LogicaCMG reports Dutch m-payments trial

LogicaCMG reports Dutch m-payments trial

LogicaCMG is teaming with Dutch supermarket chain C1000 to launch pilot trials of a mobile debit payment system that will enable shoppers to use NFC-enabled handsets instead of plastic debit cards to pay for purchases.

Around 100 customers will initially participate in a six month trial of the wireless debit system at a C1000 branch in Molenaarsgraaf, near Rotterdam.

Dutch financial services firm Rabobank is supporting the pilot along with KPN, NXP Semiconductors and RFID Platform Nederland.

Shoppers will be able to pay for purchases by holding their mobile phone next to an NFC reader at the checkout and entering their individual PINs. Purchases are debited to bank accounts.

LogicaCMG says the system also allows bottle deposit refunds to be stored on the phone.

Gerben Mak, innovation director for LogicaCMG in the Netherlands, says: "The initial reception has been positive and we believe that European consumers could benefit from the convenient retail experience currently being enjoyed in this small town."

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