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

NFC Student ID Cards Launch in Apple’s Wallet, Though Progress Remains Slow for Apple to Add Nonbank NFC Applications

Oct 12 2018

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight –Three U.S. universities Tuesday launched NFC-enabled ID cards in Apple’s Wallet, with Apple confirming that only three more U.S.

LA Metro Plans NFC-Enabled Mobile App for TAP Card But Holds Off on Open Payments

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or Metro, plans to introduce mobile payments using NFC phonesbut only supporting its closed-loop TAP fare payments service, not open-loop payments, NFC Times has learned.

Chinese Wearables Makers Begin to Introduce Low-Cost Devices Supporting NFC Payments

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – A new smartwatch from low-cost Chinese wearables maker Huami and the latest fitness band version from Huami’s major investor and partner, Xiaomi, both support transit and retail payments–making them among the first budget smart wearables devices supporting NFC payments.

In-Depth: San Francisco’s $461 Million Transit Contract Will Support NFC Ticketing but Not Open-Loop Contactless Payments

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – A planned US$461 million contract to upgrade and operate the Clipper fare collection system in the San Francisco Bay Area will include account-based ticketing and a mobile app that will enable customers to tap for rides with a closed-loop virtual Clipper card on NFC-enabled smartphones.

Apple Drops Requirement to Have App Open for Tag Reading

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Apple has relaxed its approach to NFC tag reading in its new iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and Xr models, removing the requirement to have a reader application open in order to use a tag. It calls the feature Background Tag Reading, and it offers essentially the same functionality that Android devices have had for years.  

Fossil Expands Support for NFC Payments, as It Continues Push into Smartwatch Market

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – U.S.-based Fossil Group is pushing deeper into the smartwatch market, as it seeks to diversify from the financially strapped traditional watch market. Among the apps Fossil is offering on several new smartwatch models are Google Pay and Alipay, the latter in China.

Google Expands Payments Service in India, Targeting Projected $1 Trillion Digital Payments Market

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight Google, its eye on India’s projected US$1 trillion digital payments market in five years, has rebranded its Tez payments service to Google Pay and is planning to expand its services, including to Gmail-based payments and, later, NFC.

Fitbit Unveils First Non-Smartwatch Supporting NFC Payments Service, but Progress of Device Rollout Slow

Oct 13 2018

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight ­– U.S.-based wearables maker Fitbit in November plans to release its first non-smartwatch supporting its payments service, Fitbit Pay, with the recent unveiling of its new health and fitness tracker Charge 3–but as with its Versa smartwatch, released in April, the NFC payments feature will only be available on a “special edition” version of the tracker in the U.S. and likely in some other markets.

Analysis: Three Years In, Samsung Pay Transaction Figures Are Still Nothing to Boast About

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – ­Three years after its launch in South Korea, consumer take-up of Samsung Pay remains lackluster, despite the company’s efforts to hype up its newly released figures.

Dominant NFC Chip Supplier Seeks to Move Up Value Chain by Providing More Services

NFC TIMES Exclusive – NXP Semiconductors, the dominant supplier of NFC chips and secure elements for smartphones and wearables, is seeking to push further up the value chain, offering such services as a white-label wallet platform and provisioning of bank and transit payments applications.

More Cities Plan to Launch Transit Ticketing in Google Pay Wallet

NFC TIMES Exclusive – Some major cities plan to enable their transit fare payments in the Google Pay wallet, using NXP’s Mifare 2GO provisioning service, NXP Semiconductors confirmed to NFC Times, adding that the implementations could put the fare-payments applications on secure elements.

Vancouver Transit Authority Plans to Run Open-Loop and Closed-Loop Fare Collection Side by Side

Aug 13 2018

NFC TIMES Exclusive – Vancouver-area transit authority TransLink is seeing modest consumer take-up for its new open-loop contactless fare payments service and around 6% of the contactless EMV credit transactions are from NFC mobile wallets so far, NFC Times has learned.