British Citizens May Soon Need a £50 Visa to Travel to Europe

Ah, balls. Brexit, the gift that keeps on giving, means that Brits may soon have to apply for and purchase a travel visa in order to go on holiday in Europe. Read More >>

Visa’s Contactless Payment Olympic Ring Isn’t For You or Me

“Screw it, why not?” is how we imagine the conversation in the board room ended. Visa has decided to usher in the 2016 Olympic Games by creating a magic NFC-enabled ring that does everything a contactless payment card can (apart from cutting up fine powders, of course). Read More >>

Flying to the US? You Need an e-Passport to Get in the Country

An extremely important change to US visa requirements came into effect at the beginning of last month, and it turns out that many holidaymakers -- myself included -- didn’t have a clue. As of April 1st, you’re not allowed to travel to the Land of Trump and... Glory if you don’t own an e-passport. Read More >>

Why Visa Having a Developer Platform Actually Matters

A very dull press release from Visa has announced an actually important thing: the world’s largest payment processing network is opening up to developers. Yawn all you like, but this is big news. Read More >>

Ai Weiwei Can Leave China, But the UK’s Not Keen on Having Him

The UK immigration and visas department is the latest state authority to have a go at artist Ai Weiwei, who's proudly back in possession of his Chinese visa -- but not being made to feel welcome over here. Read More >>

Visa May Downgrade FIFA’s Credit Rating Over Corruption Arrests

FIFA's being spoken to in the only language it appears to understand by global banking giant Visa, which is threatening to abandon its lucrative sponsorship contracts with the footballing body unless it acts quickly to reassure the public that it's not all about shady deals involving millions of pounds in unmarked banknotes. Read More >>

Visa: Apple Pay, Bio-Hacking, Privacy and Protecting Your Money

The way we handle our money is changing. From NFC cards to contactless wearable payments, we've more ways to spend our hard earned moolah than ever before in history. And, with digital payments potentially as vulnerable as stuffing your month's wages into a burlap sack under your mattress, there's an ever-increasing need to protect our pay packets in ever-more elaborate ways. Read More >>

A Flaw in Visa’s Contactless Card Lets Anyone Charge it $999,999

Contactless payments are an increasingly popular payment method here in the UK, but a British research team has revealed a serious security flaw that allows anyone to charge up to $999,999.99 in foreign currency to a nearby card, even while it's still in a wallet or purse. Read More >>

Visa is Exploring Biometric Payment Systems

Apple's iPhone 5S has a fingerprint scanner, and now Samsung's revealed a print-reading Galaxy S5. Each allows for payments to be verified using a swipe of your digits. Is this the possible future of all transactions? Perhaps, and Visa is now exploring the area too to ensure it will be ready for the possible sea-change. Read More >>

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Samsung Wallet is Apple’s Passbook, on Android

Samsung has just announced its new Wallet mobile payment app at the Mobile World Congress and... and it looks a hell of a lot like Apple's Passbook. Read More >>

Visa Has a New Virtual Wallet for RBS and NatWest Bankers

Visa's mobile payments system has been undergoing trials for quite some time, with the alternative to Paypal soon to offer RBS and NatWest customers a new, one-click way to pay for stuff while browsing the web on their mobiles. Read More >>

This Credit Card Costs £62,000 and an Imbecile’s Soul

This credit card is made of gold and diamonds. Called Visa Infinite, you have to pay USD$100,000 (£62,000) to the Russian 'Sberbank in order to get it. You also need to be a complete imbecile. A very rich imbecile, but a complete imbecile nonetheless. Read More >>

Samsung’s Galaxy S III Wins London Olympic Marketing Gold

Samsung has confirmed previous reports that claimed its Galaxy S III was to be the company's self-proclaimed "official" phone of the London 2012 Olympics, announcing a joint venture with VISA to hand out free phones to Olympic athletes. Is it too late to enter one of the easier events? Read More >>

Say Goodbye to Your Wallet: Vodafone Hooks Up With Visa For NFC-Phone Payments

Vodafone’s announced it’s managed to tie-up Visa for the “world’s largest” mobile payment system launching in the UK in April. It’ll revolve around a phone-based ‘mobile wallet’ powered by NFC that sounds a lot like Google Wallet crossed with MasterCard’s PayPass. Read More >>

Boffins Are on the Brink of Breaking Captcha Codes

Captcha systems, those psychedelic-font phrases designed to weed out bots from users, are a staple website security. And, thanks to Stanford Researchers, they may quickly become completely useless. Read More >>