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Visa Inc. is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Foster City, California, Unite…
Visa Inc. is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Foster City, California, United States. It facilitates electronic funds transfers throughout the world, most commonly through Visa-branded credit cards and debit cards. Visa does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers; rather, Visa provides financial institutions with Visa-branded payment products that they then use to offer credit, debit, prepaid and cash-access programs to their customers. In 2015, The Nilson Report, a publication that tracks the credit card industry, found that Visa’s global network processed 100 billion transactions with a total volume of US$6.8 trillion. By transaction volume their network is approximately three times larger than MasterCard and 14 times payments veteran American Express.