StarHub, in collaboration with DBS, EZ-Link and MasterCard, has launched its near field communication (NFC) app SmartWallet, a seamless and secure digital wallet service, in Singapore. StarHub, DBS and EZ-Link are part of the consortium which received Info-communications Development Authority of Singapore’s (IDA) NFC Call for Collaboration award in October 2011, to develop an interoperable mobile NFC infrastructure and mobile payment services in the city-state.
StarHub’s SmartWallet will allow its mobile customers to enjoy the convenience of using three contactless payment cards on an NFC enabled smartphone: DBS One.Tap, NFC ez-link purse and NFC FEVO Pre-paid MasterCard.
“Singapore ranks first among 34 countries in the MasterCard Mobile Payment Readiness Index, an indication that the foundation is firmly in place for mobile payments to take off,” said Julienne Loh, vice president and country manager, Singapore, MasterCard Worldwide. “With MasterCard PayPass on mobile devices in Singapore, cardholders can look forward to enjoying the benefits of contactless mobile payments.”
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