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Visa supports Android Pay

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Visa has confirmed that it has partnered with Google through the new Android Pay platform, opening up new secure Visa payment options to financial institutions and merchants around the world working within the Android eco-system.

Android Pay’s secure APIs will build on Google’s existing Host Card Emulation (HCE) functionality to create an exciting array of new options for contactless in-store payments as well as a seamless in-app payment option for Visa cardholders to shop through their Android Device.

Jeremy Nicholds, Executive Director of Mobile at Visa Europe, explains: “Today’s announcement is another example of why we are saying that 2015 is the year mobile payments are set to become truly mainstream for consumers. Visa Europe is delighted at the prospect of working alongside Google to open up the Android Pay platform when it comes to European Visa cardholders, giving them exciting new options to make payments with their favourite Visa card powered by our secure technologies such as Visa payWave and our new Payment Token Service.”

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