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National NFC Wallet for Austria

Today a consortium out of MNOs (T-Mobile, Drei), Banks (Erste Bank, Raiffeisen), Card Issuers (Card Complete, Paylife) and Acquirer announced the “Mobile Wallet Austria” NFC-Initiative in order to create an open, nationwide standard for mobile wallets. With this mobile wallet consumers are able to pay contactless with their mobile phones and subsequently to use special offers like loyalty cards, vouchers and coupons at the Point of Sale by a simple touch. At least this is the basic idea that is behind the concept.



4 Million MasterCard paypass cards in 2013 for Austria

Today Rainer Schamberger, CEO of Austrias largest card issuing supporter Payment Services Austria (PSA), announced the rollout of 4 Million contactless debit cards. The cards are based on MasterCard Maestro Scheme using MasterCard paypass for contactless transactions.



NFC Working group Austria founded

On Sept. 17th, 2012 officially the NFC working group Austria („NFC Arbeitskreis Österreich“) was founded as part of the Chamber of Commerce, Austria. Telcos, Banks and Services provides decided to create this working group to standardize the processes required to bring NFC services in Austria to the market.



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