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The Future of the Point of Sale Is Here: Visa Pioneers Cloud-based Payment Acceptance SAN FRANCISCO -Friday 14 January 2022

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Today Visa (NYSE: V) announced a new platform, Visa Acceptance Cloud (VAC), set to revolutionize the way businesses accept payments from their customers. Following the success of the company’s popular “Tap to Phone” solution, VAC will let acquirers, payment service...

Visa Study: Small Businesses Optimistic, Looking to Digital Payments for Growth in New Year -Wednesday 12 January 2022

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- As Visa (NYSE: V) continues toward its goal of digitally-enabling 50 million small and micro businesses (SMBs), a new research study released today – the “Visa Global Back to Business Study – 2022 SMB Outlook” – found that 90% of surveyed SMBs said they are...

Visa Expands Global Investment in Women’s Football as First Ever FIFA Women’s Football Partner -Wednesday 22 December 2021

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visa (NYSE:V) today announced it has further expanded its support of women’s football by becoming the first Women’s Football Partner for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™. This investment builds on long-term commitments Visa has made across Europe and around the world,...

Visa Completes Acquisition of Currencycloud -Tuesday 21 December 2021  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visa (NYSE: V) today announced it has completed the acquisition of Currencycloud, a global platform that enables banks and fintechs to provide innovative foreign exchange solutions for cross-border payments. The acquisition will empower Visa and Currencycloud clients and...

Visa Introduces Crypto Advisory Services to Help Partners Navigate a New Era of Money Movement -Wednesday 8 December 2021

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visa (NYSE: V), the world’s leader in digital payments, today announced the launch of Visa’s Global Crypto Advisory Practice, an offering within Visa Consulting & Analytics (VCA) designed to help clients and partners advance their own crypto journey. This comes at a moment...

Visa Announces the “Visa Eco Benefits” Sustainability Bundle to Empower Issuers to Meet Climate-Conscious... -Tuesday 9 November 2021

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visa (NYSE: V), a leading global payments technology company, announced today the launch of Visa Eco Benefits, a new package of sustainability-focused benefits for account issuers designed to enable and encourage their cardholders to engage in sustainable consumption behaviors....

Visa’s Cybersource and IATA Help Airlines Take Off With New Efficiencies Through IATA Financial Gateway -Friday 5 November 2021

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As the airline industry works to bring customers back on board, it is simultaneously challenged with protecting passengers, brand and revenue. To expedite takeoff, today Visa’s (NYSE: V) global payment and fraud management platform, Cybersource, announced it has joined...

Visa Helping Fuel ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ Growth Around the World -Thursday 28 October 2021

FIS, Moneris, Global Payments, ANZ, CIBC, HSBC, ScotiaBank and more rolling out Visa Installments Solution to their customers, adding scale, brand trust and convenience to popular financing option Klarna signs global brand deal with Visa to accelerate expansion and scale in several...

Visa Installments Expands to Australia, Offering a New Way to Buy Now, Pay Later -Saturday 9 October 2021

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Visa (NYSE: V), the world’s leader in digital payments, today announced the expansion of Visa Installments in Australia in partnership with ANZ, one of the country’s largest financial institutions, and merchant payment provider Quest. The Visa solution lets Australian...

Visa Digitally Enables 16 Million SMBs on Path to Reaching 50 Million Goal Worldwide -Wednesday 15 September 2021    

New Visa research shows how essential digital capabilities are for SMBs to compete in a post pandemic world Amidst record rise of entrepreneurism, a new class of digitally-native small businesses emerge (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visa (NYSE: V) today announced it has helped to digitally-enable an...

Visa to Acquire Currencycloud -Friday 23 July 2021

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Visa (NYSE: V) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Currencycloud, a global platform that enables banks and fintechs to provide innovative foreign exchange solutions for cross-border payments. The acquisition builds on an existing strategic...

Meet Visa: Reintroducing the Iconic Visa Brand to Everyone, Everywhere -Wednesday 21 July 2021  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Inviting the world to ‘Meet Visa,‘ the global payments technology company today unveiled the initial phase of its brand evolution spotlighting the diverse capabilities of its network and commitment to enabling global economic inclusion. Aligned closely with the company’s...

Inclusive Fintech 50 launches 2021 competition to recognize early-stage fintechs driving innovation in an era of... -Wednesday 30 June 2021  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI) has launched the third year of Inclusive Fintech 50 (IF50), a competition to recognize the most promising inclusive fintech startups pushing the frontiers of innovation. This year, the competition seeks to recognize early-stage fintechs...

Visa To Acquire European Open Banking Platform Tink -Friday 25 June 2021

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visa (NYSE: V) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Tink, a European open banking platform that enables financial institutions, fintechs and merchants to build tailored financial management tools, products and services for European consumers and...

Visa and Goldman Sachs Partner to Modernize Global Money Movement -Friday 11 June 2021

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visa (NYSE:V) today announced a global strategic partnership with Goldman Sachs Transaction Banking to help businesses – large to small – move money effortlessly around the world. Through its implementation of Visa B2B Connect and Visa Direct Payouts solutions, Goldman...

Tap to Ride! Monterey-Salinas Transit Becomes 1st in California to Offer Riders the Ability to Tap to Pay with Visa -Friday 14 May 2021  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, in collaboration with Visa, Caltrans, Cybersource, Littlepay, and SC Soft, Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) became the first transit agency in California to offer bus riders a contactless payment option. As cities begin to reopen, public transportation will play a critical...

Visa and Airbnb Partner To Get Hosts Paid Faster With Visa Direct -Thursday 29 April 2021  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visa (NYSE:V), the world’s leader in digital payments, and Airbnb (NASDAQ: ABNB), a leading online marketplace for lodging and experiences, today announced Airbnb Hosts in select markets will be able to access their earnings more quickly. Through Airbnb’s use of Visa...

Visa Deepens Global Commitment to Environmental Sustainability with Pledge to Reach Net-zero Emissions by 2040 -Thursday 22 April 2021

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visa (NYSE: V), a leading global payments technology company, announced today a new global commitment to reach net-zero emissions by 2040, and that the company achieved carbon neutrality across its operations in 2020.i Visa also outlined plans to become a climate positive...

Visa Expands Global Money Movement Capabilities Beyond the Card with Visa Direct Payouts -Wednesday 31 March 2021  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visa (NYSE:V) today announced the expansion of Visa Direct, a real-time1 push payments platform, with the introduction of Visa Direct Payouts. The new solution allows Visa’s clients and partners around the world to use a single point of connection to push payments to eligible...

Visa Becomes First Major Payments Network to Settle Transactions in USD Coin (USDC) -Tuesday 30 March 2021  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visa (NYSE: V) today announced a major industry first in bridging the worlds of digital and traditional fiat currencies: the use of USD Coin (USDC), a stablecoin backed by the US dollar, to settle a transaction with Visa over Ethereum—one of the most actively used open-source...