Visa Pushes Towards “Mainstream Launch” For U.K. NFC Payments

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3:15 PM EDT February 19th, 2013

Visa is making a push towards a “mainstream launch” of contactless and mPayments in the United Kingdom in 2013, reports NFC World.

“Building momentum from the Olympic Games, we’re looking to roll out of the [contactless payment] cards and handsets this year,” said Marc O’Brien, managing director of Visa UK & Ireland.

According to Visa data, 18 percent of the U.K.’s mobile phones are already NFC-enabled.

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