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

Carrefour installs Bluetooth beacons in 28 hypermarkets across Romania

July 23rd, 2015

Supermarket giant Carrefour has installed 600 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons in its 28 hypermarkets in Romania to guide shoppers around the stores and to deliver personalised promotions and offers either directly to their smartphones or to Samsung tablets affixed to the handles of their shopping carts.  More

SEQR mobile payments to launch in US

June 12th, 2015

Mobile payment solution SEQR, developed by Swedish m-commerce software firm Seamless, is to launch in the US, making it the eleventh country where the system is available. Allowing consumers to make payments, transfer money, connect loyalty programs and redeem offers through digital coupons, it is also in operation in Sweden, Finland, Romania, Belgium, Portugal, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, France and Italy.

Bucharest buses to use Bluetooth beacons to guide the blind

June 8th, 2015

Five hundred Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons are to be installed on buses and trolleybuses on two public transportation lines in the city of Bucharest, Romania to guide visually impaired passengers on and off buses so that they can use public transportation services without needing a personal assistant. More

Garanti Bank launches NFC payments in Romania

October 23rd, 2013

Customers of Turkey-based Garanti Bank in Romania can now use their mobile phones to make payments in the capital city of Bucharest. The service uses Seamless’ Seqr payments platform, enabling merchants to accept mobile payments… More

ING Romania launches NFC wallet

July 31st, 2013

ING Bank Romania has made its ING Pay NFC mobile wallet available to customers, after a year-long in-house trial. Available for customers with an iPhone 4, 4S or a Samsung Galaxy handset, the ING Pay… More

Garanti Bank to launch NFC and QR payments in Romania

June 6th, 2013

Swedish mobile payment specialist Seamless has partnered with Turkey’s Garanti Bank to launch its Seqr NFC and QR payments platform in Romania — and plans to launch the service in the UK later this year. Starting… More

Orange and BRD test NFC payments in Romania

June 22nd, 2012

Orange Romania and BRD, part of France-based banking group Société Générale, have launched an NFC payments pilot. One hundred BRD customers have been provided with a BlackBerry NFC smartphone equipped with an Orange NFC SIM… More

Romanian banks look to NFC

February 1st, 2012

Visa Europe is in discussion with banks in Romania with a view to introducing NFC payments, possibly as soon as this year, Catalin Cretu, the payments network’s country manager for Romania, has told local business newspaper ZF.

Orange to roll out NFC services across Europe in 2011

Orange to roll out NFC services across Europe in 2011

December 16th, 2010

Orange will begin introducing NFC services “in the majority of countries in which it has a presence” in 2011, the mobile network operator has told mobile phone manufacturers at a meeting in Paris on 15… More

ING and MasterCard launch mobile PayPass trial in Romania

ING and MasterCard launch mobile PayPass trial in Romania

December 5th, 2008

Five hundred ING customers in Bucharest are to be the first in the world to have a prepaid Maestro PayPass account loaded onto their NFC phone. More

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