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

New Zealand banks and carriers to begin Semble NFC wallet rollout in November

October 8th, 2014

TSM NZ, the NFC payments joint venture between New Zealand’s carriers and the Paymark payments network, has announced a new brand name, a November date for its first trials — and a marketing partnership with… More

Westpac NZ unveils augmented reality banking app

August 5th, 2014

Westpac New Zealand is to release a mobile banking app that uses augmented reality and 3D imaging to let customers with an iOS device check their credit and debit card balances, make payments and find… More

Westpac trials HCE mobile payments in New Zealand

July 22nd, 2014

Westpac has begun a host card emulation (HCE) pilot in New Zealand, enabling customers’ credit and debit card details to be securely stored in the cloud and then used at the point of sale to… More

Clear Channel to take NFC advertising global

March 25th, 2014

Clear Channel Outdoor is to equip 75,000 out-of-home advertising sites in 23 countries around the world with its Connect mobile advertising platform, allowing consumers to interact with brands via NFC tags, QR codes and, in… More

Payments NZ issues NFC standards

March 25th, 2014

Payments NZ, the organization responsible for overseeing New Zealand’s payments infrastructure, has published a set of rules and standards for mobile devices ahead of the planned rollout of NFC payments in the country later this year. More

GE Capital to test NFC payments

November 4th, 2013

Consumer finance provider GE Capital has partnered with mobile network operator 2degrees to conduct an NFC payments pilot in New Zealand. The three month trial is being run in collaboration with Gemalto and will enable… More

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

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

Snapper adds parking to NFC transit card service

April 17th, 2013

Wellington City Council in New Zealand is trialling the use of Snapper transit cards, which are also available on NFC phones, to pay for car parking. Around 50 pay and display machines can now accept… More

New Zealand NFC partners to begin field trial

September 26th, 2012

Auckland Transport, Telecom New Zealand and financial services group Westpac have announced they are now ready to begin their first NFC field trial. Announced in April, the trial is being run in collaboration with Gemalto,… More

New Zealand NFC pilot partners report 100% positive consumer feedback

June 18th, 2012

All the participants in a small four month mobile payments trial conducted by BNZ, Vodafone, Visa and Paymark in Auckland and Wellington said they were likely to recommend the service to friends and 14% said they would be willing to pay a small fee for the service. More

ABnote TSM approved by Visa

June 6th, 2012

ABnote has received Visa OTA certification for its trusted service manager facilities in Australia and New Zealand, allowing them to set up NFC mobile wallets over the air. The two TSM data centres, in Ingleburn and Christchurch, have already achieved similar certification from MasterCard. “ABnote is well positioned to provision financial payment cards onto mobile devices,” says the company.

Eye to create world’s largest NFC out-of-home advertising network

May 30th, 2012

The Sydney-based media owner is to equip all its 8,300 out-of-home media sites in Australia, New Zealand, the US and the UK to support NFC, QR, SMS and augmented reality campaigns. More

New Zealand gets first commercial NFC service

May 9th, 2012

Mobile network operator 2degrees and prepaid card issuer Snapper have teamed up to enable commuters in the city of Wellington to pay for public transportation and purchases in local merchants with an LG Optimus Net NFC phone. More

2degrees to test NFC

May 1st, 2012

New Zealand carrier 2degrees is to announce an NFC transportation ticketing pilot in the city of Wellington this week, the Dominion Post reports. Commuters will be able to use their NFC phones to pay for bus fares, as an alternative to the existing Snapper contactless cards, says the report. It will be the second NFC ticketing pilot announced for New Zealand this week, following the news that Telecom New Zealand, Westpac and Paymark are to test NFC in Auckland.

Telecom New Zealand and Westpac test NFC with Auckland Transport

April 30th, 2012

The pilot follows the announcement that New Zealand’s mobile network operators are to partner with the operator of the country’s debit card and ATM networks to introduce a central TSM platform. More

New Zealand carriers to form NFC venture with payments provider

April 2nd, 2012

Vodafone, 2degrees and Telecom New Zealand have partnered with the operator of the country’s debit card and ATM networks to introduce a central TSM platform that will allow the carriers to “continue to compete vigorously for customers by developing their own innovative services on top of the open platform infrastructure provided by the TSM”. More

Bank of New Zealand tests NFC

November 25th, 2011

BNZ and Vodafone have begun a three month NFC payments pilot in New Zealand. The small scale trial involves some 44 BNZ and Vodafone staff who will be issued with Samsung Galaxy S II NFC phones. Visa and payments processor Paymark are also taking part in the trial. “What we’re testing here is the viability of a true mobile wallet that will eventually allow people to replace multiple pieces of plastic with functionality embedded inside their phone,” says BNZ’s Paul Tait. “It’s going to make smartphones even smarter.”

Vodafone tests NFC in New Zealand

July 11th, 2011

Vodafone is testing NFC technology in New Zealand, the mobile network operator’s local chief executive Russell Stanners has told The New Zealand Herald. Stanners said New Zealand had a chance to become an early adopter… More

MasterCard and ANZ launch New Zealand’s first NFC payment trial

June 14th, 2011

Bank staff have been given contactless stickers or NFC-enabled microSD cards to enable mobile payments using MasterCard PayPass as the card giant puts its Australasian roadmap into operation. More

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