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PERSPECTIVES ON DIGITAL CURRENCY

Jul 16, 2010

Mobile

Visa / Monitise Extend Alliance

It’s been a busy few months for innovation at Visa, from our proposed acquisition of CyberSource to our collaboration with DeviceFidelity on contactless payments and the integration of Visa’s mobile services into ClairMail’s mobile banking platform. Our commitment to innovation continues with this week’s announcement about the extension of our strategic alliance with London-based Monitise, an expert in the development and operation of mobile financial services for some of the world’s leading financial institutions. You can read the full press release here.

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Posted by: Elvira Swanson, Visa Corporate Relations on July 16, 2010 at 9:59 am

Jun 30, 2010

USA Today: “Credit and Debit Card Revolution Is Spreading Across Asia”

No doubt about it. We read Kathy Chu’s piece in this morning’s USA Today entitled “Asia-Pacific region embraces use of credit and debit cards” and knew we couldn’t have said it better ourselves. (Side note: while our very own Elizabeth Buse did say it herself when she was interviewed for the story and quoted throughout – the strength of this trend was highlighted by the chorus of industry backers, from the well-respected industry analyst David Robertson to even our competitors, concurring on the vast potential of the digital currency in Asia.)

Before you read any further, watch this video for Visa’s unvarnished take on where we’re headed in Asia and why the potential is so vast. Gordon Cooper, our Regional Head of Mobile Payment in Asia-Pacific, paints a pretty compelling picture. And Elizabeth Buse echoes his sentiment in USA Today; simply put: “’If you look out over the horizon in Asia, at what’s going to drive growth, it’s mobile technology,’ predicts Visa’s Buse.”

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Posted by: Will Valentine, Visa Corporate Relations on June 30, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Jun 9, 2010

Recent Developments in Mobile Payments

Innovations in mobile and payment technology continue to shape the future of money. Mobile contactless payments are gaining popularity across Japan, South Korea and Malaysia and other countries where merchants have upgraded their point of sale terminals to accept contactless payments. Meanwhile consumers in India, Peru and Brazil can already use mobile devices to pay bills, order pizza or pay a taxi fare, and families in the U.S, China and Guatemala are able to send money transfers more easily and safely than ever before.

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Posted by: Elvira Swanson, Visa Corporate Relations on June 9, 2010 at 3:54 pm