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New Zealand: New Zealand JV Launches SIM-Based Wallet After Delay, Though Must Deal with Bank Interest in HCE New Zealand
ASB (payWave, PayPass)
BNZ (payWave PayPass)
Snapper (transit/retail, June 2015)
New Zealand: Second Major Banks Announces Plans to Launch Mobile Payments with HCE New Zealand ANZ (payWave, PayPass) N/A
France: Mobile Boarding Passes In Nice Nice
Air France (electronic boarding pass)
Nice Côte d'Azur airport (Club Airport Premier loyalty program)
France: 'Demonstration' Tests French Cooperative Approach to NFC Nice
Veolia Transport (BPass transit ticketing)
BNP Paribas (Visa payWave)
Crédit Mutel-CIC (PayPass)
Société Generale (likely) (PayPass or Visa payWave)
La Banque Postal (likely) (PayPass or Visa payWave)
University of Nice (student services)
Moneo (Moneo e-purse)
Franprix (couponing)
La croissanterie, Tape à l’œil (loyalty)
France Telecom-Orange
Bouygues Telecom
NRJ Mobile
France: French Bank to Launch MicroSD Trial in NFC Showcase Cities Nice, Strasbourg Groupe BPCE (Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne) (Visa payWave) N/A
Norway: Largest Telco and Bank Plan NFC Payment Launch Norway DNB (Visa payWave) Telenor
U.S.: NFC-Enabled Magazine Print Ad Lets Users ‘Test Drive’ Dashboard App Service NYC, N. Calif., LA, Boston, Md., Wash., D.C., Dallas, Austin, S. Florida Wired magazine (Lexus advertisement) N/A
Norway: Country’s Largest Bank and Telco Launch New Payment Trial Oslo DnB NOR (MasterCard PayPass) Telenor
Finland: Northern Exposure to a Variety of NFC Services Oulu City of Oulu (bus ticketing, parking, school attendance, food service for elderly) TeliaSonera
France: Bouygues Tries NFC Transit in Paris Paris
RATP (Navigo)
SNFC (Navigo/Calypso)
Bouygues Telecom
France: Bank Enlists Mickey & Co. To Test M-Payment Paris Crédit Mutuel-CIC bank (contactless payment) NRJ Mobile
France: Orange Launches Two Early Transit-Ticketing Tests Using SIMs Paris
RATP (transit ticketing)
SNCF (transit ticketing)
France Telecom-Orange
France: Bouygues Tests Downloads of Calypso Application in Lab Paris RATP (Navigo/Calyso transit ticketing) Bouygues Telecom
France: Merchant to Launch Large Tag-based Mobile-Shopping Trial Paris Groupe Casino (mCasino) N/A
U.S.: Go-Tag Sticker Gets C-Store Debut Pennsylvania and other locations First Data (Visa payWave through MetaBank) N/A
Russia: Telco and Oil Company to Launch Mobile Pay at the Pumps Perm Lukoil (payment application) MTS
Czech Republic: Telefónica O2 Tests Mifare-Based Transit Pilsen PMDP (transit fare payment) Telefónica O2 Czech Republic
Poland: Telco and Bank Launch Cobranded Sticker Poland Polbank EFG (MasterCard PayPass) PTC
Poland: Orange Launches NFC Trial with Bank Poland Bank Zachodni WBK PTK Centertel (Orange Poland)
Poland: Orange Operator First to Announce NFC Commercial Launch Poland BRE Bank (Orange Cash-MasterCard PayPass) Orange Poland
Poland: T-Mobile to Roll Out NFC With Multiple Banks Poland
Raifeissen Polbank, (formerly Polbank EFG) (MasterCard PayPass)
mBank (BRE Bank) ( MasterCard PayPass)
Getin Bank (MasterCard PayPass)
Noble Bank (MasterCard PayPass)
Citibank (expected, MasterCard PayPass)
Millennium bank (expected, MasterCard PayPass )
T-Mobile Poland (PTC)
U.S.: Google Expands NFC-Enabled Places Service Portland, Austin, Las Vegas, Madison, Charlotte Google (Google Places) N/A
Czech Republic: T-Mobile Launching Internal Trial with SWP-Enabled Phones Prague T-Mobile (building access), Xerox (print services) T-Mobile Czech Republic
Czech Republic: Bank Offers NFC-enabled iPhone Attachment Prague and Brno Komerční bank (Visa payWave) N/A
Czech Republic: O2 to Launch Trial with Two Banks, Hypermarket Prague and Pilsen
Komerční bank (Visa payWave)
Citibank Europe (Visa payWave)
PMDP (transit ticketing)
Telefónica O2 Czech Republic


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.