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    LG signs up Korean issuers for mobile payments platform

    November 19th, 2015

    LG has confirmed it is planning to launch its own mobile payments service as early as next month. The company has signed up Korean card issuers Shinhan Card and KB Kookmin Card as launch partners and is expected to call the service LG Pay. LG sparked rumours of the plan when it filed trademarks for ‘LG G Pay’ and ‘G Pay’ in South Korea in October 2015.

    Apple Pay faces problems in Korea

    July 9th, 2015

    Apple faces challenges in introducing Apple Pay in Korea after failing to “coordinate different opinions” over transaction fees with local credit card companies, including Shinhan Card, Hyundai Card and KB Card. “There is a big difference in technical issues as well, including fingerprint recognition,” Business Korea reports. The news follows reports that Samsung Pay entered beta testing in Korea this week.

    Sixty banks and retailers sign up for new Korean mobile wallet service

    December 12th, 2012

    KT’s MoCa combines payment cards, coupons and offers stored in the cloud with a mobile wallet app that allows consumers to make payments at merchants via traditional barcodes, QR codes or NFC — providing retailers with the flexibility to use their prefered choice of POS hardware to close the “last inch” at the point-of-sale. More

    World Expo 2012 to showcase NFC applications

    February 20th, 2012

    This year’s World Expo in Yeosu, Korea is to include NFC-based payments, food ordering, entrance tickets and parking as well as an NFC shopping wall and access to multilingual information on exhibits and transportation. More

    NFC shopping zone opens in Seoul

    December 18th, 2011

    Korea’s leading mobile network operators, card networks, phone manufacturers and government agencies have joined forces to provide shoppers in Seoul’s busiest shopping district with a wide range of NFC services including payments, couponing, smart posters and digital receipts. More

    KT launches iPhone NFC payments solution

    September 22nd, 2011

    The Korean mobile network operator is offering iPhone users a case that enables them to make payments at merchants and on public transportation with their mobile phone. More

    Korea drives ahead with plans for NFC leadership

    June 13th, 2011

    Up to 300,000 NFC-enabled points of sale are set to be installed in South Korea and all smartphones must include NFC capabilities by the end of 2011, Reuters has reported. The Korea Communications Commission (KCC)… More

    Korean national NFC alliance aims to create a billion dollar business opportunity

    June 6th, 2011

    Korean mobile network operators, card issuers, consumer electronics manufacturers and government organisations have formed the Grand NFC Korea Alliance with the aim of creating a US$1bn business opportunity and more than 5,000 jobs. More

    SK Telecom buys stake in Korean card issuer, will launch mobile credit card services in 2010

    SK Telecom buys stake in Korean card issuer, will launch mobile credit card services in 2010

    December 16th, 2009

    Korean consumers will be able to use their mobile phones to make contactless credit card payments and pay for transport tickets from the second half of 2010, following SK Telecom’s purchase of a 49% stake in Hana Card.  More

    Korean card issuers plan MVNOs in bid to control mobile wallets

    Korean card issuers plan MVNOs in bid to control mobile wallets

    September 18th, 2009

    Two of Korea’s leading card issuers are seeking to launch their own Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) services, in a bid to ensure they are in control of their customers’ mobile wallets. More

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