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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


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.