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PO Box 8999

San Francisco, CA 94128

United States

Phone: 650-432-3200


Visa Inc. operates as a payments technology company worldwide. The company connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions, and governments in approximately 200 countries and territories to electronic payments. The company operates a processing network —VisaNet — which facilitates authorization, clearing and settlement of payment transactions worldwide. It also offers fraud protection for account holders and assured payment for merchants. Subsidiaries CyberSource Corporation (CyberSource) is a provider of electronic payment, risk management and payment security solutions to online merchants. PlaySpan Inc. (PlaySpan) is a provider of digital goods transactions in online games, digital media and social networks. Fundamo is a provider of mobile financial services for mobile network operators and financial institutions in developing economies. Products and Services The company provides a variety of payment solutions that support payment products that issuers can offer to their account holders: pay now with debit; pay ahead with prepaid; or pay later with credit products. It also offers a suite of digital, eCommerce and mobile products and services. These services facilitate transactions on its network among account holders, merchants, financial institutions and governments in various markets. Debit: The company’s debit payment solutions support issuers' payment products that draw on demand deposit accounts, such as checking accounts. Prepaid: The company’s prepaid payment solutions support issuers' payment products that access a pre-funded amount, allowing account holders to enjoy the convenience and security of a payment card in lieu of cash or checks. Credit: The company’s credit payment solutions support issuers' deferred payment and customized financing products. The company’s core processing services involve the routing of payment information and related data to facilitate the authorization, clearing and settlement of transactions between its issuers and acquirers. VisaNet is built on a centralized architecture, enabling the company to view and analyze each authorization transaction the company process in real time and to provide value-added services, including information products, such as risk scoring and loyalty applications, while the transaction data is being routed through its network. The company’s processing services addresses the needs of all participants in the payments ecosystem, through offerings, such as its merchant gateway and Visa Debit Processing Services (DPS). Merchant gateway services provided through its CyberSource subsidiaries enable gateway routing and other services that make it easier for eCommerce merchants to accept, process, and reconcile payments; manage fraud; and safeguard payment security online. DPS provides comprehensive issuer processing services for participating issuers of Visa debit, prepaid and ATM payment products. Processing Infrastructure VisaNet consists of multiple synchronized processing centers, including two data centers in the United States, which are linked by a global telecommunications network and are engineered for redundancy. In addition, in accordance with the terms of the Framework Agreement among Visa Inc., Visa Europe Limited (Visa Europe) and others, Visa Europe's processing centers in the United Kingdom must maintain interoperability with the company’s synchronized system. Intelligent access points around the world complete the VisaNet global processing infrastructure and enable merchants and financial institutions worldwide to access its core processing and value-added services. The company also owns and manages additional data centers in the United States and internationally. These facilities enable transaction services and provide uninterrupted connectivity for account holders, its financial institution clients and its processing partners. Intellectual Property The company’s portfolio of trademarks, in particular its Visa, Plus, the ‘Winged V’ design and the ‘Dove’ design marks are important to its business. Significant Events In various markets, the company operates in digital channels., th

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