Visa Europe, DeviceFidelity and Akbank announce Europe’s first launch of microSD-based contactless mobile payments

Visa Europe, Europe’s leading payment system, has announced that it is launching Europe’s first microSD-based mobile payment systems in Turkey with its technology partner, DeviceFidelity, and Akbank, one of Turkey’s leading retail banks. The project will demonstrate how the microSD memory card slot common to many of today’s handsets can bring mobile payments solutions to… Read More

In the UK, the ‘Co-Op’ becomes first major food retailer to roll out contactless technology

The Co-operative Food will become the UK’s first major grocery retailer to introduce contactless payment in its stores nationwide after joining forces with Barclaycard. The roll-out will begin with a pilot in 100 Co-operative food stores next year after an agreement was signed with Barclaycard in partnership with Visa. If the pilot is successful, The… Read More

Krowne gets down to monkey business – contactless awards won in London

The awards, sponsored by Visa Europe, have grown to become a highlight of the contactless industry’s calendar, and are attracting an even greater number of entrants each year. “2009 was a pretty tough year for many businesses, so it was encouraging to see so many developments in the contactless arena over the past 12 months,”… Read More

Turkish delight

It’s no surprise that Turkey has grabbed a considerable share of payments headlines over the years. Long before contactless technology was on the agenda, the nation was already the torchbearer for EMV smart cards, multi-application technology and a truly innovative approach to customer loyalty programs and the place to see it all in action. Without… Read More