Visa Showcases Mobile Payments at Mobile World Congress 2013

  Visa Showcases Mobile Payments at Mobile World Congress 2013

Mobile World Congress 2013 Hall 6, stand 6E40

Business Wire

FOSTER CITY, Calif. & LONDON -- February 20, 2013

Visa, in collaboration with mobile operators, financial institutions, device
manufacturers and technology providers, is making mobile money a reality for
consumers around the world, transforming the way people shop, pay and get

At Mobile World Congress 2013, to be held February 25-28 in Barcelona, Spain,
the company will unveil the latest mobile payments and services at its
exhibition stand in hall 6, stand 6E40. In addition, the company will host a
number of events and product showcases:

  *Visa Press Briefing: Monday, February 25, 4:30 p.m. CET, Hall 6 - Stand
    Visa mobile initiatives are scheduled to be announced during the press
    briefing. The event will be streamed live and can be accessed through the
    following link:

  *Visa Mobile Payments Demos: Monday-Thursday, during show hours, Hall 6 -
    Booth 6E40
    Visa’s product showcase will provide attendees with an around-the-world
    experience of Visa mobile payments and financial services already
    available and soon to come in countries worldwide.
  *NFC Mobile Payment Experience: Visa has partnered with Telefonica, La
    Caixa and the GSMA to provide select Mobile World Congress attendees with
    a hands-on mobile payments experience. For more information visit:
  *Building the Ecosystem for NFC Services: Monday, February 25, 2:00 p.m.
    CET, Hall 4, Conference Village, Auditorium 3  – NFC services are
    continuing to be rolled-out by mobile operators, payment providers and
    handset manufacturers across the world. Bill Gajda, Head of Global Mobile
    Products for Visa Inc., and other industry experts will discuss the
    current state of NFC.
  *Retail Therapy; Enhancing the Shopping Experience through Mobile:
    Wednesday, February 27, 4 p.m. CET, Hall 4 – Conference Village –
    Auditorium 3 – From customer engagement on-device and online to driving
    footfall and innovation in-store, mobile is revolutionising the retail
    experience. Sandra Alzetta, Senior Vice President of Mobile for Visa
    Europe, and industry experts will discuss the latest uses of mobile
    technology in the retail environment.
  *Visa and GSMA to Launch mWomen Research, Tuesday, February 26, 12:00 p.m.
    CET, Hall 4 - Conference Village, Room CC1 – 1.5) –Visa and GSMA will
    release a new five-country study, “Unlocking the Potential: Women and
    Mobile Financial Services in Emerging Markets,” offering insights on how
    mobile financial services can better support the complex financial lives
    of women at the base of the pyramid. Aletha Ling, Chief Operating Officer
    of Fundamo, a Visa company, will join a panel of mobile money experts to
    discuss the findings from Indonesia, Kenya, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea and
    Tanzania during a seminar keynoted by Cherie Blair, Founder, The Cherie
    Blair Foundation for Women.

Members of the press interested in viewing product demonstrations or arranging
executive interviews, please contact Visa staff at Mobile World Congress:

Elvira Swanson, Visa Inc.  Eleanor Orebi Gann, Visa Europe
+1 (650) 504-4537           +44 (743) 576-4482, 

About Visa Inc.

Visa is a global payments technology company that connects consumers,
businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries
and territories to fast, secure and reliable electronic payments. We operate
one of the world’s most advanced processing networks—VisaNet—that is capable
of handling more than 24,000 transaction messages a second, with fraud
protection for consumers and assured payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank
and does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for
consumers.Visa’s innovations, however, enable its financial institution
customers to offer consumers more choices: pay now with debit, ahead of time
with prepaid or later with credit products. For more information, visit

About Visa Europe

Visa Europe is a payments technology business owned and operated by member
banks and other payment service providers from 36 countries across Europe.
Visa Europe works at the forefront of technology to create the services and
infrastructure which enable millions of European consumers, businesses and
governments to make electronic payments. In the last six years, Visa Europe
has invested over €1 billion in new technology and infrastructure. There are
466m Visa cards in Europe while €1 in every €6.75 spent in Europe is on a Visa
card. Almost 80% of Visa Europe's business is on debit cards and, in the year
to September 2012, over €1 trillion (€1.02tr) was spent on Visa debit cards.
Annual online spending on Visa cards in Europe topped €200 billion (€202bn)
for the first time in this period and now accounts for more than 20% of Visa
Europe’s processed business. Since 2004, Visa Europe has been independent of
Visa Inc. and incorporated in the UK, with an exclusive, irrevocable and
perpetual licence in Europe. Both companies work in partnership to enable
global Visa payments. For more information, please visit


Visa Inc.
Elvira Swanson, +1 650-504-4537
Visa Europe
Eleanor Orebi Gann, +44 (743) 576-4482
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