payment cards use near field communications instead of traditional swiping
methods. Contactless payments in Finland are
in their infancy but gradually are being
accepted by the public. The Lounaskortti
voucher, a benefit for employees used to buy
meals, will re-launch at the end of 2012 in a
contactless card format and banks such as
OP-Pohjola Group are shipping new debit cards with contactless technology.
Although many terminals in Finland do not accept contactless cards, forecasts
predict 200,000 terminals will handle the cards by 2015.
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