News about Prepaid and NFC.
April 17th, 2013
Payments processing technology provider Carta Worldwide has launched a turnkey kit that can be used by banks and mobile network operators to run an NFC prepaid payments pilot with up to 1,000 participants. The kit...
April 8th, 2013
Singapore-based mobile network operator M1 and banking group DBS have teamed up to expand the NFC payments options available to their customers. DBS' One.Tap virtual credit card was previously available only to Singtel StarHub subscribers...
March 26th, 2013
Drivers in Metz, France can now register online to get an NFC sticker that allows them to pay for their stay at a 2,100 place underground car park without a ticket or cash. When entering...
March 25th, 2013
NEC has launched a turnkey prepaid payments service that includes cloud-based system servers, cards, smartphone apps and payment terminals and is available in both Japan and internationally. The Integrated Electronic Money Solution provides customers with...
March 20th, 2013
Sixteen Korean banks have introduced BankWallet, a prepaid NFC payments service that uses a platform developed by interbank clearing house KFTC. SK Telecom subscribers with an NFC phone will be the first to be able to use the new service and KT customers will be added soon.
February 24th, 2013
Boloro Kuwait has completed a contactless payments pilot on public transit in Kuwait City. The trial, in partnership with mobile network Zain, saw customers use contactless stickers attached to their phones to pay for journeys...
February 6th, 2013
Italian bank UBI Banca has teamed up with mobile network operator Vodafone to pilot an NFC payments service in the city of Varese. The new Enjoy Mobile Payments service lets participants store a UBI Banca...
January 31st, 2013
Brazilian mobile network operator TIM, part of the Telecom Italia group, has begun a small NFC payments pilot in collaboration with MasterCard, Banco Itaú, Redecard and TSM provider Gemalto. The pilot involves fifty people who...
December 19th, 2012
NFC payments will account for 42.3% of all mobile payments made in Europe in 2015, according to new figures released by Frost & Sullivan. That percentage will increase to 49.6% in 2018, when 38% of...
December 10th, 2012
Mobile solutions specialist MoSoCo has chosen Sequent as its trusted service management (TSM) provider for the introduction of a cloud-based mobile loyalty, marketing and prepaid card processing service for Polish retailers. "Sequent's secure technology will...
November 28th, 2012
DeviceFidelity's NFC mobile wallet solution is now available at MetroPCS stores in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Moneto Android kit is based on a prepaid MasterCard account and uses an NFC-enabled microSD card to...
November 20th, 2012
"As early as next year, customers with NFC-enabled smartphones will be able to leave their wallets at home and pay for a morning coffee, an evening out with friends, or groceries, with their handset," says the carrier's head of strategy and business development.
November 16th, 2012
The prepaid card specialist's 84 financial institution clients will be able to provide customers with mobile wallets based on DeviceFidelity's Moneto platform, which uses NFC-enabled cases and microSD cards to add mobile payments capabilities to Apple iPhone and Android devices.
Mobile Wallet Outlook: Merchants and new financial services players flex their mobile payments muscles
November 14th, 2012
In the November edition of Mobile Wallet Outlook, the monthly trends bulletin for subscribers to The Mobile Wallet Report, the NFC World team examines the role US merchants plan to play in mobile payments and how the move to mobile is creating new opportunities for alternative players to define the bank account of the future.
October 17th, 2012
Orange France has partnered with POS maker Ingenico to enable prepaid customers to top up their accounts in stores via contactless stickers and key rings. "A salesman at the POS selects the product desired from...
October 17th, 2012
Canadian mobile network operator-owned NFC provider Enstream has sold its Zoompass mobile payments service to Paymobile, a financial technology company that provides program management services for a range of open loop prepaid and virtual card...
October 16th, 2012
The carrier has partnered with mBank and MasterCard for the national launch of Orange Cash, a commercial NFC service that is available on nine different mobile phone models.
October 10th, 2012
The mobile network operator is to launch commercial services in 2013 and is beginning with a pilot phase in Milan this month that will see customers being able to make payments for goods and services with an NFC version of its existing Smart Pass prepaid card.
October 8th, 2012
The Turkish mobile network operator has introduced a major upgrade to its NFC-based Cep-T Cüzdan mobile wallet, adding the ability to make online purchases and support for any mobile phone. Fourteen banks have signed up for the new service and a strategic partnership with MasterCard will see the platform being made available in other countries.
September 11th, 2012
Beginning with the UK, consumers in Europe will be able to equip their Apple and Android smartphones with an NFC add-on and use it to make prepaid contactless payments from later this year.