MasterCard and ANZ have launched a pilot that will introduce NFC-enabled mobile payments to retail locations across New Zealand.
The trial involves a select group of ANZ staff equipped with either a contactless PayPass sticker or a microSD memory card, which can be coupled with a mobile phone to enable MasterCard PayPass payments.
According to MasterCard, the sticker can be attached to any type of phone, while the memory card can only be inserted into Blackberry devices.
The technology will allow participants to make purchases of up to about $65 by simply tapping the mobile device in front any MasterCard PayPass terminal.
ANZ says they will roll out PayPass enabled terminals in major merchant locations starting in July, including Hell Pizza, St Pierre’s Sushi and Corporate Cabs, with more to come over the next few months. These retailers will join Westpac Stadium and Eden Park, which were the first retail locations to introduce the technology in New Zealand.