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Turkey: Turkcell Continues Rollout of NFC Services with More Banks, Phones Istanbul, other cities
Yapı Kredi (MasterCard PayPass)
Garanti (MasterCard PayPass)
Akbank (MasterCard PayPass)
Bank Asya (KGS toll-collection)
DenizBank (MasterCard PayPass)
Finansbank (MasterCard PayPass-expected)
Sanliurfa city transit (Urfakart Mifare application)
U.S.: Small Telco, Handset Maker Trial NFC Jackson and Memphis Bank of America (MasterCard PayPass) Cellular South
Indonesia: Dominant Telco To Trial Payment Scheme with RF-SIMs Jakarta Telkomsel (closed-loop payment) Telkomsel
Japan: DoCoMo Drives Nationwide Rollout of Contactless Wallet Phones Japan
NTT DoCoMo (iD)
JR East (Mobile Suica)
bitWallet (Edy)
Seven-Eleven (nanaco)
McDonald’s (loyalty)
All Nippon Airways (airline check-in, loyalty)
Japan Airlines (airline check-in)
Coca Cola Japan (Cmode—vending purchases)
Yodobashi (camera store—loyalty)
Softbank Mobile
Japan: Telco to Offer Passive Stickers in Land of the Wallet Phone Japan Aeon (Waon), bitWallet (Edy), Seven Card Services (nanaco) Softbank Mobile
South Africa: Bank Uses microSDs for Mobile-Payment Trial Johannesburg, Cape Town
Absa (MasterCard PayPass)
National Department of Transport (transit)
Netherlands: Early NFC Trial Tests Stadium Ticketing Kerkrade Roda JC football club (season tickets, e-purse) KPN
Malaysia: Visa and Maxis Hold First payWave Trial Kuala Lumpur Maybank (Visa payWave) Maxis Communications
Malaysia: Payment and Transit Featured In Small “Rollout” of NFC Kuala Lumpur
Maybank (Visa payWave)
Touch 'n Go (Touch ‘n Go--transit, tolls and parking)
Maxis Communications
Kuwait: Trial Lets Users Download Prepaid Payment Application From Smart Poster Kuwait City National Bank of Kuwait (Visa payWave) Zain
Portugal: Three Telcos Test Mobile Ticketing in Lisbon Lisbon Metro de Lisboa (transit fare payment)
Slovenia: Banka Koper Launches PayPass NFC Trial Ljubljana Banka Koper (MasterCard PayPass) Mobitel
UK: Consumers Take to 'Oyster Phone' London
Barclaycard (Visa payWave)
Transport for London and TranSys (Oyster)
AEG Europe (access control to The O2 entertainment venue)
Telefónica O2 UK
UK: Transport for London Uses NFC to Help Riders Change Trains London Transport for London
UK: NFC Gives Fashion Designers Automatic Feedback from Buyers London
London Fashion Week
Emilio de la Morena collection (automatic messaging)
Telefónica O2 UK
UK: Barclaycard Tests High-Value Payment in Second NFC Trial London Barclaycard (Visa payWave)
UK: London College Tests NFC for Student Attendance London Newham College of Further Education (student attendance) N/A
UK: Museum Goers Tap Their Phones for Further Information London Museum of London (information on museum exhibits, links to buy tickets) N/A
UK: Olympics Phone to Get Tryout for London Games London Lloyds Banking Group (Visa payWave) Telefónica (O2) UK
UK: Telecom Italia Tests Interoperability of Olympics Phone London Banca Intesa (Visa payWave) Telecom Italia
Spain: BBVA Trial Part of Budding M-Payment Strategy Madrid BBVA (Visa payWave)
Spain: Telefónica launches Large Employee Pilot with Payment and ID Madrid
La Caixa (Visa payWave)
BBVA (Visa payWave)
Bankinter (Visa payWave)
Telefónica (access control)
Autogrill (meal vouchers/prepaid value)
Telefónica España
Spain: Bank Mobile Virtual Network Operator to Launch Trial Madrid Bankinter (Visa payWave) Bankinter Mobile (MVNO)
Spain: Telefónica Employee Trial to Test BlackBerrys for Payment and ID Madrid
La Caixa (Visa payWave-likely), other banks
Telefónica (access control)
Spain: NFC Trial Supports Both PayPass and payWave Madrid Banco Santander (Visa payWave, MasterCard PayPass) Orange Spain


