Visa, Dynamics unveil connected payment card
Visa and Dynamics unveiled the Dynamics Wallet Card, a connected payment card, at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show. The Visa-branded version of the Wallet Card is the same size and shape as a normal Visa credit or debit card, yet it incorporates multiple features and technologies not previously found in a single payment card. Features of the Wallet Card range from the capacity to access multiple cards - whether EMV-, contactless- or magnetic stripe-based - to a programmable on-card display that enables account information, such as alerts or coupons, to be sent to the cardholder via an embedded antenna. Wallet Card includes a cell phone chip and cell phone antenna so data can be transferred between Wallet Card and a consumer's bank anywhere in the world and at any time of the day. The device offers a number of cardholder benefits and cutting-edge technologies, including multiple cards in one, instant issuance, greater security, alerts and messages, and a self-charging battery. For financial institutions interested in piloting the Wallet Card, it will be available in early 2018. For consumers wishing to be notified when a particular card will be made available to the public, they can register online today.