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

    Gulf Bank Kuwait gets biometric authentication

    June 2nd, 2016

    Customers of Gulf Bank Kuwait can now log in to their mobile banking app by scanning their face or fingerprint through mobile biometric technology provider Daon’s IdentityX platform. “Daon’s IdentityX platform provides fingerprint, face and voice recognition, along with other authentication factors which will provide convenient, fast, secure authentication for Gulf Bank Kuwait’s customers,” Daon says.

    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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