Tap-to-pay is popular in the Nordics in the retail space. Helsinki Regional Transport (HSL) wanted to respond to demand for the same effortless payment experience on public transport. By introducing contactless EMV payments, it aimed to make using public transport simpler for residents and tourists.
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HSL selected Littlepay to bring multimodal contactless EMV fare collection to Finland’s capital Helsinki and other cities. Nets, a leading European payment provider, was integrated to Littlepay’s platform to provide acquiring services. Each city selected pre-integrated payment readers of their choice.
Bilbobus saw tap-to-pay as a way to boost passengers’ confidence in using public transport during the pandemic. It wanted a simple, cost-effective way to introduce contactless EMV fare collection, which would slot into the account based ticketing system provided by Masabi and Gertek.
Masabi teamed up with Littlepay to create an ‘out of the box’ solution for accepting contactless EMV fare payments. Masabi’s Justride validators and account based ticketing (ABT) back-office were integrated with Littlepay’s payment platform. ‘Littlepay Ready’ partner Elavon provides acquiring services.
Transportes Intermodais do Porto (TIP) and Andante, Porto’s intermodal ticketing system, wanted Porto to become the first city in Portugal to introduce contactless EMV transit payments. The open loop system integrated with existing infrastructure, while remaining adaptable to future technologies.
TIP and Andante partnered with Littlepay as the transit payment processor. Littlepay integrated with Cybersource (a Visa solution) to connect to Portugal’s largest acquirer, Unicre. A further integration to Card4B’s AFC back office allowed synchronisation with Andante’s fare system.