Press releases

Cash is a Ghost of Christmas Past

Cash is a Ghost of Christmas Past

Nov 29, 2016 00:01 GMT
• More than £2bn spent on Visa cards during Black Friday • Online Visa...

Apple Pay Now Available to Millions of French Visa Cardholders

Apple Pay Now Available to Millions of French Visa Cardholders

Jul 19, 2016 09:31 BST
Today, Visa announced that Visa debit and credit cardholders from French banks Banque P...

Apple Pay Now Available to Visa Cardholders in Switzerland

Apple Pay Now Available to Visa Cardholders in Switzerland

Jul 07, 2016 11:21 BST
Visa Inc. announced today that around 1 million Visa cardholders in Switzerland now hav...

Europeans “touched to pay” three billion times in the last 12 months – cementing contactless payments’ growing popularity

Europeans “touched to pay” three billion times in the last 12 months – cementing contactless payments’ growing popularity

May 11, 2016 00:01 BST
• 1-in-5 in-person Visa-processed card payments are now contactless • 3 billion contac...

Consumers embrace £30 limit as higher value spend drives new contactless behaviour across the UK

Consumers embrace £30 limit as higher value spend drives new contactless behaviour across the UK

Apr 04, 2016 00:00 BST
• Contactless transactions over £20 grew at more than double the rate of those under £2...

Swatch partners with Visa for pay-by-the wrist contactless payments

Swatch partners with Visa for pay-by-the wrist contactless payments

Nov 30, 2015 07:00 GMT
Swatch SA and Visa Inc. together with Visa Europe have signed an agreement giving eligi...

Visa Europe unveils a vision for the future of wearable payments, in collaboration with Central Saint Martins

Visa Europe unveils a vision for the future of wearable payments, in collaboration with Central Saint Martins

Sep 24, 2015 00:00 BST
Visa Europe has teamed up with renowned art and design institution, Central Saint Marti...

The contactless transaction threshold increases to £30 today. Visa Europe welcomes this new threshold increase and believes it will be the most significant to date.

The contactless transaction threshold increases to £30 today. Visa Europe welcomes this new threshold increase and believes it will be the most significant to date.

Sep 01, 2015 08:00 BST
• The increase to £30 could affect approximately 3 million Visa transactions a day, fo...

1 billion Visa contactless purchases made in last year

1 billion Visa contactless purchases made in last year

Jul 06, 2015 00:00 BST
1.1 billion contactless transactions made by Visa cardholders across Europe in the last...