PayPal, take notes. Visa yesterday disclosed that it has “more than 7 million registered users” for its Visa Checkout service, a PayPal competitor. PayPal counts 173 million active users. Visa Checkout was launched in Aug. 2014. MasterCard, by comparison, has not announced how many registered users it has for itsRead More
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Visa Europe has “just reached” 1.1 billion contactless transactions on the Continent in the past 12 months, the payments network disclosed today. Visa Europe made the revelation as it announced that it was chosen to provide contactless payments to Carrefour in Belgium. Carrefour is one of the major supermarket chains inRead More
Visa Europe Collab, the London-based innovation hub of Visa Europe, is joining Citigroup and Barclays in opening an Israel-based R&D center, it was revealed in May. Visa Europe itself is currently an acquisition target of US-based Visa Inc.
You certainly can’t accuse MasterCard of ignoring FinTech innovators. In addition to running hackathons with startups all over the globe — the next one is in Mexico City this weekend — MasterCard is acquiring companies left and right. CEO Ajay Banga described what the company is looking for in the M&A spaceRead More
It seems Visa will soon make it very easy to pay people on Facebook. Earlier this week Visa Europe announced a partnership with Singapore-based Fastacash, a social payments service. Most of the announcement focused on the rebranding of Visa Europe’s peer-to-peer payment service from Visa Personal Payments to Visa Direct,Read More