Project Citysort icon Service Provider Mobile Operator
Spain: Orange Trials NFC Transit Ticketing in Malaga Malaga EMT (transit fare collection) France Telecom-Orange Spain
Malaysia: Telco Plans to Launch iPhone-Based Fare Payment Malaysia Touch ‘n Go (Touch 'n Go) Maxis
UK: Orange Kicks Off Small NFC Stadium Ticketing Trial Manchester Manchester City Football Club (stadium ticketing) France Telecom-Orange UK
Philippines: Nokia Modifies 6131 To Handle SIM-Based Payment for Trial Manila Bank de Oro (MasterCard PayPass) Smart Communications
Australia: Commonwealth Bank And MasterCard Tee Up First Aussie NFC Trial Melbourne Commonwealth Bank (MasterCard PayPass) N/A
Australia: Telstra and NAB Hold Pay-Buy Mobile Trial Melbourne and Sydney National Australia Bank (Visa payWave) Telstra
Australia: Visa and ANZ Bank Launch Small Internal Trial of microSD Cards Melbourne and Sydney ANZ bank (Visa payWave) N/A
Italy: TIM And Transit Agency To Expand Trial in Milan Milan Azienda Trasporti Milanesi (transit fare collection) Telecom Italia
Italy: Telecom Italia Launches Large NFC Trial; Likely a Prelude to Rollout Milan
Intesa Sanpaolo (credit application)
Azienda Trasporti Milanesi (transit ticketing)
Telecom Italia
Italy: TIM Wallet Remains Small, Though More Projects By Italian Telcos, Banks Planned Milan Intesa Sanpaolo (Visa payWave) Telecom Italia
Italy: Large Italian Bank Distributes NFC Phones for SIM-based NFC Payment Trial Milan and Turin Banca Intesa Sanpaolo (MasterCard PayPass) Nòverca (MVNO)
U.S.: U.S. Bank to Test Contactless microSD Card with payWave Onboard Minneapolis (likely), other cities U.S. Bank (Visa payWave) N/A
Netherlands: Trial Returns Favorable Response For M-Payment and Bottle Refunds Molenaarsgraaf
Rabobank (debit payment)
Schuitema (Bottle return refunds)
Rabo Mobiel
Russia: Large Telco and Transit Operator Test SIMs with Flexible Antennas Moscow Moscow Metro (Mifare) MTS
Russia: Airport Shuttle Service and Mobile Operators Trial NFC Ticketing Moscow Aeroexpress (airport shuttle tickets)
China: No. 3 Mobile Operator Rolls Out SIMs with Flexible Antennas Nanjing and Jiangsu province
Nanjing city (multiapplication)
Nanjing Zhongshan Institute (student ID), Yangzhou Technology Institute (student ID)
China Telecom
France: Children’s Clothing Retailer Launches Contactless Sticker Rollout Nationwide Tape à l'Oeil (store loyalty) N/A
Netherlands: Home-Healthcare Providers Deploy NFC Netherlands
Meavita (home healthcare work monitoring and communication)
Other home health care providers
Netherlands: Rabobank First Dutch Bank to Launch NFC Commercially; Shuns SIMs for Embedded Chips Netherlands Rabobank (contactless debit application) N/A
U.S.: Citi Taps For Subway Fares in NYC New York Citi (MasterCard PayPass) Cingular (now AT&T)
U.S.: Large American Bank to Test Contactless Payment with microSDs New York Bank of America (Visa payWave) N/A
U.S.: Nokia and New York Transit Authority to Test Tag-based Ticketing New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Long Island Rail Road) (Network-based ticket) N/A
U.S.: HSBC Tests NFC With Internal Pilot New York and Chicago HSBC U.S. credit card unit (MasterCard PayPass) N/A
U.S.: Google Launches NFC Wallet to Deliver Payment and Offers New York and San Francisco, other cities
Citigroup (MasterCard PayPass)
Google (Google Prepaid card, PayPass)
The Bancorp Bank (issues virtual prepaid card used for cloud-based payment)
Google (Google Offers)
U.S. Cellular
Virgin Mobile USA (MVNO owned by Sprint)
New Zealand: Westpac Launches HCE Trial, Plans Commercial Launch in Early 2015 New Zealand Westpac New Zealand (MasterCard PayPass) N/A


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.