CaixaBank launches first Visa contactless wristband

Thursday 3 July 2014 | 11:54 CET | News
CaixaBank has launched a Visa wristband for contactless payments with the tap of the wrist. In what the bank says is a European first, the band will allow its customers to effectively carry payment cards on their wrists so that they can complete transactions at more than 300,000 businesses across Spain. CaixaBank will begin rolling out the band this summer, distributing 15,000 of the wristbands to customers who have made the most use of their contactless cards. The wristband will then be made available via the bank's entire branch network in the second half of the year, with customers even

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: CaixaBank / Visa
Countries: Spain
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