Visa is a multinational financial services corporation that facilitates electronic fund transfers throughout the world, most commonly through Visa-branded credit cards, debit cards, and prepaid cards.

Visa does not issue cards or extend credit. Instead, it provides banks and other financial institutions with Visa-branded payment products that they then use to offer credit, debit, prepaid, and cash-access programs to their customers.

As one of the largest payment networks globally, Visa plays a critical role in enabling global commerce by connecting consumers, businesses, banks, and governments in over 200 countries and territories. Visa’s network — known as VisaNet — is capable of handling more than 65,000 transactions per second, providing secure and reliable payment processing for millions of people worldwide.

Visa also invests heavily in innovation and technology to develop new payment solutions and enhance the security and convenience of existing products. Ultimately, Visa’s mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable, and secure payment network, enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive.