Enabling global innovation in mobile payment solutions.
Visa is working to accelerate the introduction of innovative mobile payment solutions around the world.
The Visa Ready Partner Program paves the way for non-traditional payment partners, such as mobile device manufacturers, technology partners, wallet providers, and mobile network operators, to easily navigate the complexities of the payments ecosystem. The program provides innovators a path for the certification of devices, software and solutions used to initiate or accept Visa payments as well as guidance and best practices to access the power of the Visa network.
The mobile payment acceptance (mPOS) opportunity
Mobile technology is enabling merchants of all sizes to accept card payments. From sellers at the local farmers markets to soft drink distributors, mobile devices paired with payment card readers are expanding the reach of electronic payments globally. Visa recognizes that mobile POS solutions present a growing opportunity to expand merchant acceptance and is taking steps to accelerate the deployment of trusted solutions in the marketplace.
For mPOS solution providers
Visa enables mPOS providers to quickly bring compliant solutions to market by defining mPOS requirements and best practices, providing applications and tools, making APIs and SDKs available and establishing the Visa Ready Partner Program.
For mobile NFC payments
NFC-enabled mobile phones are transforming the consumer shopping experience, allowing consumers to make purchases with a wave of their smartphone. As part of the Visa Ready Partner Program, Visa is providing NFC device manufacturers with a Visa Ready symbol that can be used to market and promote mobile devices that are compliant with Visa payWave. To get more information about the testing and certification process required to promote your NFC-enabled mobile handset as Visa ready, please click here.
For financial institutions and merchants
The Visa Ready Partner Program makes it easier for financial institutions and merchants to adopt new, innovative payment methods that are fully approved by Visa and can help them drive growth by expanding the use and acceptance of electronic payments globally.