Advanced secure-chip testing expert, Fime, has been accredited by Visa to deliver Visa Mobile Payment Application (VMPA) testing.
This extends FIME's existing Visa payment card and terminal testing portfolio to also include the validation of a Visa payment application on a secure element (SE).
VMPA is a secure applet that resides in the SE and transforms an NFC phone into a payment device, enabling consumers to pay for low cost goods and services by 'waving' their smartphone in front of a contactless payment terminal.
FIME has been accredited by Visa to validate the VMPA application on all SE form factors including microSD, UICC and embedded SE.
Stephanie El Rhomri, NFC & Payments Vendor Business Line Manager at FIME, adds: "We are witnessing increasing demand for mobile payment testing from our customers, who are looking to capitalise on the many opportunities this advancing technology offers. It is important to FIME that we meet these needs and deliver a comprehensive portfolio of testing services to support the evolution of the mobile payments landscape. We are therefore delighted to build on our Visa accreditations and offer VMPA test services."