Focus Taiwan – NFCW https://www.nfcw.com B2B news, analysis and educational resources on the latest trends and technologies in payments, transit ticketing, near field communication (NFC) and contactless, and beyond Mon, 04 Feb 2019 21:45:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7.2 https://www.nfcw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/cropped-nfcw-favicon-white-32x32.png Focus Taiwan – NFCW https://www.nfcw.com 32 32 37289602 Line Pay tops mobile payments adoption poll in Taiwan https://www.nfcw.com/2018/02/06/356410/line-pay-tops-mobile-payments-adoption-poll-taiwan/ Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:17:56 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=56410 “25.2% of respondents who used mobile payment systems favoured Line Pay, ahead of Apple Pay provided by Apple Inc which was used by 17.9% of those surveyed. The survey found Jko Pay provided by Taiwan’s Jkos Network Co came in third, taking a 10.9% share, followed by Android Pay operated by Google Inc with 9.9% […]

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Taiwan to provide mobile payment adoption incentives https://www.nfcw.com/2018/01/10/356130/taiwan-provide-mobile-payment-adoption-incentives/ Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:15:29 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=56130 “Premier Lai Ching-te on Tuesday urged government agencies to earmark spending to subsidize transaction fees in a way that makes the use of mobile payments for in-store purchases more attractive to consumers… The government has set itself the target of 90% of mobile phone users using mobile payments by 2025, a major increase from the […]

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CTBC aims to be one of first banks to provide Android Pay services https://www.nfcw.com/2017/05/19/352526/ctbc-aims-one-first-banks-provide-android-pay-services/ Fri, 19 May 2017 11:23:25 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=52526 Focus Taiwan — “CTBC Bank is among the Taiwanese banks gearing up to provide Android Pay services, which could be launched in the local market in June. Other candidates for the new service include First Commercial Bank and Bank SinoPac.”

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Taiwan banks get Apple Pay approval https://www.nfcw.com/2017/03/06/350675/taiwan-banks-get-apple-pay-approval/ Mon, 06 Mar 2017 10:31:21 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=50675 Seven banks in Taiwan have been granted permission by the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) to support Apple Pay, Focus Taiwan reports. The banks include Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank, Cathay United Bank, E Sun Commercial Bank, Taishin International Bank, CTBC Bank, First Commercial Bank and Union Bank of Taiwan. The mobile payment service is expected to […]

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Line Pay expands to Taiwan https://www.nfcw.com/2015/08/26/337259/line-pay-expands-to-taiwan/ Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:07:15 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=37259 Japanese instant messaging giant Line has released an initial list of Taiwanese stores at which its mobile payment service Line Pay can be used. “The Line Pay digital wallet can pay for purchases starting Wednesday in nearly 30 local stores, mostly online merchants such as ET Mall, beauty brand 86 Shop, online bookstore Kingstone and […]

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Far EasTone brings low-cost NFC phone to Taiwan https://www.nfcw.com/2013/07/11/324935/far-eastone-brings-low-cost-nfc-phone-to-taiwan/ Thu, 11 Jul 2013 15:17:09 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=24935 Mobile network operator Far EasTone has teamed with Vodafone to launch a low-cost Android NFC smartphone in Taiwan in preparation for its NFC payments pilot later this year. Far EasTone has already purchased some 10,000 units of the Vodafone Smart III handset, reports Focus Taiwan, which will retail at NT$4,990 (US$166) when it goes on […]

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Far EasTone to pilot NFC payments in Taiwan https://www.nfcw.com/2013/06/13/324605/far-eastone-to-launch-nfc-service-in-taiwan/ Thu, 13 Jun 2013 18:04:42 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=24605 Far EasTone, Taiwan’s third largest mobile network operator, is to begin testing NFC mobile payments during the third quarter of 2013, in cooperation with Far Eastern International Bank and MasterCard. A second phase of the project is then expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2013. This will bring in more local banks and […]

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iPhone 5S to include NFC and fingerprint security? https://www.nfcw.com/2013/03/11/322991/iphone-5s-to-include-nfc-and-fingerprint-security/ Mon, 11 Mar 2013 17:46:02 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=22991 Reports from Taiwan suggest that local firm Chipbond has won a major contract from Apple to build components for a forthcoming iPhone 5S. “iPhone 5S will also feature NFC (near field communication) fingerprint recognition technology, with Chipbond as the main supplier of fingerprint identification chip,” says national news agency Focus Taiwan. Apple agreed to buy fingerprint and secure solutions […]

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HTC to enter payments market? https://www.nfcw.com/2012/06/18/316255/htc-enter-payments-market/ Mon, 18 Jun 2012 08:29:18 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=16255 Phone maker HTC is set to announce a mobile payments partnership with Taiwan’s Cathay United Bank, transportation card issuer EasyCard and MasterCard, according to Taiwan’s Central News Agency. “The PayPass card will become Taiwan’s first innovation to integrate the functions of a credit card and an EasyCard into a micro-sized memory card, enabling mobile payments […]

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HTC NFC phone to go on sale in China https://www.nfcw.com/2011/08/10/39001/htc-nfc-phone-to-go-on-sale-in-china/ https://www.nfcw.com/2011/08/10/39001/htc-nfc-phone-to-go-on-sale-in-china/#comments Wed, 10 Aug 2011 08:28:30 +0000 http://www.nearfieldcommunicationsworld.com/?p=9001 The HTC Stunning, the company's first NFC phone, will be launched in China in September via a deal with payments network China UnionPay.

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