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V.me now live in the UK, Visa's digital wallet accepting registrations

V.me now live in the UK, Visa's digital wallet accepting registrations

By 27 November 2013

V.me, Visa's digital wallet service, has officially launched in the UK after first being announced in April 2012. The service will be offered initially through the Nationwide Building Society as a launch partner, with other major issuers to launch soon.... >>

iCarte 5 for iPhone 5 pictures and hands-on: turn your iPhone into a contactless payment device

iCarte 5 for iPhone 5 pictures and hands-on: turn your iPhone into a contactless payment device

By 4 July 2013

While EE was announcing that it has signed a deal for contactless payments in the UK with Mastercard, Pocket-lint was in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, learning how Visa and O2's system works in what the finance company calls, its hero state. As... >>

Visa predicts half of all transactions will be made using mobile phones by end of the decade

Visa predicts half of all transactions will be made using mobile phones by end of the decade

By 2 July 2013

Visa Europe has predicted that by the end of the decade over half the transactions we make in shops will be made using our smartphones. And that's Europe-wide, not just in the UK. Its head of mobile, Sandra Alzetta, revealed that although the rise in... >>

Visa V.me digital wallet to be accepted for payment by Currys and PC World

Visa V.me digital wallet to be accepted for payment by Currys and PC World

By 24 June 2013

Visa Europe has announced that Currys and PC World is to accept payments on its online retail sites using Visa's V.me digital wallet when it goes live in the UK at the end of 2013. The payments technology firm's PayPal rival will allow users to complete... >>

Starbucks now taking contactless payments

Starbucks now taking contactless payments

By 18 June 2013

Starbucks is the latest major high street brand to join the Barclays and Visa powered contactless payment system. Alongside Marks & Spencer, Co-Op, the Post Office and McDonalds, you can now pay there by simply tapping your debit or credit card on to... >>

Samsung and Visa pair up over mobile payments

Samsung and Visa pair up over mobile payments

By 25 February 2013

Samsung and Visa have launched a global partnership over mobile payments in order to increase the use of NFC and smartphones as payment devices. Called the Visa Mobile Provisioning Service, it is a means for financial institutions planning to use mobile... >>

Natwest and RBS to issue contactless cards

Natwest and RBS to issue contactless cards

By 5 February 2013

NatWest and RBS have confirmed that they will be issuing contactless cards to more than 2 million of their customers starting from April and rolling out over the next year.  In a move that will no doubt catapult contactless payment in the UK, Natwest... >>

80 per cent of Brits will have access to V.me digital wallet in 2013, says Visa

80 per cent of Brits will have access to V.me digital wallet in 2013, says Visa

By 15 January 2013

Visa Europe has announced its annual results and with them revealed a number of interesting statistics from last year, while predicting healthy growth for its electronic services into 2013 and beyond. Not only has the company highlighted a massive growth... >>

RBS and Nat West customers first to get Visa's V.me PayPal rival in UK

RBS and Nat West customers first to get Visa's V.me PayPal rival in UK

By 28 November 2012

RBS and Nat West customers will be the first in the UK to sign up to Visa's digital wallet online payment system, V.me. An initial trial has already started, with a full rollout expected to get under way from spring 2013. V.me is essentially Visa's answer... >>

Visa, RBS and Nat West join forces to offer NFC contactless payment for iPhone 4 and 4S users

Visa, RBS and Nat West join forces to offer NFC contactless payment for iPhone 4 and 4S users

By 2 October 2012

One of the technologies that still alludes the iPhone, even with the launch of the iPhone 5, is NFC - Near Field Communication. With it, a user can simply tap their phone on a compatible reader to pay for goods. The Samsung Galaxy S III has it, as do... >>