Visa upgrades fan experience at the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and
debuts the latest payment technologies for fans in Russia.
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 13, 2017--
Visa (NYSE:V), the Official Payment Service Partner of FIFA, today
announced that football fans attending the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017
will have a front row seat to enhanced payment experiences at official
FIFA stadiums. Visa is implementing 1,600 point-of-sale terminals and
deploying 120 mobile concessionaires throughout the stadium concourses,
enabling a cash-free experience from kick-off to the final match. These
enhancements ensure official FIFA stadiums are equipped with the latest
in payment innovation, giving fans safe and secure ways to pay – whether
it is a click, dip, tap or swipe.
Understanding football fans want to focus on the quality of play on the
pitch, Visa is offering multiple ways to pay that will save fans even
more time and give them the opportunity to get back to their seats to
catch that dreaded missed goal, corner kick or red card:
Visa commemorative prepaid cards, which can be reloaded at contactless
Alfa-Bank ATMs throughout the stadiums
Visa contactless credit or debit cards
Mobile payments with Visa at NFC-enabled terminals
As a global leader in payment innovation, Visa is also collaborating
with Russia-based Alfa-Bank, the Official European Bank of the FIFA
Confederations Cup 2017, to introduce a Visa NFC-enabled Alfa-Bank
payment band, which is available for 1,000 Russian Ruble (approximately
$18 USD) at Visa customer service booths throughout stadiums and
reloadable using fan’s personal credit or debit cards. Select Visa and
Alfa-Bank guests will also be able to use a payment ring for the first
time at a FIFA event. The payment ring, attached to a prepaid card,
features an embedded NFC-enabled antenna, enabling fans to tap to pay
throughout Russia, anywhere contactless payments are accepted.
“As the Official Payment Service Partner of the FIFA Confederations Cup
2017, we are thrilled to bring fans some of the most innovative payment
experiences from around the world, enabling them to go cashless at the
tournament,” said Ekaterina Petelina, country manager, Visa Russia. “We
understand that fans are there for the action on the field and that they
value a simple payment experience that gets them back to their seats
quickly so they can focus on the match.”
As the Official Payment Service Partner of the FIFA Confederation Cup
2017, Visa will be celebrating the spirit of football in Russia and is
looking forward to showcasing the future of digital payments with fans
from all over the globe. For additional information on Visa’s
sponsorship of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, visit www.visa.com.
About Visa Inc.
Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) 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
65,000 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, pay ahead with
prepaid or pay later with credit products. For more information, visit usa.visa.com/about-visa,
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