Tag Archives: Visa

Visa Drives Payment Innovation in Hong Kong

By | September 8, 2017

HONG KONG, Sept. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Visa is committed to enhancing contactless payment experience and security, and to the advancement of mobile payment ecosystem in Hong Kong.  Backed by a tech-savvy society with a high percentage of electronic payment in term of the total personal consumption expenditures in Hong Kong (65.5 percent)[2], Visa’s contactless in face-to-face transactions ratio has tripled in the past… Read More »

Visa Inc. Appoints Charlotte Hogg as Chief Executive Officer of the Company’s European Operations

By | September 7, 2017

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep. 7, 2017– Visa (NYSE:V) announced today it has appointed Charlotte Hogg as the new executive vice president and chief executive officer for its European operations, effective October 1, 2017. Ms. Hogg will report to Visa’s chief executive officer, Al Kelly, and Visa Europe Limited (VEL) board chairman, Gary Hoffman. Ms. Hogg will join the VEL board… Read More »

Visa Enables On the Go Payments With the New Fitbit Ionic

By | August 28, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Visa (NYSE:V) today announced it is enabling Visa payments on Fitbit’s first smartwatch – Fitbit Ionic™. Eligible cardholders of participating banks will be able to make payments with Fitbit Pay™, Fitbit’s new payment function, when available. With Fitbit Pay, Visa and Fitbit are meeting demand amongst the majority of wearable owners who, according to the recent… Read More »

Foreign cards on horizon, may woo Chinese users

By | August 8, 2017

Foreign debit and credit card companies face a long fight with local electronic payment market leader UnionPay as industry supervision is still evolving and customer needs are diverse, experts said.   US card network Visa has applied for a license from China’s central bank to operate in the Chinese market, it said in an email on Friday. MasterCard,… Read More »

Visa and PayPal Extend Partnership to Europe

By | July 18, 2017

Enhances the online, in-app and in store payment experience for consumers in Europe Enables PayPal in Europe to issue Visa accounts LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Visa (NYSE:V) and PayPal (Nasdaq: PYPL) today announced an extension of their strategic partnership to Europe. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here:http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170718005973/en/ The two companies are already collaborating in the U.S. and Asia Pacific to accelerate the adoption of secure and convenient… Read More »

Visa Presents Payment Innovations in Russia for Confederations Cup

By | June 23, 2017

KAZAN, Russia – Visa presented its innovations for “contactless” payment during the Confederations Cup in Russia, where thousands of fans will be able to make their transactions more conveniently, quickly and safely than ever before. “These innovations will allow transactions to be made in a matter of seconds, and not only at the stadiums but also in daily… Read More »

Nearly 9 in 10 Singaporeans prefer to pay by card or mobile wallet than cash: Visa survey

By | May 16, 2017

SINGAPORE – A big majority of Singaporeans prefer making payments electronically over using cash, a new poll has found. According to the survey conducted by Visa, 87 per cent of Singaporeans prefer to make electronic payments instead of using cash. This is up 11 per cent from the previous year’s survey and also represents the highest preference for… Read More »

Visa’s New Contactless Payment Card is a Pair of Sunglasses

By | March 14, 2017

Visa announced today that it will be starting a new pilot program of contactless payment-enabled sunglasses. The glasses, pictured above, appear to be a regular pair of shades — with the addition of a small contactless card that allows the sunglasses to work as a contactless payment method. The pilot program will take place at the World Surf… Read More »