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Visa operates the world's largest and most sophisticated consumer payments processing system. It is jointly owned by more than 21,000 member financial institutions around the globe. Visa itself does not offer cards or financial services directly to consumers and merchants. Instead, Visa enables banks to offer cards and other payment services that can be used anywhere Visa is accepted.

 
     

 

Most Popular Visa Cards

 
     
 
Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card
Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card

Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card

 

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online or call 866-582-0808
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles on every purchase, every day
  • Enjoy a one-time bonus of 40,000 miles once you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months, equal to $400 in travel
  • Fly any airline, stay at any hotel, anytime
  • Travel when you want—no blackout dates
  • Miles don't expire and there's no limit to how many you can earn
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • No annual fee for the first year; $59 after that
  • 100% free Capital One® Credit Tracker—see your monthly credit score anytime and get automatic alerts
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
N/A
N/AN/AN/A13.9% - 20.9% (V)$0 intro for first year; $59 after thatExcellent/Good

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

 

  • Earn 40,000 bonus points when you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $500 in travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate RewardsSM.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening.
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases
  • No foreign transaction fees, plus Chip and Signature enabled for international travel.
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading frequent travel programs at full value — that means 1,000 Ultimate Rewards points equal 1,000 partner miles/points.
  • 24/7 direct access to dedicated customer service specialists
  • Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
N/A
N/AN/AN/A15.99% (Variable)Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95.Excellent Credit

Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card
Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card

Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card

 

  • Earn 50,000 Points after spending $1,000 in your first 3 months from account opening
  • Receive 1 Free Night Stay after account approval in Category 1-4 locations, that's up to 7 Free Nights
  • Receive 1 additional free night stay at a Category 1-5 location every year after your account anniversary date!
  • Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, thereafter $85
  • For every $1 spent, earn 5 points at 3,800 Marriott locations, 2 points on airline ticket purchases directly with airlines, at car rental agencies & restaurants and 1 point elsewhere
  • Achieve Elite Status faster with Annual Credit & Everyday Purchases — 15 Elite Credits after account approval and every year after your account anniversary
  • Unlimited Point Accumulation
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees and global Chip and Signature technology
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
N/A
N/AN/AN/A15.99% (Variable)$0 Intro Annual Fee for the first year, then $85Excellent Credit

Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card
Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card

Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card

 

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online or call 866-582-0808
  • Earn unlimited 1.25 miles on every purchase, every day
  • No annual fee
  • Enjoy a one-time bonus of 20,000 miles once you spend $1,000 on purchases within the first 3 months, equal to $200 in travel
  • Fly any airline, stay at any hotel, anytime
  • Enjoy a low intro APR on purchases
  • Travel when you want—no blackout dates
  • Miles don't expire and there's no limit to how many you can earn
  • 100% free Capital One® Credit Tracker—see your monthly credit score anytime and get automatic alerts
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
0%
until September 2015N/AN/A11.9% - 19.9% (V)$0Excellent/Good

Capital One® Quicksilver® Cash Rewards Credit Card
Capital One® Quicksilver® Cash Rewards Credit Card

Capital One® Quicksilver® Cash Rewards Credit Card

 

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online or call 866-582-0808
  • One-time $100 bonus after you spend $500 on purchases within the first 3 months
  • Earn unlimited 1.5% cash back on every purchase, every day
  • No rotating categories and no sign ups needed to earn cash rewards
  • Cash back doesn't expire and there's no limit to how much you can earn
  • 0% intro APR on all purchases until June 2015
  • Balance transfers also have a 0% intro APR until June 2015, a 3% fee applies to each balance transferred
  • No annual fee
  • Capital One® Credit Tracker—the free way to easily monitor your monthly credit score anytime, anywhere
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
0%
until June 20150%until June 201512.9% - 22.9% (V)$0Excellent/Good

British Airways Visa Signature® Card
British Airways Visa Signature® Card

British Airways Visa Signature® Card

 

  • You will get 50,000 bonus Avios after you make $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Pay no foreign transaction fees when you travel abroad
  • In addition to the bonus Avios, you will also get 2.5 Avios for every $1 spent on British Airways purchases and 1.25 Avios for every $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Every calendar year you make $30,000 in purchases on your British Airways Visa Card, you'll earn a Travel Together Ticket good for two years
  • Smart Chip Technology allows you to use your card for chip based purchases in Europe & Beyond, while still giving you the ability to use your card as you do today at home
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
N/A
N/AN/AN/A15.99% (Variable)$95Excellent Credit

