Topic “Visa payWave”

Kuwait: Trial Lets Users Download Prepaid Payment Application From Smart Poster

Scope: 
Trial
Launch: 
Oct 2009
Main Application: 
Payment
Users: 
500

The six-month trial has an interesting twist, enabling users to download a Visa-branded prepaid card account by tapping their phones on smart posters in Kuwait’s The Avenues mall.

Thailand: Bangkok Bank Holds Small payWave Trial

Scope: 
Trial
Launch: 
Dec 2008
Main Application: 
Payment
Users: 
Small number

The trial let a small number of consumers download a Visa payWave application to an embedded chip in their Nokia NFC phones and tap the phones to pay up to a reported 1,500 baht (US$45) at a growing n

Spain: BBVA Trial Part of Budding M-Payment Strategy

Scope: 
Trial
Status: 
Completed
Launch: 
Jun 2007
Main Application: 
Payment
Users: 
200

The internal trial enabled staffers to tap their assigned Nokia 6131 NFC phones preloaded with a Visa payWave credit or debit application at a handful of merchant locations in Madrid.

Canada: Royal Bank of Canada and Rogers Wireless Test payWave

Scope: 
Trial
Status: 
Completed
Launch: 
Apr 2009
Main Application: 
Payment
Users: 
About 250

The six-month internal trial tested over-the-air provisioning and payment with an EMV-enabled Visa payWave application at a relatively small number of merchant locations.

Results: 

Trial participants conducted more than 2,100 retail-payment transactions during the six-month trial. A post-trial survey placed user satisfaction rates at more than 70%, according to the bank.

 

 

* Trusted Service Manager: Defined loosely to include companies or other organizations securely distributing, provisioning and managing applications, generally over the air, on secure elements in NFC mobile phones; or licensing their platforms for this purpose.

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Guatemala: Rare Latin American Trial Launches With payWave

Scope: 
Trial
Status: 
Completed
Est. Launch: 
Fall 2008
Main Application: 
Payment
Users: 
200

Visa and VisaNet Guatemala organized the trial, which enabled users to tap to pay at fast-food restaurants, cinemas and some other merchants at malls.

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U.S.: Bank Runs Internal payWave Trial

Scope: 
Trial
Status: 
Completed
Est. Launch: 
Early 2007
Main Application: 
Payment
Users: 
Phase 1: 10 to 15, phase 2: about 50

Internal trial tested contactless payment, including payWave in the planned second phase. The employees could also store and redeem mobile coupons and monitor credit and debit accounts on the phone.

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Thailand: Bank Launches Mobile payWave Trial

Scope: 
Trial
Launch: 
Jan 2009
Main Application: 
Payment
Users: 
About 15

The trial enabled users to tap their Nokia 6212 phones on about 1,000 point-of-sale terminals that accept Visa’s contactless application payWave in Thailand.

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U.S.: U.S. Bank Tests PayPass

Scope: 
Trial
Status: 
Completed
Launch: 
Jan 2008
Main Application: 
Payment
Users: 
Small number

During the six-month trial, the bank enabled a limited number of employees and students in Spokane, Washington, to pay wherever PayPass was accepted in the U.S., which included about 70,000 locations

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Malaysia: Visa and Maxis Hold First payWave Trial

Scope: 
Trial
Status: 
Completed
Launch: 
Apr 2006
Main Application: 
Payment
Users: 
200

Visa returned to Malaysia, one of the first places it introduced Visa contactless cards, for its first NFC trial for its renamed contactless application payWave.

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UAE: Plans Call For largest Telco and Bank to Trial NFC

Scope: 
Trial
Status: 
Planned
Est. Launch: 
H1 2010
Main Application: 
Payment
Users: 
N/A

The largest mobile operator and largest bank, in terms of assets, in the Gulf plan to jointly offer contactless mobile credit using—according to the bank’s announcement--NFC phones from Nokia and Sams

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HEADLINE NEWS

Cubic Expands Agreement with Moovit, Seeking to Drive More Use of Mobile Apps by Transit Agencies

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – U.S.-based Cubic Transportation Systems and Israel-based trip planning app provider Moovit, now owned by Intel, have expanded their partnership to develop mobile services for transit agencies, seeking to enable transit customers to “look, book and pay” for multimodal journeys.

