Cathay United Bank in Taiwan has revealed a partnership with G&D to rollout an NFC payments project on the Taipei Metro and bus network.
The project is using NFC SWP microSD cards from Giesecke & Devrient Flash Solutions, which bank users can pop into their smartphones, so they can make contactless payments in shops of in public transit around Taipei.
The bank is providing the project’s participants with the microSD card and with the HTC Incredible device, which is NFC enabled.
The microSD card is compliant with PayPass standards and can be used as a contactless transit card for the Taipei buses and metro networks.
Users simply need to wave their devices over the reader at the gates, merchant stores or aboard buses.