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Orange Cash goes live in France

February 13th, 2014

Orange Cash, the prepaid NFC payments service announced by Orange and Visa in November 2013, is now live in the French cities of Strasbourg and Caen. The launch is being supported with a credit of… More

Orange to launch prepaid NFC payments across France

November 7th, 2013

Mobile network operator Orange is to roll out a national NFC payments service in France next year under the Orange Cash brand name, enabling NFC phone owners to use a prepaid card stored on their… More

Banque Postale runs NFC payments pilot

July 16th, 2013

French bank Banque Postale is testing a microSD-based NFC payment system with 500 participants in the towns of Caen and Bordeaux. The experiment, which began earlier this month and will run until May 2014, allows… More

NFC transit ticketing service goes live in French city of Caen

June 18th, 2013

An NFC mobile ticketing service for public transportation is now live in the Caen la Mer region of France, allowing passengers to validate their tickets with a tap of their mobile phone. To use the… More

Caen to get NFC tickets

February 6th, 2013

Public transportation users in the French city of Caen will be able to use NFC phones to pay for their bus and tram tickets from June 2013. The new service works with the French mobile network operators’ Cityzi NFC service to allow travellers on the Twisto network to buy single tickets, packs of ten tickets and passes from their mobile phone. They then tap their phone to the contactless ticket validators on buses and trams each time they travel.

Seventeen cities shortlisted for €20m French government NFC grant

January 3rd, 2012

The funding will be used to build out an NFC transport ticketing infrastructure in Paris and other major French cities as national NFC standards are finalised and carriers prepare to rollout NFC payments services across France this year. More

French bank and carrier team up to bring mobile payments to market

November 28th, 2011

The new BNP Paribas Mobile service combines a mobile network subscription, a range of innovative mobile banking products plus a choice of phones — including three with NFC — and is being promoted to customers via the bank’s network of branches across France. More

French bank tries iPhone NFC

November 15th, 2011

French bank Credit Agricole is launching a contactless payment trial in Caen. The bank will provide 200 iPhone users with a phone case from Device Fidelity containing a microSD-based NFC solution. Triallists will be able to use a Visa-provided secure payment application to make purchases of up to €20 (US$27) from merchants accepting Visa contactless payments.

NFC news in brief • 12 Sept 2011

September 12th, 2011

News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Austrian bus stops offer NFC updates • Caen gets NFC transit stops too • NFC tag store opens in Korea • Belgian museum offers NFC info • Gentag picks up patch patent • plus Clear2Pay, ITSO, TfL, FirstGroup, Google and more… More

France set for commercial NFC services to begin in spring 2012

June 6th, 2011

Technical specifications have been finalised, the French government is providing €20m to promote the adoption of NFC services and four mobile network operators and four banks have announced they will deploy NFC services nationally in the spring of 2012. More