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Why connected device payments haven’t reached mass adoption

Tearsheet.com, June 12, 2017

Visa’s announcement of 13 new token service providers last week was a big step towards a future where internet-connected devices — be it a car, a refrigerator, or Amazon Alexa device — will let banking just “happen” rather than require cumbersome active steps on the part of the customer.

Through Visa’s token service provider program, it will be possible to pay for things with connected devices.

“These new forms of payment are also creating a secure, frictionless, and personalized payment experience for consumers, which provides banks and financial institutions the ability to increase and improve customer engagement,” said Michael Orlando, CEO of FitPay and COO of NXT-ID, one of Visa’s token service providers that works with wearables companies.

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