News stories featuring Visa Europe and NFC:
February 27th, 2013
"This solution allows the financial institution to 100% independently define its business model, thus solving the current barriers we are facing with current SE-based NFC solutions," Carlos Alberto Pérez Lafuente, director of innovation for e-strategy and management at Bankinter, has told NFC World.
February 25th, 2013
The handset maker and payments network have announced a plan to pre-load Visa's payWave applet on embedded secure elements in "selected" next generation Samsung devices — potentially enabling banks to offer NFC payments without any involvement from the mobile network operators.
February 18th, 2013
3,500 delegates attending this year's Mobile World Congress will be offered a Sony NFC phone they can use to make payments across the Fira Gran Via venue, at 16,000 Barcelona merchants and in 700 taxis equipped to accept NFC payments.
January 16th, 2013
"The year ahead will see us putting mobile contactless payments into consumers' hands and introducing digital wallets on a mass scale," says Peter Ayliffe, chief executive of Visa Europe, as the payments network predicts there will be 40 mobile contactless payments issuers in Europe in 2013.
December 3rd, 2012
The Spanish bank is to issue contactless TAP Visa stickers in Barcelona, and expects some 200,000 to be in use by the time the city hosts the Mobile World Congress in February.
November 28th, 2012
The UK's RBS Group is currently testing Visa's V.me digital wallet ahead of a full rollout in 2013. RBS' Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest banks are also working with Visa Europe on an NFC...
October 3rd, 2012
The UK's Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest banks, both part of RBS group, have launched TouchPay, an NFC payments service first announced in July. The service uses iCarte add-ons for Apple iPhone 4 and...
September 24th, 2012
The Austrian bank's CardMobile service allows low value transactions to be aggregated, removing the need for each transaction to be authorised individually while still keeping a full audit trail of purchases made.
September 19th, 2012
"The response has been extremely positive and our priority now is on turning that enthusiasm into commercial mobile payment deployments across Europe," says Visa's Mary Carol Harris, adding that "we recognise that the journey is a marathon, not a sprint."
August 29th, 2012
Two thousand customers who purchase a Samsung Galaxy S III are to be the first Czech consumers to take part in a commercial NFC payments service, offered by carrier Telefonica in conjunction with Komerční Banka, Visa Europe and Samsung.
July 24th, 2012
ING Bank Slaski is to conduct a twelve month NFC payments trial in Poland. The two hundred pilot testers, all employees of Bank Slaski or its partners Visa Europe and Oberthur, will use BlackBerry NFC...
July 6th, 2012
Telefónica Digital has appointed Visa Europe as its preferred mobile payments partner for its O2 and Movistar networks in Europe in a deal described as "a wide ranging strategic partnership to drive new business opportunities...
May 9th, 2012
The payments network and the phone maker will be issuing limited edition Samsung Galaxy S III handsets loaded with a Visa NFC payments app to athletes and other VIPs during the London 2012 Games.
April 30th, 2012
"Our intention is that V.me will ultimately be able to incorporate any or all of our new payment technologies, allowing our members to deliver the best possible payments experience whether face-to-face, online or in a mobile environment," says Visa Europe's Mariano Dima.
April 26th, 2012
Amid on-going delays for the UK mobile network operators' Project Oscar NFC joint venture, O2 has moved ahead with the launch of a mobile wallet that offers a suite of payments and marketing services to any mobile phone user, regardless of the carrier they get their mobile service from — with NFC to arrive later.
February 27th, 2012
The telecoms giant, which has 400m customers in more than thirty countries, is working with Visa to introduce a global Vodafone Mobile Wallet. Subscribers in Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Turkey and the UK will be the first to get the new service, beginning this financial year.
February 22nd, 2012
The bank has partnered with Visa Europe for a limited commercial NFC payments rollout, using iPhone 4 and 4S handsets equipped with Wireless Dynamics' iCarte accessory.
February 1st, 2012
Visa Europe is in discussion with banks in Romania with a view to introducing NFC payments, possibly as soon as this year, Catalin Cretu, the payments network's country manager for Romania, has told local business...
January 24th, 2012
Over half the spending put through Visa in Europe in 2020 will be via a mobile device, predicts the payments company. The forecast is based on new figures which show spend on Visa cards in...
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.
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