A better way to pay and be paid

We enable consumers and merchants to do business with confidence.

Our business

Our technology and innovation make digital payments a reality for consumers, businesses, banks and governments.

The Visa transaction

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The merchant

The retailer, restaurant, hotel or airline that accepts Visa.

The acquirer

The financial institution that enables merchants to be paid.
Visa credit card.

The issuer

The financial institution that provides Visa cards and payment products.

The cardholder

The consumer or business using Visa cards and payment products.
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Visa Everywhere

Visa products help consumers around the world fulfill their unique ambitions every day.

Visa rules and policy