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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Wirecard and Visa Europe Offer Contactless Payment via Wristband for all 2016 Eurovision Song Contest Visitors

Wirecard and Visa Europe Offer Contactless Payment via Wristband for all 2016 Eurovision Song Contest Visitors

ASCHHEIM, Germany, May 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Wirecard and Visa Europe are offering contactless wristbands at the 2016 Eurovision
Song Contest, with the finale taking place on May 14th in Stockholm, Sweden. The Visa
contactless wristband is an exclusive limited edition product, developed for the 2016
Eurovision Song Contest and issued by Wirecard Card Solutions. The payment solution is
using the processing platform of Wirecard Technologies GmbH. The wristband can not only be
used for transactions at the event areas, but also at all merchants accepting contactless
payments with Visa worldwide until 31st October 2016.

If you visit Stockholm and the Eurovision Song Contest you can get your wristband in
Eurovision Village in Kungsträdgarden. Users can activate their wristband via a webpage
and top-up the wristband with a credit or debit card powered by Visa or MasterCard. All
wristbands are ready for immediate use after activation and loading is completed.

"We are delighted that Visa uses our payment platform to introduce contactless
wristbands at the Eurovision Song Contest," said Thomas Wernet, Head of Sales & Business
Development Issuing at Wirecard.

For more information about the Visa contactless payment campaign during the Eurovision
Song Contest, please visit
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About Wirecard:  

Wirecard AG is a global technology group that supports companies in accepting
electronic payments from all sales channels. As a leading independent supplier, the
Wirecard Group offers outsourcing and white label solutions for electronic payments. A
global platform bundles international payment acceptances and methods with supplementary
fraud prevention solutions. With regard to issuing own payment instruments in the form of
cards or mobile payment solutions, the Wirecard Group provides companies with an
end-to-end infrastructure, including the requisite licences for card and account products.
Wirecard AG is listed on the Frankfurt Securities Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE0007472060,
WDI). For further information about Wirecard, please visit or
follow us on twitter @wirecard.

About Visa:  

Visa Europe is a payments technology business owned and operated by member banks and
other payment service providers from 38 countries. Visa Europe is at the heart of the
payments ecosystem providing the services and infrastructure to enable millions of
European consumers, businesses and governments to make electronic payments. Its members
are responsible for issuing cards, signing up retailers and deciding cardholder and
retailer fees. Visa Europe is also the largest transaction processor in Europe,
responsible for processing more than 18 billion transactions annually. There are more than
500m Visa cards in Europe, while EUR1 in every EUR6 spent in Europe is on a Visa card.
Total expenditure on Visa cards exceeds EUR2 trillion annually, with EUR1.5 trillion spent
at point-of-sale. Visa Europe is an independent business with an exclusive, irrevocable
and perpetual licence to use the Visa brand in Europe. Visa Europe works in partnership
with Visa Inc. to enable global Visa payments in more than 200 countries and territories.
For more information, visit our website (, the Visa Vision blog
(, and @VisaEuropeNews

Wirecard media contact: 

Wirecard AG 
Jana Tilz 
Tel.: +49(0)89-4424-1363 


Visa media contact: 

Adel & Link Public Relations 
Sabine Karl / Matthias Adel 
Tel.: +49(0)69-153404535 


Wirecard AG

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