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    TfL to license contactless ticketing system across the globe

    July 13th, 2016

    Transport for London (TfL) is to begin licensing its contactless ticketing system to other major cities across the globe as part of a deal worth up to £15m with Cubic Corporation’s business unit Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS). More

    East London commuters get free bPay wristbands for tap-to-pay travel

    November 3rd, 2015

    Train operator c2c, which runs rail services for commuters across London, Southend and Essex, is offering a free Barclaycard bPay contactless payment wristband to 8,000 selected local rail passengers in East London and Thurrock to enable them to access cheaper rail travel by tapping to pay with their wrist. More

    uBirds seeks funding for strap that brings NFC to any watch

    September 25th, 2015

    Warsaw-based start-up uBirds has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a leather strap that can be fitted onto any standard watch to add a range of smartwatch-like capabilities. The Unique strap includes a programmable… More

    Contactless plan for London taxis

    June 19th, 2015

    A proposal from Transport for London (TfL) explores whether contactless payments “with cards and other payment methods” should be accepted in all taxis across the city. “Millions of customers use this option every day across the capital and by offering a contactless service, the taxi trade could open itself to a vast new market,” TfL says. It recorded more than 100m contactless journeys across London transport in June.

    TfL clocks up 100m contactless payment journeys

    June 5th, 2015

    Transport for London (TfL) is now processing 1.2m open loop contactless payment transactions every day and is seeing 18,000 new contactless payment cards on a daily basis, with a total of 4m now in use. “We have reached over 100m contactless journeys since it launched across transport in London in September 2014,” the transport operator confirmed to NFC World, up from a total of 12m contactless journeys as of November last year.

    NFC ticketing trial eliminates “did I touch out?” doubt

    April 21st, 2015

    An NFC transport ticketing trial in the Netherlands will allow passengers to see on their phones if they have correctly checked themselves on or off the service as they travel, avoiding the risk of paying… More

    London Underground to accept NFC payments

    July 25th, 2014

    Users of mobile network operator EE’s Cash on Tap NFC payments service will be able to use their mobile phone to pay for travel on the London Underground, Docklands Light Railway and London Overground services… More

    TfL tests NFC for London Underground ticket payments

    April 24th, 2014

    Transport for London (TfL) is testing payments via NFC phones for use on the tube and the overground rail network and is piloting contactless card payments with some 5,000 volunteers. Passengers will be offered the… More

    London buses now accept contactless payments

    December 13th, 2012

    Public transportation users in London can now pay their fare with a contactless credit, debit or charge card on any of the city’s 8,500 buses. The cards can be used to buy single journey tickets… More

    Cambodia to get NFC payments

    July 16th, 2012

    Cambodian mobile money transfer provider Wing plans to begin testing NFC later this year, The Phnom Penh Post reports. “What we really want to tackle here is near field communication like the Oyster card in London or similar services offered in Japan and Australia,” says COO Anthony Perkins.

    Vivotech powers Cubic EMV reader

    November 29th, 2011

    Vivotech‘s EMV and NFC payments software is now being used in Cubic Transportation Systems‘ new Tri-Reader 3 contactless readers, after the two companies signed a licensing and development agreement in 2009. The Tri-Reader 3 was… More

    Nokia to bring NFC to New York commuters

    October 26th, 2011

    The handset maker has signed a deal with the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority to test cloud-based NFC ticketing with Nokia phones by the end of 2011, the company has told NFC World. NFC payments will then arrive on Nokia phones for the first time at the beginning of 2012. More

    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

    Transport for London to accept NFC payments from 2012

    July 12th, 2011

    TfL has agreed to relax its transaction speed requirements to allow payments on London’s bus and underground network to be made via NFC phones and contactless cards from next year — and expects faster NFC phones and contactless cards to arrive in the near future. More

    Transport for London confirms plans to accept contactless cards in time for Olympics

    Transport for London confirms plans to accept contactless cards in time for Olympics

    February 27th, 2011

    London is to be the first city in the world to convert its entire public transport network to accepting contactless payment cards, Transport for London has announced. “By the end of 2012 card readers across the… More

    Orange and Barclaycard set date for UK’s first commercial NFC service

    January 27th, 2011

    British consumers will be able to use NFC phones to make payments at stores across the country from the second quarter of this year, Barclaycard and Everything Everywhere have announced. More

    NFC news in brief • 24 Jan 2011

    January 24th, 2011

    News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: MasterCard wins Oyster deal • PayPal nears 100m accounts • Proxama buys Hypertag • Palm tablets to include NFC? • Contactless grows in the UK • NTT Docomo, KT and China Mobile tie up. More