Consumers embrace £30 limit as higher value spend drives new contactless behaviour across the UK
• Contactless transactions over £20 grew at more than double the rate of those under £20 following the introduction of new £30 spend limit • Bars and pubs a prime driver of growth for contactless above £20, seeing 30% average weekly growth • Contactless payments now make up 10% of all face-to-face payments between £20 – £30
Visa Europe launches “Cashfree and Proud” campaign
London, 21 March 2016 – Visa Europe today launches “Cashfree and Proud” on 21 March, a new campaign telling cardholders they can make a Visa contactless payment with confidence and feel liberated from the need to carry cash.
The campaign, which runs in the UK from March to May, recognises and harnesses that sense of achievement people feel when they begin to use contactless and realise that the
Visa Europe Expands Tokenisation Service to Support Cloud-based Payments and Much More
Visa Europe today announces the expansion of the Visa Europe Payment Tokenisation Service (VEPTS) to enable financial institutions and others to integrate tokenisation into services such as mobile payment apps, e-wallets, and card on file payment options.
Swatch partners with Visa for pay-by-the wrist contactless payments
Swatch SA and Visa Inc. together with Visa Europe have signed an agreement giving eligible Visa cardholders in the U.S., Switzerland and Brazil the ability to tap and pay with Swatch’s new "pay-by-the-wrist" watch, SWATCH BELLAMY. Slated to launch in early 2016, SWATCH BELLAMY can be used globally, anywhere contactless, NFC-based (near-field communications) Visa payments are accepted.
Visa Europe unveils new Visa / Apple Pay “Ready” campaign
Visa Europe today unveiled the new Visa / Apple Pay “Ready” campaign to run across broadcast and social media during the coming two months.
Visa Europe unveils a vision for the future of wearable payments, in collaboration with Central Saint Martins
Visa Europe has teamed up with renowned art and design institution, Central Saint Martins, to challenge design students and graduates to imagine how a wearable payment device could look and function by 2020
Apple Pay Now Available to Millions of UK Visa
UK cardholders will be able to load their cards and use Apple Pay starting today. Apple Pay marks the debut of Visa Europe’s Payment Token Service. Visa Europe’s tokenisation technology is behind Apple Pay and offers enhanced security to protect against potential fraud You can use Apple Pay at any contactless terminal. There is no spend limit on upgraded terminals
Card payments at the 2015 FIA Formula E Visa London ePrix
60 contactless mobile point-of-sale solutions distributed to event vendors More than 50% of all purchases made were card-based Over 100 cashless transactions made every minute at peak times
Apple Pay Coming to Millions of UK Visa Cardholders
Visa Europe will offer Visa debit, credit and reloadable prepaid cardholders access to Apple Pay "Supported by Visa’s extensive contactless infrastructure, Apple Pay in the UK offers an easy, secure and private way to pay, catapulting mobile payments into the mainstream" Jeremy Nicholds, Visa Europe