Chase Slate®
Chase Slate®

Chase Slate®

 

  • Best 0% Offer in "Crowning 2013's Best Credit Card Offers" (January 14, 2013) -Forbes Online
  • Pay less interest. Save on balances and new purchases
  • $0 introductory balance transfer fee for transfers made during the first 60 days. After that, the fee for future balance transfers is 3% of the amount transferred with a minimum of $5.
  • 0% Introductory APR for 15 months on purchases and balance transfers. After the introductory period ends, a variable APR of 12.99%, 17.99%, or 22.99%.
  • $0 Annual Fee
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
0%
15 months0%15 months12.99%, 17.99%, or 22.99% (V)$0Excellent/Good

United MileagePlus® Explorer Card
United MileagePlus® Explorer Card

United MileagePlus® Explorer Card

 

  • Start with 30,000 bonus miles after you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months
  • Check your first bag for free - save up to $100 per roundtrip
  • Enjoy priority boarding privileges and visit the United Club with two one-time-use passes every year
  • No foreign transaction fees!
  • Earn double miles on United ticket purchases, and 1 mile per $1 on all other purchases
  • Your miles don't expire as long as you're a Cardmember, with no limit to the number of miles you can earn
  • Use your miles for any seat, any time, on any United flight
  • $0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $95
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
N/A
N/AN/AN/A15.99% (Variable)$0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $95Excellent Credit

Chase Freedom®
Chase Freedom®

Chase Freedom®

 

  • This offer is for people with a good to excellent credit history which means, among other things, that your credit history is clear of bankruptcy and seriously delinquent accounts
  • Earn a $100 Bonus after you spend $500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening
  • Earn a $25 Bonus after you add your first authorized user and make a purchase within this same 3-month period
  • 0% Intro APR for 15 months on purchases and balance transfers. After the intro period, a variable APR of 13.99%-22.99%
  • 5% Cash Back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases between October 1 — December 31, 2014 at Amazon.com, Zappos.com and select department stores
  • You'll enjoy new 5% categories every 3 months like gas stations, restaurants and Amazon.com. It's free and easy to activate your bonus each quarter!
  • Unlimited 1% Cash Back on all other purchases
  • No annual fee and rewards never expire
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
0%
15 months0%15 months13.99%-22.99% (Variable)$0Excellent/Good

Citi® Diamond Preferred® Card
Citi® Diamond Preferred® Card

Citi® Diamond Preferred® Card

 

  • Get 0% Intro APR on Balance Transfers and Purchases for 18 months. After that, the APR will be 11.99%-21.99% based upon your creditworthiness.*
  • There is a balance transfer fee of either $5 or 3% of the amount of each transfer.
  • Citi® Easy DealsSM Get what you want for less. Earn Citi Easy Deals Points for the purchases you make with your card.
  • Redeem your points for great online deals on name-brand merchandise, gift cards and even local deals.
  • Let our 24/7 concierge service help book your hotel rooms, flights and more.
  • $0 liability on unauthorized purchases and Citi® Identity Theft Solutions.
  • No annual fee*
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
0%*
18 months*0%*18 months*11.99%-21.99%* (Variable)$0*Excellent Credit

The Choice Privileges® Visa® Card
The Choice Privileges® Visa® Card

The Choice Privileges® Visa® Card

 

  • Earn 8,000 bonus points after your first purchase
  • Earn 24,000 bonus points after your first paid stay at a Choice Privileges® location
  • Earn 15 points per eligible $1 spent at over 4,200 Choice Privileges® locations
  • Earn 2 points per eligible $1 spent on everyday purchases
  • No Annual Fee
  • Please see Terms and Conditions for complete details
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
N/A
N/AN/AN/A15.24% or 19.99% (Variable)$0Excellent Credit

Citi Simplicity® Card
Citi Simplicity® Card

Citi Simplicity® Card

 

