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12/23/11Visa Inc. Announces Funding of Litigation Escrow Account
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) today announced it had decided to deposit $1.565 billion (the "Loss Funds") into the litigation escrow account previously established under the Company's retrospective responsibility plan (the "Plan").  Under the terms of the Plan, when the Company funds the litigation escrow account, the value of the Company's Class B shares – which are held exclusively by U.S. financial institutions and their affiliates and successors – is corr... 
12/05/11Visa-Rwanda Partnership to Drive Electronic Financial Services
Brings the benefits of electronic payments and banking to Rwanda KIGALI, Rwanda & SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 05, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) and the Government of Rwanda today announced a wide-reaching Charter of Collaboration to develop localized solutions to extend access to financial services to local and international consumers throughout the country. The partnership is a step in the Government of Rwanda's Vision 2020 plan, the country's blueprint to become a middle-income ... 
11/21/11Shopkick Rewards Visa Cardholders When and Where they Shop
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 21, 2011-- Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), a global leader in payments and shopkick, an award-winning mobile app that rewards consumers for simply walking into stores, announced today that cardholders can now qualify for valuable rewards just for paying with Visa. Shopkick now lets mobile users earn more redeemable kicksTM by choosing to link their eligible Visa debit or credit card into its new Buy & Collect program and ... 
11/16/11Visa Introduces New Mobile Prepaid Product for Developing Countries
First Visa product enabled by Fundamo, a leading mobile money platform recently acquired by Visa. Enables financial institutions, mobile network operators to offer Visa prepaid accounts on mobile phones to unbanked and under-banked consumers. HONG KONG, Nov 16, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) today announced a significant step to bringing access to secure financial services and electronic payments to consumers in developing countries by int... 
11/16/11Visa Opens Its Doors to Developers with New Visa Developer Center
Global leader in payments accelerates pace of innovation; provides developers with unprecedented, secure access to Visa’s global payments platform, including its digital wallet SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 16, 2011-- In an effort to simplify and accelerate the development and adoption of innovative payment products globally, Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) today announced the launch of its new Visa Developer Center https://developer.visa.com. ... 
11/07/11Visa Tells Story of One NFL Fan's Epic Win, Bringing Super Bowl XLVI Promotion to Life via Multi-Channel Marketing Campaign
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 07, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- To raise awareness for the Visa You and 10 Super Bowl Sweepstakes, which offers cardholders the chance to win a trip for themselves plus 10 friends to Super Bowl XLVI, Visa has unveiled a national marketing campaign that uses social, traditional and digital media channels to bring to life this remarkable prize. At the center of the creative campaign is a long-form web film hosted on Visa's Facebook page and YouTube channel. The film, directed by S... 
11/07/11Visa Survey Says Smart Spending Top of Mind This Holiday Season
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 07, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Smart holiday spending is top of mind according to this year's Visa Gift Giving Survey commissioned by Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). 58 percent of respondents say a holiday budget will be in place before they begin shopping this season - 10 percent more than last year. When asked how their holiday budget will compare to last year, only seven percent expect to have more to spend this year, while 31 percent will have less to spend. As consumers keep an eye o... 
11/02/11Small Businesses Can Save with Visa Discount Program
Visa SavingsEdge delivers automatic savings for small businesses at leading retailers SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 02, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) today announced the expansion of Visa SavingsEdge, a program that provides automatic discounts on qualifying small business expenses. The program now includes more than 1,600 financial institutions and 39 participating merchants and is now available to 24 million eligible small business account holders in the U.S. Participation in the progra... 
10/26/11Visa Inc. Posts Strong Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2011 Earnings Results and Increases Existing Share Repurchase Program by $1 Billion
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- GAAP quarterly net income of $880 million or $1.27 per diluted class A common share Adjusted full-year 2011 net income of $3.5 billion or $4.99 per diluted class A common share excluding the revaluation of the Visa Europe put option Full-year 2011 GAAP net income, inclusive of the revaluation of the Company's Visa Europe put option, was $3.6 billion The Company increases its share repurchase program by $1 b... 
