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Visa delays launch of V.me digital wallet

Visa delays launch of V.me digital wallet

Visa has delayed the UK launch of its V.me digital wallet until the autumn, rather than ‘early 2012’ as announced in November. Users of V.me will be able to store their card details in their digital wallet, and will be able to pay online via a smartphone, PC or tablet. V.me will be accessed through [...]

April 30, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Visa reports fall in Christmas spending

Visa reports fall in Christmas spending

Payments business Visa has reported a 2.3 per cent fall in spending on credit and debit cards over the four weeks to 27 November, compared with the same period in 2010. Last week, which is traditionally one of the UK’s biggest Christmas shopping weeks, spending on cards fell both on the High Street and online, [...]

Online shoppers to spend millions on Mega Monday

Online shoppers to spend millions on Mega Monday

Known as “Mega Monday”, today is expected to be the busiest internet shopping day of the year with online shoppers expecting to spend £22 million an hour - according to shopping comparison website Kelkoo. A staggering £537 million is expected to spent today as the majority of British consumers will have just received their final [...]

O2 and NatWest team up to bring pre-paid Visa card

O2 and NatWest team up to bring pre-paid Visa card

O2 is to enter the UK’s personal finance market, by forming an alliance with NatWest, by launching a Visa pre-paid cash-card service. The first products from O2 Money, with the backing of NatWest, are two cash cards, designed to give people more control of their money. The cards will be in circulation from next month [...]

EU card takes on Visa-MasterCard duopoly

EU card takes on Visa-MasterCard duopoly

A new EU-wide payments card is set to take on the duopoly of MasterCard and Visa. Currently at concept stage, and expected to launch in October, the card will simplify credit and debit payments within the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA). Payments on the card will not be charged cross-border fees. French and German banks, [...]