Visa

Visa is a financial technology firm that offers electronic payment systems for consumers, businesses, financial institutions, and government. Read more

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Visa

Visa is a financial technology firm that offers electronic payment systems for consumers, businesses, financial institutions, and government. Read more

Alfred F. Kelly's photo - Chairman & CEO of Visa

Chairman & CEO

Alfred F. Kelly

CEO Approval Rating

65/100

Founded:

1958

Status:

PublicIndependent CompanyNYSEV

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Mastercard has been one of Visa's top competitors. Mastercard was founded in 1966, and is headquartered in Purchase, New York. Mastercard competes in the Diversified Financial Services industry. Mastercard generates $6B less revenue vs. Visa.

American Express is a top competitor of Visa. American Express is a Public company that was founded in New York, New York in 1850. Like Visa, American Express also competes in the Diversified Financial Services industry. American Express has 46,700 more employees vs. Visa.

Discover is perceived as one of Visa's biggest rivals. Discover was founded in 1985, and its headquarters is in Carol Stream, Illinois. Like Visa, Discover also operates in the Consumer Finance & Credit Cards field. Discover has 600 more employees than Visa.

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Visa Quarterly and Annual Revenue

Trailing 12-Months Trend (TTM)

Annual Revenue

$21.5B

Visa's revenue is the ranked 2nd among it's top 10 competitors. The top 10 competitors average 11B. Over the last four quarters, Visa's revenue has grown by 18.4%. Specifically, in Q1 2021's revenue was $5.7B; in Q4 2020, it was $5.7B; in Q3 2020, it was $5.1B; in Q2 2020, Visa's revenue was $4.8B.

Visa Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
YellowPepper Holding Corp.

Oct 2020

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undisclosed
YellowPepper is a fintech company that provides real-time payments, tokenization and identity validation solutions for banking and retail sectors.
Payworks GmbH

Jul 2019

Source »
undisclosed
Payworks is a provider of in-store payments processing and Point of Sale solutions for merchants.
Verifi, Inc.

Jun 2019

Source »
undisclosed
Verifi is a provider of payment protection, chargeback management and payment gateway solutions for e-commerce and retail sectors.

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Token Services and Ticketing Business, Rambus

Jun 2019

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undisclosed
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Earthport, PLC

Dec 2018

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$250.6M
Earthport is a provider of foreign exchange and cross-border payment services for banks and businesses.

These are all the companies that Visa has acquired. Visa has acquired 10 companies and its latest acquisition was YellowPepper Holding Corp. in Oct 2020. YellowPepper is a fintech company that provides real-time payments, tokenization and identity validation solutions for banking and retail sectors.

Visa Funding History

Since Visa was founded in 1958, it has participated in 2 rounds of funding. In total Visa has raised $23.9B. Visa's last funding round was on Jun 2016 for a total of $6.1B

ROUND

FUNDING DATE

AMOUNT

INVESTORS

Equity
Jun 2016
$6.1B
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IPO
Mar 2008
$17.9B
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Since Visa was founded in 1958, it has participated in 2 rounds of funding. In total Visa has raised $23.9B. Visa's last funding round was on Jun 2016 for a total of $6.1B

Visa Investments

COMPANY

DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT

INVESTMENT DATE

ROUND

EXIT DATE

Bankable is an England-based BaaS platform that provides solutions including digital banking and payment card programs for industries such as banks and insurance.
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Apr 29, 2019
Equity
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Branch is a mobile banking application that provides microlending financial services to individuals.
$170M
Apr 07, 2019
Series C
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Behalf is a fintech platform that provides on-demand purchase financing, lending and payment solutions for businesses.
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Aug 06, 2018
Equity
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YellowPepper is a fintech company that provides real-time payments, tokenization and identity validation solutions for banking and retail sectors.
$12.5M
May 23, 2018
Series D
Oct 01, 2020
Chain designs and develops cryptographic ledger systems that enables businesses to design, deploy and operate financial networks.
$27.4M
Aug 30, 2015
Series B
Sep 01, 2018

These are all the companies that Visa has invested in. Visa has invested 10 companies and its latest investment was YellowPepper Holding Corp. in Oct 2020. YellowPepper is a fintech company that provides real-time payments, tokenization and identity validation solutions for banking and retail sectors.