  • 0% Intro APR on Balance Transfers and Purchases for 18 months. After that, the variable APR will be 12.99% - 21.99% based on your creditworthiness.
  • There is a balance transfer fee of either $5 or 3% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
  • No late fees - Ever
  • No penalty rate - Ever
  • No annual fee - Ever
  • Save time when you call with fast, personal help, 24 hours a day.
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
0%*
18 months*0%*18 months*12.99% - 21.99%* (Variable)$0*Excellent Credit

Chase Sapphire® Card
Chase Sapphire® Card

Chase Sapphire® Card

 

  • 10,000 bonus points when you spend $500 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening - that's $100 in travel rewards when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards℠!
  • 2,500 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • 2X points on dining at restaurants and 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases
  • Points never expire, and there are no limits on how many points you can earn
  • Redeem points for travel, gift cards, merchandise, cash back and more
  • 24/7 direct access to dedicated customer service specialists
  • No Annual Fee!
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
N/A
N/AN/AN/A15.99% (Variable)$0Excellent Credit

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card
Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card

 

  • Get 25,000 points for 1 Roundtrip Flight after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of opening your account. Government fees as low as $12 not included.
  • Get 6,000 points after your Cardmember Anniversary.
  • Earn 2 points per $1 spent on Southwest Airlines® and AirTran® Airways purchases made directly with the airlines and on Rapid Rewards Hotel and Car Rental Partner purchases.
  • Earn 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases.
  • Redeem points for gift cards, car rentals, cruises, hotel stays, and international flights to over 800 Destinations on 50+ global carriers.
  • No foreign transaction fees
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
N/A
N/AN/AN/A15.99% (Variable)$99Excellent Credit

Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card — Earn 20,000 Bonus Points
Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card — Earn 20,000 Bonus Points

Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card — Earn 20,000 Bonus Points

 

  • Earn 20,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after $1,500 in card purchases within 3 months of account opening – redeemable for $200 in gift cards or other great rewards!
  • 0% intro APR on Balance Transfers and Purchases for 12 months. After that, the variable APR will be 12.99%-22.99% based upon your creditworthiness*
  • There is a balance transfer fee of either $5 or 3% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.*
  • 2 ThankYou Points per dollar spent on dining at restaurants and entertainment. 1 ThankYou Point on other purchases
  • Points do not expire and earn unlimited Thank You Points
  • Redeem ThankYou Points for merchandise, travel rewards, gift cards, cash and more
  • Travel with ease and enjoy global acceptance with Chip Technology
  • No annual fee*
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
0%*
12 months*0%*12 months*12.99% - 22.99%* (Variable)$0*Excellent Credit

Citi® Hilton HHonorsTM Visa Signature® Card
Citi® Hilton  HHonors<sup>TM</sup> Visa Signature® Card

Citi® Hilton  HHonors<sup>TM</sup> Visa Signature® Card

 

  • Earn 40,000 Hilton HHonors Bonus Points after spending $1,000 within 4 months of account opening*
  • Earn 6 HHonors Bonus Points for each $1 spent at a participating hotel within the Hilton HHonors portfolio.*
  • Earn 3 HHonors Bonus Points for each $1 spent on purchases at supermarkets, drugstores and gas stations*
  • Earn 2 HHonors Bonus Points for each $1 spent on all other purchases*
  • No annual fee.*
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
N/A*
N/A*N/A*N/A*14.24% or 16.24%* (Variable)NoneExcellent Credit

U.S. Bank Visa® Platinum Card
U.S. Bank Visa® Platinum Card

U.S. Bank Visa® Platinum Card

 

  • 0% Intro APR* on purchases and balance transfers for 15 billing cycles. After that, a variable APR currently 9.99%-23.99%
  • No annual fee*
  • Online bill pay for a fast and convenient way to pay bills online with your U.S. Bank Visa® Platinum
  • $0 fraud liability* for unauthorized transactions if your card is ever lost or stolen
  • Fraud Protection detects and notifies you of any unusual card activity to help prevent fraud
  • Online account management and account alerts
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
0%
15 billing cycles0%15 billing cycles9.99% - 23.99%* (Variable)$0*Excellent Credit

Visa® Black CardTM
Visa® Black Card<sup>TM</sup>

Visa® Black Card<sup>TM</sup>

 

