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    Reader offer: Save 15% on tickets to the NFCP Global Summit 2014

    March 5th, 2014

    The NFCP Global Summit is returning to London in June with a show-stopping line up of speakers — and NFC World readers can save 15% on the usual ticket price. Speakers are drawn primarily from… More

    La Caixa partners with Telefónica, Vodafone, Orange and Visa for Europe’s largest NFC payments service

    December 17th, 2013

    Spain’s La Caixa bank is to introduce a commercial NFC mobile payment service in partnership with Visa Europe and the country’s three leading mobile network operators — Telefónica, Vodafone and Orange. Between them, the three… More

    MWC delegates to pay with NFC

    February 18th, 2013

    3,500 delegates attending this year’s Mobile World Congress will be offered a Sony NFC phone they can use to make payments across the Fira Gran Via venue, at 16,000 Barcelona merchants and in 700 taxis equipped to accept NFC payments. More

    La Caixa rolls out NFC stickers for payments

    December 3rd, 2012

    The Spanish bank is to issue contactless TAP Visa stickers in Barcelona, and expects some 200,000 to be in use by the time the city hosts the Mobile World Congress in February. More

    Spanish banks prepare Barcelona and Madrid for mobile payments

    January 12th, 2012

    La Caixa is to equip all its 17,000 retail points-of-sale in Barcelona with contactless POS terminals while BBVA and Bankia are converting 7,000 points-of-sale in central Madrid, with the aim of paving the way for NFC mobile payments. More

    EU invests €3.41m in project to make self-service terminals more accessible

    September 9th, 2011

    The APSIS4All project plans to use cutting edge technologies including NFC to make it easier for the elderly and the disabled to make use of ticket vending machines, public information kiosks, cash dispensers and other self-service terminals. More

    Telefonica staff to test NFC payments and access control

    April 1st, 2011

    Up to 12,500 staff at Telefónica España will be given the chance to make mobile payments in shops and use NFC to access buildings and parking, the mobile network operator has announced. In the first… More

    Sitges trial results: Consumers pay more often and spend more with NFC phones than with cards

    January 7th, 2011

    Telefónica, la Caixa and Visa’s NFC payments trial in the Spanish resort of Sitges has seen significant increases in both transaction frequencies and purchase values but, the partners say, a mass deployment of NFC services is still three to five years away.  More

    La Caixa reports first results from Sitges NFC trial

    La Caixa reports first results from Sitges NFC trial

    July 14th, 2010

    The first results of the NFC payments trial taking place in Sitges, Spain show that 60% of the participants have so far used their phone to make a payment, Benjamí Puigdevall, CEO of e-La Caixa,… More

    Telefónica Movistar, La Caixa and Visa begin pre-commercial NFC pilot in Spanish resort of Sitges

    May 28th, 2010

    1,500 customers of Telefónica and La Caixa have been issued with Samsung S5230 NFC phones which they can use to make debit and credit card payments in taxis, sports centres, at market stalls and in retail stores. More

    NFC trial begins at Mobile World Congress

    NFC trial begins at Mobile World Congress

    February 15th, 2010

    Four hundred Samsung Star NFC handsets are being distributed to selected Mobile World Congress attendees for use at the event, which opens in Barcelona today. Participants can use their NFC phones to pay for food… More

    NFC bus ticketing trial to take place in Madrid

    NFC bus ticketing trial to take place in Madrid

    February 12th, 2010

    An NFC bus ticketing pilot is to be run in Madrid, Spain by Bankinter and Empresa Municipal de Transportes de Madrid (EMT), beginning in mid-2010. In the trial, the participants’ NFC phones will act as… More

    Telefonica announces NFC trial in Sitges, Spain

    Telefonica announces NFC trial in Sitges, Spain

    February 11th, 2010

    Telefonica has announced this morning that it is to run an NFC trial in the Spanish resort of Sitges, in conjunction with Visa and La Caixa bank (see a photo from the press conference here)…. More

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