Posted on :
17 Dec, 2015
17 Dec, 2015
Every day, approximately 7,000 Visa employees with diverse perspectives from varied backgrounds work together across geographic boundaries to provide valuable solutions for our customers and to further Visa’s legacy as an innovator.
Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area and with offices in more than 50 countries, Visa’s reach extends across Asia-Pacific, North America, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Latin America
Historically, Visa can trace its roots back to 1958, when the Bank of America launched BankAmericard, the first consumer credit card program available to middle-class consumers and small- to medium-sized merchants in the United States.
It didn’t take long for the company to grow; the company expanded internationally in 1974, followed quickly by the introduction of the debit card in 1975.
Two changes took place in the 1970s that defined our organization and reshaped an entire industry. First, BankAmericard became an independent entity that was eventually united under a common global brand — Visa.
Second, Visa launched VisaNet, the world’s first truly electronic authorization, clearing and settlement system, which enabled transactions to be completed in seconds.
These two milestones brought scale, security, reliability, and ubiquity to what was a fragile and fragmented business.
Visa continued to operate as a series of entities owned regionally by banks across the world until 2007, when the United States; Canada; Latin America and Caribbean; Asia Pacific, and Central Europe, Middle East and Africa regions merged to form Visa Inc. This company went public in March 2008 in one of the largest and most successful IPOs in history.
Today, Visa operates in 200 countries and territories and our products and services are available on any device – card, laptop, tablet, and mobile device.
As we look to the future, we are tied to vision first envisioned by our founder Dee Hock – to be the best way to pay and be paid, for everyone, everywhere.
Explore job opportunities at our Visa office locations across the globe.