Tag Archives: VISA

China’s largest bank ICBC awarded Gemalto a three-year agreement to continue supplying contactless cards

SINGAPORE, 07-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Gone are the days where cash was king in China. According to China Tech Insights’ report last year, 74 percent of Chinese consumers said they could live for more than a month with only 100 RMB (which is … Read the full press release

Visa research: Britons are placing their trust in banks over government agencies to protect their biometric data

85% of Britons say banks are the most trusted institution in the provision of biometric authentication payment services Britons are twice as likely to trust banks as government agencies to store their biometric information (60% vs 33%) LONDON, 21-Sep-2016 — … Read the full press release

Visa Europe will offer its cardholders in France and Switzerland access to Visa with Apple Pay

“The Apple Pay expansion will catapult mobile payments into the mainstream in both France and Switzerland, offering Visa cardholders an easy, secure and private way to pay.” – Sandra Alzetta, Visa Europe LONDON, 20-Jun-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Visa today confirmed that … Read the full press release

Gemalto and Visa to equip visitors at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest with conta​ctless payment wristbands

Amsterdam, 10-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, is collaborating with Visa, one of the world’s largest payment providers, to equip visitors at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest with conta​ctless payment wristbands​. Gemalto’s solution … Read the full press release

BBVA becomes the first global banking group to commercially launch mobile NFC payments based on the new cloud-based payment specifications from Visa

Visa’s Cloud Based Payments specification enables international expansion of BBVA Wallet from Spain to Mexico, Chile and the US this year London,  4-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — BBVA today becomes the first global banking group to commercially launch mobile NFC payments based … Read the full press release

Cecilia Malmström comments on European Parliament’s adoption of a visa waiver suspension mechanism

12-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Today the European Parliament adopted amendments to the EU visa rules (Regulation 539/2001), including a new visa waiver suspension mechanism to ensure that visa free travel does not lead to irregularities or abuse. “The new visa waiver suspension mechanism will contribute … Read the full press release

Samsung Electronics selected Oberthur Technologies to provide PEARL, the state-of-the-art NFC embedded Secure Element (eSE), for the newly released GALAXY S4

Colombes, France, 27-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Oberthur Technologies, one of the world’s largest providers of security and identification solutions and services based on smart card technologies, today announced its selection by Samsung Electronics to provide PEARL, the state-of-the-art NFC embedded Secure … Read the full press release

The EC presents its third Schengen ‘health check’ report

Brussels, 3-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The Schengen area of free movement allows more than 400 million EU citizens from 26 European countries and an increasing number of non-EU citizens, to travel without internal border controls. Today the Commission presented its third Schengen ‘health check’, a … Read the full press release

Erste Bank und Sparkassen continue to focus on innovative products in connection with ‘Austria’s most modern bank account’

New money transfer service: Scan & Pay NFC: contactless payment possible with immediate effect Online safe for personal documents With additional new features, Erste Bank und Sparkassen continue to focus on innovative products in connection with ‘Austria’s most modern bank … Read the full press release

Visa-free travel: Progress, but hurdles remain

Brussels, 27-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ —  How well are countries outside the EU living up to their commitments when it comes to offering visa-free travel to EU citizens? Today, the European Commission adopted its seventh report about breaches of the principle of … Read the full press release

Commission proposes visa-free travel to citizens of 16 Island Nations

Brussels, 8-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Citizens from 16 Island Nations will soon be able to travel to the Schengen area without needing a visa. This will open up to opportunities and advantages both for the EU and the nationals of these … Read the full press release

A visa policy to spur economic growth in the EU

Improving visa procedures Brussels, 8-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The border-free Schengen Area cannot function efficiently without a common visa policy which facilitates the entry of legitimate visitors into the EU, while strengthening internal security. The EU has set up a common visa policy … Read the full press release