Visa Europe’s mobile wallet.
Visa continues to expand the availability of mobile payments services in Europe, as the credit card company strives to keep up with consumers who want to be able to pay simply wherever they are, with whatever device they choose.
The expansion taking effect next month adds Arcadia Group’s
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Brightwell is attempting to carve out a niche in the crowded prepaid card market by focusing on reducing the amount of cash carried at sea by ships’ crew members.
The Atlanta-based Brightwell is expanding beyond its OceanPay Visa Prepaid program to offer Brightwell Navigator, a payroll product aimed at ship owners. Cruise ship lines have primarily used OceanPay and Brightwell, which specializes in maritime technology, is learning that other categories of shipping have different payroll management needs.
“The demographics are different,” said Ken Goins, the CEO Brightwell. “There are fewer people and there are more engineers and [senior level] staff that need a better tool with more sophisticated functions.”
Cruise ship and other maritime workers use the older OceanPay for remittance to Western Union agents and as a general-purpose prepaid card. For Brightwell, it’s a way to eliminate cash payments for large cruise liners, considered a risk given the amount of paper money involved. “You have two or three thousand workers in a single spot, so that’s well suited for the OceanPay card.”
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