Dutch Banks Form Group to Launch Large NFC Payment Pilot

The three major banks in the Netherlands, ING, ABN AMRO and Rabobank, have formed a temporary group to launch a large NFC trial in the Dutch city of Leiden with mobile operator KPN.

The banks and telco plan to launch the trial in the summer, targeting 1,000 users, according to an announcement today, which indicates that plans call for the trial to run through the end of 2013.

The banks said they would discontinue their partnership after the trial, as they roll out mobile payments, which appear to be targeted for 2014.

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