Visa provides financial tools that empower individuals, build businesses and fuel economies.
Manage your money wisely
It’s the first day of your new career, at your new job, in a new city. In addition to your new responsibilities at work you also have new financial obligations such as your apartment rental, school loans and daily expenses. You know all about payment cards; you’ve seen your parents use them to purchase virtually everything from nearly everywhere – payment cards are easy to manage.
Do you know the difference between a credit, debit and charge card, its impact on your finances, and which card best suits your needs? Do you know how to plan a budget, how to bank online, or how to avoid getting scammed?
MyMoneySkills.com, Visa’s financial literacy site, has the answers easily available at your fingertips. There’s more than just practical advice. My Money Skills provides easy-to-use calculators to help you with your sums. Whether you are a student, a new cardholder using payment cards for the first time or a working adult, you’ll find that My Money Skills has plenty to offer. You’ve got the freedom. With Visa by your side, learn how you can make smart choices and manage your finances more intelligently for greater peace of mind.
Make payments simple
It’s been a long day on the road. You were up at five to catch the early morning flight and had meetings until late in the evening. Then it was back to the hotel to freshen up and down to the lounge to wine and dine an important potential client. All this time you’ve been paying with cash. So after changing money, arranging airfares, paying taxis and entertaining customers; you’re awash in receipts. And those receipts must be organized, tabulated and submitted to your finance department.
There is an easier way.
Visa offers a number of services and tools to help companies do business better. Products such as the Visa Corporate card can help simplify the management of travel and entertainment expenses and employee spending limits, while helping to meet cash flow needs and reduce expenses. So you don’t need to carry cash – just the Visa Corporate card.
As your business grows, Visa is there – offering the convenience, security and worldwide acceptance of one of the world’s leading payment brands.
Turn dreams into reality
As the fog clears in the early morning dawn, a young man begins his daily routine. After warm-up stretching he sets off at a brisk pace, feet beating the pavement in a rhythm long established. He’s been at it for three years now. It’s hard work to be sure, and he has other commitments as well; including school, family and friends, but this is more than work. This is training for the Olympic Games.
Since 1986, Visa has helped hundreds of athletes like this young Olympic hopeful by providing millions of dollars to the International Olympic Committee and 199 associated National Olympic Committees and federations. This support is crucial, as only 15 percent of the Games' participating nations and their athletes can afford to participate without some sort of sponsorship.
But that’s not all Visa does. The values of excellence, leadership and competition of the Olympic Games, are, after all, the same values cherished by Visa. That’s why Visa not only sponsors a variety of other programs but has also been named the official payment service for the next four Games – including the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.