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

Gulf Bank brings contactless POS with NFC

September 3rd, 2015

Gulf Bank has become the first bank in Kuwait to launch contactless POS terminals capable of accepting NFC payments, following a partnership with electronic banking services company Knet and MasterCard. The service will be available at Costa Coffee stores across the country and will be rolled out to other outlets.

McDonald’s and Kuwait International Bank test NFC payments

June 18th, 2013

Kuwait International Bank and McDonald’s are to pilot Seamless‘ Seqr mobile payment platform in the state of Kuwait. The bank is the first financial institution in the Middle East to test the solution, which lets… More

Kuwait buses test stickers

February 24th, 2013

Boloro Kuwait has completed a contactless payments pilot on public transit in Kuwait City. The trial, in partnership with mobile network Zain, saw customers use contactless stickers attached to their phones to pay for journeys on buses operated by Kuwait Public Transport Company (KPTC) and CityGroup. A 16 digit code links the Boloro sticker to the customer’s prepaid mobile account, and a receipt delivered by SMS confirms each transaction. “The pilot has been a success on all counts,” says the company.

National Bank, Zain and Visa to launch NFC trial in Kuwait

National Bank, Zain and Visa to launch NFC trial in Kuwait

October 21st, 2009

Five hundred National Bank of Kuwait customers will take part in a six month pilot at the country’s largest shopping mall. More

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