Garanti Bank to launch NFC and QR payments in Romania
Swedish mobile payment specialist Seamless has partnered with Turkey's Garanti Bank to launch its Seqr NFC and QR payments platform in Romania — and plans to launch the service in the UK later this year.
Starting as a QR code based payment service in late 2011, Seqr was expanded to include support for NFC tag-based payments in April this year and will be offering both options when the service is launched in a few weeks time.
Peter Fredell, CEO of Seamless, told NFC World: "Since introducing NFC as well as QR code payments, we now always roll both options out to merchants. We have done pilots with the bank in some large retail chains for six months now and the service will be commercially launched in a few weeks.