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Tesco tests PowaTag mobile payments

October 15th, 2014

UK supermarket giant Tesco is conducting a one week test of Powa’s PowaTag mobile payments technology at its Dean Street store in London. To promote the service, a free lunchtime Meal Deal was offered on 13 and 14 October to the first five hundred shoppers to download the PowaTag app and use it to pay with their mobile phone.  More

Tesco pilots QR payments

September 18th, 2014

UK-based supermarket giant Tesco is trialling a mobile payments service based on QR codes, Marketing Week reports. “The PayQwiq service is currently available at 16 of Tesco’s smaller Express stores in London, as well as at 26 of its Express, Metro and Superstore store formats in Edinburgh. It is currently only available to a small number of staff members as part of a trial, although there are plans to extend that to customers in October,” the article says.

IPC Media promotes magazine sales via convenience store beacons

August 27th, 2014

Publisher IPC Media is using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons installed in 740 One Stop convenience stores across the UK to offer discounted copies of its Chat, Pick Me Up, Woman and TV & Satellite… More

Tesco-backed coffee chain Harris+Hoole introduces mobile payments

June 3rd, 2014

Tesco-backed coffee chain Harris+Hoole has updated its mobile app to enable customers to order and pay at any of its 36 outlets without having to touch, tap or scan at a counter. Customers download the… More

Giraffe restaurants offer NFC treats

December 6th, 2013

London branches of Tesco-owned restaurant chain Giraffe have begun offering customers daily giveaways through NFC table tents as part of an online advent calendar campaign. Customers can retrieve a special offer, Christmas tip, free chocolate,… More

SES ships 4m NFC tags to retailers

October 2nd, 2013

France-based Store Electronic Systems has deployed more than four million NFC electronic shelf-edge labels to a dozen retailers — and expects to sell a total of 5m this year and at least another 10m next… More

Has NFC missed the mobile payments boat or will the industry rise to the cloud payments challenge?

May 1st, 2013

In the April issue of Mobile Wallet Outlook the NFC World team examines why NFC is failing to gain traction in the mobile payments market, analyzes the range of cloud-based options available for those seeking to deliver mass market mobile wallets — and sets out in detail how MCX’s barcode and cloud-based wallet will work, when it’s likely to launch and who is already using the same approach today. More

MasterCard blames carriers for NFC payments delays

April 29th, 2013

“The telcos keep on doing the same thing, they get arrogant and then they get disintermediated,” MasterCard’s Jorn Lambert has told The Australian Financial Review. More

Tesco: NFC payments are too complex and offer too few benefits

April 24th, 2013

“NFC was revolutionary 10 years ago but I think it just might have passed its sell-by date”, the retail giant’s Lyndon Lee told attendees at a mobile payments conference in London this week. “We are developing a digital wallet, focusing on marketing and loyalty aspects, but payment may not enter the wallet.” More

O2 Wallet launches in the UK: NFC to be added “in time”

April 26th, 2012

Amid on-going delays for the UK mobile network operators’ Project Oscar NFC joint venture, O2 has moved ahead with the launch of a mobile wallet that offers a suite of payments and marketing services to any mobile phone user, regardless of the carrier they get their mobile service from — with NFC to arrive later. More

Barclaycard expands Quick Tap NFC service and offers PayTag stickers to Visa credit card holders

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. More

Tesco Korea points to the future of mobile grocery shopping

June 23rd, 2011

A test conducted by Home Plus, Korea’s second largest supermarket chain and 95% owned by UK-based grocery giant Tesco, highlights the potential for mobile proximity technologies to transform the way retailers operate. The test saw… More

One in five UK consumers ‘eagerly awaiting’ the arrival of NFC

May 18th, 2011

A poll of 17,000 UK consumers has revealed high levels of readiness for NFC services among certain demographics and details of the kind of services they are most keen to use the technology for. More

NFC news in brief • 4 Oct 2010

October 4th, 2010

News in brief from the NFC world and beyond, featuring wrist-based NFC • Polish trial declared a success • NFC Forum meeting for developers • Opening doors at a Bahamas hotel • Clinton adviser visits Swedish NFC firm • SK C&C hires five senior staff • and more… More

Retail partnerships are the key to a new NFC business model

March 29th, 2010

OPINION: Korean mobile network operator SK Telecom’s new T Smart Pay service comes with more than one twist to the ‘standard’ NFC business model. Not only has SKT bought its way into a card issuer for the launch, but it is also signing distribution deals with leading retailers. More

SK Telecom and Hana launch SIM-based mobile contactless payments and promotions service

SK Telecom and Hana launch SIM-based mobile contactless payments and promotions service

March 25th, 2010

Korean consumers who sign up for a Hana SK Card credit account and pick up a new ‘13.56MHz RF SIM’ via a retail partner will then be able to store multiple credit, loyalty and membership cards and discount coupons on their mobile phone. More

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