V.me by Visa, the first pan-European digital wallet service to be offered by banks and financial institutions, is now live in the UK, France, Spain and Poland.
Nationwide has become the first UK financial institution to roll out Visa's V.me digital wallet for online shopping.
The nation's ongoing love affair with online shopping will deepen on Monday 2nd December 2013 when it is predicted that online transactions will top 7.7 million, up 16% on 2012, making it the busiest day of the year for ecommerce, according to Visa Europe.
As a major step towards EMV migration in Pakistan, the country's largest bank, HBL, has started issuing EMV Visa Debit Card. IRIS Switch has also been upgraded to support acquiring of Visa EMV cards on the bank's multi-vendor ATM network.
Vodafone announced today the launch of its mobile wallet service that will enable customers to make a wide range of everyday transactions with a simple wave or touch of their smartphone.
Visa has announced a strategic alliance with global prepaid processor i2c, Inc., affirming its commitment to the growing prepaid market in Asia-Pacific, Central Europe, Middle East & Africa (APCEMEA).
Visa and V PAY contactless payments are possible in all German department stores of GALERIA Kaufhof including the Sportarena stores and DINEA restaurants as of immediately.
Visa has poached Rajat Taneja from video games outfit Electronic Arts as its new executive vice president of technology.
Tieto and OTP Bank have together implemented a new payment card authorization system with high availability.
In a marketing gimmick ahead of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, commuters on Moscow's subway can now pay for their journeys using a new currency - squats.
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