Wirecard and Visa Europe offer contactless payment via wristband

For all 2016 Eurovision Song Contest visitors

Jana Tilz
Corporate media inquiries
Jana Tilz

VP Corporate Communications & Branding

May 12, 2016

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 Eurovision Song Contest you can get your wristband in Eurovision Village in Kungsträdgården. 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 https://www.visa.se/eurovision-2016/en/.