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China: UnionPay, Banks Enable NFC Payment from microSD Cards Chongqing, other cities
China Construction Bank (China UnionPay QuickPass)
Chongqing Rural Commercial Bank (QuickPass)
China: Dual-Interface SIMs Enable Fare Payment in Chongqing Chongqing Chongqing Yucheng Transportation Card Co. (cqpass) China Unicom (Chongqing)
China: China Mobile Launches NFC Service in 14 Cities with UnionPay, Nine Banks China
Shanghai Pudong Development Bank (Quick Pass)
China Merchants Bank (Quick Pass)
Bank of China (Quick Pass)
China Everbright Bank (Quick Pass)
China CITIC Bank (Quick Pass)
China Minsheng Banking (Quick Pass)
China Guangfa Bank (Quick Pass)
Bank of Beijing (Quick Pass)
Bank of Shanghai (Quick Pass)
China Mobile (e-cash, Quick Pass)
China Mobile
China: China Telecom Launches SIM-Based NFC Nationwide China
Bank of China (Quick Pass)
CITIC Bank (Quick Pass)
Guangdong Development Bank (Quick Pass)
China Everbright Bank (Quick Pass)
China Postal Savings Bank (Quick Pass)
At least eight others
China Telecom
China Merchants Bank Launches Payment on Samsung Embedded Chips China China Merchants Bank (Quick Pass)
U.S.: Discover Pursues Contactless-Mobile Strategy With Sticker Trial Chicago and Salt Lake City Discover Financial Services (Zip) N/A
U.S.: Discover Financial to Trial iPhone Attachment with Employees Chicago and Salt Lake City Discover Financial Services (Zip) N/A
U.S.: Early Trial Pairs Discover With Motorola Chicago Discover Financial Services (Zip) N/A
Japan: No. 2 Telco Holds NFC Trial with PayPass Application Chiba Orico (MasterCard PayPass) KDDI
Japan: Softbank Mobile Plans Trial with Flex-SIM Device in Android Phone Chiba
Orico (MasterCard PayPass)
Credit Saison (MasterCard PayPass)
Softbank Mobile
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)
Canada: RBC Commercially Launches NFC Payments Using Cloud-SIM Hybrid Canada RBC, Royal Bank of Canada
Bell Mobility
Rogers Wireless (expected)
Telus Mobility (expected)
UK: Telco Orange and Bus Operator Trial NFC Transit Tickets Cambridgeshire Stagecoach (ITSO) Orange UK (Everything Everywhere)
France: Early Trial Tests M-Ticketing In Nice Cagne-sur-Mer, Saint-Laurent-du-Var Veolia Transport (transit ticketing) France Telecom-Orange
France: Dual-City Payez-Mobile Trial Tests Interoperability (Caen) Caen
BNP Paribas
Crédit Mutuel-CIC
Société Générale
Crédit Agricole
Banque Postal
Caisse d’Epargne
Banques Populaires
(All with contactless debit with Visa payWave, MasterCard PayPass)
France Telecom-Orange
Bouygues Telecom
NRJ Mobile (MVNO)
France: Orange Holds Early Multiapplication Trial Caen
LaSer (Cofinoga private-label store credit)
Vinci Park (parking access)
city of Caen (tourist information)
France Telecom-Orange
France: Visa Europe to Launch Another microSD Trial in NFC Demo City Caen Crédit Agricole (Visa payWave) N/A
Romania: Dutch Bank Tests Prepaid Payment Bucharest ING (MasterCard PayPass) Various
Belgium: Belgacom Tests Contactless ‘PingPing’ Stickers for Meal Tickets Brussels
Belgacom (PingPing payment)
Accord Services (meal vouchers)
U.S: Tiny Trial Tests Transit Ticketing Boston
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (CharlieCard)
MasterCard PayPass
France: Internal Trial Prelude To Canceled Precommercial Launch Bordeaux Veolia Transport (transit ticket) France Telecom-Orange
France: Contactless E-Purse Gets Tryout in Bordeaux Bordeaux
Moneo Payment Solutions (Moneo e-purse)
City of Bordeaux (access to city facilities, information for tags)
France Telecom-Orange
France: SIM-Based Security Passes to Get Test Run at French Airport Blagnac Toulouse-Blagnac airport (airport security pass) France Telecom-Orange
France: Trial Puts Contactless Version of Moneo E-Purse on Phones Besançon Credit Agricole and BMS (Moneo e-purse)
Germany: Three Telcos Join National Railway In Touch&Travel Project Berlin and other cities Deutsche Bahn and other public transit agencies (transit ticketing)
Vodafone Germany
T-Mobile (phase 2)
Telefónica 02 Germany (phase 2)


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.