10/19/11Visa Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend, Increases Dividend Rate by 47% and Announces Record Date for the 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) today announced that its board of directors had declared a 47% increase in the quarterly dividend aggregate amount on its class A common stock (determined in the case of class B and class C common stock on an as-converted basis) from $0.15 per share to $0.22 per share, payable on December 6, 2011, to all holders of record of the Company's class A, class B and class C common stock as of November 18, 2011. The quarterly div... 
10/05/11Visa Adds Mobile Payment Pioneer to Help Bring Mobile Financial Services to the Unbanked
Gavin Krugel, Senior Director at the GSM Association, joins Visa; tasked to accelerate the activation of mobile money programs in developing economies SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 05, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) today announced the addition of mobile industry veteran, Gavin Krugel to its global mobile team. Gavin joins Visa as Fundamo head of customer strategy and market activation, focused on the implementation of mobile money services across developing markets in Asia Pacific, Central... 
09/29/11Visa Inc. to Announce Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2011 Financial Results on October 26, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) will report its fiscal fourth quarter and full-year 2011 financial results on Wednesday, October 26, 2011. The results will be included in a press release, with accompanying financial information that will be released after market close and posted on the Visa Investor Relations website. Visa's executive management team will then host a live audio webcast beginning at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m. Pacific Time) t... 
09/19/11Visa and Google Sign Licensing Deal to Boost Mobile Payment Adoption
SAN FRANCISCO, Sep 19, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Visa Inc., Visa Europe and Google today announced that Google has received a worldwide license to Visa payWave, an innovative NFC-based payment technology. Visa payWave enables consumers to make fast and secure payments at retail locations by waving their mobile phone in front of a payment terminal and is currently accepted at hundreds of thousands of retail locations worldwide. The agreement sets the stag... 
09/15/11Visa Celebrates Fans Who Make Football Better Together with Trip for One Winner and 10 Friends to Super Bowl XLVI
Integrated Marketing Campaign Features National Promotion, New Team Relationships and the Seventh Season of Financial Football SAN FRANCISCO, Sep 15, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Visa Inc. (NYSE: V), a proud sponsor of the NFL since 1995, announced today a new national promotion offering Visa cardholders the unique opportunity to win a trip for themselves and 10 friends to Super Bowl XLVI to witness first-hand all the sights, sounds and excitement of the bigg... 
09/14/11Visa Inc. and U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Boost Small Businesses with Extended Partnership
Joint Effort Delivers Tools for Success to the Nation's Growing Ranks of Hispanic-Owned Merchants SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) today announced a three-year extension of their partnership that provides Hispanic-owned merchants with customized access to Visa's suite of small business solutions, including an array of tools to help them improve cash flow, manage payment acceptance costs, strea... 
09/12/11Visa Inc. to Present at Jefferies 2011 Electronic Payments Summit
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) announced today that Bill Sheedy, Group President - Americas, will participate in a panel discussion titled "The Future of U.S. Debit" at the Jefferies 2011 Electronic Payments Summit in New York on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. The discussion is scheduled to begin at 12:45 p.m. Eastern Time and last for approximately 40 minutes. A listen-only audio webcast and replay will be accessible for 30 days on the Investor Re... 
08/09/11Visa Announces Plans to Accelerate Chip Migration and Adoption of Mobile Payments
Visa dynamic authentication roadmap will reduce fraud and enhance international acceptance SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) today announced plans to accelerate the migration to EMV contact and contactless chip technology in the United States. The adoption of dual-interface chip technology will help prepare the U.S. payment infrastructure for the arrival of NFC-based mobile payments by building the necessary infrastructure to accept and process chip tra... 
07/27/11Visa Inc. Posts Strong Fiscal Third Quarter 2011 Earnings Results and Authorizes New $1 Billion Share Repurchase Program
SAN FRANCISCO, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- GAAP quarterly net income of $1.0 billion including a non-operating gain related to the Visa Europe put option revaluation Adjusted quarterly net income of $883 million or $1.26 per diluted class A common share excluding the revaluation of the Visa Europe put option The Company authorized a new $1 billion share repurchase program Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) today announced financial results for the Company's... 
07/27/11Visa to Become Exclusive Brand for Consolidated United Airlines and Continental Airlines U.S. Co-brand Card Portfolio
SAN FRANCISCO & CHICAGO, Jul 27, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Visa Inc. (NYSE: V), a global leader in payments, and United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) today announced a multi-year agreement extending Visa's decades-long partnership with United as the airline transitions to a single loyalty program, MileagePlus. Through the agreement, Visa will become the exclusive payment network partner for newly issued cards of the consolidated United and Continental co-branded portfolio. The cards w... 
