Unlocking opportunities for everyone

We’re a trusted network and world leader in digital payments, working to remove barriers and connect more people to the global economy. Our purpose is to uplift everyone, everywhere by being the best way to pay and be paid.

Innovation built to help everyone

Innovation is in our DNA, it is the foundation of our business and it is at the core of everything we do.

Visa helps power the global economy

We connect businesses, banks and governments in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

4.4 B

Visa cards connecting people globally¹

~ 14.5 K

Financial institutions²

290 B

Payments transactions³

130 M+

Merchant locations around the world⁴

A network working for everyone

As a trusted network, we facilitate digital payments across more than 200 countries and territories among a global set of consumers, merchants, financial institutions, businesses, strategic partners and government entities through innovative technologies.

See how Visa helps enable money movement globally

Transforming transactions

We see huge growth opportunities in the world of payments and are accelerating our efforts to convert $18 trillion in consumer spending from cash and checks to digital payments.

Unlocking opportunities

Our network of networks approach creates opportunities to enable digital payments for consumers, businesses and governments around the world by facilitating P2P, B2C, B2B, B2b and G2C payments.

Supporting your business

Payments continue to evolve. Just like your business's needs. That's why Visa offers clients a suite of services that cover everything from fraud management and security to data products and consulting and analytics.

Pioneering payment technology

Our journey begins in 1958, the year that Bank of America launched the first consumer credit card program in the U.S. We expanded internationally in 1974 and introduced the debit card in 1975. In 2007, regional businesses around the world were merged to form Visa Inc. and, in 2008, the company went public in one of the largest IPOs in history. Today, we operate in more than 200 countries and territories with products and services available on cards, laptops, tablets, mobile devices and more. We continue to evolve, but our purpose remains the same–to uplift everyone, everywhere by being the best way to pay and be paid.



Bank of America launches BankAmericard, the first card with a “revolving credit” feature

Visa is born


BankAmericard becomes Visa–a name that sounds the same in all languages

Meet Visa Inc.


Visa forms a global corporation, while Visa Europe remains member-owned

A history of making payment history

Visa has a rich history of innovation, collaboration and disruption that formed one of the world’s largest payments networks. We are leveraging our innovative spirit to enable the future of money movement.

Visa’s Lynne Biggar, Kelly Tullier, & a group of 10+ year employees joined by NYSE President Stacey Cunning to celebrate Visa’s 60 years of existence.