Topic “PayPass”

India: Citi Goes For Scale With Bangalore Trial

Scope: 
Trial
Status: 
Completed
Launch: 
Jun 2009
Main Application: 
Payment
Users: 
3,141

The six-month "Tap and Pay" trial is one of the largest to date in terms of planned handset numbers.

Results: 

Two months into the trial, 800 of the trial participants had made six or more purchases, according to Citi. Nearly all users had made at least one purchase. Two out of three merchants had accepted an NFC-based phone payment as of September, said Citi. See update.

 

 

* Trusted Service Manager: Defined loosely to include companies or other organizations securely distributing, provisioning and managing applications, generally over the air, on secure elements in NFC mobile phones; or licensing their platforms for this purpose.

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Slovenia: Banka Koper Launches PayPass NFC Trial

Scope: 
Trial
Launch: 
Dec 2009
Main Application: 
Payment
Users: 
Limited

Users will be able to download Banka Koper’s PayPass application to the phone’s SIM card and tap at PayPass merchants. The bank also issues PayPass cards.

UK: RBS Tests Contactless Debit at HQ

Scope: 
Trial
Status: 
Completed
Launch: 
Nov 2007
Main Application: 
Payment

RBS ran a small trial among employees at its Edinburgh headquarters using a PayPass debit application. The trial was to last just a couple of months and lead to a second phase with real customers.

U.S: Tiny Trial Tests Transit Ticketing

Scope: 
Trial
Status: 
Completed
Launch: 
Feb 2008
Main Application: 
Ticketing (transit), Payment
Users: 
Fewer than 20

The roughly five-month small trial enabled internal users to tap their phones to pay with the Mifare-based CharlieCard transit ticketing application.

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U.S.: U.S. Bank Tests PayPass

Scope: 
Trial
Status: 
Completed
Launch: 
Jan 2008
Main Application: 
Payment
Users: 
Small number

During the six-month trial, the bank enabled a limited number of employees and students in Spokane, Washington, to pay wherever PayPass was accepted in the U.S., which included about 70,000 locations

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U.S.: Internal Trial Attempts PayPass Downloads

Scope: 
Trial
Status: 
Completed
Est. Launch: 
H2 2006
Main Application: 
Payment

This internal trial at BofA unit MBNA lasted until March 2007 and was one of the first to attempt over-the-air downloads of a payment application.

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U.S.: HSBC Tests NFC With Internal Pilot

Scope: 
Trial
Status: 
Completed
Launch: 
Jan 2007
Main Application: 
Payment
Users: 
N/A

Six-month trial enabled bank employees in NY, Chicago and other cities to download credit card data into the NFC attachable shell in the Nokia 3220 phone and tap to pay wherever MasterCard PayPass was

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France: Bank and Telcos Hold Early Test of SIM-Based EMV Payment

Scope: 
Trial
Status: 
Completed
Launch: 
Nov 2006
Main Application: 
Payment
Users: 
250

MasterCard’s PayPass payment application was preloaded on SIM cards. At the time of the launch, it was the first NFC trial with a payment application supporting the EMV standard.

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UAE: Telco-Bank Partnership Tests Waters for Possible NFC Launch

Scope: 
Trial
Launch: 
Dec 2009
Main Application: 
Payment
Users: 
About 250

Trial organizers are drawing participants for the trial from Dubai First Platinum MasterCard card customers, which carry the PayPass application.

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Romania: Dutch Bank Tests Prepaid Payment

Scope: 
Trial
Status: 
Completed
Launch: 
Nov 2008
Main Application: 
Payment
Users: 
360

The seven-month trial was one of the first enabling users to top-up value of their contactless MasterCard Maestro prepaid accounts over the air.

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HEADLINE NEWS

NXP Continues to Promote ‘Loader Service’ Targeting Wearables Market, Seeking to Sell More Embedded Chips

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – In addition to the NFC secure elements that NXP Semiconductors is providing to wearables maker Garmin for its vívoactive 3 and forthcoming Forerunner 645 smartwatches supporting Garmin Pay, NXP is also supplying its “Loader Service,” a technology that the chip maker has been pushing for more than three years.

Popular Messaging App Most-Used Mobile Payments Service in Taiwan: Survey

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – There’s more evidence that social media and messaging apps are proving to be valuable platforms for promoting mobile payments, at least in Asia.

Can Cryptocurrency Work at the Point of Sale? Some Vendors Want to Try

NFC TIMES Exclusive – As cryptocurrencies gain momentum online, some payments vendors and even a handful of national banks are making the first moves toward bringing those currencies into the world of brick-and-mortar retail with mobile payments, but it will likely be some time before those efforts gain a significant foothold in the market.

More U.S. Transit Authorities Plan to Accept Open-Loop Payments, but Some Cities are Opting Out

NFC TIMES Exclusive – Interest continues among a number of transit authorities globally to move toward acceptance of contactless bank cards and NFC phones for fares, but rollouts have been happening in fits and starts in such countries as the U.S., where some cities there are deciding against accepting open-loop payments.

Could China Lead Way in Using QR Codes for Mobile Transit Ticketing Instead of NFC? Shanghai Metro Could Provide Answer

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – While the rollout hasn’t gone quite as smoothly as planned, the Shanghai Metro’s launch of a large trial of QR code-based payments could mark a turning point for use of the technology for transit fare collection.

Amazon Launches No-Register Concept Store but Stays Mum on Expansion Plans

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Amazon opened its no-register-no-checkout Amazon Go store to the public today near its headquarters in Seattle–but those expecting a general rollout of the technology or expansion to the supermarket chain, Whole Foods Market, that the e-commerce giant bought last year will have to wait much longer.

As Luster Fades on Mobile Wallets, Start-Ups Seek to Enable Digital Payments with Physical Cards

Jan 20 2018

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – While UK consumers are taking to contactless payments, they appear to have no intention of replacing their physical cards with mobile wallets, says UK-based digital payments start-up Curve.

Japan’s NTT DoCoMo, First Major Backer of Contactless-Mobile Payments, to Launch QR Code-Based Payments

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Japan’s largest mobile operator, NTT DoCoMo, the world’s first major backer of contactless-mobile payments–using a forerunner to NFC technology–is planning to launch a separate QR code-based payments service this spring.

Dutch Banks Expand into Payments Wearables, HCE Wallets

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Dutch bank ABN Amro plans to put its Mastercard-branded debit cards onto passive wearable devices, such as rings, bracelets and an analog watch from a major watchmaker, after the devices are in the hands of consumers.

Garmin Unveils Second High-End Smartwatch, Forerunner 645, Supporting Garmin Pay

Jan 10 2018

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Wearables maker Garmin has unveiled its second major smartwatch supporting its Garmin Pay service, the Forerunner 645, a high-end device that follows the Vívoactive 3 in enabling users to tap to pay.  

Google Adopts New Payments Brand, but No New Strategy Announced to Catch Up to Apple Pay

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Google's latest rebranding move for payments is certainly not its first, and involves no new products.

Payments Wearables in 2017: Market Makes Progress but Continues to Move Slowly

Dec 20 2017

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – While major smartwatch makers are enabling payments from their high-end devices, and there might be an announcement of another major wearables maker supporting payments at next month’s CES trade event, progress is slow for the technology to move to the range of lower-end smartwatches, fitness bands and such passive devices as rings, fobs and bracelets.