To the delight of shopaholics everywhere, Visa has announced that it’s jumped on the Google Wallet bandwagon — giving card users access to the snazzy, new NFC payment system. Much like MasterCard’s announcement last week, the licensing agreement will allow Visa users to link their credit, debit and prepaid cards to Google’s offering for fast mobile payments in places that accept the service. The credit card company has dabbled in mobile payments before through payWave, but with plans to integrate into GW, we’ll surely be seeing more of it in the near future. As momentum over the NFC-powered mobile phones grows, it will be interesting to see if the Real Housewives can part with their phones long enough for their assistants to pay for those Manolos. Check out the full PR after the break.
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