Brussels Latest European Capital to Launch Open-Loop Fare Payments

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Major Brussels transit operator STIB-MIVB plans to begin accepting contactless EMV credit and debit cards and NFC wallets on Wednesday, the latest European capital to launch open-loop payments following the success of the technology as demonstrated in London.

In-Depth: Boston Transit Agency Seeks to Put Massive Fare-Collection Project Back on Track

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – The massive new fare-collection system planned by Boston’s Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, or MBTA, which will include open-loop contactless payments and an expanded closed-loop program, has had trouble getting off the ground. Late last week, the transit agency finalized its “reset” of the project, agreeing to increase the contract by nearly 30% to just over $935 million and to add two more years to the rollout schedule–all in hopes of getting the project back on track.

With E-Commerce Skyrocketing, Tokenized Transactions Expected to Soar, as Well

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – As more consumers buy online, and to a lesser extent use mobile wallets for in-store purchases, because of the coronavirus pandemic, tokenized card transactions are expected to increase dramatically.  

Software-as-Service Platforms for Transit Agencies Begin to Support Open-Loop Payments

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – In what is believed to be a first, a transit agency in Europe plans to accept contactless credit and debit cards using a third-party software-as-a-service platform this summer, UK-based platform provider Masabi told NFC Times, although the company declined to name the agency. The project is expected to begin as a pilot.

Apple Launches Overdue Octopus Payments Service in Hong Kong, as It Continues to Seek More Transit Applications for Wallet

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Apple today finally launched its Octopus transit payments service in Hong Kong on Apple Pay, nearly a year after the service was originally announced and more than two years after rival Samsung introduced a similar service in the market.

Mastercard: Contactless Payments in Europe Approach 80% of Card Transactions; Pandemic Causes More Consumers to Shun Cash

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – While contactless payments in Europe were already commonplace and continue to grow, the Covid-19 pandemic has created even more interest in the technology among consumers, according to a report released Thursday by Mastercard. The report includes a survey showing that consumers in eight major European markets say they use NFC-enabled smartphones and wearables for a combined 32% of all contactless transactions, a spokeswoman confirmed to NFC Times.

UPDATED: Ohio-Based Transit Agency Group Planning to Enable Mobile Ticketing Through Uber App

Jun 3 2020

NFC TIMES Exclusive – A consortium of 13 small and mid-tier transit agencies in Ohio and Northern Kentucky plans to enable customers to buy public transit tickets directly in the Uber app as early as this summer, following two other U.S. transit agencies, in Denver and Las Vegas, which have already integrated with Uber.

Samsung Details Planned Mobile-Money Service as It Seeks to Keep Pace with Rival Apple Pay

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Samsung offered more details today about its Samsung Money debit card and “mobile-first” money management service for its Samsung Pay app, which it plans to launch in the U.S. this summer with personal finance fintech SoFi. Samsung had disclosed plans for the new service earlier this month.

Networks: Contactless Transactions Soar as Pandemic Takes Toll on Cash

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – In announcing their respective quarterly results this week, both Visa and Mastercard, as expected, discussed the major disruption that Covid-19 is wreaking on the payments business. But they also noted that there is one unexpected victim of the pandemic: cash.

Prompted by Pandemic Fears, Last of Australia’s Big Four Banks Ends Apple Pay Holdout

May 12 2020

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Citing the increased demand for cashless payments because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Westpac today became the last of Australia’s big four banks to adopt Apple Pay, ending a four-year holdout that had lasted months, even years longer than its major rivals.

Insight: MaaS Backers Believe New Mobility Platforms Could Help Transit Providers Win Back Their Customers’ Trust

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – With Covid-19 lockdowns causing mass transit ridership in many cities to virtually fall off a cliff–with such cities as London, New York and San Francisco reporting drops of more than 90%–transport providers worry that some riders may not come back, even after the pandemic ends.