Risk Management Services
Visa is committed to providing the most secure electronic transactions to protect cardholder information, combat fraud and maintain Visa’s trusted brand.
Invested in Security
We invest hundreds of millions of dollars annually to develop and deploy innovative, state-of-the-art risk management capabilities that are among the most advanced in the industry. VisaNet supports sophisticated risk management services that protect issuers, acquirers, and merchants from losses due to fraud, theft or unauthorized use. These services include transaction risk scoring, innovative data encryption techniques and transaction alerts and notifications. Over the past five years, even as global transaction volume has increased dramatically, global fraud rates have remained near historic lows.
Real Time, Real Protection
Visa’s real-time risk scoring capabilities are the result of decades of experience monitoring transaction patterns and applying sophisticated risk management technologies. Services such as Visa Advanced Authorization enhance Visa’s ability to detect unusual spending patterns and flag possible fraud in real time. When a Visa card is swiped, Advanced Authorization provides a real-time rating of that transaction’s potential for fraud to the card issuer, including whether it was part of a reported data security compromise. The issuer can respond immediately to the merchant whether to accept or decline the transaction. The ability to analyze all VisaNet transactions in real time helps stop fraud at the checkout — before it takes place.
Criminals never stop, which is why Visa invests in new technologies and innovations — from encryption of data to chip technologies — to stay one step ahead. Never willing to rest on our laurels, we collaborate with the broader payment community on innovative data security techniques, authentication solutions and technologies and fraud prevention strategies to keep payments safe.