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Visa, Mastercard, Amex, and Discover Plan Combo Checkout Button to Compete With PayPal

Friday April 20, 2018 7:46 am PDT by
Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover are planning to combine their online payment options into "a single button," hoping to make customers' shopping easier and reduce friction in the checkout process. The button will be a major competitor to PayPal, and combat what's called "the NASCAR effect," where multiple payment logos and options dot the purchasing interface on online...

Visa Dropping Signature Requirement for Chip Cards and Apple Pay Starting in April

Friday January 12, 2018 9:30 am PST by
Visa today announced it will eliminate its signature requirement for EMV payments beginning April 2018 in the United States and Canada. The change will apply to both chip-and-signature credit and debit cards, and contactless payment solutions like Apple Pay when linked to a Visa credit or debit card. The change is designed to allow for a more consistent, streamlined, and quicker checkout...

Apple and Visa Sued Over Digital Payment and User Authentication Technology Used in Apple Pay

Monday May 22, 2017 7:50 am PDT by
Apple and Visa have been sued by a small company based in Boston this weekend, which claims that Apple Pay violates 13 patents that it holds related to digital payment systems and user authentication technology. The company behind the lawsuit, Universal Secure Registry, filed the complaint in a Federal District Court in Delaware on Sunday (via The New York Times). According to the filing, USR...

Visa and Payments Startup 'Current' Launch Debit Card for Kids That Ties to Parental Control App

Tuesday May 9, 2017 8:59 am PDT by
Visa has partnered with payments startup Current and today the companies are launching a new "smart debit card" and iOS app that aim to give kids and parents more autonomy and security when it comes to doling out spending money (via TechCrunch). The new Current card functions like any other Visa debit card, allowing teens and younger kids to spend money without needing cash, but comes connected...

Apple Pay Expanding to France, Hong Kong, and Switzerland

Tuesday June 14, 2016 6:13 am PDT by
Apple confirmed during its WWDC 2016 keynote that Apple Pay will be expanding to France, Hong Kong, and Switzerland over the next few months in partnership with Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. Visa and MasterCard will be supported in all three countries, while American Express will also be available in Hong Kong. The specific credit, debit, and prepaid cards that can be used in each...

MasterCard Offers Apple Pay Users Free Public Transit in London Starting Today

Monday November 23, 2015 4:50 am PST by
In an effort to increase adoption of contactless payments, major credit card issuer MasterCard has launched a limited time "Fare Free Mondays" promotion, offering free public transit to Apple Pay users in London on Mondays between November 23 and December 14, 2015. Starting today, and on the next three Mondays, MasterCard customers using Apple Pay to touch in and out on London's public...

Visa to Launch Tokenization in Europe in Mid-April for Mobile Payments

Tuesday February 24, 2015 3:31 am PST by
Visa announced on Tuesday that it will be rolling out tokenization in Europe, an essential technology that allows for secure and convenient contactless payments using various technologies (via The Next Web). The tokenization service will be available to financial institutions in mid-April and helps pave the way for the launch of Apple Pay in Europe. “This is an exciting time to be in the...