SALT LAKE CITY & PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 10, 2013--
New U.S. Bank FlexPerks Visa customers in Salt Lake City, Utah, and
Portland, Ore. will be the first U.S. Bank customers invited to try a
new mobile payment service called U.S. Bank Go Mobile. The service
allows customers to quickly and securely pay for everyday purchases with
a wave of their iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S.
U.S. Bank is introducing the service in Beta with new FlexPerks® Travel
Rewards Visa Signature® account holders before introducing it more
broadly in 2013.
Newly approved U.S. Bank FlexPerks customers who qualify and opt-in for
the service will receive a customized U.S. Bank Go Mobile iPhone case
along with their new card. The case is equipped with a payment
technology called Near Field Communication (NFC), which allows customers
to make safe and secure purchases with U.S. Bank Go Mobile at thousands
of participating retailers that accept Visa payWave. The case also has
an extra battery extending the phone’s charge time by more than 50
percent; something that should be of value to the frequent travelers who
use FlexPerks cards.
“We have incorporated all of the feedback we have received from prior
pilots and our customer research into this latest offering and we are
excited to offer U.S. Bank Go Mobile in these two markets,” said Dominic
Venturo, chief innovation officer for U.S. Bank Payment Services.
U.S. Bank Go Mobile lets customers securely pay for purchases with their
iPhone and allows them to use their FlexPerks card, even when they don’t
have the card with them. The easy-to-use app makes payments quickly,
securely and conveniently with the assurance that it’s secured by
bank-grade encryption, passcode protection, strong privacy protection,
zero fraud liability and real-time fraud monitoring.
U.S. Bank is partnering with Visa, DeviceFidelity and Datacard Group to
bring this payment technology to its customers. The iPhone case used for
the Go Mobile payment service is developed and patented by
DeviceFidelity. The sleek, durable design incorporates a certified
portable secure element embedded into the microNFC card enabling the
phone for payments. This microNFC and FlexPerks smart card will be
personalized with Datacard® secure issuance solutions providing superior
security and efficiency.
About Datacard Group
Datacard Group empowers financial
institutions, government agencies and other enterprises in more than 150
countries to securely issue and personalize financial cards, passports,
national IDs, employee badges, mobile payment applications and other
credentials. Our flexible solutions enable Secure Issuance Anywhere™,
which helps both public and private enterprises succeed in a global,
digital and increasingly connected marketplace. Datacard is the world's
best-selling brand of secure issuance solutions. For information, visit www.datacard.com.
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DeviceFidelity, Inc. develops
plug-and-play technologies that empower a variety of institutions to
deploy their NFC and mobile security services and applications on
millions of mobile phones worldwide. Its patented In2Pay®, CredenSE and
iCaisse solutions transform popular mobile phones into interactive and
secure transaction devices. Using this technology DeviceFidelity has
also launched moneto, the world’s first commercially available NFC
mobile payment solution for iPhone and Android. Committed to bringing
innovation to mobile devices, the company has numerous global patents
around its NFC microSD technology and iPhone accessory solutions.
DeviceFidelity is a private corporation with headquarters in Richardson
(Texas) and offices in San Mateo (California), London (United Kingdom)
and Aix-En-Provence (France). For more information visit devicefidelity.com,
follow us on Twitter @devicefidelity and at facebook.com/DeviceFidelity.
About U.S. Bank
Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB),
with $352 billion in assets as of September 30, 2012, is the parent
company of U.S. Bank National Association, the 5th largest commercial
bank in the United States. The Company operates 3,086 banking offices in
25 states and 5,080 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking,
brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services
products to consumers, businesses and institutions. U.S. Bancorp and its
employees are dedicated to improving the communities they serve, for
which the company earned the 2011 Spirit of America Award, the highest
honor bestowed on a company by United Way. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web
Source: U.S. Bank
Teri Charest, U.S. Bank Media Relations
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