07/22/11Visa Inc. Board of Directors Declares Dividend
SAN FRANCISCO, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) announced that its Board of Directors had declared a quarterly dividend in the aggregate amount of $0.15 per share of class A common stock (determined, in the case of class B and class C common stock, on an as-converted basis) payable on September 7, 2011, to all holders of record of the Company's class A, class B and class C common stock as of August 19, 2011. About Visa: Visa is a global payments technology compa... 
07/19/11Isis Forms Relationships with Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express
Isis Becomes the First Mobile Commerce Platform with Support of All Four National Payment Networks ASPEN, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Isis, the national mobile commerce joint venture between AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless, today announced that Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express will join Isis in making mobile commerce a reality for millions of U.S. consumers and merchants. Isis’ relationships with all four payment networks mean that with Isis-enabled phones and p... 
07/11/11Four New U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hopefuls to Join Elite Group of Athletes Sponsored by Visa
More Than 50 Olympic and Paralympic Hopefuls to Appear in Visa's Global London 2012 Olympic Games Marketing Campaign SAN FRANCISCO, Jul 11, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Visa, a proud sponsor of the Olympic Games for 25 years, announced today that it will sponsor four new U.S. Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls on their journey to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Jessica Long (Paralympic swimming), Lopez Lomong (athletics), Alana Nichols (wheelchair basketball) and Alicia Sacramone (gym... 
07/11/11New Visa Inc. Report Shows Lasting Tourism Effects of Mega-Sporting Events
SAN FRANCISCO, Jul 11, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Today, Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), a global leader in payments, released a new report that shows the effects of mega-sporting events and the impact they have on tourism spending in the event host countries. The report analyzes Visa cardholder spending patterns, known as VisaVue Travel data, of three recent mega-events: 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa(TM), the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and the Beijing 2008 Olympics Games. According to the report, ... 
07/07/11Visa Inc. to Announce Fiscal Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results on July 27, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) will report its fiscal third quarter 2011 financial results on Wednesday, July 27, 2011. The results will be included in a press release, with accompanying financial information that will be released after market close and posted on the Visa Investor Relations website. Visa's executive management team will then host a live audio webcast beginning at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m. Pacific Time) to discuss the financ... 
06/29/11Kiva.org, Visa Inc. Launch "Kiva City" in Support of U.S. Small Businesses
New Study Ranks Cities Where Program Can Have the Most Impact CHICAGO, Jun 29, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Fourth graph, first sentence of release should read: Premal Shah, president of Kiva.org (sted Premal Shah, co-founder of Kiva.org). The corrected release reads: KIVA.ORG, VISA INC. LAUNCH "KIVA CITY" IN SUPPORT OF U.S. SMALL BUSINESSES New Study Ranks Cities Where Program Can Have the Most Impact Kiva.org, the world's first personal microlending website, and Visa Inc. (NYSE: V), a glob... 
06/27/11Avoid Getting Burned by Scams this Summer: Apply Visa Security Tips (and Sunscreen)
SAN FRANCISCO, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- With the summer travel season in full swing, Visa (NYSE: V) is offering consumers tips on how to protect themselves from card fraud during their vacations. The website http://www.visasecuritysense.com/ provides helpful information for cardholders on how to protect their account information and resolve unauthorized card use. While enjoying summer vacations, it's also important to know that most U.S. card issuers provide important consumer ... 
06/24/11Visa Inc. to Provide Business Update on July 6, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) today announced that it will update its financial outlook for fiscal year 2011 and select metrics for fiscal year 2012 in a Form 8-K to be filed on July 6, 2011 after market close. Today's announcement follows the commitment management made in its last earnings call to update aspects of its financial expectations once the timing of final rules from the Federal Reserve was made known. Those rules are expected to be formal... 
