Visa, Mastercard say they just made mobile shopping a lot easier

2019-10-24 11:17

Smartphones have made taking a photo and checking fantasy football scores a breeze, but inputting credit card details on that small screen can still be frustrating enough that many shoppers just give up, costing retailers billions.

Visa, Mastercard reach $6.2bn settlement on swipe fees

2018-09-18 16:38

Visa and Mastercard agreed to pay as much as $6.2bn to end a long-running price-fixing case brought by merchants over card fees, the largest-ever class action settlement of an antitrust case.

Competition for payments and fintech innovation

2018-03-14 15:00

Visa has announced that its Visa’s Everywhere Initiative will expand into sub-Sahara Africa.

Apple, Visa face patent infringement lawsuit over Apple Pay

2017-05-23 07:12

Apple and Visa are facing claims by a small Boston-area firm that it told them about its patented technology and sought a partnership long before Apple Pay’s debut.

Fingerprint authentication coming to SA bank cards

2016-07-26 14:34

The Payments Association of South Africa has introduced a new standard that would see fingerprint authentication for card payments becoming a reality in the near future.

Visa to buy Visa Europe in €21bn deal

2015-11-02 19:03

Visa Inc says it will acquire former subsidiary Visa Europe for €16.5bn, with the potential for an additional payment of up to €4.7bn.

Visa pilots biometric ATM tech in SA

2015-09-15 16:46

Forgetting a bank card PIN number could be a problem of the past as first-of-its-kind technology is being tested in South Africa.

Visa: FIFA not meeting our standards

2015-07-24 09:15

Visa has called for an independent commission to be formed to clean up scandal-ridden FIFA.

Visa threatens to ditch FIFA

2015-05-28 11:25

Visa Inc has told FIFA it could end its sponsorship with the soccer governing body if it does not act fast to restore its reputation.

Visa, MasterCard stop supporting bank cards

2014-12-29 11:15

The world's two largest credit and debit card companies, Visa and MasterCard, says they could no longer support bank cards being used in Crimea.


Visa, Mastercard, PayPal join Facebook to form crypto effort

2019-06-19 12:51

If Facebook’s new digital currency goes according to plan, it could one day compete with payment giants Visa, Mastercard and PayPal. But for now, all three are set to work with the social-media company on the venture.

How ecommerce is exploding in SA

2018-03-16 06:25

Ecommerce in SA is estimated to have amounted to about R10bn during 2017, according to Visa's senior director for digital solutions in SSA.

Singapore startup takes Bitcoin into real world with Visa

2017-07-24 10:32

A recurring challenge for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is how to make them work in the real world.

Standard Chartered Zim cancels Visa card use

2017-02-07 10:33

Standard Chartered’s Zimbabwe-based unit has cancelled the use of Visa cards outside the country as Zimbabwe continues to grapple with dollar shortages.

Card swiping, e-payments create 26 000 jobs in SA

2016-03-15 06:58

Increased electronic payment usage has created the equivalent of an average of 26 550 jobs in South Africa per year between 2011 and 2015, shows a Moody's study.

Visa - secure and sustainable

2015-10-22 16:17

This nearly 60-year-old company is attractive because it is firmly entrenched in its field. Being a far less risky play than the banks, Visa is also an option for those looking to gain exposure to the financial services industry.

Sara Gon: Damage done – What’s the REAL reason behind Gigaba’s Visa policy?

2015-08-27 15:45

An analyst takes a look at the visa spat and wonders if the real reason behind Malusi Gigaba’s unabridged birth certificate fiasco has yet to be unearthed

SA reactions to Fifa scandal

2015-05-28 21:10

Very few members of the Soccer World Cup 2010 Local Organising Committee have responded to calls and messages, following allegations that two high-ranking officials offered cash for votes.

Visa to fight fraud with smartphone tracking

2015-02-16 09:21

Those days of calling your bank to let them know that, yes, you really are in Thailand, and yes, you really did use your credit card to buy $200 in sarongs, may be coming to an end.

Credit card fraud declines

2014-10-08 12:16

Credit card fraud has dropped by 15% in South Africa over the past year, but consumers still do not protect their PIN code, research has showed.

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