Visa saunters down the runway with Fashion Week partnership

Visa this past week announced a new relationship with New York Fashion Week that will enable consumers to experience new ways to pay, including tapping to pay with contactless cards and devices, throughout the on-site experience at NFYW this month,...

Australian mobile loyalty platform teams with Visa

Australia-based mobile loyalty platform PokitPal has announced a partnership with Visa to roll out a scheme that will offer instant rewards, including cashback, to all Visa cardholders across the country, according to a press release. Starting in October, PokitPal will...

Visa notes progress with US EMV transition

Visa released June EMV statistics showing that the network continues to make progress on EMV migration in the U.S. According to a Visa press release: Card counterfeit fraud losses have been reduced 75 percent at EMV-enabled merchant locations since the...

Nigeria's Paystack scores $8M in latest funding round from Stripe, Visa, Tencent

Stripe, Visa and Tencent have contributed to a series A funding round for Paystack, a Nigerian-based company that specializes in providing merchants with online payment options. Paystack raised $8 million in this round, according to multiple reports. Tencent also had...

Visa invests in Japan's Paidy, a post-pay credit provider

Japan's Paidy, an instantly-issued post-pay credit provider, has announced an investment from Visa as part of the company's Series C funding, according to a press release. Paidy is Japan's first instantly-issued post-pay credit service for e-commerce consumers. The two companies...

The time is now for banks to issue contactless cards

The time is now for banks to issue contactless cards

A recent study from A.T. Kearney urges FIs en masse to begin issuing contactless cards now that merchants have the necessary payment terminals and consumers are more aware of the “tap,” thanks to NFC-enabled mobile payments.

Visa study touts digital's importance to small merchants

Visa and a consortium of industry organizations have released Digital Transformation of SMBs: The Future of Commerce, a look at the opportunities and challenges faced by small and medium size business owners in an increasingly digital world. The report provides...

MoneyGram to integrate Visa Direct service for international transfers

Visa and MoneyGram have announced a strategic agreement intended to modernize and digitize the process of sending and receiving money overseas. Using Visa Direct, Visa's real-time push payments platform, the agreement will enable secure cross border remittances, according to a...

Visa brings digital loyalty program to partner banks in Latin America, Caribbean

Visa has launched Visa Loyalty Solutions, a digital points redemption platform available to all issuing banks in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a press release. Visa said the loyalty program offers consumers more than a quarter of a...

Visa touts contactless payments at World Cup venues

Approximately one in every five (17 percent) purchases with Visa cards at World Cup soccer matches in Russia used contactless payment technology, including smartphones, bracelets and rings, according to a press release from the card network. Within the stadiums the...

Wirecard partners with Visa to drive digital financial technology

Wirecard and Visa this week announced they have signed a partnership agreement to collaborate on new products in the field of digital financial technology, according to a press release. Wirecard said that by combining its digital payment platform with Visa's...

Visa European outage makes for some fun Twitter chatter

Visa made a compelling (and ironic) case for cash over the weekend, when the network when down over a large swath of Europe and the U.K. on Friday just before the lunch hour. The VisaNewsEurope Twitter account reported that: We...

Visa makes strategic investment in Latin American mobile payments company YellowPepper

Visa last week announced a strategic investment in YellowPepper, a mobile payments company in Latin America, to help accelerate innovation in digital payment technology. Visa said the YellowPepper investment is the first such one for it in the region and...

PayPal, Visa expand strategic partnership into Canada for digital, mobile payments

Visa and PayPal are expanding their strategic partnership in Canada to accelerate the adoption of secure, reliable and convenient digital and mobile payments for consumers and merchants in Canada, according to a press release. The two companies are already collaborating...

14 companies join Visa's Ready for Transit program

Visa has signed 14 new technology companies, from across 10 countries, as part of its Visa Ready for Transit program, according to a press release. The program works with companies whose technology products are accelerating commuting with contactless payments, which...

Allianz, Visa, Wirecard partner on mobile payment and loyalty app, Allianz Prime

Allianz Partners, Visa and Wirecard have launched a mobile payment called Allianz Prime, according to a press release. Allianz Prime users will be able to make secure mobile transactions at all contactless enabled terminals worldwide. Starting today, the app will be tested in Italy, involving a sample of Allianz customers.

Mobile payments prompt retailers, card networks to innovate

Mobile payments prompt retailers, card networks to innovate

Karen Katz, former president and CEO of Neiman Marcus Group, and Visa CEO Alfred Kelly shared insight, expectations and strategy during a panel talk at the NRF Big Show in January on boosting the retail mobile commerce customer experience.

Visa brings CyberSource Token Management Service to clients worldwide

Visa has introduced a product called Token Management Service, which is designed to unify management and secure customer payment data, according to a press release. Visa said the service enables an integrated view of payment preferences and behaviors across a...

Visa hawks its wares at PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games

Visa hawks its wares at PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games

Visa's wearables initiative at the PyeongChang Games continued to illustrate how the card networks have acted more like technology companies than ever before as the payments industry continues to evolve.

Visa, Dynamics aim to provide a more "intelligent" payment card

Visa and Dynamics have unveiled the Dynamics Wallet Card, which the companies describe as a connected payment card that has the ability to access multiple card accounts, and has a programmable on-card display that enables account information, such as alerts...

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