Visa News

May 3, 2021Telecompaper

Visa partners Hubtel to expand ecommerce in Ghana

(Telecompaper) Ghana eCommerce and SMS messaging company Hubtel.com has entered into a partnership wi... See more »
May 1, 2021HrNxt

Visa and Airbnb Partner To Get Hosts Paid Faster With Visa Direct

Visa, provider of digital payments service, and Airbnb, an online marketplace for lodging and experie... See more »
April 30, 2021MarketScreener

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(marketscreener.com) VisaEdit MasterInc. text styles FisClickalToFirstEditQuarterMaster2021Title Fina... See more »
April 28, 2021Zephyr Net

Visa Eyes CBDC Development as it Dives into Crypto Space

Payments giant Visa is now aligning itself to tackle major challenges associated with crypto space an... See more »
April 28, 2021PYMNTS

Visa Direct Transactions Surge Almost 60 Pct YoY

Visa posted second quarter fiscal year earnings results that showed continued momentum in debit spend... See more »
April 28, 2021Finextra

Pyypl and Visa form partnership to boost financial inclusion across emerging markets

Pyypl, the Middle East and Africa based payment technology company and financial services provider an... See more »
April 27, 2021Channel NewsAsia

Visa 2Q profits fall 2%, as economic slowdown hits payments

Visa's fiscal second-quarter profits fell 2 per cent from a year earlier, as the company dealt with a... See more »

Visa Press Releases

April 5, 2021PR-Inside

Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Notifies Investors of Visa Inc. ...

(PR-inside.com) NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / April 5, 2021 / Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC is inv... See more »
March 30, 2021WebWire

Marriott International Teams With Shinhan Card and Visa For Korea's First-Ever Co-Branded Hotel Credit Card

Marriott International today announced the launch of Marriott Bonvoy® The BEST Shinhan Card, offered ... See more »
February 17, 2021PR Newswire

National Education Association Member Benefits announces NEA Smart Money accounts, powered by Investor Cash Management, Visa , and PIMCO

CHICAGO, Feb. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- NEA Member Benefits (NEA MB) announced today it is offering a ... See more »
February 4, 2021ForImmediateRelease

United, Chase and Visa Team Up to Celebrate Black History Month

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January 13, 2021WebProNews

Visa Ends Plaid Takeover Bid Amid DOJ Suit

WebProNewsVisa Ends Plaid Takeover Bid Amid DOJ SuitVisa is abandoning its plans to acquire Plaid aft... See more »
December 16, 2020Business Wire

Visa and Visa Foundation Extend Support of Minority-led Small Businesses

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Visa and Visa Foundation Extend Support of Minority-led Small Busines... See more »

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Visa Headquarters

900 Metro Center Blvd.

Foster City, California94404

1-650-432-3200

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Visa Summary

ABOUT

Overview

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is a financial services company that facilitates electronic payment systems for consumers, businesses, financial institutions and government. Founded in 1958 and headquartered in Foster City, California with 11,300 employees, it op...

CEO

Visa's Chairman & CEO, Alfred F. Kelly, currently has an approval rating of 65%. Visa's primary competitors are Mastercard, American Express & Discover.

Website

visa.com

Frequently Asked Questions about Visa

  1. When was Visa founded?

    Visa was founded in 1958
  2. Who is Visa's CEO?

    Visa's CEO is Alfred F. Kelly
  3. How much revenue does Visa generate?

    Visa generates $21.5B in revenue
  4. How much funding does Visa have?

    Visa has historically raised $23.9B in funding
  5. Where is Visa's headquarters?

    Visa's headquarters is in Foster City California, USA
  1. How many employees does Visa have?

    Visa has 17,000 employees
  2. What sector does Visa operate in?

    Visa is in Diversified Financial Services, Consumer Finance & Credit Cards
  3. Who are Visa's competitors?

    Visa's top competitors are Mastercard, American Express, Discover
  4. Who has Visa invested in?

    Visa's has invested in companies such as Bankable, Branch International Financial Services Private Limited, Behalf, Inc.