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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


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.