The six companies involved in an NFC pilot in Switzerland have deemed the three month test a success as 90% of those participating said they liked the new technology because it was convenient and easy to use. The same percentage also said they would use the technology when it became commercially available.
Credit Suisse, PostFinance, SIX Multipay, Swisscard, Swisscom and Visa Europe participated in the trial that lasted from September to November last year. Employees of Credit Suisse, Swisscard and SIX Multipay were able to use their NFC-enabled phones in company restaurants. Aim of the pilot was to test the technical and operating feasibility of contactless payments.
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