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Visa Launches Research Center Committed to Promoting and Advancing Global Economic Equity and Inclusivity SAN FRANCISCO -Friday 20 November 2020

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) today announced the launch of the Visa Economic Empowerment Institute (VEEI), a center of excellence for research and public-private dialogue on payments policy, committed to promoting and advancing equitable economic empowerment of individuals, businesses...

Visa Expands Fast Track Program to Enable Next Generation of Fintechs to Rebuild the Global Economy -Thursday 19 November 2020      

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The COVID-19 pandemic has created major financial challenges for businesses and consumers alike. As money management becomes increasingly digital, fintechs play a pivotal role in helping to restore and rebuild the global economy. To provide increased support for the ecosystem,...

Visa Helps Prepare Small Businesses for the Holiday Buying Season as National Small Business Week Begins -Monday 21 September 2020  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) National Small Business Week begins in the U.S. and businesses worldwide prepare for an unprecedented holiday season, Visa (NYSE: V) is introducing new programs and resources essential to small and micro business (SMB) recovery...

Visa Harnesses Real-Time Deep Learning to Enhance Transaction Processing -Wednesday 26 August 2020

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) today announced Visa Smarter Stand-in Processing (Smarter STIP), a new capability that uses real-time artificial intelligence (AI) to help financial institutions manage transaction authorizations when service disruptions occur. Using deep learning to analyze...

Visa Expands Commitment to Sustainability Through Inaugural $500 Million Green Bond Issuance and Appointment of Chief... -Tuesday 11 August 2020

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Visa (NYSE: V), a leading global payments technology company, today announced that yesterday it successfully priced its inaugural green bond offering, totaling $500 million, paying a semi-annual coupon of 0.75% and maturing August 15, 2027. The green bond, believed to be the...

Global Visa Study Finds 67% of Small Businesses and 78% of Consumers Have Adopted New Behaviors to Adjust to COVID-19 -Tuesday 4 August 2020  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As small and micro businesses (SMBs) worldwide continue to endure the financial impact of COVID-19, one thing is clear: rethinking the checkout or point-of-sale (POS) experience is essential for survival on Main Street. Visa (NYSE: V) today released the Visa Back to Business...

American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa to Power Global Expansion of Simple, Consistent Digital Checkout... -Wednesday 8 July 2020  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- E-commerce has reached new heights around the world, as more consumers are going online to make secure, touch-free purchases across various merchants and platforms. Now, it’s more important than ever that the online checkout experience is seamless and consistent across all...

Visa Token Service Issues Its 1 Billionth Token -Tuesday 23 June 2020

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) today announced that the company has now issued more than 1 billion tokens worldwide through Visa Token Service (VTS), marking a major milestone in its proprietary offering to help accelerate eCommerce innovation and make payments more secure. Visa Token...

Visa to Digitally Enable 50 Million Small Businesses to Power Recovery in Communities Worldwide -Monday 22 June 2020

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visa (NYSE: V) today announced a global commitment to elevate 50 million small and micro businesses (SMBs) worldwide in an effort to get local communities back to business in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Visa is introducing a range of locally designed programs and...

Visa and CPI Card Group® Unveil an Industry-Leading Card Globally -Wednesday 17 June 2020

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Today, Visa (NYSE: V) and CPI Card Group Inc. (OTCQX: PMTS, TSX: PMTS) (“CPI” or the “Company”), a leading provider of credit, debit and prepaid solutions introduced the Earthwise™ High Content Card, which is made with up to 98 percent upcycled plastic, dependent...

Visa Token Service to Add 28 New Partners to Strengthen Digital Payment Security Globally -Friday 15 May 2020

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) today announced that 28 new partners will be joining Visa Token Service as credential-on-file (COF) token requestors. These new partners will help make digital transactions more secure by tokenizing both one-time and recurring payments made with Visa...

Visa’s Fast Track Program Propels Growth of the Fintech Industry Worldwide -Saturday 9 May 2020    

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Fintechs are a central part of the global payments ecosystem, and amidst COVID-19 have launched further into the spotlight, reporting sizable upticks in the usage of their apps1, as more people manage their money from their personal devices. Visa (NYSE: V), today, is proud to...

Visa Foundation Commits $210 Million to Support Small and Micro Businesses and Immediate COVID-19 Emergency Relief -Wednesday 8 April 2020

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Visa Foundation today announced a commitment of two programs totaling $210 million to support small and micro businesses, aligning with the Foundation’s long-term focus on women’s economic advancement and inclusive economic development, and to address an urgent need...

Visa Champions a New Decade for Women’s Empowerment -Friday 6 March 2020  

In advance of International Women’s Day, Visa unveils grant programs with Hand in Hand International and IFundWomen New study commissioned by Visa shows 66% of female entrepreneurs report difficulty funding businesses (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kicking off Women’s History Month, Visa (NYSE:V)...

Visa Reaches 100 Percent Renewable Electricity Goal -Thursday 16 January 2020

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Visa (NYSE: V) today announced the company has met its goal to use 100 percent renewable electricity by 2020, furthering the company’s commitment to lead responsibly and sustainably across the company’s global operations, including 131 offices in 76 countries and four...

Visa To Acquire Plaid -Tuesday 14 January 2020

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Plaid, a network that makes it easy for people to securely connect their financial accounts to the apps they use to manage their financial lives. Visa will pay total purchase consideration of...

Visa and MFS Africa Bring Digital Payments to More Consumers and Businesses Across Africa -Friday 13 December 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visa (NYSE: V) and the pan-African fintech leader MFS Africa today announced a partnership that will help bridge the gap between the rapidly growing mobile money ecosystem in Africa and the world of online digital payments, significantly expanding Visa’s reach and its...

Visa and Global Partners Expand Access to Cross-Border Payments for Consumers and SMBs -Thursday 12 December 2019  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In today’s connected world, moving money for consumers and businesses should be as simple and routine as sending a text message. Yet, in many cases, consumers and businesses still rely on manual, paper-based processes, high fees and cash to send money to friends, families and...

Visa Introduces Team Visa Roster Ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 -Thursday 14 November 2019  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Visa (NYSE: V), the Worldwide Payment Technology Partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, today announced its most diverse roster of athletes on Team Visa Tokyo 2020. Representing 43 countries, the most in Team Visa history, the current roster is comprised of 70+ athletes...

Visa Expands Transit Partner Program to Accelerate Delivery of Improved Rider Journeys Around the World -Friday 1 November 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) today announced that 100 partners have enrolled in its global transit partner program, Visa Ready for Transit, giving transit agencies access to an expanded network of technology solutions and expertise to make it easier to get around. Transit agencies...