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    Erste Bank launches range of NFC payment options in Austria

    June 7th, 2016

    Customers of Erste Bank und Sparkassen in Austria will now be able to make NFC payments using a wristband, sticker or mobile app launched by the bank. All three payment methods are available countrywide and can also be used to make withdrawals at the first NFC-enabled Erste Bank ATM in Vienna. More

    MasterCard reports 150% increase in contactless transactions in Europe

    February 17th, 2016

    More than one billion contactless MasterCard and Maestro transactions were processed in Europe in 2015, up 150% on 2014, MasterCard reports. The value of transactions conducted using a contactless card or device increased by 183%…. More

    PayPal launches contactless reader in UK

    August 11th, 2015

    PayPal has launched the new version of its PayPal Here card reader, equipped with contactless, in the UK following its unveiling in March. The reader “accepts contactless transactions payments from Visa, Maestro and MasterCard debit/credit cards along with Apple Pay,” PayPal writes in a blog post. “The new reader is set up to process transactions through chip and pin as well as those taken by swiping the magnetic stripe.”

    MyOrder to add HCE virtual cards for in-store payments

    July 7th, 2015

    Dutch mobile order and payment provider MyOrder is to add virtual cards based on host card emulation (HCE) issued by German payments technology provider Wirecard to its app later this year, which will let users make in-store payments at any terminal that accepts Maestro contactless. The service lets users order and pay in advance using their smartphone at more than 14,500 participating retailers in the Netherlands.

    MasterCard issues European contactless POS mandate

    September 10th, 2014

    European merchants who accept either MasterCard or Maestro will be required to switch to contactless POS terminals by 1 January 2020, “ensuring that consumers will be able to pay with their contactless cards and NFC enabled devices at all point-of-sale (POS) terminals”, the payment network has announced. “New POS terminals must adhere to the new standard upon deployment as from 1 January 2016,” MasterCard adds.

    Base launches NFC payments and coupons in Germany

    July 17th, 2014

    German customers of mobile network operator Base, part of the E-Plus group, can now make payments, store membership cards and redeem coupons with their NFC phone. Giesecke & Devrient is providing Base with the SkySIM… More

    E-Plus to launch NFC mobile wallet

    November 6th, 2013

    German carrier E-Plus is to launch a mobile wallet in Spring 2014, enabling customers to make payments with an NFC phone as well as collect and redeem loyalty points and discount vouchers using QR codes…. More

    Hungarian national NFC service enters pilot testing phase

    July 9th, 2013

    The Hungarian Mobile Wallet Association, an alliance between mobile network operators Magyar Telekom, Vodafone and Telenor with MasterCard, OTP Bank and SuperShop, is launching a pilot to test a new NFC mobile payment solution in… More

    T-Mobile launches NFC in Poland

    October 22nd, 2012

    The second commercial NFC service to go live in Poland this month has the backing of five banks and supports payments via both debit and credit cards. More

    Orange launches NFC payments trial in Poland

    March 21st, 2011

    The mobile phone operator starts delivering on its promise to roll out NFC throughout Europe during 2011, saying opportunities are “virtually limitless”. More