News about the NFC market in Norway — trials, pilots, tests and live services.
November 18th, 2015
The Valyou NFC mobile wallet developed by Norwegian mobile network operator Telenor and banking group DNB is to shut down due to a “much lower than expected end user uptake”. A lack of contactless terminals…
October 19th, 2015
Norway’s SpareBank 1 has acquired mobile payments provider mCash for an undisclosed sum. “With this acquisition, we strengthen our mobile efforts and are well positioned to meet future digital customer needs,” says the bank’s chairman Jan-Frode Janson. mCash lets users make in-store payments via QR codes, transfer funds and make online payments. It has more than 100,000 users and has signed up 600 stores.
August 26th, 2015
PayPal has extended its One Touch mobile payments solution to 13 new markets: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey. “Eligible merchants in these markets will automatically have One Touch enabled without needing to do any integration,” the company says. The platform was launched in August 2014 and is available in the US, UK and Canada.
May 26th, 2015
Denmark’s Danske Bank has become the latest financial institution to pilot a contactless biometric card developed by Norway-based Zwipe that features an integrated fingerprint sensor and has received the backing of MasterCard. “We’re working on this as one of our pilot projects,” Danske Bank told NFC World. “We are not ready to disclose any further [information] at this time.”
January 30th, 2015
Strex, the mobile payments joint venture between Norwegian carriers Telenor, TeliaSonera and Tele2, has selected software and services provider Amdocs’ Mobile Financial Services solution to “consolidate the operators’ multiple SMS-based payment systems into one” mobile wallet. Strex will now be able to offer users a single solution to pay for digital and physical goods or services, send money and pay bills using “either SMS, web, USSD or via a mobile app,” Amdocs says.
November 11th, 2014
Four in ten (42%) of the 200 cardholders who took part in a trial of Zwipe’s biometric payment card conducted by Norway’s Sparebanken say they think the fingerprint security solution is more secure than using a PIN code to verify a transaction. More than 80% of participants also found it to be faster than using a PIN.
November 4th, 2014
The NFC mobile wallet solution developed by mobile network operator Telenor and banking group DNB has launched nationwide across Norway. The first payment card available in the Valyou wallet, which was first detailed at Mobile World Congress 2013, is a Visa Paywave card issued by DNB. Card issuers and banks including SpareBank1, Skandiabanken, Ya Bank, Fana Sparebank and EnterCard will join the Valyou wallet in 2015.
October 20th, 2014
MasterCard has partnered with Zwipe, maker of a contactless payment card that includes an integrated fingerprint biometric sensor, for the commercial launch of the technology following a pilot with Norway’s Sparebanken DIN.
July 17th, 2014
Visa Inc is replacing its V.me digital wallet service with Visa Checkout, a new payment service that enables consumers in the US, Canada and Australia to pay for goods online, on any device, in “just…
March 6th, 2014
MeaWallet, a white label solution that supports mobile payments via NFC, Bluetooth LE, host card emulation (HCE), QR and more, is to be launched in May this year, enabling retailers, banks, MNOs and service providers…
November 19th, 2013
July 31st, 2013
Norwegian telco Telenor‘s Valyou NFC mobile wallet is set for a commercial launch during the third quarter of 2013, in conjunction with banking group DNB. TSM Nordic, jointly owned by Telenor and DNB, will act as…
February 26th, 2013
The carrier has partnered with DNB bank for the launch of the NFC payments service in Norway and is demonstrating the new solution at Mobile World Congress 2013.
August 27th, 2012
July 6th, 2012
“Mobile payment is something that people want and will use, if the solutions are adequate,” says Telenor’s Viktoria Erngard. “But in order to succeed in the long run, we need to get as many merchants on board as possible and offer more NFC-enabled phones.”
July 4th, 2011
The Norwegian bank and mobile network operator have contracted Giesecke & Devrient to provide them with a turnkey NFC solution for a mobile payments trial that will involve a dozen merchant locations in Oslo.
June 15th, 2011
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has announced it will be issuing NFC stickers to frequent flyers from September 2011. The SAS Smart Pass stickers are to be provided to all EuroBonus Gold frequent fliers across Scandinavia with…
September 23rd, 2009
The NFC trial is taking place a year later than originally planned, Digi.no reports (in Norwegian), and a commercial launch is still expected to be two to three years away.
May 7th, 2009
The Norwegian bank and the telecoms operator, which formed a joint venture last year to create an NFC trusted service manager for the Nordic markets, have begun a small scale NFC test that will be extended into Oslo city centre later this year.