IBM announced an agreement that boosts Visa Europe’s ability to provide its member banks with new mobile banking, payment and commerce services in the cloud for its customers. IBM will help extend and scale the adoption of these services with Visa Europe and develop additional services to bring to the mobile marketplace.
By supporting Monitise solutions with IBM’s Smarter Commerce initiative, member banks from Visa Europe can accelerate the deployment of a broad range of mobile services on all types of devices. These mobile services enable its customers to more easily manage their money, make transactions and connect with relevant retailers from their mobile device.
Commenting on the tie up, Visa Europe CIO Steve Chambers said: “Visa recognises the specialist nature of making mobile services intuitive, convenient and relevant to the consumer, as well as meeting the need for interoperability across the scale and diversity of Europe. We are excited about the value that this collaboration will deliver for our members.”
Visa predicts that by 2020, more than half of its transactions will be carried out on a mobile device. Today there are 466 million Visa accounts in Europe accounting for one in every €6.75 spent daily. With these new enhanced mobile services Visa Europe will enable its 3,000+ member banks across 36 countries to increase their share of these transactions and accelerate the scale of their mobile offerings to meet evolving customer banking needs.
“Visa is committed to making mobile commerce and payments ever easier by connecting consumers, member banks and retail businesses together through the globally trusted Visa network, and by working even more closely with a combined team, we are making this vision a reality,” Chambers added.
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