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    ČSOB launches HCE in Czech Republic

    August 9th, 2016

    Customers of Czech bank ČSOB can now make host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments using its new NaNákupy mobile wallet. The app virtualizes Mastercard and Visa cards using technology supplied by payment processor SIA. “By the end of 2016, NaNákupy app users will have the possibility to pay on the internet, easily manage the settings of different credit cards and constantly monitor transactions made via mobile,” SIA says. “In addition, it will be possible to virtualize loyalty cards and store receipts, or share shopping lists on a smartphone.”

    Jiffy signs up more than 350,000 users

    July 1st, 2016

    More than 350,000 Italians have now registered to use Jiffy, the P2P payment service launched by payment processor SIA in October 2014. “The average value of an individual transaction is around €52 (US$58), while transfers under €25 represent 44% of the total,” SIA says. “23 bank groups have joined the SIA P2P payments service since it was launched.” The service added support for in-store payments via QR code last month.

    Jiffy payments launches in-store in Milan and Bergamo

    June 23rd, 2016

    Italian consumers are now piloting in-store mobile payments using Jiffy, the person-to-person (P2P) payment service launched by payment processor SIA in October 2014. The service makes use of QR codes at the point of sale. More

    Jiffy reports 300,000 P2P payments users

    March 21st, 2016

    More than 300,000 Italians have registered to use P2P payment service Jiffy since it was launched by payment processor SIA in October 2014. “The average value of a single transaction is €44 and around 50% of the transfers are for sums under €25,” SIA says. “23 bank groups, of which four since the beginning of 2016, have subscribed to SIA’s P2P payment service since its launch on the Italian market. Once all the banks are active, the service will therefore be accessible by over 32m Italian current accounts, equal to around 80% of the total.”

    Three in four Poles aware of NFC mobile payments

    September 30th, 2015

    Nearly three quarters of Polish consumers (74%) are aware of NFC mobile payments and 4% are using them, research conducted by ARC Rynek i Opinia for SIA reveals. 96% have heard of contactless payments and credit cards and 41% perceive them to be the most “modern”, followed by mobile payments (36%), payment cards or online bank transfers (35%).

    SIA offers Europeans instant P2P payments with Jiffy

    October 27th, 2014

    Payment processor SIA has launched a peer-to-peer payments service that lets users send and receive money in real-time with their smartphone. Based on the Sepa Credit Transfer scheme, Jiffy is available to all banks operating in… More

    Italians give NFC payments an 8 out of 10

    October 21st, 2013

    Consumer research undertaken by payments processor SIA has found that 94% of the Italians who have had the opportunity to try out NFC payments appreciated the technology, giving the experience an average rating of 8… More

    Wind and BNL test NFC payments

    July 26th, 2013

    Italian mobile network operator Wind has teamed up with banking group BNL BNP Paribas, payments processor SIA and MasterCard to test NFC payments. The YouPass BNL service lets customers use a Samsung NFC phone to charge payments to a BNL Classic credit card stored on a Gemalto NFC SIM.

    Banca Mediolanum and Vodafone test NFC in Italy

    July 11th, 2013

    Banca Mediolanum is running a pilot to test NFC mobile payments with 60 consumers in Milan, in partnership with mobile network operator Vodafone Italia, and plans a commercial launch in early 2014. The Mediolanum Mobile… More

    Telecom Italia announces new NFC ticketing pilots

    May 16th, 2013

    Telecom Italia and payments technology provider SIA are to pilot an NFC ticketing service with three transport operators in the Naples and Emilia-Romagna regions of Italy by the end of 2013. Trasporto Passeggeri Emilia-Romagna (TPER), ANM… More

    SIA picks Gemalto for NFC payments in Italy

    March 5th, 2013

    Payments processor SIA has signed a deal with Gemalto for the introduction of a national TSM infrastructure for NFC payments in Italy. SIA’s service will make use of Gemalto’s Allynis Trusted Service Management for Service… More

    MasterCard enters the mobile wallet market

    May 9th, 2012

    The payments network has announced PayPass Wallet Services, a digital wallet platform that will support NFC. Eighteen financial institutions, American Airlines and bookseller Barnes & Noble are among those who have signed up for the service. More

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