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Visa Renews Olympic Partnership Through 2032 SAN FRANCISCO -Thursday 2 August 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visa Inc. (NYSE: V), a long-standing worldwide sponsor of the Olympic Games and supporter of the Olympic Movement, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced an extension to Visa’s Olympic sponsorship through 2032. As part of the renewal, Visa will...

Fans Win With Visa at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ -Friday 27 July 2018      

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visa (NYSE: V), the Official Payment Services Partner of FIFA, today announced its final results for the FIFA World Cup™, showcasing the positive impact of the tournament throughout the 64 matches played across Russia from June 14 to July 15, 2018. Overall, contactless...

Contactless Technology Powers Fifty Percent of Purchases at 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ -Saturday 14 July 2018  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visa (NYSE: V), the Official Payment Services Partner of FIFA, today released an analysis of spending inside the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ stadiums from the opening match on June 14 through the semi-finals on July 11. The data highlights the increased consumer adoption of...

Visa Data Shows One Fifth of Purchases at 2018 FIFA World CupTM Use Contactless Technology -Saturday 30 June 2018  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Visa (NYSE: V), the Official Payment Services Partner of FIFA, today released an analysis of foreign travellers’ spending during opening days of 2018 FIFA World Cup™. The results found that in the 11 Russian host cities of the tournament, approximately one in every five...

Visa Announces Fast-Track Access to its Network and $100m Investment for European FinTechs -Tuesday 5 June 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Visa (NYSE: V) today announced two new programs designed to support European FinTechs who are developing the next generation of digital payment solutions. Starting in July, FinTech start-ups based in Europe can onboard to Visa’s global network in as little as four weeks....

Visa Returns Zlatan Ibrahimović to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ -Friday 11 May 2018      

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visa (NYSE:V), the Official Payment Services Partner of FIFA, today announced that professional footballer and face of Visa’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ global marketing campaign, Zlatan Ibrahimović, will return to the tournament with Visa and join football fans in Russia...

Zlatan Ibrahimović Joins Visa Ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ -Wednesday 18 April 2018  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) today announced professional footballer, Zlatan Ibrahimović, will be the new face of its global marketing campaign in anticipation of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. As the Official Payment Services Partner of FIFA, Visa, in collaboration with Zlatan,...

Visa’s Everywhere Initiative Calls on Global FinTechs to Participate in 2018 Program -Friday 2 March 2018  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visa (NYSE: V) today announced an expansion of Visa’s Everywhere Initiative (VEI) for 2018 with a more dynamic program, new participating countries, and an elevated level of support for participants. Visa’s Everywhere Initiative is a global innovation program that tasks...

Shorter, More Frequent Trips Gain Popularity Among International Travelers, and Traveling with Cash Can Cause Anxiety,... -Thursday 8 February 2018  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Visa (NYSE: V) today announced the findings of the payment network’s comprehensive look at travel and tourism in 2017. Visa’s Global Travel Intentions (GTI) Study highlights various parts of the travelers’ journey and found a key motivator for travel is stress relief....

Team Visa Athletes Launch Global Film for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018: “Resetting Finish... -Friday 26 January 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- With less than one month until the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 Opening Ceremony, Visa’s (NYSE: V) roster of Team Visa athletes took the lead in launching the brand’s full-length 60-second global advertising campaign, “Resetting Finish Lines,” across their...

Visa Readies Digital Payments for the Projected 500,000 Visitors Traveling to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup... -Thursday 30 November 2017  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In celebration of the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, Visa (NYSE: V), the Official Payment Service Partner of FIFA, released travel and spending data for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™. Throughout official FIFA venues, Visa will enable a cash-free fan experience...

Visa Welcomes the Nigerian Women’s Bobsled Team to Team Visa for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 -Thursday 16 November 2017      

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visa (NYSE:V) today announced the addition of three athletes who make up the Nigerian Women’s Bobsled Team to Team Visa, currently training to become the first ever African representatives, men or women, to qualify for the Olympic Winter Games in the sport of Bobsled....

Visa Introduces New Payment Wearables for Fans Attending the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 -Thursday 9 November 2017  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Visa (NYSE: V), the exclusive payment technology partner at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, today introduced three commercially available wearable payment devices. In the spirit of the Olympic Winter Games, Visa created NFC-enabled payment gloves, commemorative stickers and...

Visa Launches Foundation With Inaugural Grant to Women’s World Banking -Tuesday 24 October 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE) --Visa (NYSE:V) today marked the launch of the newly-incorporated Visa Foundation, which has been established as part of Visa’s larger social impact strategy that will prioritize the growth of micro and small enterprises around the world, enabling individuals, businesses, and...

Global Study Highlights Economic Benefits of ‘Cashless Cities’ -Thursday 12 October 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visa (NYSE: V) announced today the results of an independent study conducted by Roubini ThoughtLab and commissioned by Visa examining the economic impact of increasing the use of digital payments in major cities around the world. The study estimates that relying more on...

Visa Announces Team Visa Roster for the Upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games -Wednesday 20 September 2017  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visa (NYSE:V) today announced its global Team Visa roster for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, comprised of over 40 Olympians and Paralympians from 17 countries, including Mikaela Shiffrin (USA), Chloe Kim (USA), Mark McMorris (Canada), Gus Kenworthy...

Visa Helps Merchants Easily Adopt New, Global Specifications for QR Code Payments -Wednesday 2 August 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today Visa (NYSE:V) announced its support of the new global QR Code Payment Specifications from EMVCo, the global technical body that manages the EMV Specifications. The specifications cover consumer-presented and merchant-presented QR code use cases for digital payment...

Visa Expands Global Transaction Processing with Facilities in Singapore and United Kingdom  -Wednesday 26 July 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visa (NYSE:V), a global payments technology company, today announced expanded transaction processing capabilities in two state-of-the-art data centers in Singapore and the United Kingdom. The new global processing hubs will increase the speed, resilience and geo-diversity of...

Visa to Roll Out Cashless Experience at the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017  -Tuesday 13 June 2017  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visa (NYSE:V), the Official Payment Service Partner of FIFA, today announced that football fans attending the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 will have a front row seat to enhanced payment experiences at official FIFA stadiums. Visa is implementing 1,600 point-of-sale terminals...

Visa Checkout Reaches Milestone of 20 Million Enrolled Consumers -Friday 7 April 2017

Samsung Pay agrees to integrate with Visa Checkout’s Open Platform (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), today announced that Visa Checkout, the easier way to use a Visa card online, is sustaining tremendous growth, reaching more than 20 million enrolled accounts. Visa Checkout enables...