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  • Europay, MasterCard, Visa: A Primer Crunch Network

    Europay, MasterCard, Visa: A Primer

    The cyber breaches and system hacks affecting Target, Home Depot, Neiman Marcus and other large retailers over the past two years have resulted in billions of dollars of credit card fraud. This growing epidemic has led to increased calls for a more robust credit card security system. Read More

  • Visa Announces Acquisition Of TrialPay To Expand Its Offers Platform

    Visa Announces Acquisition Of TrialPay To Expand Its Offers Platform

    Visa announced today that it’s planning to acquire Mountain View-based TrialPay, an e-commerce payment platform which sits in between payments and advertising, providing consumers with an alternative way to pay for items by agreeing to take advantage of another merchant’s offer. For example, in mobile applications, TrialPay allows gamers to unlock premium content by agreeing to… Read More

  • Amazon Rewards Visa Cards Now Compatible With Apple Pay

    Amazon Rewards Visa Cards Now Compatible With Apple Pay

    Amazon said it would be making its Rewards Visa from Chase compatible with the new Apple Pay system earlier this week, and the integration is already out the door. Amazon had said it would support it sometime, though they didn’t specify an exact timeline, so seeing it roll out this quickly is likely a pleasant surprise for card owners. We’ve received direct reports of customers… Read More

  • Visa Launches PayPal-Like ‘Checkout’ Widget For Third-Party Websites

    Visa Launches PayPal-Like ‘Checkout’ Widget For Third-Party Websites

    Visa wants to make the process of paying for goods on your phone or iPad as easy as swiping your credit or debit card at an offline retailer. To do so, it’s adapting to Internet retail with the launch of Visa Checkout, a new payment option that will allow users to speed through the online checkout process in just a few steps. Read More

  • France Could Create A Developer Visa To Support French Startups

    France Could Create A Developer Visa To Support French Startups

    French Secretary of State for the digital economy Axelle Lemaire announced in an interview with Le JDD that the French government will work on a developer visa for highly skilled employees. While the French government already announced that it plans to create a so-called startup visa for entrepreneurs and investors, Lemaire wants to extend this visa to engineers. According to French… Read More

  • India’s Visa Maze Ensnares Foreign Entrepreneurs

    India’s Visa Maze Ensnares Foreign Entrepreneurs

    Returning for his fourth and final visit to the Indian offices that would grant him a coveted five-year business visa, social entrepreneur Alex Stevens* was confident his wild goose chase was almost at an end. However, facing the elusive supervisor, he was greeted with an awkward smile, a head tilt from side-to-side, and, “sorry, you can’t get your visa now, please come back in… Read More

  • Visa Adds Overstock.com, Its Biggest Retail Catch Yet, To Its V.me Digital Wallet

    Visa Adds Overstock.com, Its Biggest Retail Catch Yet, To Its V.me Digital Wallet

    Visa today is announcing a key development in its bid to build a ubiquitous digital wallet service to compete against the likes of PayPal. It has signed on Overstock.com as the lastest retailer to use V.me. That service now has 35 online merchants signed up, but Overstock, which makes some $1 billion in online sales annually across categories like furniture, rugs, bedding, electronics, jewelry… Read More

  • Visa Inks $59M+ Deal To Extend Mobile Money Partnership With Monitise In Europe

    Visa Inks $59M+ Deal To Extend Mobile Money Partnership With Monitise In Europe

    Visa believes that by 2020 more than half of all payments made in Europe will be done through mobile devices, so it is continuing to put more investment into how it will remain a central part of those transactions. In the latest development, mobile money specialist Monitise has announced an extended deal in which Visa Europe will license all of Monitise’s technology in an agreement it… Read More

  • Visa Super Sizes Its PayPal Competitor V.Me, Adds Bank Of America And RBS In The UK

    Visa Super Sizes Its PayPal Competitor V.Me, Adds Bank Of America And RBS In The UK

    Visa is picking up steam quickly on its PayPal competitor, the V.me digital wallet service. Today it is adding another major U.S. bank, the Bank of America, to its existing list of 50 partners; and it has signed its second international deal, with the Royal Bank of Scotland in the UK, which also includes National Westminster bank. Read More