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

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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Tooth Fairy Tightens Purse Strings: Visa survey finds American kids now receive an average of $3.40 per tooth, Down 8% from 2013

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The Tooth Fairy has had her wings clipped. In news that will reverberate under pillows across the country, Visa’s annual Tooth Fairy survey shows that American children are receiving an average of $3.40 per lost tooth this year, down 8% from last year.

For a full set of 20 baby teeth, American kids will be getting a slightly more modest, but still hefty, $68, down from $74 last year.

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Visa Executives Respond to #ALS #IceBucketChallenge

Members of the Visa’s Client Support Services (CSS) issued a challenge to Visa executives to participate in the #ALS #IceBucketChallenge.

See what happened when Visa President Ryan McInerney and SVP of Client Support Services Tommy Jacobs accepted the challenge!  [And find out who they challenged to keep the giving going!] 

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ALS #IceBucketChallenge Comes to Visa

Dumping a bucket of ice on yourself might not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about how to raise awareness for a disease, but the ALS ice bucket challenge is doing just that, having raised $22.9 million by August 19!

If you haven’t heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, it’s a fundraising phenomenon sweeping social media to generate awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and increase donations to the ALS Association.

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Sustainable Financial Inclusion for 2015 and Beyond

globalmatters:

As the world’s largest payments technology company, Visa has an essential role to play in reaching the ‘unbanked’ and providing services they want, can afford and will use.

"Financial inclusion makes lives better. And while we’ve come a long way, we have a long way to go."

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EMV Chips Are Up: Payment Industry Gets Tougher on Fraud

visatechmatters:

New technologies make it harder for criminals to defraud consumers.

EMV chip technology, widely considered around the world as the de facto payment industry standard, is set for widespread adoption in the United States.

Despite the fact that fraud on Visa’s network is at historic lows – six cents for every $100 transacted – Visa and its partners are determined to stay one step ahead of fraudsters.

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Visa Employees and Sonoma Vintners: A Great Pairing

Bringing 40+ of Sonoma’s best wineries to our Foster City campus for “A Taste of Sonoma at Visa”, employees sampled an abundance of reds and whites, enjoyed great food and listened to the sweet sounds of Quartet San Francisco

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New Visa Service to Help Gas Station Retailers Reduce Fraud at the Pump

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Visa is helping fuel retailers prevent credit and debit card fraud at the pump with intelligent analytics that identify higher-risk transactions that may be fraudulent. Fraud rate dropped more than 20 percent in pilot test.

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#VisaInterns

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Visa Intern’s helping our beaches clean up their act!

Summer may be in full swing, but as Visa’s 2014 global Summer Intern program winds down, we take a moment to look back. Nearly 200 students were selected to participate in Visa’s highly competitive 10-12 week paid summer internship program.

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