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

Apple Pay Finally Enables Transit Ticketing in Beijing and Shanghai, but It May be Too Late to Turn Back QR Code-Based Wallets

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – After being beaten by rival handset makers Huawei, Xiaomi and even Samsung to the launch of NFC transit ticketing in China, Apple today finally began enabling riders in two major cities, Beijing and Shanghai, to tap to pay fares using closed-loop transit ticketing cards.

China UnionPay Seeks to Bolster Use of Brand for Mobile Payments Overseas; Will It Make a Difference?

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – China’s dominant bank card network, UnionPay, which is badly losing its battle for mobile payments market share among Chinese consumers to rivals Ant Financial and Tencent Holdings–both at home and abroad–is taking steps to try to gain some ground.

Japan Begins Overdue Move to Standard NFC Acceptance

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Japan was the first country to roll out contactless-mobile payments–starting in 2004–but it still does not accept standard, internationally interoperable NFC payments to any real extent, unlike most developed markets.

Google Seeks to Sign Up More Merchants for Tez App in India as Competition Heats Up

Mar 21 2018

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – SINGAPORE: Google is seeking to sign up more small merchants and encourage more retail payments with its Tez mobile payments service in India, an app now mainly used for peer-to-peer funds transfers.

Apple Pay Could Get More Single-Tap Rewards in Next Few Months but Technology is Not Proving Easy to Roll Out

NFC TIMES Exclusive – Restaurant loyalty platform vendor Punchh could enable its delayed single-tap loyalty and rewards service with Apple Pay in the second quarter of this year at as many as six quick-service and fast-casual restaurant chains, the vendor told NFC Times.

Visa Sees Range of Use Cases for QR Code-Based Payments, as It Seeks to Address Threat from New Payments Players

NFC TIMES Exclusive – Visa, which last summer announced it would introduce QR code-based payments to Taiwan by the end of this year, has recently briefed Taiwanese bankers on the planned architecture, use cases and some other details of the technology, NFC Times has learned.

Russian Telco MegaFon Makes Play in Mobile Payments Market With Virtual Bank Cards

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Russian telco MegaFon began issuing virtual Mastercard-branded bank cards yesterday, which its users can add to Apple Pay or Samsung Pay mobile wallets.

Google Gets Support for Its Underused Smart Tap Technology from POS Terminal Supplier Ingenico

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Google has not yet given up on technology it bought from the now defunct Softcard joint venture more than three years ago to try to boost use of its rebranded NFC mobile wallet, Google Pay, formerly Android Pay.

Analysis: Google Launches Google Pay Rebrand, as It Seeks to Enable Payments Across Multiple Channels and Devices

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Google began rolling out its previously-announced set of Google Pay services Tuesday in what is primarily a rebrand of Android Pay and other Google payments features. The initiative supports Google’s long-held goal of making payments seamless across its various products and access points.

Can Luxury Watchmaker TAG Heuer Sell Swiss Precision Along with NFC Payments? Its Latest Smartwatch Again Supports Android Pay

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – While payments wearables, in general, are taking off more slowly than expected, a number of manufacturers are incorporating the feature in their high-end watches and that includes Switzerland-based luxury watchmaker TAG Heuer.

Hong Kong Banking Group JETCO–Former Backer of NFC–Launches QR Code Payments Service

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Hong Kong ATM and interbank group JETCO is the latest provider to launch a QR code-based payments service for in-store transactions in Asia, with payments coming out of the consumers’ bank accounts. But the group has few if any merchants live yet.

Vendor Hopes to ‘Flip’ Bitcoin Holders into Users of Cryptocurrency for Retail Purchases

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – While Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are mainly seen as assets for speculative investments these days rather than currencies for making payments, U.S.-based provisioning and mobile wallet platform company Fit Pay Thursday released a second announcement about its planned contactless device that would enable holders of Bitcoin to make purchases at brick-and-mortar stores.