  • Made of Stainless SteelSM
  • An Industry-Leading Rewards Program
  • Exclusive 24-Hour Concierge Service
  • VIP Treatment at over 3,000 Properties
  • Unlimited VIP Airport Lounge Visits
  • Members Only - Black Card Magazine
  • Luxury Gifts from the World's Top Brands
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
0%
12 months0%12 months14.99% (Variable)$495Excellent Credit

Citi ThankYou® Premier Card
Citi ThankYou® Premier Card

Citi ThankYou® Premier Card

 

  • Earn up to 50,000 bonus ThankYou® Points. Bonus points are redeemable for up to $500 in gift cards, up to $625 for airfare or other great rewards
  • Earn 20,000 points after $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn an additional 30,000 points after another $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of your second year of being a cardmember
  • Earn 3 ThankYou Points for every $1 spent on purchases for dining at restaurants and entertainment
  • Earn 2 ThankYou Points for every $1 spent on purchases for airfare and hotels
  • Earn 1 ThankYou Point per $1 spent on other purchases
  • Points do not expire and earn unlimited Thank You Points
  • Travel with ease and enjoy chip based technology
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
N/A
N/AN/AN/A13.99% - 22.99%* (Variable)$125; fee waived for the first 12 months*Excellent Credit

The Wyndham Rewards® Visa Signature® Card
The Wyndham Rewards® Visa Signature® Card

The Wyndham Rewards® Visa Signature® Card

 

  • Earn 12,000 bonus points after your first purchase
  • Earn 3 points per $1 spent on hotel stays at 14 popular brands
  • Earn 2 points per $1 spent everywhere else
  • No Annual Fee
  • Participating hotels in the Wyndham Rewards Visa Card Program include Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Grand Hotels and Resorts, and Wyndham Garden Hotels
  • Program also includes TRYP, Wingate, Hawthorn, Microtel, Dream, Ramada Worldwide, Night Hotels, Baymont Inn and Suites, Days Inn, Super 8, Howard Johnson, Travelodge, and Knights Inn
  • Please see Terms and Conditions for complete details
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
N/A
N/AN/AN/A15.24% or 19.99%* (Variable)$0Excellent Credit

Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card
Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card

Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card

 

  • Enjoy 0% Intro APR on Balance Transfers and Purchases for 15 months. After that, the variable APR will be 12.99% - 22.99% based upon your creditworthiness*
  • There is a balance transfer fee of either $5 or 3% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater*
  • 2 ThankYou Points per dollar spent on dining at restaurants and entertainment
  • 1 ThankYou Point on other purchases.
  • Points do not expire and earn unlimited Thank You Points
  • Redeem ThankYou Points for merchandise, travel rewards, gift cards, cash and more
  • Travel with ease and enjoy global acceptance with Chip Technology
  • No annual fee*
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
0%*
15 months*0%*15 months*12.99%-22.99%* (Variable)$0*Excellent Credit

The Priceline Rewards™ Visa® Card
The Priceline Rewards™ Visa® Card

The Priceline Rewards™ Visa® Card

 

  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after your first purchase
  • Earn 5X points on Priceline.com purchases
  • Earn 1 point on everything else
  • Plus, earn an additional 5,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 on qualifying transactions in the first 90 days of account opening
  • Your points can act like cash - Redeem points for statement credits against purchases made on your account
  • No limit to the number of points you can earn
  • Please see terms and conditions for complete details
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
0%
12 Months0%12 Months14.99% or 21.99% (Variable)$0Excellent Credit

Playstation® Card from Capital One®
Playstation® Card from Capital One®

Playstation® Card from Capital One®

 

  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after your first purchase in the first 90 days
  • 10 points per $1 spent on all Playstation® Store purchases
  • 3 points per $1 spent on Playstation® and Sony purchases at Sony Store and store.sony.com
  • 3 points per $1 spent on quick service restaurants, movie theatres & your mobile phone bill
  • 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Redeem for Sony products, movies, music & more
  • 0% intro APR on purchases until July 2015, after that a variable 13.9% - 24.9% applies
  • No annual fee
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
0%
until July 2015N/AN/A13.9% - 24.9% (V)$0Good Credit

Citi® Hilton HHonorsTM Reserve Card
Citi® Hilton HHonors<sup>TM</sup>  Reserve Card