06/10/11U.S. Bank First in United States to Issue Dual EMV Chip and Contactless Payment Solution for International Travelers
New FlexPerks Travel Rewards Visa(R) Signature Credit Card Offers Widespread Global Acceptance and Improved Security MINNEAPOLIS, Jun 10, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- U.S. Bank, lead bank of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), in partnership with Visa (NYSE: V) and Oberthur Technologies, announced its release of a dual interface payment solution that offers enhanced acceptance and compatibility with credit cards systems worldwide. The new U.S. Bank FlexPerks Travel Rewards Visa(R) credit card combines Visa ... 
06/09/11Visa Acquires Fundamo, Signs New Agreement With Monitise
Two investments accelerate delivery of mobile financial services to consumers worldwide as part of Visa's global strategy to enable the next generation of payments solutions SAN FRANCISCO, Jun 09, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), a global leader in payments, today announced that it is acquiring Fundamo, a leading platform provider of mobile financial services for mobile network operators and financial institutions in developing economies. It also announced a new, long-term commerc... 
05/23/11Visa Launches Travel-Themed Marketing Campaign with New Facebook Application and National Promotion
SAN FRANCISCO, May 23, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) announced today a new travel-themed integrated marketing campaign in the U.S. to reinforce Visa as the preferred way to pay for travel. Visa offers cardholders peace of mind in knowing they can use their cards with convenience, security and ease, virtually anywhere in the world, at any time -- ultimately providing greater freedom to enjoy their travel experiences. The campaign gives travelers a new tool to share their experienc... 
05/11/11Visa to Offer New Program to Directly Connect Value Added Resellers, Acquirers to Visa's Global Network
New API network connections designed to remove barriers to innovation, enable merchants to take advantage of next generation in payments and value-added services SAN FRANCISCO, May 11, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) today announced plans to offer merchants a more streamlined connection to Visa's global network, allowing them to more easily accept the next generation of payment products, offer real-time rewards, redemptions and discounts and ... 
05/11/11Visa Unveils Next Generation Electronic Payments and Services
North American Launch of New Digital Wallet with "Click-to-Buy" Functionality Scheduled for Fall 2011 SAN FRANCISCO, May 11, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), a global leader in electronic payments, today announced the next generation of payments solutions that will replicate the ease, reliability and security of Visa point-of-sale payments within traditional and digital eCommerce, mobile commerce and burgeoning social networking commerce environments. New offerings are expected t... 
05/10/11Visa Inc. Announces Participation in Upcoming Investor Conferences
SAN FRANCISCO, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) today announced its participation in the following investor conferences: On Monday, May 16, Joseph Saunders, Chairman and CEO, will present at the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference in Boston. The fireside chat will begin at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time and last for approximately 40 minutes. On Wednesday, May 25, Jim McCarthy, Global Head of Product, will present at the Bank of America Merrill L... 
05/05/11Visa Inc. Posts Strong Fiscal Second Quarter 2011 Earnings Results and Authorizes New $1 Billion Share Repurchase Program
SAN FRANCISCO, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- GAAP quarterly net income of $881 million or $1.23 per diluted class A common share The Company authorized a new $1 billion share repurchase program Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) today announced financial results for the Company's fiscal second quarter 2011 ended March 31, 2011. GAAP net income for the quarter was $881 million, or $1.23 per diluted class A common share. The weighted-average number of diluted class A com... 
04/27/11Visa Releases Mobile Acceptance Best Practices
Establishes security guidelines necessary for ensuring stakeholder trust in mobile acceptance solutions SAN FRANCISCO, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) today released a set of mobile acceptance best practices for merchants, software developers and device manufacturers who are using consumer mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablet computing platforms to facilitate the acceptance of card payments. Visa best practices call for important security considerations ... 
04/27/11Visa Challenges Industries to Use More Intelligent Solutions to Combat Fraud, Stay Ahead of Criminals
Visa Security Summit Focuses on Success in Reducing Fraud and Need for Ongoing Investment to Maintain Momentum WASHINGTON, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) opened its fourth Global Security Summit today with a keynote address by chief enterprise risk officer Ellen Richey, in which she applauded the collective progress in making electronic payments more secure from criminals. While acknowledging this important success - achieved through closer industry cooperation, ... 
04/25/11Visa Inc. Board of Directors Declares Dividend
SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) announced that its Board of Directors had declared a quarterly dividend in the aggregate amount of $0.15 per share of class A common stock (determined, in the case of class B and class C common stock, on an as-converted basis) payable on June 7, 2011, to all holders of record of the Company's class A, class B and class C common stock as of May 20, 2011. About Visa: Visa Inc. is a global payments technology company t... 
