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Payscout launches virtual reality commerce with Visa’s help

Payscout and Visa launch the world’s first VR commerce platform

Payment processor Payscout has launched a virtual reality (VR) system that employs Visa Checkout and enables consumers to examine products before ordering them for delivery to shoppers’ homes.

Visa invests in paytech firm and bank Klarna

Visa and Klarna in "strategic partnership"

Visa is investing in Klarna, a Swedish payments and banking firm, and the two firms intend “to develop a future strategic partnership”.

Top fintech stories this week – 23 June 2017

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Catch up on Banking Technology’s top five fintech stories of the week – all in one place!

TSB drops Visa to issue Mastercard debit and credit cards in 2018

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Visa is no longer a pleaser as TSB will issue Mastercard debit cards to all its current account customers in 2018 as part of a seven-year agreement. The bank says it will continue to issue Mastercard credit cards over the same term. The agreement means the two organisations “will partner to offer additional payment solutions”. […]

Visa bolsters transaction security

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Visa is beefing up its Verified by Visa authentication service. The payments network said it’s upgrading its back-end to support 3-D Secure 2.0.

Bitpay’s Visa branded prepaid card for Bitcoin goes global

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Bitpay has released its Visa-based prepaid debit card in 131 countries. The card “makes it possible for users to convert Bitcoin into a spendable dollar, euro or pound balance” on the card in a matter of minutes, the company says.

Payments round-up: 18 May 2017

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Words cut. Time saved. A round-up of key events in the payments enclave. Featuring Australian Settlements Limited, IBM, Mastercard, UnionPay International, Visa and Wirecard. Financial services provider Australian Settlements Limited (ASL) has adopted IBM Cloud for its new payments platform (NPP) implementation. ASL provides members, including building societies, credit unions and mutual banks, with settlement […]

Start-up Current enters teen market touting budgeting tools, parental controls and charitable giving

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Current, a start-up created by a small team of New York-based fintech entrepreneurs, has launched a prepaid card program and mobile app for kids and parents that goes beyond dispensing allowances.

US credit cards gain ground on debit, prepaid – Nilson report

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The US purchase volume of credit, debit and prepaid cards increased 7% in 2016 compared to the previous year, according to The Nilson Report. That purchase volume hit $5.648 trillion, with the volume from American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa credit cards increasing 8% year-on-year to reach a combined $3.059 trillion – the first time that figure has topped $3 trillion.

Middle East and Africa the world’s fastest growing payment cards region

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The Middle East and Africa (MEA) is the payment cards region increasing the quickest across the globe, according to research by Retail Banking Research (RBR). According to RBR’s Global Payment Cards Data and Forecasts to 2021, the number of cards in issue in MEA increased by 13% to 611 million in 2015, making it the […]

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