News about the NFC market in New Zealand — trials, pilots, tests and live services.
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.”
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…
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.
November 19th, 2008
The airline has provided each of its most frequent domestic travellers with contactless stickers from OTI that can be attached to the back of their mobile phone and act as a permanent and reusable boarding pass.