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Agos Ducato pilots microSD NFC

March 20th, 2014

Italian financial services provider Agos Ducato is piloting microSD-based NFC payments in partnership with Visa Europe. The 1,000 participants in the trial are able to make payments at contactless-enabled merchant locations across the Milan and Monza areas.

Telecom Italia and Visa Europe to roll out NFC payments in Italy

November 14th, 2013

Italian carrier Telecom Italia and Visa Europe have signed a strategic agreement which will see NFC payments rolled out across Italy to more than 31 million customers of the TIM mobile network from 2014. The new service… More

Volkswagen Bank tests iPhone NFC payments

September 23rd, 2013

Germany’s Volkswagen Bank is conducting an NFC payments pilot using iPhone 4, 4S and 5 smartphones equipped with an iCarte add-on case. Android NFC phones are due to be added in 2014. The trial, involving… More

Visa to launch NFC payments in the UK this year

June 12th, 2013

Visa Europe is to launch an NFC mobile payments service in the UK by the end of 2013, the payments network has confirmed to NFC World — although the exact launch date and full details… More

Bankinter develops NFC payments service that eliminates need for secure elements

February 27th, 2013

“This solution allows the financial institution to 100% independently define its business model, thus solving the current barriers we are facing with current SE-based NFC solutions,” Carlos Alberto Pérez Lafuente, director of innovation for e-strategy and management at Bankinter, has told NFC World. More

Samsung and Visa announce NFC payments plan that cuts out the carriers

February 25th, 2013

The handset maker and payments network have announced a plan to pre-load Visa’s payWave applet on embedded secure elements in “selected” next generation Samsung devices — potentially enabling banks to offer NFC payments without any involvement from the mobile network operators. More

MWC delegates to pay with NFC

February 18th, 2013

3,500 delegates attending this year’s Mobile World Congress will be offered a Sony NFC phone they can use to make payments across the Fira Gran Via venue, at 16,000 Barcelona merchants and in 700 taxis equipped to accept NFC payments. More

Visa Europe forecasts breakout year for NFC

January 16th, 2013

“The year ahead will see us putting mobile contactless payments into consumers’ hands and introducing digital wallets on a mass scale,” says Peter Ayliffe, chief executive of Visa Europe, as the payments network predicts there will be 40 mobile contactless payments issuers in Europe in 2013. More

La Caixa rolls out NFC stickers for payments

December 3rd, 2012

The Spanish bank is to issue contactless TAP Visa stickers in Barcelona, and expects some 200,000 to be in use by the time the city hosts the Mobile World Congress in February. More

RBS adopts Visa’s V.me

November 28th, 2012

The UK’s RBS Group is currently testing Visa’s V.me digital wallet ahead of a full rollout in 2013. RBS’ Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest banks are also working with Visa Europe on an NFC payments service called TouchPay.

UK banks launch iPhone NFC payments service

October 3rd, 2012

The UK’s Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest banks, both part of RBS group, have launched TouchPay, an NFC payments service first announced in July. The service uses iCarte add-ons for Apple iPhone 4 and 4S devices. For the… More

Raiffeisen Bank: Our NFC payments service could cut merchant fees by 70%

September 24th, 2012

The Austrian bank’s CardMobile service allows low value transactions to be aggregated, removing the need for each transaction to be authorised individually while still keeping a full audit trail of purchases made. More

Visa releases Olympics NFC and contactless usage statistics

September 19th, 2012

“The response has been extremely positive and our priority now is on turning that enthusiasm into commercial mobile payment deployments across Europe,” says Visa’s Mary Carol Harris, adding that “we recognise that the journey is a marathon, not a sprint.” More

Telefonica begins commercial NFC service in Czech Republic

August 29th, 2012

Two thousand customers who purchase a Samsung Galaxy S III are to be the first Czech consumers to take part in a commercial NFC payments service, offered by carrier Telefonica in conjunction with Komerční Banka, Visa Europe and Samsung. More

ING to pilot NFC in Poland

July 24th, 2012

ING Bank Slaski is to conduct a twelve month NFC payments trial in Poland. The two hundred pilot testers, all employees of Bank Slaski or its partners Visa Europe and Oberthur, will use BlackBerry NFC phones or iPhones equipped with an NFC add-on to make mobile payments at merchants equipped with contactless point-of-sale terminals.

Telefónica picks Visa for mobile payments in Europe

July 6th, 2012

Telefónica Digital has appointed Visa Europe as its preferred mobile payments partner for its O2 and Movistar networks in Europe in a deal described as “a wide ranging strategic partnership to drive new business opportunities within… More

Visa and Samsung reveal Olympics NFC payments plans

May 9th, 2012

The payments network and the phone maker will be issuing limited edition Samsung Galaxy S III handsets loaded with a Visa NFC payments app to athletes and other VIPs during the London 2012 Games. More

Visa to launch V.me digital wallet in UK, France and Spain

April 30th, 2012

“Our intention is that V.me will ultimately be able to incorporate any or all of our new payment technologies, allowing our members to deliver the best possible payments experience whether face-to-face, online or in a mobile environment,” says Visa Europe’s Mariano Dima. 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

Vodafone to roll out mobile payments with Visa

February 27th, 2012

The telecoms giant, which has 400m customers in more than thirty countries, is working with Visa to introduce a global Vodafone Mobile Wallet. Subscribers in Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Turkey and the UK will be the first to get the new service, beginning this financial year. More

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