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

Insight: Apple’s Long Game Pays Off, Conquering Resistance to Apple Pay from Banks in Europe and Beyond

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – It’s coming up on six years since Apple announced its groundbreaking digital-payments service, Apple Pay. And while consumer adoption remains a work in progress, Apple has had considerable success gaining participation from banks and other issuers in what is now more than 50 countries worldwide.

Transit Agency in Canada Plans to Launch Mobile Ticketing, Citing Covid Fears

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Another transit agency in Canada has announced it will enable mobile ticketing, along with reloadable contactless cards, citing in part the Covid-19 pandemic and the desire to reduce the use of cash, vending machines and customer interaction with agency staff.

Biggest U.S. Supermarket Chain Trials Contactless as Covid-19 Fears Increase Demand for ‘No-Touch Payments’

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – The announcement by The Kroger Co., the largest supermarket chain in the U.S., that it has begun trialing contactless payments in a subsidiary indicates that one of the last major holdouts among big U.S. merchants will eventually accept such NFC payments services as Apple Pay and Google Pay, as well as contactless bank cards.

Southern California Transit Agency to Sell Tickets Via Google Maps and Google Pay; Others Expected to Follow

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – There’s more evidence that popular trip-planning apps Transit, Moovit and Google Maps are seeking to expand further into mobile ticketin

Insight: Apple Buys Mobile-POS Firm as It Seeks to Expand Acceptance of Contactless Payments

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – In a move seeking to expand the base of merchants that can accept its payments service, Apple Pay, Apple has reportedly acquired Montreal, Canada-based mobile POS company Mobeewave, which could enable small shop owners, restaurants and street vendors, among others, to more easily accept contactless EMV cards and NFC mobile wallets.

Exclusive: Google Tests Mobile Ticketing Initiated in Maps App; Could Lead to Mobility-as-a-Service Offer?

Jul 23 2020

NFC TIMES Exclusive – Three small public transit agencies in the U.S. are quietly testing use of Google Maps and Google Pay to enable customers to first plan then pay for tickets. It’s believed to be the first pilots of its kind for Google, a move that could mean the search giant plans to compete with such popular trip-planning apps as Transit and Moovit, which are starting to enable public transit ticketing and payments, NFC Times reports.

Los Angeles Transit Authority to Support Closed-Loop TAP Card in Both Apple Pay and Google Pay

Jul 17 2020

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or Metro, plans to introduce an Android version of its TAP closed-loop fare card, with a virtual TAP card for the Google Pay wallet, a Metro spokesman confirmed to NFC Times.

Uber Expands Mobile Ticketing to More U.S. Public Transit Agencies

NFC TIMES Exclusive – As expected, Uber today has expanded support for public transit ticketing in its app again, this time to a consortium of 13 small and mid-tier transit agencies in Ohio and Northern Kentucky–following two other U.S. transit agencies, in Denver and Las Vegas, which have already integrated with Uber–it was announced today. NFC Times had reported the planned move in late May. 

Open-Loop Fare Payments Rollouts Continue Post-Lockdowns, with Italy’s Fourth Largest City Latest to Launch Service

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Another of Italy’s major cities has launched open-loop fare collection, with Turin enabling customers to pay for rides on its one-line metro and certain bus routes by tapping their contactless EMV credit and debit cards, along with smartphones and smartwatches supporting NFC payments services.

Calgary Transit Launches Mobile-Ticketing Service with Plans to Expand to Open Loop

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Canada’s third largest city, Calgary, has introduced its first electronic fare payments service, offering mobile ticketing from a software-as-a-service platform provider, with plans to enable customers to pay for fares with their contactless EMV credit and debit cards and NFC wallets.

As E-Commerce Surges, Major U.S. Payments Networks Announce Plans to Expand Click to Pay Globally

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – As e-commerce continues to grow in importance as Covid-19 lockdowns ease, four major U.S. payments networks announced today they are laying the groundwork to expand their uniform e-commerce checkout platform internationally.

Transit Payments Company Head: Apple and Google Positioned to Take Bigger Piece of Payments Industry

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – The head of transit payments gateway and processor Littlepay said he believes that Apple and Google are well-positioned to take a “big bite out of the payment chain,” which could change their relationship with payments networks Visa and Mastercard from one of collaboration to one of competition.