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

    MyWallet NFC payments service put on hold in Slovakia

    February 3rd, 2016

    Mobile network operator Slovak Telekom, majority owned by Germany’s Deutsche Telekom, is shutting down its MyWallet NFC service on a temporary basis. The move is due to the closure of ClickandBuy, also a Deutsche Telekom… More

    Estimote raises US$10.7m

    January 18th, 2016

    Beacon manufacturer Estimote has raised US$10.7m in a Series A investment round led by Javelin Venture Partners. “The investment will help us to accelerate innovation and expand our operations in New York, in our European office in Krakow and expand our San Francisco office,” the company says.

    NXP to showcase NFC and IoT technologies in 86 cities around the world

    January 7th, 2016

    PARTNER NEWS: NXP is to showcase NFC and the Internet of Things (IoT) in a world tour that includes stops in 86 cities. The Smarter World Tour “is a highly visible, 36 tons, 2 levels, fully mobile semi-truck trailer designed by Luigi Colani which turns into a large and spacious mobile tradeshow,” NXP says. More

    White paper gives insight into mobile ticketing deployments in ten markets

    December 17th, 2015

    A white paper aimed at giving transport operators, transport authorities and ticket distributors greater insight into deploying mobile ticketing technologies and services while both containing costs and improving the passenger experience is now available to download from the NFC World Knowledge Centre. More

    Contactless payments across Europe set to rise nine-fold by 2020

    December 9th, 2015

    The volume of contactless payments in Europe is forecast to rise almost nine-fold to 12.2bn in 2020 compared to 2014 and account for 13% of all card payments, according to research released by RBR. The number of contactless cards issued is also expected to treble from 2014 to just short of 700m by 2020 — representing more than 40% of the total regional card base. More

    Blik signs up 1.3m Poles for mobile payments

    November 3rd, 2015

    Some 1.3m Polish consumers are now using Blik, the mobile payments service backed by six of the country’s banks that lets customers make in-store and online payments, withdraw cash from ATMs and send P2P transfers with their mobile phones. The service launched in November 2014 and is based on technology originally developed by PKO Bank Polski for its Iko mobile payments service.

    Three in four Poles aware of NFC mobile payments

    September 30th, 2015

    Nearly three quarters of Polish consumers (74%) are aware of NFC mobile payments and 4% are using them, research conducted by ARC Rynek i Opinia for SIA reveals. 96% have heard of contactless payments and credit cards and 41% perceive them to be the most “modern”, followed by mobile payments (36%), payment cards or online bank transfers (35%).

    uBirds seeks funding for strap that brings NFC to any watch

    September 25th, 2015

    Warsaw-based start-up uBirds has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a leather strap that can be fitted onto any standard watch to add a range of smartwatch-like capabilities. The Unique strap includes a programmable… More

    PayPal One Touch expansion

    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.

    Europeans make more than 1bn Visa contactless transactions in 12 months

    July 6th, 2015

    More than one billion contactless transactions worth in excess of €12.6bn have been made by Visa cardholders across Europe in the past 12 months, research from Visa Europe has found, with its customers spending €1.6bn… More

    One in five Europeans expect to make daily mobile payments by 2020

    June 4th, 2015

    One in five Europeans expects to use their mobile phone to make payments on a daily basis by 2020, growing from the one in ten who do so already today, research from Visa Europe has… More

    Nine Polish banks to launch HCE mobile payments

    January 7th, 2015

    Nine Polish banks are to launch host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments services using Visa’s cloud-based payment specifications “from early this year,” allowing their customers to make contactless payments using NFC-enabled Android smartphones. Taking part… More

    Polish banks join up for launch of Blik mobile payments service

    November 18th, 2014

    The National Bank of Poland has given the go-ahead for the launch of Blik, a mobile payments service backed by six Polish banks that lets customers make payments in stores and online, withdraw cash from… More

    Worapay raises funds

    July 25th, 2014

    Lithuania-based mobile wallet platform provider Worapay has raised €400,000 in new funding from Israel’s Entree Capital, Verslo Zinios reports. The company currently operates in Lithuania and Estonia and has launch plans for Latvia, Poland, Czech Republic, Finland and Spain.

    Visa Inc abandons digital wallet ambitions, Visa Europe to continue investing

    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… More

    Estonia to get Worapay mobile payments

    July 8th, 2014

    Lithuania-based mobile payments provider Worapay is set to go live in Estonia this month with partner and local businessman Rando Parna, who has acquired a license to operate the technology. Parna plans to invest up to €100,000 to push the product and will develop a network of merchants in the country. Worapay also plans to launch in Latvia, Poland, Czech Republic, Finland and Spain.

    Polish ATMs get biometrics

    May 15th, 2014

    Poland’s Planet Cash shared ATM network is to allow users to withdraw cash with finger vein biometrics, network operator ITCard has announced. The biometric solution is being provided by Hitachi Europe and will be rolled out to 2,000 ATMs across the country this year.

    Orange Poland adds debit cards to NFC platform

    April 29th, 2014

    Orange Poland has launched NFC Pass, a new service that builds on its existing Orange Cash platform to enable customers to make debit card payments using their NFC phone. NFC Pass is currently available 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

    Alior Bank offers NFC in Poland

    March 5th, 2014

    Poland’s Alior Bank has joined Eurobank, Getin Bank, Noble Bank, Raiffeisen Polbank and mBank in offering T-Mobile’s MyWallet NFC payments service to its customers. The service can be used to make payments with an Alior debit or credit card at any of the 140,000 contactless point-of-sale terminals in the country.

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