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Visa And Vantiv Debut FastAccess Funding
September 14, 2017

Credit and debit card payments processing company Vantiv and Visa announced news on Thursday that they have jointly debuted FastAccess Funding, which allows merchants to more quickly receive settlement payouts. FastAccess Funding is the first merchant payment solution available across Vantiv’s push-to-card platform. In a...

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Why Harvey And Irma Will Change Insurance Claims Payments Forever
September 14, 2017

Natural disasters are horrifically destructive events. Out of the total economic losses attributed to the destruction caused by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, which could range from $150 to $200 billion, experts estimate that the insurance-related losses could run as high as $20 to $40 billion. Only Hurricane Katrina,...

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Venmo Launches Visa Debit Card Via Shift Financial
September 12, 2017

Venmo is testing out a free debit card for select users that is linked to their accounts. According to a TechCrunch news report, the company is inviting select users to participate in a beta program. They will receive a free Venmo debit card that is...

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Why SMBs Are Ready For A Cashless Future
August 04, 2017

When Visa announced its Cashless Challenge a few weeks ago, it obviously hoped to make some news. After all, directly incentivizing 50 food-focused small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to opt out of accepting cash entirely — with $10,000 to help pay for technology upgrades —...

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Visa Fortifies India, South Asia Teams With New Appointments
July 31, 2017

Visa, a global payments technology company serving more than 200 countries and territories, has announced two new appointments to its India and South Asia teams. The appointments are part of Visa’s ongoing efforts to fortify its leadership in the region. “At Visa, we take pride...

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Visa Announces Plan To Open Two New Data Hubs
July 26, 2017

“Our mission is to be the best way to pay for everyone anywhere,” Visa’s Executive Vice President of Technology Rajat Taneja, told Karen Webster in an interview about Visa’s opening of two state-of-the-art data centers in Singapore and the United Kingdom. And while that is...

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Visa Beats 3Q Estimates As Payments Volume Leaps
July 21, 2017

Double-digit transaction growth and strength in Europe boosted Visa’s earnings beyond the Street’s expectations, while management also gave the lift to expected revenue growth going forward. Internationally, Europe stood out — even the U.K., post Brexit — and China looms as a market devoutly to be...

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Visa Hopes To Draw More SMBs Into Digital Payments With Its ‘Cashless Challenge’
July 12, 2017

Visa wants SMBs nationwide to go cashless. It also thinks better education about the benefits of doing so is the key to making it happen. The multinational financial services corporation recently announced it is ramping up its educational efforts — particularly those directed at small restaurants...

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Visa’s Long-Term View On Klarna
July 10, 2017

Visa just took an equity stake in Klarna, strategic intent as a motivator. Here’s what lies behind the nascent partnership, looking toward Europe, digital payments and even the Internet of Things, as Bill Gajda, Visa’s SVP of Innovation and Strategic Investments, tells Karen Webster.