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Cash is a Ghost of Christmas Past

• More than £2bn spent on Visa cards during Black Friday • Online Visa spend in week leading up to Black Friday up 13% year-on-year with almost £1bn spent on Black Friday, alone • Contactless and mobile technology are driving new shopping habits in the run-up to Christmas

Apple Pay Now Available to Millions of French Visa Cardholders

Today, Visa announced that Visa debit and credit cardholders from French banks Banque Populaire et Caisse d’Epargne (BPCE group) now have access to Apple Pay which launches today

Apple Pay Now Available to Visa Cardholders in Switzerland

Visa Inc. announced today that around 1 million Visa cardholders in Switzerland now have access to the newly launched Apple Pay – giving users an easy, secure and private way to pay

Europeans “touched to pay” three billion times in the last 12 months – cementing contactless payments’ growing popularity

• 1-in-5 in-person Visa-processed card payments are now contactless • 3 billion contactless transactions made using Visa cards and devices across Europe between 1 May 2015 and 30 April 2016 • 165 million Visa contactless cards and 3.2 million POS terminals are now in active in Europe

Consumers embrace £30 limit as higher value spend drives new contactless behaviour across the UK

• Contactless transactions over £20 grew at more than double the rate of those under £20 following the introduction of new £30 spend limit • Bars and pubs a prime driver of growth for contactless above £20, seeing 30% average weekly growth • Contactless payments now make up 10% of all face-to-face payments between £20 – £30

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