News stories featuring ANZ and NFC:
November 20th, 2012
“As early as next year, customers with NFC-enabled smartphones will be able to leave their wallets at home and pay for a morning coffee, an evening out with friends, or groceries, with their handset,” says the carrier’s head of strategy and business development.
October 8th, 2012
Australian banking group ANZ has begun an NFC payments field trial and announced plans to launch a commercial service in 2013. The small pilot project uses Samsung Galaxy S III Android phones. “ANZ has selected…
November 1st, 2011
Secure document and services provider ABNote has opened a division to develop and deliver NFC mobile payment solutions. The new team, based in Australia, will focus on developing secure mobile applications that work with ABNote’s TSM platform for the finance, government and corporate sectors. The company recently announced it was providing the product and services provisioning for an NFC pilot in New Zealand with ANZ and MasterCard.
July 11th, 2011
Bruce Mansfield, managing director of debit card payments system Eftpos Payments Australia (ePal), has called on payments providers and mobile network operators to form an impartial NFC industry council, ZDNet Australia reports. Mansfield said that Eftpos…
July 11th, 2011
Vodafone is testing NFC technology in New Zealand, the mobile network operator’s local chief executive Russell Stanners has told The New Zealand Herald. Stanners said New Zealand had a chance to become an early adopter…
June 30th, 2011
“At this stage, we will not be progressing with microSD as a contactless payment technology platform,” says the Australian banking giant.
June 14th, 2011
Bank staff have been given contactless stickers or NFC-enabled microSD cards to enable mobile payments using MasterCard PayPass as the card giant puts its Australasian roadmap into operation.
May 18th, 2011
Westpac has become the latest of Australia’s big four banks to trial contactless mobile phone payment technology. The bank intends to conduct an internal NFC trial later this month, iTnews reports. Employees will be supplied with…
April 18th, 2011
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: NFC football shirts • EMVCo’s new specs • Contactless business cards • Expo visitors win with NFC • One in five smartphones to have NFC by 2014 • Smartphone users ‘uninterested in location-based services’ • Visa’s Australian NFC trial ends • and more…
March 21st, 2011
Australian bank ANZ has begun a four-week trial of a mobile wallet service with Visa, which it believes will be the “way of the future” for making small payments. Fifty staff in the Sydney and Melbourne offices…
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