MIFARE product based beep™ Card now used for Payment at FamilyMart Stores 19. April 2017

AF Payments Inc., the company behind the contactless payment cards, beep™ cards in the Philippines, added micropayment capabilities. The popular cards commonly used for transport ticketing in the Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 1 and 2, Manila Metro Train Transit System Line 3 and popular city bus routes, can now be used to pay at the FamilyMart convenience store chain, which is the second largest chain of 24-hour convenience stores in the world.

According to Peter Maher, AF Payments Inc.’s President and CEO, since the card’s launch, more than three million beep™ cards have been sold, accumulating more than four billion Philippine peso (PHP) in transactions with 18 million taps in a single month (March 2017).

“We chose MIFARE® DESFire® as the platform for our beep™ card because we had a bigger picture in our mind when kicking off beep™ card for transport ticketing. Now with FamilyMart allowing cashless transactions, we are convinced that it was the right choice to provide people living in and coming to Manila a convenient contactless and cashless experience even beyond transport ticketing,” said Peter Maher from AFPI.

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