Project Citysort icon Service Provider Mobile Operator
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
UK: RBS Tests Contactless Debit at HQ Edinburgh Royal Bank of Scotland (MasterCard PayPass)
More French Banks Prepare for Commercial Launches of NFC Payments France
BNP Paribas (Visa payWave)
Crédit Mutuel-CIC (PayPass)
Banque Postale (payWave, likely)
Société Générale (payWave, likely)
Orange (Orange Cash-payWave)
Carrefour Banque (PayPass, likely)
CTS, Strasbourg, (U'GO transit)
Viacités, Caen (Twisto transit)
Orange
SFR
Bouygues Telecom (later)
BNP Mobile (MVNO, BNP Paribas)
La Poste Mobile (MVNO, La Poste)
NRJ Mobile (MVNO, Crédit Mutuel-CIC)
Crédit Mutuel Mobile, CIC Mobile (MVNO)
Sosh (Low-cost operator, Orange)
Germany: Pioneering NFC Transit Ticketing Project Expanded Frankfurt RMV (Transit authority)
Germany: Transit Officials Enable Users to Tap or Scan in New Trial Frankfurt
Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund, RMV, (Service discovery)
Verkehrsgesellschaft Frankfurt am Main, VGF, (Service discovery)
N/A
Germany: Deutsche Telekom Launches Overdue NFC Wallet, Payments Service Germany
Deutsche Telekom/ClickandBuy
(MasterCard PayPass)
Hit (supermarket coupons)
Edeka (supermarket coupons)
Deutsche Telekom
Germany: No. 3 Telco Launches Wallet and Payments Application, Following Rivals Germany E-Plus/Wirecard (MasterCard PayPass) E-Plus (Base)
France: Tapping NFC For Ticketing in the Alps Grenoble Transdev (transit tickets) Bouygues Telecom
Guatemala: Rare Latin American Trial Launches With payWave Guatemala City
Banco Industrial
Banco Uno (Visa payWave)
Austria: Students and Faculty Study NFC At Austrian University Hagenberg University Of Applied Sciences Of Upper Austria (payment, access-control, loyalty and P2P information exchange) mobilkom
China: Branch of China Mobile Likely To Shun RF-SIM for Project Hangzhou Hangzhou Citizen Card Co. and Hangzhou City 360° Card Co. (local Mifare-based transit payment application) China Mobile (Hangzhou)
Finland: Internal Trial Tests PayWave Helsinki Luottokunta (Visa payWave) Various
Finland: Early Nokia NFC Phone Assists With Workforce Management Helsinki Northport (workforce management for airport services) Various
Hong Kong: Hang Seng Bank and PCCW Launch NFC Service Hong Kong Hang Seng Bank (MasterCard PayPass) PCCW mobile
Hungary: Telcos and Bank Launch Large Mobile-Wallet Trial Hungary OTP Bank (MasterCard PayPass)
Magyar Telekom (T-Mobile)
Telenor Hungary
Vodafone Hungary
Hungary: Country’s Largest Bank, OTP, Plans NFC Commercial Launch Hungary
OTP Bank (MasterCard PayPass)
SuperShop (loyalty)
Magyar Telecom (Deutsche Telekom group)
Vodafone Hungary
Telenor Hungary (expected)
Hungary: Magyar Telekom Launches Commercial NFC Service Hungary
OTP Bank (MasterCard PayPass)
SuperShop (loyalty)
InterTicket (event ticketing)
Magyar Telekom (Deutsche Telekom)
Ireland: Loyalty-Scheme Operator Uses Stickers While Waiting for NFC Ireland Zapa Technology (Zapatag retail loyalty) Various
U.S.: Early Test In Texas Is Prelude To More Trials Irving, Texas JPMorgan Chase (MasterCard PayPass) AT&T Wireless
Turkey: Akbank And Turkcell hold M-Payment Trial Istanbul Akbank (MasterCard PayPass) Turkcell
Turkey: Small Mobile-Payment Pilot Stores Application on SIM Istanbul Garanti Bank (MasterCard PayPass) Turkcell
Turkey: Visa and Akbank to Launch Trial of Contactless microSDs Istanbul Akbank (Visa payWave) N/A
Turkey: Group Plans Multibank NFC Trial with Multiple Secure Elements Istanbul, other cities
Isbank (Visa payWave)
DenizBank (Visa payWave)
Finansbank (Visa payWave and MasterCard PayPass)
Halk Bankası (Visa payWave and MasterCard PayPass)
VakıfBank (Visa payWave)
Ziraat Bankası (Visa payWave)
Avea
Turkey: Bank and Telco to Launch M-Payment with Flex-Antenna SIM Istanbul, other cities Garanti Bank (MasterCard PayPass) Avea

