News stories featuring London Underground and NFC:
December 13th, 2012
Public transportation users in London can now pay their fare with a contactless credit, debit or charge card on any of the city's 8,500 buses. The cards can be used to buy single journey tickets...
May 23rd, 2012
A new ticketing infrastructure designed to support payments via open-loop contactless cards and NFC phones won't now arrive in time for the Olympics, TfL has revealed.
April 19th, 2012
The UK-based financial institution has announced two enhancements to its mobile payments offering, increasing the reach of the Quick Tap NFC service it runs with Orange and announcing plans to provide all its Visa credit card customers with a free mobile contactless sticker.
July 12th, 2011
TfL has agreed to relax its transaction speed requirements to allow payments on London's bus and underground network to be made via NFC phones and contactless cards from next year — and expects faster NFC phones and contactless cards to arrive in the near future.
February 27th, 2011
London is to be the first city in the world to convert its entire public transport network to accepting contactless payment cards, Transport for London has announced. "By the end of 2012 card readers across...
January 27th, 2011
British consumers will be able to use NFC phones to make payments at stores across the country from the second quarter of this year, Barclaycard and Everything Everywhere have announced.
January 24th, 2011
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: MasterCard wins Oyster deal • PayPal nears 100m accounts • Proxama buys Hypertag • Palm tablets to include NFC? • Contactless grows in the UK • NTT Docomo, KT and China Mobile tie up.
October 18th, 2010
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Mass transit aims for contactless standard • O2's location-based ads • Mobile barcode usage up 700% • RF-SIM supplier set for IPO • Proximity advertising to net $6bn in 2015 • UK leads US in coupon interest • and more...
October 1st, 2010
Transport for London (TfL) will have converted all London buses to enable them to accept payment for fares via contactless bank cards by early 2012 and will complete conversion of the London Underground network by...
April 13th, 2010
"Oyster has the potential to be used for so much more than simply getting around the capital, and the technology is there to make it even more convenient for Londoners to use by integrating it into mobile phones or bank cards," says the Mayor of London's transport advisor.
January 19th, 2009
Transport for London's new ticketing contract will drive the switch to next generation ticketing, London Underground's managing director has confirmed.
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