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Visa to roll out worldwide contactless travel

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Will other countries embrace contactless travelling as well as the UK?

Visa is hoping to make travelling and commuting seamless and friction-free, with the payments giant rolling out a new program for worldwide contactless travel.

Hoping to replicate the contactless success seen in London with TfL, the Visa Global Transit Solutions program aims to create a more convenient experience for mass transit commuters worldwide via contactless payments at the fare gate or on a bus reader.

The solution will allow large transit systems, such as trams or trains, to include contactless payment readers on board to let passengers quickly pay by tapping with compatible cards.

“We want to make the transportation experience faster, easier and more secure whether someone is traveling by car, flying on holiday or taking public transportation to work,” said Michael Lemberger, head of products at Visa in Europe.

“Visa played an important role in partnering with Transport for London (TfL).

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