Irish banks are considering offering support for mobile payment using NFC technology, according to the Irish Examiner.
Representatives from Visa Europe are meeting with banks in Dublin this week to negotiate a deal that would bring the technology to Ireland. Plans are expected to be finalized by 2011.
Visa Europe is also working on Irish banks to adopt a new contactless debit cards for purchases under €20. According to Visa, the cards are ideal for use in fast food restaurants, convenience stores, transport terminals, vending machines and parking meters.
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