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UPDATED: U.S.: Isis Reports Higher Activations after Six Months, but Many Challenges Lie Ahead United States
American Express (ExpressPay)
Chase Bank (payWave, PayPass)
Wells Fargo (payWave)
Verizon Wireless
T-Mobile USA
UPDATED: Switzerland: Shared NFC Wallet to be Deployed by Three Telcos This Year Switzerland
Cornèrcard (Visa payWave)
Aduno/Viseca (PayPass, planned)
UBS (PayPass, payWave, planned)
The Coop (loyalty, mid-2015)
Orange (planned for 2014)
Sunrise (planned for 2014)
UPDATED: Canada: CIBC Expands NFC-Payments Service to All Three Major Telcos Canada Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) (MasterCard PayPass, Visa payWave)
Rogers Communications (Nov. 2012)
Telus Mobility (Feb. 2014)
Bell Mobility (June 2014)
UPDATE: Spain: Bankinter Launches HCE Service, Predicts 30,000 Users in 2014 Spain Bankinter (Visa payWave) None
UK: Transport for London Uses NFC to Help Riders Change Trains London Transport for London
UK: Telecom Italia Tests Interoperability of Olympics Phone London Banca Intesa (Visa payWave) Telecom Italia
UK: Telco Orange and Bus Operator Trial NFC Transit Tickets Cambridgeshire Stagecoach (ITSO) Orange UK (Everything Everywhere)
UK: RBS Tests Contactless Debit at HQ Edinburgh Royal Bank of Scotland (MasterCard PayPass)
UK: Orange UK Tests Transit Ticketing Reading Reading Borough (transit ticketing) France Telecom-Orange UK
UK: Orange Kicks Off Small NFC Stadium Ticketing Trial Manchester Manchester City Football Club (stadium ticketing) France Telecom-Orange UK
UK: Orange and Barclaycard Launch 'Quick Tap' NFC Service United Kingdom Barclaycard (MasterCard PayPass) Orange UK (Everything Everywhere)
UK: Olympics Phone to Get Tryout for London Games London Lloyds Banking Group (Visa payWave) Telefónica (O2) UK
UK: NFC Gives Fashion Designers Automatic Feedback from Buyers London
London Fashion Week
Emilio de la Morena collection (automatic messaging)
Telefónica O2 UK
UK: Museum Goers Tap Their Phones for Further Information London Museum of London (information on museum exhibits, links to buy tickets) N/A
UK: Major UK Bank Launches Large M-Payment Trial with iPhone Attachment United Kingdom NatWest (Royal Bank of Scotland Group) (Visa payWave N/A
UK: London College Tests NFC for Student Attendance London Newham College of Further Education (student attendance) N/A
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: Barclaycard Tests High-Value Payment in Second NFC Trial London Barclaycard (Visa payWave)
UAE: Telco-Bank Partnership Tests Waters for Possible NFC Launch Dubai Dubai First (MasterCard PayPass) Emirates Integrated Telecommunications (du)
UAE: Plans Call For largest Telco and Bank to Trial NFC Dubai Emirates NBD (Visa payWave) Etisalat
U.S: Tiny Trial Tests Transit Ticketing Boston
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (CharlieCard)
MasterCard PayPass
U.S.: With Apple Pay Launch Imminent–a Rundown of Key Participants and Suppliers U.S.
American Express (ExpressPay)
Bank of America
Capital One Bank
Wells Fargo
More than 500 others
(Issuers will issue Visa payWave,
PayPass or ExpressPay
or all three)
U.S.: Wells Fargo Launches microSD Card Trial with Employees San Francisco Wells Fargo (Visa payWave) N/A
U.S.: University Tests Mobile Access Control with MicroSD Cards Tempe Arizona State University N/A
U.S.: U.S. Bank to Test Contactless microSD Card with payWave Onboard Minneapolis (likely), other cities U.S. Bank (Visa payWave) 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.