Kenyan Startup Takes Home US$50,000 Top Prize from Visa’s Everywhere Initiative SSA Finals

30 Jul 2018

Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments, announced a tech startup based in Kenya, Mookh Africa, as the overall winner of its first ever Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) Everywhere Initiative, Read More →

Two South African Startups make it to Final Round of Visa's Everywhere Initiative in Sub Sahara Africa

23 Jul 2018

• Leading startups from Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia among 12 finalists from 238 entries • Will compete in Johannesburg (South Africa) for a chance to secure funding of Read More →

Visa Launches First Visa’s Everywhere Initiative in Sub Sahara Africa to Foster Regional Payments Innovation and Fintech Entrepreneurship

15 Mar 2018

Visa has announced that its Visa’s Everywhere Initiative, a global innovation program that tasks start-ups to solve commerce challenges of tomorrow, and further enhance their own product propositions and provide Read More →

Global Study Highlights Economic Benefits of ‘Cashless Cities’

01 Mar 2018

Visa has announced the results of an independent study conducted by Roubini ThoughtLab and commissioned by Visa examining theeconomic impact of increasing the use of digital payments in major cities Read More →

Visa Survey Reveals Consumers Are Ready to Say Goodbye to Passwords

07 Feb 2018

A new Visa survey of 500 South Africans exploring awareness and perceptions of biometric authentication, confirms that consumers continue to have a strong interest in new biometric technologies that make Read More →

See, Hear and Feel the Evolution of Visa Through Sensory Branding

11 Dec 2017

Visa announced a suite of sensory branding that will support the Visa brand in an expanded universe of connected, payment-enabled devices. These new sound, animation and haptic (vibration) cues will Read More →

Visa Deepens Collaboration with Merchants at Visa 2017 Merchant Forum

29 Sep 2017

Visa held the 2017 Merchant Forum in Cape Town recently, bringing their global experts to share insights with local merchants and showcase their new merchant focused offerings that enable greater Read More →

New And Improved 3-D Secure

05 Jun 2017

Visa Inc, Digital commerce is the fastest growing area of payments, as more connected devices become payment devices. Consumers have more ways to pay than ever before, whether through a Read More →

Visa Establishes Regional Headquarters In Cote D’Ivoire to Support Western and Central African markets

04 May 2017

Visa, a global payments technology company, announced that it has opened its regional headquarters for the Western and Central Africa region in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire. Visa staff will work with Read More →

Partnership And Innovation Key To Build Diverse, Vibrant And Resilient African Economies

03 May 2017

Africa is coming off an enviable streak of strong growth. For the past 16 years, the region has maintained an average GDP growth rate of five percent, which has outperformed Read More →

Visa Checkout Reaches Milestone of 20 Million Enrolled Consumers

13 Apr 2017

Visa Inc, announced that Visa Checkout, the easier way to use a Visa card online, is sustaining tremendous growth, reaching more than 20 million enrolled accounts worldwide. Visa Checkout Read More →

The Future Of Payments: Making Payments Invisible

07 Mar 2017

The customer journey has changed. As digital technology becomes ubiquitous in our everyday lives the way we discover, browse, select, and pay for goods and services continues to evolve. Multi-channel and Read More →

Visa Signs Strategic Partnership Deal with Atlas Mara

31 Jan 2017

Visa, a global payments technology company, signed a commercial partnership with Atlas Mara Limited, the sub-Saharan Africa financial services group, as part of a wider strategic partnership to introduce a Read More →

Visa Introduces Local Processing Solution to Support Zimbabwe Banks

20 Jan 2017

Visa is introducing in Zimbabwe next month its National Net Settlement Service (NNSS) that will allow client banks to settle domestic USD-denominated Visa transactions locally. The USD was adopted in Read More →

Visa Partners with Nest to Run its First Innovation Bootcamp in Africa

07 Dec 2016

Visa has partnered with Nest, early-stage venture capital firm and global innovation accelerator to launch the Visa Bootcamp, an intensive 4-day FinTech bootcamp. The first-of-its-kind programme in Africa is Read More →

Keep Safe and Travel On: Fraud Revention Tips for a Worry-Free Holiday

24 Nov 2016

Visa shares some practical suggestions to make travel more secure and enjoyable this summer. December holidays are fast approaching, friends and family will be inundating your social media pages with images Read More →

Visa Partners with Ecobank to Bring Low Cost Digital Payments to Millions of Merchants Across Africa

07 Nov 2016

Visa, the global leader in payments, has partnered with Pan African bank, Ecobank, to roll out mVisa, an innovative mobile payment service, in 33 African markets by year-end. The service Read More →

Visa Checkout Opens Platform for Integration with Digital Wallets

27 Oct 2016

Visa announced that Visa Checkout is opening its platform to partners – allowing them to integrate the easy and secure payment service into digital wallets for online payments. Google’s Android Read More →

All You Need to Know About Tokenization

20 Oct 2016

Visa has released a new infographic all about Tokenization. Visa Token Service, a new security technology from Visa, replaces sensitive account information, such as the 16-digit account number, with a unique digital identifier called Read More →

Online Shopping Made Simple, Easy, and More Secure with Visa

20 Sep 2016

Visa, a global payments technology company, is proud to announce that over 100 merchants are among the first wave of South African online retailers that have joined Visa Checkout. These Read More →

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions, and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable electronic payments. We operate one of the world’s most advanced processing networks — VisaNet — that is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second, with fraud protection for consumers and assured payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank and does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers.

Visa’s innovations, however, enable its financial institution customers to offer consumers more choices: pay now with debit, pay ahead with prepaid or pay later with credit products. For more information, visit, and @VisaNews.

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