Visa expands Fintech Fast Track in Europe; accelerates new ways to pay and be paid
Visa’s Fintech Fast Track programme is designed to enable the next generation of fintechs to join Visa’s network and build innovative digital commerce experiences for consumers and merchants Fast Track programme grows 360% year-over-year, and supports the creation of payment innovations like digital wallets, Business to Business (B2B) and digital currency payments
Visa Fintech Partner Connect launches in Europe to enable next generation of digital payment experiences
- New programme set to transform availability of market-leading digital payment innovations to Visa’s clients - Solutions available through Visa’s partnerships with fintechs at the forefront of payment technology - Fintech Partner Connect will support new ways for businesses and consumers to seamlessly and securely pay, get paid, send money and more.
Visa Tap to Phone Transforms Payment Acceptance for Sellers Worldwide
As the world increasingly turns to digital payments amidst COVID-19, a simple mobile app can help millions of sellers worldwide quickly and securely accept contactless payments, while improving the checkout experience for customers. After piloting Visa Tap to Phone over the past year, Visa (NYSE:V) today announced product availability in more than 15 markets.
500 million additional touch-free Visa payments as European contactless limits increase
Visa today announced that it has processed more than half a billion additional touch-free payments, where previously consumers would have needed to use a PIN pad, since contactless limits were increased in more than 29 countries across Europe.
Swipe Up Shopping: Social spending sweeps the nation
Making the swipe: Social media accounts for one in four online purchases Here to stay: A fifth (17%) of Brits have Swiped Up to shop Late night swipe: 13% have purchased an item after midnight
Miracle on the high street: Local loyalty to keep small business hopes afloat
• Three in four shoppers (76%) admit local high streets need support while four in five (80%) are shopping with local small businesses as much or more frequently since lockdown lifted, both in person and online • Despite this support, the next three months are crucial to the survival of two fifths (42%) of small businesses
Visa and Vipps team up to accelerate mobile payments in Europe
• Visa clients in Europe can now take advantage of the Vipps digital wallet platform • More consumers in Europe will be able to use their mobile devices to pay in-store or online, to send and receive money, and better manage their payment accounts • Partnership demonstrates Visa’s commitment to offer seamless payment experiences beyond the card
Statement from Visa
CenturyLink confirmed at 4.12PM BST that it had resolved an issue which caused widespread, global internet issues impacting many services earlier today. As a result, some Visa cardholders may have experienced issues using their Visa cards. [TIME: 16:35 BST, 30th August 2020]
Visa continues to champion women’s football with €50,000 UEFA Foundation for Children donation
Today, Visa (NYSE: V) announced a €50,000 donation to the UEFA Foundation for Children as part of its Player Of The Match Award activation at this weekend’s Women’s Champions League Final in San Sebastián.
The UnRefundables: Shoppers left out of pocket post-pandemic
New consumer research commissioned by Visa has revealed a sharp increase in people unable to access returns or refunds for items bought during lockdown, with one in ten (11%) of those who requested money back still waiting for, or denied access, to a refund or voucher – a 215% increase from pre-pandemic times.
Visa supports economic recovery by helping millions of small businesses
Global campaign to help 50 million small businesses adapt, reopen and get back to business, while encouraging consumers to support their local businesses and communities In Europe, Visa is working closely with its network of industry, technology and community partners to support eight million small businesses impacted by the economic shutdown in Europe