Visa kicks off mobile payments partner program


Visa is launching a mobile payments initiative to accelerate the migration from cash to digital commerce. The new Visa Ready Partner Program is designed to guarantee that all devices, software and solutions used to initiate or accept Visa payments are compatible with the financial services giant's requirements, which often vary by country. The program also includes a framework for mobile point-of-sale acceptance providers, Near Field Communications-enabled device manufacturers, and chip and platform firms seeking to collaborate with Visa. The new Visa Ready symbol will identify all devices and services approved for use with Visa payments. Release