Visa Austin: A Hub for Innovative Technology and Diverse Talent

A Networking Event to Remember: Zach Theatre- September 15, 2014


In its first of three networking events throughout the next two months, Visa Austin welcomed over 250 technologists of all backgrounds to the Zach Theatre for a memorable Monday night of networking. Every detail from the hi-fi, custom-made Visa cocktail to the open, inviting space and engaged number of Visa employees on site was executed in a way that said, “watch out world: Visa Austin is one special place to work.”

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Visa Statement on NFL Sponsorship

In light of recent events related to the NFL, Visa is making the following statement:

 Domestic violence in any form is unacceptable.  It has no place in the NFL or our society more broadly.  As a long-standing sponsor we have spoken with the NFL about our concerns regarding recent events, and reinforced the critical importance that they address these issues with great seriousness. Our expectation remains that all of Visa’s partners, including the NFL, maintain high ethical standards and operate with full transparency.

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EMV Chip Conversations Head to the Hill

This week, CDT hosted a session on Capitol Hill for Hill staffers that addressed the future of payment security.  Visa’s Kim Lawrence attended the event and led the discussion around EMV chip.

Read the full recap of the event here.

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Visa Checkout Now Live on Gap.com

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Today, we are excited to announce that paying online with Gap Inc. just got a whole lot easier.  The websites for Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Piperlime and Athleta are now offering Visa Checkout, the easier way to pay online.   

Just in time for back-to-school and the busy holiday shopping season, consumers can get exactly what they love, in just a few clicks, on any device. Visa Checkout is easy, just like swiping a card in a store:  after creating an account, there’s no need to re-enter a 16-digit card number or fill out endless forms.

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Visa Checkout and 1-800-Flowers Support the Love of Football

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Football superfan, Brooklyn Decker, was on Wall Street on Sept. 3 promoting the new Visa campaign, Footballentine’s Day.

Recognizing how dedicated NFL fans are to their teams throughout the season, Visa Checkout is making it easier to say thank you to friends, family and loved ones for supporting their “fandom” during football season by celebrating Footballentine’s Day on Sept. 6. Just in time for the holiday, Visa has teamed up with 1-800-FLOWERS.COM to give fans – and Visa employees – the opportunity to send 18 roses to loved ones, for free, by visiting http://visacheckout.com/flowers. Customers just pay shipping and taxes.

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Visa Checkout: Kicking off the football season with flowers and pizza!

Since unveiling Visa Checkout in July, we’ve been moving the ball steadily down the field, signing great new players and putting points on the board—all in the name of making it easier for consumers to pay online.   

Now we are adding to our roster by teaming up with more top retailers, financial institutions, athletes and tapping into our sponsorship with the NFL to introduce even more consumers to Visa Checkout, which allows them to pay online and on any mobile device, in just a few clicks. 

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Bringing more solutions to merchants with TrialPay

Today is a great day for all of us at Visa. Today, we are excited to announce that we have acquired a license that will enable us to integrate TrialPay technology into the Visa platform.  Along with this, a small team from TrialPay will be joining the Visa team as full time employees to help accelerate the development of a loyalty and offers platform that, we expect, to become a strategic and competitive differentiator for Visa.

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Partnering to make Visa Checkout available to nearly 4 million U.S. online retailers

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When we launched Visa Checkout last month, some of the web’s largest and most popular retailers – Neiman Marcus, Pizza Hut, Staples and United Airlines – announced they would be adding an easier way for their consumers to pay by offering Visa Checkout to their eCommerce websites. However, when we designed Visa Checkout, we wanted to ensure that the Visa Checkout button could be broadly integrated into all of consumers’ favorite online and mobile websites across the web, whatever their size.    

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Using the Tooth Fairy to have the ‘money talk’ with your kids

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What does the Tooth Fairy have to do with financial literacy? More than you might think.

The idea first hatched in 2009 when my daughter Nora was six years old and her first tooth was becoming loose. Like most children, Nora was obsessed with losing that first tooth. The prospect of having the magical Tooth Fairy visit her in the night and leave money in exchange for that exquisitely small pearly white became all-consuming.

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