Australian Transit Agency to Launch Mobility-as-a-Service Trial as It Pursues Long-Term MaaS Strategy

Plans by Transport for New South Wales, Australia’s largest transit agency, to launch a trial enabling users to plan, book and pay for multimodal rides is the next step toward the agency’s long-ter

Updated: U.S. Transit Agency Seeks to Reduce–Though Not Eliminate–Cash Acceptance with New Fare-Collection System

Updated: The Spokane Transit Authority in Washington state confirmed that its new fare-collection system will include contactless open-loop payments–with a beta test planned for next October, a spokesman told NFC Times' sister publication Mobility Payments.

UK Government Seeks to Bring London-Style Contactless Fare Payments System to Other Regions

The UK government’s plan to equip 700 rail stations over the next three years to accept contactless open-loop payments is a major initiative, as it seeks to replicate the success of London’s contactless pay-as-you go fare payments system elsewhere in the country–a goal that has proved elusive in the past.

More Cities in Finland Expected to Move to Open-Loop Fare Payments

A fourth city in Finland is beginning to roll out contactless open-loop payments, with “more in the pipeline,” according to one supplier on the project, making the Nordic country one of the latest hotspots for the technology.

Moscow Metro Expands Test of ‘Virtual Troika’ in Pays Wallets, as It Continues to Develop Digital-Payments Services

Moscow Metro is recruiting more users to test its “Virtual Troika” card in two NFC wallets, those supporting Google Pay and Samsung Pay, as one of the world’s largest subway operators continues to seek more ways for its customers to pay for rides.

Ohio Transit Agency Expects Significant Revenue Loss as it Builds Equity with Fare Capping

The Central Ohio Transit Authority, or COTA, officially launched its new digital-payments service Monday, including a fare-capping feature that the agency estimates will cost it $1.8 million per year in lost fare revenue, the agency confirmed to Mobility Payments.

Special Report: Interest Grows in ‘White-Label EMV’ for Closed-Loop Transit Cards

As more transit agencies introduce open-loop fare payments, interest is starting to grow in use of white-label EMV cards that agencies can issue in place of proprietary closed-loop cards for riders who don’t have bank cards or don’t want to use them to pay fares.

Swedish Transit Agency Launches Express Mode Feature for Apple Pay, though Most Ticketing Still with Barcode-Based App

Skånetrafiken, the transit agency serving one of Sweden’s largest counties, announced today it has expanded its contactless open-loop payments service to include the Express Mode feature for Apple Pay.

Major Bus Operators in Hong Kong Now Accepting Open-Loop Payments–Adding More Competition for Octopus

Two more bus operators in Hong Kong on Saturday launched acceptance of open-loop contactless fare payments, with both also accepting QR code-based mobile ticketing–as the near ubiquitous closed-loop Octopus card continues to see more competition.

Moscow Metro Launches Full Rollout of ‘Face Pay;’ Largest Biometric Payments Service of Its Kind

Touting it as the largest rollout of biometric payments in the world, Moscow Metro launched its high-profile “Face Pay” service Friday, as expected, and predicted that 10% to 15% would regularly us

Indonesian Capital Seeks to Expand to Multimodal Fare Collection and MaaS

Indonesia’s capital Jakarta, whose metropolitan area is home to more than 30 million people, is notorious for its stifling traffic congestion. In response, the government metro and light-rail networks and now it is funding an expansion of the fare-collection system to enable more multimodal payments and to build a mobility-as-a-service platform.

Exclusive: NFC Wallets Grow as Share of Contactless Fare Payments and Not Only Because of Covid

Transit agencies that have rolled out open-loop contactless payments are seeing growing use of NFC wallets to pay fares, as Covid-wary passengers see convenience in tapping their phones or wearables to pay.