News about the NFC market in Turkey — trials, pilots, tests and live services.
June 3rd, 2016
The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Visa Europe by Visa. “Visa has now received all regulatory approvals required for the acquisition,” Visa says. “The transaction has already been cleared by both the Jersey and the Turkish competition authorities. The transaction is expected to close in Visa Inc’s fiscal third quarter of 2016. Visa will announce the closing once it has occurred.”
May 3rd, 2016
Turkey has introduced its own card payment system in an attempt to move towards a cashless society by 2023. Known as Troy, the system has been built into all point-of-sale terminals and ATMs across the…
April 5th, 2016
A call by Sweden’s central bank to make using cash a legal right for consumers will create question marks in the minds of central banks and other players in international markets and will raise “some concerns” about a completely cashless society, the CEO of Turkish card payment system operator BKM has told attendees during a panel session at Money20/20 Europe.
January 5th, 2016
Customers of Turkish bank Yapi Kredi can now make host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments using a Yapi Kredi Wallet that enables purchases to be made at any contactless terminal with a tap of…
November 13th, 2015
More than one million consumers have downloaded BBVA’s host card emulation (HCE) mobile wallet since it launched in June 2014. The Spanish banking group is now expanding the service to Turkey and expects more than…
September 9th, 2015
Vodafone Turkey has partnered with Visa Europe to let its users link a Visa card to its Vodafone Cep Cüzdan NFC mobile wallet. “Previously, customers have had to go into a Vodafone store or a post office to top-up,” Vodafone told NFC World. “Now, they will be able to link a Visa card to their Mobile Cash Card and send payments to it more easily.”
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.
June 5th, 2015
Vodafone Turkey is adding support for eye verification to its mobile wallet to enable users to unlock the app using biometric provider EyeVerify’s Eyeprint ID technology. The addition of biometric security to the Vodafone Cep…
March 26th, 2015
Turkey’s Türk Ekonomi Bankasi (TEB) has become the latest European bank to announce plans to launch a host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments service using a tokenization platform unveiled by Visa Europe in February. “Customers will be able to make Visa contactless payments at more than 2.4m contactless terminals across Europe with a simple tap using the bank’s CepteTEB mobile application,” says Visa Europe.
January 21st, 2015
Turkish payment system operator BKM has added a host card emulation (HCE) option to its platform, providing the country’s issuing banks with a way to offer HCE payments to their customers for the first time….
December 3rd, 2014
Diners at Turkish restaurant Olivia’s Pizzeria have become the first in the country to be able to use their BKM Express digital wallet to pay for their meals with their mobile phone. BKM has partnered…
November 3rd, 2014
Turkish card payment system operator BKM has begun testing payments with Google Glass through its BKM Express digital wallet solution. “Existing members will access their digital wallets and pay for goods and services by operating the BKM Express Google Glass application and using simple voice commands,” the company says.
October 27th, 2014
Oil and gas company Total is to begin accepting mobile payments through a partnership with card payment system operator BKM at its petrol stations across Turkey that will let Club Total members make a payment…
July 25th, 2014
“Visitors to Turkish Airlines’ Lounge Istanbul at Atatürk Airport will now be able to access the digital Sky Library on their own devices following the installation of iBeacons in the lounge,” Future Travel Experience reports. “When a passenger with the app installed on their device is within the vicinity of an iBeacon, they will automatically receive a WiFi password, a support number and access to the Sky Library, which includes a selection of digital books and magazines.”
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…
February 25th, 2014
Turkey’s Garanti bank is to begin issuing NFC microSDs to its customers during the second half of 2014, using hardware and back office technology provided by Gemalto and a microSD payment infrastructure supplied by MasterCard….
October 2nd, 2013
Turkcell has unveiled the T40, an NFC smartphone designed and manufactured in Turkey. The device runs a customised version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and includes a five megapixel camera and 4-inch LCD display. The…
August 5th, 2013
MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga has suggested that NFC should be seen as a longer term effort, while acknowledging that some markets have adopted NFC much faster than others. “I don’t think these are 12 and…
April 17th, 2013
Turkish mobile network operator Turkcell has added the Urfakart transportation ticketing card to its Turkcell Cüzdan mobile wallet service. To use the service, Turkcell customers in the Sanliurfa region first link their Urfakart to their Turkcell wallet….
April 4th, 2013