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

Swedish Watchmaker Latest Passive Wearables Maker with Plans to Enable Payments

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Small Swedish analog watchmaker TRIWA next week plans to launch payments wearables enabled for tokenized Mastercard-branded cards issued by Swedish banking group SEB, with provisioning company Fidesmo telling NFC Times there will be more watch brands to come enabling payments.

Analysis: Apple’s Planned Credit Card with Goldman Sachs Unlikely to Significantly Boost Apple Pay

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – While Apple’s deal with Goldman Sachs to jointly roll out a new credit card this year integrated with Apple Pay and Apple’s devices made headlines Thursday, it was neither the first news of this partnership nor the first deal of its kind for Apple.

Sony Launches Smart Strap in Europe Supporting NFC Payments; High-End Device Costs as Much as Latest Apple Watch

Feb 16 2019

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Sony has introduced its NFC-enabled smart watch strap, Wena, to the UK and Ireland, which will allow users to turn their analog watches into hybrid smartwatches and tap the straps to pay with tokenized EMV-compliant cards loaded into the devices from wallet apps.

Open-Loop Payments to Launch on London’s Airport Train Service with Calls for Further Expansion

Feb 15 2019

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – ­The Heathrow Express airport line serving London will begin accepting contactless open-loop payments along with closed-loop Oyster cards next week–more than six years after commuters first could pay by tapping their bank cards and NFC phones to ride on buses on the separate Transport for London system.

In-Depth: More U.S. Issuers to Join Contactless Card Rollout; Adoption Expected to Surpass NFC Wallets

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – There is more evidence that U.S. banks will be moving a substantial portion of their card base to contactless over the next few years, as they reissue their basic EMV cards with a contactless interface, giving American consumers more opportunities to tap to pay than ever before.

USA Technologies Feels Wrath of Investors After Admitting Financial Irregularities and Audit Firm Quits

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – USA Technologies, or USAT, which has been the largest enabler of card and contactless payments on vending machines in the U.S., saw half its market cap wiped yesterday, after its independent audit firm, RSM US, resigned, saying it could no longer rely on USAT’s representations in connection with the 2017 audit of the company.

In-Depth: Payments Wearables Market Enters New Phase as Passive Devices Get Tokenized Bank Cards

Feb 22 2019

NFC TIMES Exclusive – With the announcement this month by large analog watchmaker Swatch of the expansion of its digital payments service SwatchPAY! to Europe, the payments wearables market could see a considerable change.

Provisioning Tokens to Swatch Watches in the Store: How SwatchPAY! Works

NFC TIMES Exclusive – Switzerland-based watchmaker Swatch plans to roll out its SwatchPAY! contactless payments service to a number of European countries and then perhaps globally, representing budding competition to Apple Pay, Fitbit Pay and Garmin Pay. But unlike these three smartwatch-enabled Pays services and others, SwatchPAY! uses low-cost analog watches as its payments devices.

Cook Discloses Apple Pay Transactions Showing That Growth Continues, Albeit Somewhat More Slowly Than Before

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Apple Tuesday reported that its digital payments service recorded more than 1.8 billion transactions globally in the tech giant’s fiscal first quarter ending in December, more than double compared with the same quarter a year earlier–though transaction growth is slowing and transactions still represent a small percentage of total card transactions.

Garmin Pay Welcomes Support from Third U.S. Network but More Competition on Horizon

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Garmin Pay added a third network to its smartwatch payments service in the U.S. this week, enabling Discover Financial Services-branded cards to be loaded onto its NFC-enabled devices, as more acceptance points for NFC payments in the U.S. come online to give consumers additional places to tap to pay.

Another Major Holdout Among Major U.S. Merchants, Target, Agrees to Accept Contactless and NFC Payments

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Acceptance of contactless and NFC payments in the U.S. has lagged behind many other developed markets for years, but that continues to change, with another major merchant–big box retailer and top 10 U.S. chain Target­–announcing Tuesday that it would soon take tap and pay.

Swatch Expands Payments Service–Provides Affordable Analog Alternative to Smartwatches

Jan 21 2019

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Swatch, one of the world’s largest watchmakers, has expanded its contactless-payments service to its home base of Switzerland, launching the restyled SwatchPAY! service with seven card issuers Thursday. A spokeswoman told NFC Times the company plans to expand the service to other European countries this year.