US: Visa has introduced the ‘Visa Ready Partner Program’, a new partner program designed for global mobile device manufacturers, technology partners, mobile network operators, to accelerate the deployment of innovation payment solution including mobile NFC payments and mobile point-of-sales (mPOS) acceptance solutions. The program will provide the partners a framework for the collaboration with Visa as well as guidance and best practices to access the power of the Visa network.
The program also helps financial institutions and merchants to adopt new and innovative payment methods approved by Visa easily. It still using existing approval and certification processes from payments industry standards bodies and will rely on labs certified by EMVCo and the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SCC) to conduct testing of new payment solutions. Visa has developed the Visa Ready symbol to identify payment devices and solutions that approved for use with Visa payments.