German debit cards move towards NFC

Vodafone Germany has demonstrated at CeBIT 2016 the first NFC mobile payment transaction made with a Girocard — the most common debit card in the country stored in a Vodafone Wallet. “The transaction was made using a smartphone and a POS terminal with NFC, initiated and successfully authorized by the Girocard system,” the carrier says. “In a next step, the partners explore concrete possibilities of joint implementation in the market.”

  • Robert.Walter

    Dunderheads trying to get a piece of the NFC action. Most folks, given that they already carry mobile devices, would be better off not having to carry an additional item in their pocket.