HEADLINE NEWS

Exclusive: Share of Contactless Rides Paid for with Apple Pay and other Pays Wallets in Manchester More than Doubles in Two Years

Transport for Greater Manchester in the UK is the latest transit agency seeing substantial growth of contactless open-loop fare payments from NFC mobile wallets–with the percentage of its contactless tram trips paid for with Apple Pay, Google Pay and other Pays services more than doubling over the past two years, NFC Times' sister publication Mobility Payments has learned.

Fifth Transit Agency to Conduct Open-Loop Payments Trial, Testing California’s ‘Mobility Marketplace’

California transit agency Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District said it plans to launch a pilot of contactless open-loop payments in early 2022, as it seeks to increase customer convenience and reduce use of cash on board its buses, NFC Times' sister publication Mobility Payments has learned.

In-Depth: Contactless Transactions Soar, but Transport for London Affirms that Oyster Will Remain Payments Option

Contactless open-loop payments have surged in recent months for Transport for London, returning to their steep growth trajectory before the pandemic, and now account for 70% of all pay-as-you-go, or PAYG, trips on the London Underground and two-thirds of PAYG trips on buses. And contactless has surpassed 50% of all trips–including those made with season tickets (see chart below).

Transport for London to Offer Weekly Fare Capping with Oyster Cards; Move Expected to Drive Even More Riders to Pay as You Go

In a move expected to make Transport for London’s pay-as-you-go model even more dominant and further erode support for season tickets and other period travel passes, the agency today said it will i

Sydney Transit Official: Opal Card Not Going Away, Despite Growth of Contactless

Sydney-based Transport for New South Wales, Australia’s largest transit agency, has no plans to phase out or de-emphasize its closed-loop Opal card, despite strong adoption of contactless open-loop

Dallas Latest City in U.S. to Accept Open-Loop Fare Payments

Dallas Area Rapid Transit, or DART, has become the latest transit agency in the U.S. to accept contactless open-loop payments, joining just four other U.S. agencies that support the technology, not counting small open-loop pilots happening in California.

While Interest is Growing in Going Cashless in U.S., Few Agencies have Accomplished the Feat So Far

The Greater Dayton RTA, which this month stopped accepting paper passes and tickets, will hit its Nov. 1 deadline to go completely cashless on board its vehicles, an agency representative confirmed to Mobility Payments.

Germany’s Largest Transit Operator Continues with Large Open-Loop Pilot on Buses; No Decision Yet on Rollout

Germany’s largest transit operator, BVG, said its pilot of contactless EMV payments extends to all of its nearly 1,500 buses, and the company has eliminated cash acceptance on board the vehicles, a spokesman confirmed to Mobility Payments. But officials in Berlin have not yet decided whether to make the contactless payments service permanent, he added.

Fairtiq App Sees Rising Usage as Covid-Era Riders Demand More ‘Touchless’ and PAYG Fare Options

Switzerland-based start-up Fairtiq said transactions for its fare-payments technology have more than double since February, as Covid-wary riders continue to seek what they consider to be more hygienic payments methods, as well as more pay-as-you-go options.

‘No Way We were Going to Ask for Half a Billion Dollars…’

Unlike other major transit agencies in the U.S., which have spent hundreds of millions of dollars replacing or upgrading their fare-collection systems, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has taken a different approach.

Apple's Digital Driver’s License Initiative Not Only One Progressing in U.S.

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Eight U.S. states will soon allow residents to store a digital version of their driver’s license or state identification card in the Apple Wallet, the tech giant announced, noting that the Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, will accept the digital ID at airport security checkpoints and lanes. 

UK Bus Operator Go-Ahead Reports Cash Usage has Plummeted Because of Covid, While Contactless Transactions have Surged

The Go-Ahead Group, one of the big five privately owned public bus operators in the UK, said today it has seen cash usage on board the nearly 3,000 buses it runs in England outside of London fall to 23% of transactions, down from 53% three years ago.