Telenor to introduce NFC mobile wallet to Norway

  • Posted by Nicole Muller
  • August 1, 2013 11:13:48 AM BST
Norwegian telecommunications firm Telenor has announced it will officially launch its NFC mobile wallet later this year.

The ‘Valou’ wallet was created in conjunction with banking group DNB, and will be available to consumers from the third quarter of 2013 onwards. The wallet recently underwent a successful trial amongst 200 Telenor customers throughout the country, so it is hoped that the wider introduction of the service will also prove popular.

The news follows the launch of a similar NFC wallet in Romania, with the country’s ING Bank making its ING Pay service accessible to customers earlier this week. Available to those with an iPhone 4, 4S or a Samsung Galaxy handset, the app will allow users to make contactless payments at any Visa PayWave terminal.