Tag Archives: Contactless Payments

India – ORR toll plazas to turn ‘smart’

By | July 30, 2017

Hyderabad: Taking a cue from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), the 30 (RFID) enabled toll collection system on the Outer Ring Road. The idea is to reduce the waiting time for motorists at the toll gates and ensure smooth passage. Under the existing toll collection system, motorists have to tender cash at toll gates and seek clearance… Read More »

UK – Lothian Buses introduce pilot ‘contactless payment’ scheme

By | July 28, 2017

If you are using Lothian’s Airlink 100 service between Edinburgh city centre and Edinburgh Airport from Sunday 30 July then you will be able to pay for your fare using contactless, as part of a pilot scheme. The technology is being fitted to Lothian’s brand new fleet of Airlink buses, and will be a first for the city,… Read More »

Handy way to pay: US firm plans to fit employees with microchip implants

By | July 24, 2017

A US vending business is entering a new era of ‘convenience’ by implanting microchips in employees that will allow them access to basic workplace amenities. At least 50 staff at Wisconsin firm Three Square Market have volunteered to have a microchip, similar to one in a contactless credit card, inserted into their hand, according to the company. Three Square… Read More »

UK – London’s Oyster card is getting a revamp with a new app that will send low balance alerts to your phone

By | July 19, 2017

Transport for London (TfL) has announced a flurry of changes to the Oyster card, including a new app for passengers to get phone alerts when their balance is running low. Those who top up their pay as you go credit, or buy Travelcards using Oyster online can now collect their purchase from any Tube or rail station, tram… Read More »

Hong Kong – Provision of “stop-and-go” e-payment facilities at Shing Mun Tunnels to begin next Sunday

By | July 14, 2017

The Transport Department (TD) today (July 14) said that the “stop-and-go” e-payment system will be first introduced at the manual toll booths of the Shing Mun Tunnels next Sunday (July 23) to provide motorists with an additional and convenient means of toll payment. A spokesman for the TD said that the “stop-and-go” e-payment system offers four payment methods, namely… Read More »

Australia – Transport for NSW can’t cancel biohacker’s Opal card implant because it’s not registered

By | July 10, 2017

A SYDNEY man who implanted a public transport card into his hand has performed the ultimate troll on authorities upset by the actions of the biohacker. After hearing Meow-Ludo Meow-Meow had the chip of an Opal contactless transport card implanted under the skin on his left hand, Transport for NSW attempted to cancel the account because it was a violation… Read More »

Australia – Tap & go: Mastercard deploys contactless payments on Sydney ferries

By | July 10, 2017

Mastercard and Transport for New South Wales have introduced a contactless ticketing payment solution to Sydney Ferries that travel the F1 Manly to Circular Quay service. Commuters can now use their Mastercard contactless card or mobile wallets that have enabled Mastercard cards to pay for their fare. The aim of the solution is to save time for commuters,… Read More »

USA – MARTA says goodbye to blue Breeze cards, opts for safer silver cards

By | July 9, 2017

Beginning July 10, MARTA will stop accepting the old standard blue Breeze cards, instead switching over to silver Breeze cards that offer new security measures. The new silver cards, which can be purchased for $2, help combat fraud and abuse, the release said, which is an issue MARTA has dealt with before. They also have stronger chip technology to… Read More »

Australia – Sydney ferries roll out contactless ticketing

By | July 6, 2017

Paying for a ferry ride is now as easy as tap-and-go, as Mastercard and Transport for NSW bring contactless ticketing payment to Sydney Ferries on the F1 Manly to Circular Quay service. In an Australian first, commuters can use their Mastercard contactless card or mobile wallets that have enabled Mastercard cards to tap on. Supporting domestic and international… Read More »

UK – London notches up one billion contactless journeys

By | July 6, 2017

The billionth journey using contactless payment has been made on London’s public transport network, Transport for London (TfL) has announced. Since the technology was introduced to the capital in December 2012 its popularity has soared. Some 40% of all pay as you go trips are now made using contactless, up from 25% early last year. Most of the… Read More »

India – BMTC Pilots Contactless Cards For Ticket Payments; Full Rollout in Bengaluru Soon

By | July 5, 2017

Contactless is the way to go, and this has been proved by the recent changes by organisations to allow users to pay for their transactions using NFC or similar technology. Recently DMRC allowed the use of a smartwatch to make contactless payments, and now BMTC is piloting a similar mechanism. According to a report by ETtech, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation is developing a… Read More »

UK – These debit card wristbands are absolute must-haves – and they’re available in Plymouth

By | July 5, 2017

  Barclays have released new contactless wristbands that are waterproof – and there are hundreds available in Plymouth. Contactless payment is migrating from the plastic card to modern and fashionable bands, and Barclaycard has rolled out a new range of devices that can be used to make ‘touch and go’ payments following the success launch of its bPay… Read More »

NXT-ID Subsidiary Fit Pay to Power Payments on Token

By | June 28, 2017

MELBOURNE, Fla., June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Fit Pay, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD) and a provider of payment, credential management, and authentication platform services, today announced that is providing payment capabilities for, Token, a biometric identity ring that streamlines the process of authentication throughout your day. Token is available for presale now at… Read More »

RuPay launches contactless NFC prepaid cards

By | June 26, 2017

The National Payments Corporation of India’s (NPCI) card network RuPay has launched a contactless prepaid NFC card. Recently, it launched a contactless card for the Ahmedabad Smart City project in association with ICICI Bank and Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. It also launched similar prepaid contactless cards for the Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) and Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) in association with… Read More »

Octopus makes move into online payment

By | June 23, 2017

Payments for shopping, donations and bills can now be settled with Octopus card over the internet following the launch of a new app. The app combines three side products of the Octopus card – Octopus O! ePay, Octopus app and the Octopus Mobile SIM – and aims to provide customers with a new payment experience, the company said.… Read More »

Visa Presents Payment Innovations in Russia for Confederations Cup

By | June 23, 2017

KAZAN, Russia – Visa presented its innovations for “contactless” payment during the Confederations Cup in Russia, where thousands of fans will be able to make their transactions more conveniently, quickly and safely than ever before. “These innovations will allow transactions to be made in a matter of seconds, and not only at the stadiums but also in daily… Read More »

UK – First Bus To Roll Out Contactless Payment Across Aberdeen Buses

By | June 22, 2017

A bus company has become the first in the North-east to offer a contactless payment scheme – meaning Aberdonians will no longer have to rummage in their pockets for exact change. First Aberdeen has unveiled its plans to offer passengers the choice of using their contactless bank cards on its vehicles. Andrew Jarvis, managing director of First Bus… Read More »

Czech Republic Becoming A World Leader In Contactless Payment For Public Transportation

By | June 22, 2017

The Czech Republic is undergoing a revolution in the way passengers pay for public transportation services, writes news site idnes.cz. Around 2,000 bus and tram services now enable ticket payments to be made using a contactless card. And that number is set to continue to grow, says Petr Zlámalík, of Mastercard Advisors, the professional services arm of card… Read More »

ABN AMRO tests contactless payment with wearables

By | June 22, 2017

ABN AMRO is the first bank to enable clients to make payments directly from their current accounts using a wearable. A select group of users is currently testing various wearables, including a special Kerv ring (photo) and a watch with NFC technology (Near Field Communication). The test users will be able to use these wearables to make contactless… Read More »