04/25/11International Visa Cardholders Increased Tourism Spend in the U.S. by 18 Percent in 2010
U.S. Visa Cardholders Increased International Travel Spend by six percent in 2010 SAN FRANCISCO, Apr 25, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- According to the new Tourism Outlook: USA report from Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), Visa cardholders seemed optimistic in 2010 and took more trips and spent more on international purchases accordingly. VisaVue Travel Data from 2009 and 2010 showed that spending by international cardholders traveling to the U.S. increased by 18 percent, from $29 billion to more than $34 billio... 
04/21/11Visa Delivers Real-Time Discounts and Promotions to Mobile Consumers When and Where They Shop
Gap tests Visa's new service to send real-time offers to consumers' mobile devices SAN FRANCISCO, Apr 21, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), a global leader in payments, today announced it is working with Gap, a leading global specialty retailer, to deliver real-time discounts and promotions to consumers via SMS text messages. Gap customers who opt-in to participate in the service are notified of money-saving discounts or promotions in real-time while shopping. Visa's global proces... 
04/13/11Visa Boosts Spending Visibility and Makes Compliance Easier for Businesses
Visa IntelliLink Compliance Management adds another layer of protection and control so that companies are free to focus on managing the business SAN FRANCISCO, Apr 13, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) today announced the global launch of Visa IntelliLink Compliance Management, a web-based solution offering enhanced control, compliance and cost-savings for businesses using commercial card programs. Visa IntelliLink Compliance Management converts commercial card transaction data in... 
04/06/11Visa Inc. Announces Funding of Litigation Escrow Account
SAN FRANCISCO, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) today announced that on March 31, 2011, it had deposited $400 million into the litigation escrow account previously established under the Company's retrospective responsibility plan (the "Plan"). Under the terms of the Plan, the $400 million deposit has the effect of a repurchase by the Company of 5,419,273 shares of classA common stock at approximately $73.81 per share, on an as-converted basis, by reducing the as-conver... 
03/29/11Visa Inc. To Announce Fiscal Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results on May 5, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) will report its fiscal second quarter 2011 financial results on Thursday, May 5, 2011. The results will be included in a press release, with accompanying financial information that will be released after market close and posted on the Visa Investor Relations website. Visa's executive management team will then host a live audio webcast beginning at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m. Pacific Time) to discuss the financ... 
03/28/11Visa Inc. Announces Decision to Fund Litigation Escrow Account
SAN FRANCISCO, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) today announced that the Company had decided to deposit $400 million into the litigation escrow account previously established under the Company's retrospective responsibility plan (the "Plan"). The deposit will be conducted in accordance with the Company's certificate of incorporation currently in effect. Under the terms of the Plan, when the Company funds the litigation escrow, its U.S. financial institutions and their... 
03/24/11Visa Inc. Data Shows Increase in Mexico Inbound Tourism Spending During 2010
Mexico's Tourism Industry Proves Resilient through Global and Domestic Uncertainty SAN FRANCISCO, Mar 24, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Spending by international Visa cardholders traveling to Mexico rose by 12 percent from 2009 to 2010 according Tourism Outlook: Mexico, an annual report released today by Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) that analyzed Visa cardholder spending over the past two years. According to the report, the tourism industry in Mexico saw international Visa cardholder spending increase from ... 
03/23/11Corrected Press Release: Visa Inc. to Present at the Barclays Capital Emerging Payments Forum
SAN FRANCISCO, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Due to a scheduling conflict, Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) announced today that Jim McCarthy, Global Head of Product, will present at the Barclays Capital Emerging Payments Forum in New York on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 10:55 a.m. Eastern Time, replacing Michael Walsh as previously announced. The presentation is scheduled to last for approximately 40 minutes. A listen-only audio webcast and replay will be accessible for 30 days on the Investor... 
03/16/11CashEdge and Visa to Expand Network Offerings
Agreement expands reach and convenience of Popmoney(R) by enabling users to receive money directly onto any eligible Visa card, domestic or international NEW YORK, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CashEdge Inc. (http://www.cashedge.com/), the leading provider of Intelligent Money Movement(R) services, and Visa Inc. (NYSE: V), the world's largest retail electronic payments network, today announced an agreement that will enable U.S. consumers to use their eligible Visa credit, debit an... 
