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Hill and Knowlton will focus on promoting Visa debit cards and new payment methods, including Visa payWave cards and mobile payments.
Visa Europe’s VP corporate comms Simon Kleine said the company was seeing a major growth in debit card payments.
Kleine said despite the economic doom, consumers still had to buy essentials. Visa would emphasise how using a card can help consumers keep a closer eye on their spending.