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Taiwan: Bank Tries Out MicroSDs in Full NFC Phones Taipei
Cathay United Bank (MasterCard PayPass)
EasyCard Corp. (EasyCard)
Taiwan: Attachment Enables iphone 4 with NFC for transit and retail payment Taipei
EasyCard Corp. (EasyCard)
Cathay United Bank (MasterCard PayPass)
E.Sun Bank (MasterCard PayPass)
Taishin Bank (MasterCard PayPass)
Chunghwa Telecom
Switzerland: Trial Tests Idea of NFC Payment Without POS Terminals Zurich e24 AG (mobile payment) Swisscom
Switzerland: Banks Test Mobile payWave Among Employees Zurich
Credit Suisse (Visa payWave)
PostFinance (Visa payWave)
Sweden: Lock Maker Trials Mobile Door Keys with Stockholm Hotel Stockholm Choice Hotels Scandinavia (Access control) TeliaSonera
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: Telefónica Employee Trial to Test BlackBerrys for Payment and ID Madrid
La Caixa (Visa payWave-likely), other banks
Telefónica (access control)
Spain: Orange Trials NFC Transit Ticketing in Malaga Malaga EMT (transit fare collection) France Telecom-Orange Spain
Spain: NFC Trial Supports Both PayPass and payWave Madrid Banco Santander (Visa payWave, MasterCard PayPass) Orange Spain
Spain: Country's Largest Telco Plans Big Payment Trial Sitges La Caixa (Visa payWave) Telefónica
Spain: BBVA Trial Part of Budding M-Payment Strategy Madrid BBVA (Visa payWave)
Spain: Bank Mobile Virtual Network Operator to Launch Trial Madrid Bankinter (Visa payWave) Bankinter Mobile (MVNO)
South Korea: SK Telecom Holds Small Flex-Antenna NFC Trial Seoul SK Telecom (information on demand) SK Telecom
South Korea: SK Telecom Follows Infrared Payment With Contactless Seoul
Korea Smart Card Co. (T-money)
Shinhan Card (Visa payWave) (Earlier, LG Card)
SK Telecom
South Korea: KTF Takes Lead in GSM Association SIM-Payment Push Seoul Shinhan Bank (MasterCard PayPass) KTF
South Korea: KT Launches NFC Services Commercially, Competitors Follow Seoul
Korea Smart Card Co. (T-money)
Shinhan Card (payWave or PayPass)
Hana Card (payWave or PayPass)
SK Telecom
South Korea: KT Complements NFC Rollout with iPhone Add-ons South Korea
Shinhan Card (MasterCard PayPass)
Woori BC Card (expected)
KB Kookmin Card (expected)
KT Corp.
South Africa: Bank Uses microSDs for Mobile-Payment Trial Johannesburg, Cape Town
Absa (MasterCard PayPass)
National Department of Transport (transit)
Slovenia: Banka Koper Launches PayPass NFC Trial Ljubljana Banka Koper (MasterCard PayPass) Mobitel
Slovakia: Bank Offers Debit PayPass Stickers Slovakia UniCredit Slovakia (MasterCard PayPass) N/A
Singapore: Telco, Bank, Transit-Purse Operator Launch Flex-Antenna Trial Singapore
DBS Bank (MasterCard PayPass)
EZ-Link (ez-link)
Singapore: Telco StarHub to Launch First of Government-Supervised NFC Projects Singapore
DBS bank (MasterCard PayPass)
EZ-Link (ez-link e-purse, retail payment and separate PayPass prepaid application)
Singapore: Telco M1 Launches NFC with Two Payment Services and Three Phones Singapore
EZ-Link (ez-link e-purse based on CEPAS)
M1 (Prepaid MasterCard PayPass, issued by E-Z Link)
Singapore: SingTel Trial Enables OTA Reloads of NETS Purse Singapore NETS (e-purse, mobile couponing) SingTel
Singapore: SingTel Announces Plans for Launch NFC with Payment Service Provider EZ-Link Singapore EZ-Link (Prepaid card for retail payment) SingTel


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.