03/16/11Visa Moves Beyond the Point-of-Sale - Delivers Personal Payments to U.S. Account Holders
Critical network enhancement, new transaction type, and strategic agreements with CashEdge and Fiserv enable U.S. Visa account holders to pay each other for the first time SAN FRANCISCO, Mar 16, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), the global leader in payments, today announced that consumers in the U.S. will soon be able to receive and send funds to any eligible Visa credit, debit or prepaid account, anywhere in the world. The breakthrough service extends the utility of Visa's network... 
03/15/11Visa Inc. to Present at the Barclays Capital Emerging Payments Forum
SAN FRANCISCO, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) announced today that Michael Walsh, President and Chief Executive Officer at CyberSource Corporation, will present at the Barclays Capital Emerging Payments Forum in New York on Tuesday, March 29, 2011. The presentation will begin at 9:20 a.m. Eastern Time and last for approximately 40 minutes. A listen-only audio webcast and replay will be accessible for 30 days on the Investor Relations web site at http://investor... 
03/11/11Visa Responds to Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
SAN FRANCISCO, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) today announced a commitment to help the people of Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami. In conjunction with its clients, Visa will waive interchange fees on donations made through April 30, 2011 to a select group of major U.S.- and Canada-based charities that are providing support to relief efforts. Eligible charities are: United States American Red Cross AmeriCares Habitat for Humanity ... 
03/01/11Visa Inc. Completes Acquisition of PlaySpan Inc.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) announced today that it has completed its acquisition of PlaySpan Inc., a privately held company whose payments platform handlestransactions for digital goods in online games, digital media and social networks around the world. This move complements Visa's 2010 CyberSource acquisition and extends the company's capabilities into one of the fastest-growing segments of eCommerce - digital and mobile commerce. About V... 
02/28/11Visa Inc. Data Shows 10 Percent Increase in Canada Inbound Tourism Spending During 2010
Vancouver Winter Olympic Games Provide Significant Boost to Canadian Tourism in 2010 SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 28, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Taking advantage of a significant tourism opportunity surrounding the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games, Canada saw a 10 percent increase in spending by international travelers using their Visa cards in 2010 according to the 2011 Tourism Outlook: Canada report released by Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) today. According to the report, the tourism industry in Canada saw a... 
02/16/11Visa and Leading Humanitarian Aid Organizations Partner to Improve Speed and Efficiency of Relief Payments in Times of Disaster
Partnership to develop emergency preparedness for cash transfers, starting in the Philippines SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 16, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), the global payments technology leader, and the Cash Learning Partnership, a consortium of leading humanitarian aid organizations, today announced a new partnership aimed at making the distribution of money to individuals -- or cash transfers -- in disaster relief faster, more effective and more secure. Beginning with a focus project i... 
02/10/11Visa Gives Consumers More Control over Spending; Launches Customizable Spend Management Tool
New service builds on existing VisaNet platform capabilities to provide Visa account holders with real time information to control spending and monitor budgets. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 10, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), the global payments technology company, today announced a powerful new service that allows financial institutions to give their customers wide-ranging insight into and control over their spending. The service, powered by VisaNet, Visa's global processing network, pro... 
02/09/11Visa Inc. to Present at the Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Cards, Payments & Financial Technology Symposium
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) announced today that Bill Sheedy, Group Executive the Americas, will present at the Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Cards, Payments & Financial Technology Symposium in New York on Thursday, February 17, 2011. The presentation will begin at 2:10 p.m. Eastern Time and last for approximately 55 minutes. A listen-only audio webcast and replay will be accessible for 30 days on the Investor Relations web site at http://inve... 
02/09/11Visa Program Encourages Merchant Adoption of EMV Chip as Path Toward Dynamic Authentication
U.S. Excluded from International Program Due to Uncertainty Surrounding New Debit Card Regulations SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Visa (NYSE: V) announced today a new Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance program that will fuel dynamic data authentication through the continued merchant deployment of EMV-compatible chip terminals capable of processing either contact or both contact and contactless payments. An industry first, Visa's Techn... 
