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    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

    Tatra Banka launches NFC payments in Slovakia with Orange and O2

    August 16th, 2013

    Orange Slovakia and O2 subscribers who also have an account with Tatra Banka can now make NFC payments at contactless terminals across the country. To use the service, customers need an NFC SIM card, available… More

    Wireless Dynamics launches NFC case for iPhone 5

    June 13th, 2013

    A version of Canadian NFC and RFID specialist Wireless Dynamics’ iCarte NFC case for Apple iPhones is now available for the iPhone 5. The device is approved by both Apple and Visa, enabling it to… More

    RBS picks G&D for NFC

    November 12th, 2012

    RBS Group, which owns the UK’s Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest banks, has picked Giesecke and Devrient as the TSM for its TouchPay NFC payments project. G&D is also managing data generation and fulfilment of the iCarte devices used to add NFC functionality to customers’ iPhone 4 and 4S handsets.

    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

    CommBank adds Kaching for Android — without NFC

    July 6th, 2012

    “We would prefer to start using the chip that comes with the phone,” says CommBank’s head of online banking, but “currently the NFC chip (the secure element) in Android NFC-enabled phones is not available to us.” More

    NatWest invites UK customers to test NFC payments

    July 6th, 2012

    The UK’s NatWest bank is inviting 1,000 customers to take part in a four month pilot trial of a new NFC payments service called TouchPay. Participants will need to have an iPhone 4 or 4S,… More

    Komerční Banka to launch NFC payments in Czech Republic

    February 22nd, 2012

    The bank has partnered with Visa Europe for a limited commercial NFC payments rollout, using iPhone 4 and 4S handsets equipped with Wireless Dynamics’ iCarte accessory. More

    Polish banks expand NFC trial

    February 14th, 2012

    Poland’s MultiBank and mBank have begun the second phase of their NFC pilot, opening up the trial to consumers for the first time by providing competition winners with an iCarte accessory they can attach to their iPhone to make mobile payments. Some 35,000 points of sale in the country are currently equipped to accept contactless payments and this number is expected to rise to more than 200,000 by the end of 2015.

    20m Koreans to have NFC phones this year

    January 3rd, 2012

    Five million Koreans already have an NFC phone, says mobile network operator KT, and payments for bus, subway and taxi fares are the most popular NFC applications. More

    Visa tests iPhone NFC in Poland

    November 22nd, 2011

    The payments network has partnered with BRE Bank’s mBank and MultiBank divisions to test the use of Apple iPhones equipped with an iCarte NFC accessory. More

    Commonwealth Bank brings iPhone NFC to Australia

    October 25th, 2011

    The bank has unveiled ‘Commbank Kaching’, a next generation mobile payments service that lets iPhone users easily send money to their Facebook friends, email contacts and phone contacts as well as make payments in stores via an add-on NFC case. 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

    IDA demos NFC ‘smart shopping’ service

    June 22nd, 2011

    Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), the government agency tasked with implementing a national NFC infrastructure for Singapore, is demonstrating a number of “rich mobile NFC services” at the imbX tradeshow in Singapore. The demonstrations are… More

    Turkcell launches commercial NFC payments with Yapi Kredi Bank

    May 5th, 2011

    The Turkish mobile network operator’s new Cep-T Cüzdan mobile wallet service lets subscribers make payments with an NFC phone or using SIM+antenna add-ons that enable transactions to be made with existing mobile phones. More

    MasterCard joins Visa Europe in adopting Wireless Dynamics’ iPhone NFC device

    MasterCard joins Visa Europe in adopting Wireless Dynamics’ iPhone NFC device

    February 18th, 2011

    MasterCard has revealed that, like Visa Europe, it is working with Canadian firm Wireless Dynamics to bring its payments services to iPhone users. In an article posted on the MasterCard blog, Mung-ki Woo, who recently… More

    Yapi Kredi Bank and Turkcell to launch NFC payments service using Visa’s iPhone add-on

    January 31st, 2011

    A survey conducted by Visa Europe in the UK, Italy, Poland and Turkey in advance of the launch has found that 87% of iPhone users would be willing to attach an add-on to their phone in order to make mobile payments. More

    Visa certifies DeviceFidelity’s In2Pay NFC microSD add-on for commercial deployments

    December 14th, 2010

    The payments network’s new compliance testing system means that Visa can now certify other devices and phones with built-in NFC functionality “in a heartbeat”, the company’s head of mobile product development has told NFC World.  More

    Think&Go NFC offers innovators 300 free devices for use in pilots

    Think&Go NFC offers innovators 300 free devices for use in pilots

    November 26th, 2010

    Think&Go NFC has launched a call for NFC innovators to apply for up to 300 NFC devices to use in near field communication pilot tests. The devices will include Morpho’s NFC Mobile Wallet, TwinLinx’s MyMax… More

    Think&Go’s rental model makes it easy for retailers to test NFC

    November 15th, 2010

    The near field communication specialist is offering a turnkey package that includes NFC application software and the opportunity to rent NFC add-ons so that all of a company’s customers in a particular location can be cost-effectively equipped to take part in a trial. More

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