News about the NFC market in Netherlands — trials, pilots, tests and live services.
April 17th, 2013
Ten startups with great NFC and contactless ideas will be able to access a three month program of assistance and guidance, €15,000 in seed funding, free office space, a sponsor package and the chance to pitch their final product to investors.
April 10th, 2013
"We have found that the NFC tags are more popular than the QR codes because they are very simple to use," upmarket fashion retailer Vic has told NFC World. "It is definitely something we hope to keep in our store going forward into the future; it is our way of connecting our online and offline worlds."
March 25th, 2013
The Go Short film festival, held in the Dutch city of Nijmegen from 13 to 17 March, used NFC tags to provide movie-goers with information on upcoming screenings and locations. Netherlands-based startup Tag N Tap...
February 25th, 2013
MasterPass covers in-store and online payments, supports both NFC and QR codes and enables "banks, merchants and partners" to offer their own wallets to consumers.
February 20th, 2013
ABN Amro, ING and Rabobank have teamed up with mobile network operator KPN to run an NFC pilot in the city of Leiden this summer "with a large group of consumers."
January 23rd, 2013
The phone maker has teamed up with Dutch ecommerce merchant JeansOnline to make exclusive offers to Samsung phone owners who tap a TecTiles tag or scan a QR code at a pop-up store in the city centre.
November 27th, 2012
55% of Dutch consumers would prefer to make mobile payments through an app rather than NFC, according to a poll of 15-65 year olds conducted by Telecompaper. Respondents said convenience and trust are paramount when...
November 7th, 2012
The new NFC solution is designed to offer the same user experience — and the same level of security — whether a shopper is presenting a merchant with a physical card or making a remote ecommerce or mcommerce transaction.
July 19th, 2012
ABN Amro, ING, KPN, Rabobank and Vodafone are exploring a range of alternative ways to work together to introduce NFC services in the Netherlands, program director Wim Westerhof has told NFC World, in a bid to avoid the regulatory hurdles associated with forming a joint venture company.
February 27th, 2012
The telecoms giant, which has 400m customers in more than thirty countries, is working with Visa to introduce a global Vodafone Mobile Wallet. Subscribers in Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Turkey and the UK will be the first to get the new service, beginning this financial year.
November 30th, 2011
Mobile network operators KPN and Vodafone have signed a cooperation agreement with bankers ABN Amro, ING and Rabobank — but T-Mobile has pulled out of the 'Sixpack' partnership and will follow its own route to market.
September 15th, 2011
Rabobank and Albert Heijn, the Netherlands' largest supermarket chain, are running an NFC payments pilot at a store in Amsterdam.
September 6th, 2011
The nurses use their NFC phones to track and manage home healthcare visits, in one of the world's longest established commercial NFC services.
March 28th, 2011
Secure identification specialist Multicard is to provide an NFC-based payment system to Rabobank, one of the Netherlands' largest financial services companies. Employees at Rabobank will be able to use the system to make contactless payments...
February 21st, 2011
NFC services will begin in Germany and Poland in 2011 and in the US, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic in 2012. In Germany, the operator looks set to offer its own payments service but in other countries it will partner with other operators or with banks, depending on market conditions.
September 9th, 2010
T-Mobile, Vodafone, KPN, ABN Amro, ING and Rabobank have signed a letter of intent to jointly introduce NFC across the Netherlands from 2012.
November 13th, 2009
Payter's NFC service in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, is to cease operations on 1 December because "there was insufficient scale to further develop existing services".
October 28th, 2008
When it comes to designing NFC ecosystems, solutions that appear to be logical and beneficial for the actors involved may not prove to be in the customers' best interests, says a new report by Dutch technology think tank Rathenau Institute