02/09/11Visa Program Encourages Merchant Adoption of EMV Chip as A Path Toward Dynamic Authentication
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Visa (NYSE: V) announced today a new Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance program that will fuel dynamic data authentication through the continued merchant deployment of EMV-compatible chip terminals capable of processing either contact or both contact and contactless payments. An industry first, Visa's Technology Innovation Program (TIP), will eliminate the requirement that eligible merchants annually valida... 
02/09/11Visa to Acquire PlaySpan
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 09, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) today announced an agreement to acquire PlaySpan Inc., a privately held company whose payments platform handles transactions for digital goods in online games, digital media and social networks around the world. The acquisition of PlaySpan complements Visa's 2010 CyberSource acquisition and extends the company's capabilities into one of the fastest-growing segments of eCommerce - digital and mobile commerce. PlaySpan provides a... 
02/04/11Visa Inc. to Present at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) announced today that Byron Pollitt, Chief Financial Officer, and Jim McCarthy, Global Head of Product, will present at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, February 16, 2011. The keynote presentation will begin at 8:15 a.m. Pacific Time and last for approximately 35 minutes. A listen-only audio webcast and replay will be accessible for 30 days on the Investor Relations we... 
02/02/11MoneyGram and Visa Extend Remittance Service to World's Largest Remittances Corridor
U.S. consumers now have the option to send funds from MoneyGram agent locations directly to Visa account holders in Mexico, bringing the security and reliability of Visa digital currency to consumers on both sides of the border. DALLAS & SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 02, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- MoneyGram International (NYSE:MGI), a leading money transfer services company, and Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) announced today the launch of MoneyGram's first cash-to-Visa account program for remittances from the United S... 
02/02/11Visa Inc. Posts Strong Fiscal First Quarter 2011 Earnings Results
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- GAAP quarterly net income of $884 million or $1.23 per diluted class A common share Company effectively repurchases approximately 15.3 million shares at a total cost of $1.1 billion Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) today announced financial results for the Company's fiscal first quarter 2011 ended December 31, 2010. GAAP net income for the quarter was $884 million, or $1.23 per diluted class A common share. The weighted a... 
01/27/11Visa Inc. Board of Directors Declares Dividend and Approves Release of All Remaining Class C Shares
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) announced that its Board of Directors had declared a quarterly dividend in the aggregate amount of $0.150 per share of class A common stock (determined, in the case of class B and class C common stock, on an as-converted basis) payable on March 1, 2011, to all holders of record of the Company's class A, class B and class C common stock as of February11, 2011. The Company also announced that its Board of Directors had... 
01/27/11Visa Inc. Announces Results of Annual Meeting Stockholder Vote
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) today held its annual meeting of stockholders in San Francisco, California. The Company is pleased to announce that the stockholders: Approved amendments to the Company's Certificate of Incorporation to declassify the Board of Directors, effective at the 2011 annual meeting; Approved amendments to the Company's Certificate of Incorporation to implement a majority vote standard in uncontested... 
01/26/11Visa Inc. Announces Sale of Minority Stake in CBSS
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Visa International, sold its 10 percent stake in Visa Vale issuer CBSS to Banco do Brasil and Bradesco. Visa's proceeds from the sale are expected to be approximately US$100 million based on current exchange rates. Visa International will maintain a strong commercial relationship with CBSS, focusing on benefits cards and prepaid cards. CBSS will continue to issue Visa... 
01/20/11InsurCard Selects Visa(R) as Preferred Brand for Distribution of Insurance Claim Payments
Moving from paper to plastic reduces insurer costs and delivers convenience for policyholders SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 20, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) and InsurCard, a wholly owned subsidiary of Service Network Design, LLC (SND), today announced an agreement naming Visa as InsurCard's preferred brand for the delivery of payment for insurance claims. InsurCard provides the insurance industry with card-based solutions for the payment of claims, expanding the penetration of electronic ... 
01/06/11Visa Advances Cardholder Security Through Improved Fraud Detection
Investments in Visa network enable better fraud modeling, detection of emerging fraud trends; enhancements could identify $1.5 billion in annual global fraud SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) today announced significant improvements to its security capabilities which will dramatically improve its ability to detect and prevent global electronic payments fraud. Upgrades to Visa's global processing platform - VisaNet - have allowed Visa to develop new frau...