November 1, 2011

HMV rolls out greater payment choices

TORONTO--Visa  Canada and HMV today announced the implementation of Visa payWave contactless payments at HMV's 116 retail stores in Canada. HMV shoppers across the country will now be able to quickly “wave and go”, when purchasing music, DVD and Blu-rays, video games, books and more from the leading entertainment retailer.

In addition to Visa payWave, Canadian card holders shopping online at, HMV's music download store, are now able to purchase items using their Visa Debit card.  With Visa Debit, card holders can safely and conveniently pay for purchases made online or through mail and telephone orders, directly from their bank account.

“As an entertainment company focused on bringing the latest and greatest products to our customers, it's important for us to keep pace with innovation both in-store and online,” said Nick Williams, President, HMV. “Visa payWave and Visa Debit bring ease, convenience and greater choice of payment methods to our customers, helping us satisfy consumer demand for a faster and more convenient shopping experience.”

“We are proud to be working with HMV to enable this leading retailer to take advantage of the benefits of Visa payWave and Visa Debit technology to enhance their customer service experience,” said Mike Bradley, Head of Product for Visa Canada.  “Visa's payment options offer greater choice and functionality for HMV consumers, while Visa's layers of security protect cardholders whether they're transacting at retail stores or online.”




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