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Swatch’s Bellamy NFC payment watch is hitting Rio in time for the Olympics

Swatch Bellamy Sure, there are still plenty of hurdles left when it comes to pulling off the Olympics in Rio this summer, but paying for stuff apparently won’t be among them. Visa is announcing its third wearable payment option set to coincide with the games, joining the aforementioned ring and a band co-branded with Brazilian bank, Bradesco. The Swatch Bellamy, a partnership between the credit card… Read More

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Brian Heater

July 6th

Gadgets

The real reason Walmart is suing Visa

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The US is rolling out chip-enabled credit cards nationwide, but the more fraud-resistant technology still relies on people using signatures. That's a dumb security measure -- heck, not really a security measure at all -- that makes fraud easier, and Walmart wants to do something about it. Even though forcing PINs would make transactions far more secure, Visa is saying no. The rest of the world uses Chip-and-PIN to verify card transactions in stores. It's much the same as how chip transactions work in the US right now, only rather than drawing a meaningless scrawl on a receipt, customers enter a unique four-digit PIN to prove that they own the card. Signatures are effectively meaningless -- they're only useful when you're making a chargeback against fraud later, and provide no on-the-spot security. It's one of the reasons the US accounts for 72 percent of credit card fraud worldwide.

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Chris Mills

May 11th

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The real reason Walmart is suing Visa

Walmart Visa Lawsuit
The US is rolling out chip-enabled credit cards nationwide, but the more fraud-resistant technology still relies on people using signatures. That's a dumb security measure -- heck, not really a security measure at all -- that makes fraud easier, and Walmart wants to do something about it. Even though forcing PINs would make transactions far more secure, Visa is saying no. The rest of the world uses Chip-and-PIN to verify card transactions in stores. It's much the same as how chip transactions work in the US right now, only rather than drawing a meaningless scrawl on a receipt, customers enter a unique four-digit PIN to prove that they own the card. Signatures are effectively meaningless -- they're only useful when you're making a chargeback against fraud later, and provide no on-the-spot security. It's one of the reasons the US accounts for 72 percent of credit card fraud worldwide.

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Chris Mills

May 11th

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Apple Pay experiencing lengthy outage with adding Visa debit and credit cards

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If you’re having trouble setting up Apple Pay this morning, it’s not just you. Apple is currently reporting an hours-long issue with adding credit cards and debit cards to the mobile payment service.

The issue only appears to be affecting Visa cards, not American Express, MasterCard, or Discover cards. Making payments with Apple Pay and Visa cards also appears unaffected as the issue is only with adding new cards to Apple Pay.

However, the issue is the first we’ve seen of its kind and has been going on for roughly five hours and counting. Apple acknowledges the issue began affecting “some users” around 4:15 am ET.

We’ll keep an eye on the situation and update when everything clears up. In the meantime, you’ll have to pay for your latte the old-fashioned if you’re setting up Apple Pay for the first time.

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Zac Hall

February 10th

Apple

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Why Visa Having a Developer Platform Actually Matters

Earlier today, a very dull press release from Visa announced an actually important thing: the world’s largest payment processing network is opening up to developers. Yawn all you like, but this is big news.

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Chris Mills

February 5th

Apple

Patriots Practice In VR, 10K Google Cardboard Viewers Being Given Away At Gillette Stadium

Screen Shot 2015-12-06 at 8.22.06 AM The Google Cardboard team has teamed up with Bank Of America and Visa to bring a new VR experience to Android and iOS. The subject is the New England Patriots and you’ll be able to immerse yourself in a practice they participate in. To go along with the new experience, 10,000 customized Cardboard viewers are being handed out to fans at Gillette Stadium. This is yet another Cardboard… Read More

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Drew Olanoff

December 6th

Gadgets

Mobile

Patriots Practice In VR, 10K Google Cardboard Viewers Being Given Away At Gillette Stadium

Screen Shot 2015-12-06 at 8.22.06 AM The Google Cardboard team has teamed up with Bank Of America and Visa to bring a new VR experience to Android and iOS. The subject is the New England Patriots and you’ll be able to immerse yourself in a practice they participate in. To go along with the new experience, 10,000 customized Cardboard viewers are being handed out to fans at Gillette Stadium. This is yet another Cardboard… Read More

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Drew Olanoff

December 6th

Gadgets

Mobile

Swatch Is Teaming With Visa To Offer Payments From Your Wrist

bellamy_stage_CN2 Swatch and Visa have announced a partnership to enable NFC financial transactions using the the Swatch Bellamy wristwatch. The watches, which Swatch announced in October, are arguably minimalist and are named in honor of American author Edward Bellamy who foresaw credit and debit cards in 1888. The system is already working in Asia thanks to a partnership with China UnionPay and Bank of… Read More

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John Biggs

November 30th

Gadgets

New Visa ad campaign for Apple Pay starts today in the UK with ‘anticipation’ theme [Video]

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Apple seems to be working hard with its card company partners to promote Apple Pay in the UK. Alongside a MasterCard promo offering free travel in London, Visa Europe is today launching a two-month long ad campaign designed to emphasize the speed, ease and reliability of the service.

Featuring a central theme of anticipation, the campaign uses imagery that captures the pause before a primary action – the weightlifter before pressing the lift, the pianist before striking a chord, the chameleon before making a strike – the scenes then snap into the dramatic conclusions as an analogy to how fast, easy and reliable using a Visa card in Apple Pay is in everyday situations such as paying to use the Tube or in a café … 

The ads will be broadcast on TV and also shown as promoted videos on social media.

Visa has prepared two versions of the first ad, a London-centric one with a commuter and a rest-of-UK one substituting a cafe for the tube.


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Ben Lovejoy

November 23rd

Apple

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Discover cardholders get Apple Pay support starting this fall

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Discover announced today that it’s made a deal with Apple to join the other three big card companies already offering support for the company’s new payments service, Apple Pay. That means that starting this fall, Discover cardholders will finally be able to add their cards to the service and make contactless, NFC-based payments using iPhone and Apple Watch, as well as make payments within apps supporting the platform on all iOS devices.

Discover credit cardmembers will still receive all of their current benefits, including Cashback Bonus® and the new Freeze It® security tool that allows them to stop any new purchases, cash advances and balance transfers when they temporarily misplace their cards… As part of the agreement, Discover Network will enable eligible financial institutions, including Discover Debit issuers, to let their card holders use Apple Pay.

Discover will join other card issuers— Visa, Mastercard and American Express— already offering Apple Pay support through a number of bank and credit union partners across the US. The Apple Pay expansion to include Discover cards this fall follows a recent report that Apple is in talks to take the service international starting with Canada later this year.

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Most recently, Apple added another 30 new banks and credit unions to its list of institutions supporting Apple Pay bringing the total to over 200 across the country. The banks and credit unions on the list all offer varying levels of support and in some cases on certain card types for certain customers.


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Jordan Kahn

April 27th

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