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Visa Introduces Contactless Mini Card, Making Payments Faster and More Convenient than Ever

Industry’s First Commercially Scalable Alternative Form Factor for Contactless Payments Now Available for Issuance SAN FRANCISCO, March 16, 2006–Visa today announced the availability of the Visa Contactless Mini Card, delivering all of the speed of contactless payments in a card that is about half the size of a traditional payment card and easy to carry…
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MasterCard Licenses Common Contactless Communications Protocol to JCB Co. Ltd.

Singapore, March 14, 2006–MasterCard International and JCB Co. Ltd. today announced that they have reached an agreement to share the MasterCard™ PayPass™ ISO/IEC 14443 Implementation Specification as a common communications protocol for radio frequency-based contactless payments. Contactless payments allow cardholders to speed through checkout by paying with a simple tap, eliminating the need for customers…
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Citizens Financial Group Introduces MasterCard PayPass™ to Provide Citizens Bank and Charter One Customers with a Simpler Way to Pay with Debit Cards

“Tap N Go” Payment Provides Consumers and Retailers with Convenience and Streamlined Transactions Providence, RI, February 22, 2006–Citizens Financial Group, Inc. announced that in its continuing effort to be an industry leader in convenience and service, it is providing Citizens Bank and Charter One Bank customers with MasterCard® PayPass™ contactless payment technology on their debit…
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San Francisco Giants Team up with Visa Contactless to Give Baseball Fans More Time to See the Game

AT&T Park Installs Contactless Readers From Hypercom; Lets Fans Pay Faster with the Same Security and Protections They’ve Come to Expect from Visa SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 16, 2006–The San Francisco Giants and Visa, a proud Giants sponsor since 1997, are making it easier for baseball fans to speed through concession lines at AT&T Park, now…
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Visa Surpasses Contactless Merchant Milestone: Partnerships with Major Merchants Driving Migration to Contactless Payments

National Brands from McDonald’s to CVS/pharmacy Accepting Visa Contactless Cards, Creating One of the Fastest Adoptions of Payment Technology Ever SAN FRANCISCO, February 2, 2006–Visa today announced it has reached a significant milestone in the acceptance of Visa Contactless by surpassing 20,000 Visa Contactless acceptance locations in the United States. Consumers can make contactless payments…
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MasterCard and Citi Conduct Consumer Trial of Contactless Payments with MTA in Select NYC Subway Stations

Fast, Convenient “Contactless” Payments to Provide Trial Participants More Time to Reach Their Destinations PURCHASE, NEW YORK, January 30, 2006–MasterCard International and Citi today announced that they will be working with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and MTA New York City Transit to conduct a trial of contactless payments in select New York City subway stations…