Visa Launches ContactlessMini-Card

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SAN FRANCISCO - (03/17/06) – Visa announced Thursday theroll-out of a contactless mini-card half the size of regular Visacards that will speed up credit and debit payments while. The card,which will be issued as a complementary card to the Visa credit ordebit card, will be fitted with a hole in the lower left corner soit can be easily attached to a key chain. This will eliminate theneed to pull out a wallet or purse when making payments. Themini-card has an embedded RFID chip and antenna that delivers thecontactless functionality, as well as a magnetic stripe to ensurethat consumers can use the card wherever Visa isaccepted.

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