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    New Zealand NFC wallet venture Semble goes live

    March 31st, 2015

    Close to one million New Zealanders now have the ability to make NFC payments with the nationwide launch of Semble, a SIM-based mobile wallet introduced by two New Zealand banks, three carriers and payments network… More

    ANZ to add HCE payments to mobile banking app

    March 26th, 2015

    ANZ Bank New Zealand is to add NFC mobile payments to its popular goMoney mobile banking app later this year. The goMoney Wallet feature will be available to 120,000 customers with Android NFC phones and… More

    ANZ to launch NFC wallet

    November 6th, 2014

    Australia’s ANZ is to launch an NFC-enabled mobile wallet in early 2015, following a successful trial of the service. Customers will be able to “securely transfer and store a single ANZ card or multiple ANZ cards on their phone and use those cards to transact at contactless terminals,” the bank says. A new Tap & PIN solution that is to be rolled out across its ATM network will also use NFC for authentication and transaction pre-staging in the future, ANZ adds.

    Vodafone Australia sets out NFC payment plans

    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. More

    ANZ to launch NFC payments in 2013

    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… More

    ABnote forms NFC division

    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.

    Eftpos Australia calls for creation of impartial NFC industry council

    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… More

    Vodafone tests NFC in New Zealand

    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… More

    ANZ Bank: We like NFC, but not via microSD

    June 30th, 2011

    “At this stage, we will not be progressing with microSD as a contactless payment technology platform,” says the Australian banking giant. More

    MasterCard and ANZ launch New Zealand’s first NFC payment trial

    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. More

    Westpac to run internal NFC trial

    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… More

    NFC news in brief • 18 April 2011

    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… More

    ANZ and Visa begin NFC microSD trial in Australia

    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… More

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