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    News stories featuring BBVA:

    BBVA reports more than 1m downloads of HCE mobile wallet app

    November 13th, 2015

    More than one million consumers have downloaded BBVA’s host card emulation (HCE) mobile wallet since it launched in June 2014. The Spanish banking group is now expanding the service to Turkey and expects more than… More

    SumUp raises €10m in funding

    August 27th, 2015

    European mPOS company SumUp has announced €10m (US$11.2m) in funding from investors including BBVA Ventures and Groupon, taking the company’s funding total to €50m. SumUp plans to use the investment to increase its footprint into 15 countries, roll out its payment platform that encompasses a payments gateway, in-house hardware and operations systems, and to support the development of new services.

    BBVA adds card controls to mobile wallet

    June 1st, 2015

    Spanish bank BBVA has updated its BBVA Wallet app, allowing customers to use their mobile phone to limit plastic cards for ecommerce or ATM withdrawals, as well as turning cards ‘on’ and ‘off’ at any time. “The new version turns our customers’ smartphones into a remote control to do whatever they want with their cards,” says BBVA’s Mehmet Sezgin.

    Visa prepares to launch HCE services with multiple banks

    March 9th, 2015

    Visa is to launch NFC payments services based on host card emulation with “several leading financial institutions around the world” in the coming months, with BBVA and Cuscal already live. Others coming soon include Banco… More

    BBVA reports 250,000 mobile wallet users

    September 2nd, 2014

    Spain-based banking group BBVA has signed up 250,000 customers for its BBVA Wallet service and is to expand availability to the US, Mexico and Chile this year. The wallet includes support for host card emulation… More

    Visa Inc abandons digital wallet ambitions, Visa Europe to continue investing

    July 17th, 2014

    Visa Inc is replacing its V.me digital wallet service with Visa Checkout, a new payment service that enables consumers in the US, Canada and Australia to pay for goods online, on any device, in “just… More

    BBVA launches NFC payments based on Visa HCE specifications

    June 30th, 2014

    BBVA has become the first bank to launch a commercial NFC payments service that makes use of Visa’s cloud-based payments specifications. Customers in Spain with an Android NFC handset can use host card emulation (HCE)… More

    Bank of America adds V.me

    November 29th, 2012

    Bank of America has joined a fast growing list of banks announcing support for Visa’s V.me digital wallet service. Last month Visa unveiled details of fifty US banks that will promote V.me to their customers. BBVA in Spain and RBS in the UK have also signed up for the service.

    MasterCard enters the mobile wallet market

    May 9th, 2012

    The payments network has announced PayPass Wallet Services, a digital wallet platform that will support NFC. Eighteen financial institutions, American Airlines and bookseller Barnes & Noble are among those who have signed up for the service. More

    Spanish banks prepare Barcelona and Madrid for mobile payments

    January 12th, 2012

    La Caixa is to equip all its 17,000 retail points-of-sale in Barcelona with contactless POS terminals while BBVA and Bankia are converting 7,000 points-of-sale in central Madrid, with the aim of paving the way for NFC mobile payments. More

    Telefonica staff to test NFC payments and access control

    April 1st, 2011

    Up to 12,500 staff at Telefónica España will be given the chance to make mobile payments in shops and use NFC to access buildings and parking, the mobile network operator has announced. In the first… More

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