Visa Shepherds Mobile Card-Acceptance Companies
June 10, 2013
Late last week, Visa unveiled agreements with several mobile card-acceptance providers, welcoming them into a program that will give them access to guidance, APIs and SDKs from Visa. iZettle, SumUp and Swiff, as part of the Visa Ready Program, will have access to development tools and a direct connection to Visa through the Visa POS Solutions platform or the CyberSource and Authorize.Net gateways.
“The Visa Ready Program is designed to provide innovators with an easy way to collaborate with Visa and gives merchants and consumers the peace-of-mind they need when transacting with a mobile phone,” said Jim McCarthy, global head of innovation and strategic partnerships for Visa. “Mobile-acceptance technology is precisely the kind of innovation we need to bring the benefits of electronic payments to more merchants, financial institutions and consumers around the globe.”