Citi® Hilton HHonors<sup>TM</sup>  Reserve Card

 

  • Earn 2 weekend night certificates good at select hotels and resorts within the Hilton HHonors portfolio after you make $2,500 in purchases within 4 months of account opening*
  • Earn 10 HHonors Bonus Points per $1 spent on hotel stays within the Hilton HHonors portfolio*
  • Earn 5 HHonors Bonus Points per $1 spent on airline and car rental purchases*
  • Earn 3 HHonors Bonus Points per $1 spent on all other eligible purchases*
  • Enjoy the benefits of HHonors Gold status as long as you are a cardmember*
  • No foreign transaction fees on purchases*
  • Travel with ease and enjoy global acceptance with your Citi chip credit card
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
N/A*
N/A*N/A*N/A*15.24%* (Variable)$95*Excellent Credit

Sony Card from Capital One®
Sony Card from Capital One®

Sony Card from Capital One®

 

  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after first purchase in your first 90 days
  • 5 points per $1 at Sony Store and store.sony.com
  • 3 points per $1 on dining out and movie purchases
  • 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Redeem for Sony products, movies, music & more
  • 0% intro APR on purchases until July 2015, after that a variable 13.9% - 24.9% applies
  • No annual fee
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
0%
until July 2015N/AN/A13.9% - 24.9% (V)$0Excellent Credit

Simmons First Visa Platinum
Simmons First Visa Platinum

Simmons First Visa Platinum

 

  • Excellent Credit Required - Applicants that do not have excellent credit will not be approved
  • Low 7.25% variable standard purchase APR and platinum benefits
  • No balance transfer fee for balances transferred in response to this online offer
  • No Annual Fee
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
N/A
N/AN/AN/A7.25% (Variable)$0Excellent Credit

Simmons First Visa® Platinum Rewards
Simmons First Visa® Platinum Rewards

Simmons First Visa® Platinum Rewards

 

  • Excellent Credit Required - Applicants that do not have excellent credit will not be approved
  • Low 9.25% variable standard purchase APR and platinum benefits
  • No balance transfer fee for balances transferred in response to this online offer
  • Travel Rewards - cardholders who enroll in the program receive one point per net dollar spent
  • Choose any U.S. based airline or ticket class. No blackout dates or seating restrictions
  • Other travel related options are hotels, cruises, vacation packages, car rental, and restaurants
  • No Annual Fee
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
N/A
N/AN/AN/A9.25% (Variable)$0Excellent Credit

 
     

VISA Credit Cards - Overview and Features
 

Visa credit cards by now are the most widely utilized payment brand in the world - they can be used pretty much anytime and anywhere. Cardholders in more than 150 countries carry more than 1 billion Visa-branded cards, which accounts for more than $3 trillion in annual transaction volume. People seem to agree that, indeed, Life Takes Visa.

Visa branded cards are offered by most banks, financial institutions, and many major brand names, airlines, hotels, universities, charitable organizations and other types of institutions.

Visa offers users worldwide acceptance and numerous additional benefits, such as extended warranty on purchases made with certain types of Visa cards and rental car collision and theft coverage on rental cars paid for with a Visa card (restrictions apply, see your card's terms and conditions). Other benefits include emergency cash disbursement and roadside assistance service. Lastly, card holders today enjoy worry-free shopping because of Visa's zero liability policy-if your card is stolen, you will owe nothing on any resulting fraudulent transactions.

Credit cards are such a ubiquitous part of life today that it is hard to believe that only fifty years ago, the only payment options were cash or checks. Credit cards are here to stay, and Visa cards have played and continue to play an important role in the evolution of the way payments take place in today's society.

Visa International's history can be traced back to 1958, when Bank of America launched its BankAmericard program in California, which marked the birth of the credit card industry. From that early beginning, Visa International emerged as an economic joint venture with more than 13,000 member financial institutions issuing Visa credit cards and debit cards to their customers.

Visa International provides an organizational umbrella within which member financial institutions have the freedom to structure their own credit card offers to consumers. Over the years, this built-in autonomy has spawned the profusion of Visa card deals costumers enjoy today. With the advent of online approval cards and other online conveniences, it has become easier than ever before to apply for a credit card.

 
     

 
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