (ICC-Cal) and mobile network operator Cellcom Israel have signed a letter of intent to jointly develop an NFC mobile payments product, Globes reports. ICC and Cellcom will establish a customers club on the basis… More

    Cellcom and ICC-Cal to launch NFC in Israel?

    March 20th, 2012

    Israeli mobile network operator Cellcom is set to launch an NFC payments service in collaboration with Israel Credit Cards Ltd (ICC-Cal) in the next few weeks, sources have told business publication Globes. The companies have already reached an… More

    Isracard to test NFC payments

    June 21st, 2011

    Israel’s largest credit card issuer, Isracard, is to run a mobile payments trial using NFC stickers, Globes reports: “This is the future. This technology will serve the entire market in the future,” Isracard CEO Dov Kotler… More

    Israeli bank to launch combined NFC and mobile barcode payments system

    October 15th, 2010

    The new service, to be launched by the end of 2010, will use technology developed by DigiMo to enable Israeli consumers to make payments at the point-of-sale with their mobile phone using their choice of an NFC phone, a sticker attached to their existing phone or a 2D barcode.  More

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