Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Bank of America and Visa Team up for 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Bank of America has decided to partner with Visa to create a prepaid card for both the Olympic and Paralympic games this summer as announced in this article. The card is being provided to athletes as well as staff members and will allow them access to their funds across Beijing as well as throughout the world while being protected by both companies Zero Liability policy. The prepaid card will display the images of the U.S. flag in conjunction with the Olympic rings.

Visa spokesperson, Antonio Lucio, released this comment:

"Visa prepaid cards continue to gain popularity as cardholders demand more choice and flexibility in how they pay and want to be paid. By providing a more convenient and secure way to pay, Visa prepaid cards will help simplify one critical aspect of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team's journey, so they can focus on what's most important."

Bank of America spokeswomen Anne Saunders also had this to say

"We're thrilled to offer this card to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team. The athletes now have the flexibility to purchase what they want, where they want. The U.S. Olympic Team prepaid card will allow them to dine, purchase souvenirs and enjoy the Olympic and Paralympic experience with one, easy-to- use funds access solution."

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