Visa and Mastercard Suspend Russia Business

Visa and Mastercard are the latest, and two of the most influential, companies to suspend operations in Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine.

PayPal Launches ‘Checkout With Crypto’ in US

PayPal has taken the next step in its embrace of cryptocurrency, launching “Checkout with Crypto” to US customers.

Visa Accepting USD Coin Cryptocurrency

In the latest evidence of cryptocurrency acceptance, Visa has announced it will accept USD Coin to settle transactions.

Visa Ends Plaid Takeover Bid Amid DOJ Suit

Visa is abandoning its plans to acquire Plaid after the Department of Justice (DOJ) sued over antitrust concerns.

DOJ Suing to Block Visa’s Plaid Acquisition

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is suing to block Visa’s acquisition of Plaid, citing concerns over Visa’s monopoly in the online payments market.

Buying Fuel May Result In Stolen Credit Cards, Warns Visa

High fuel prices aren’t the only thing travelers need to worry about at the pump. Visa has issued a warning that anyone who has pumped gas may have had their credit card information stolen. Visa has been tracking three different…

Facebook Libra Backers Back Out

A week ago we covered a Wall Street Journal article highlighting potential trouble for Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency, as multiple backers were reconsidering their commitment to the project. Fast-forward a week and things have only gone from bad to worse. As…

Libra Currency Backers Reconsidering Involvement

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is reporting that financial backers of Facebook’s cryptocurrency, Libra, are having second thoughts. According to sources familiar with the situation, Visa and Mastercard—both members of the Libra Association created by Facebook to oversee the project—are…

Visa Credit Cards Launches “Visa Checkout” Mobile Pay Service

Have you ever gotten so frustrated by punching in your credit card number on a tiny mobile screen while shopping online that you just gave up and abandoned your electronic shopping cart? If so, Visa is attempting to make your…

Nigella Lawson Granted Visa to New Zealand

Nigella Lawson was denied entry into the United States from London earlier this month. Now New Zealand has granted her a visa to enter that country. Lawson was supposed to work in L.A on the cooking show The Taste, but…

Walmart Sues Visa Over Credit Card Fees

Retail giant Walmart has filed suit against credit card giant Visa. The Arkansas firm is seeking $5 Billion from Visa for conspiring with banks to rig the fees that merchants pay for accepting Visa cards. According to AFP, Walmart alleges…

Microsoft Launches ‘Bing Offers Card-Linked’ Deals

Earlier this year, Bing announced Bing Offers, its latest foray into the local deals space. The product launched across the United States. Today, the company has announced an expansion of that with “Bing Offers Card-Linked”. This is a program they’re…

Wall Street Ends 5 Day Skid; Stocks are Up

The stock market saw a surprise surge last Wednesday after the Federal Reserve announced that it would continue its bond-buying program. That up-swing did not last long, though; The stocks dipped drastically on Thursday, and Wall Street has seen a…

Selena Gomez Won’t Perform Due To “Anti-Gay’ Visa

Selena Gomez had to cancel a string of European concerts due to conflicts with obtaining a Russian visa. The 21-year-old singer will not be performing at any of the Russian venues previously considered nor will she sing in Belarus and…

Alcoa, Bank of America, and HP Removed from Dow

Starting September 23, Alcoa, Back of America, and HP will no longer be among the 30 companies listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The changes “were prompted by the low stock price of the three companies slated for removal…

The Angry Birds Visa Card Is Now A Reality

Back in November, news came out that Rovio had partnered with Kaiku on Angry Birds prepaid Visa cards. Today, Kaiku announced the launch of the cards, which come in four designs. The cards are available in: Red Bird, Yellow Bird,…

Foursquare Partners with Visa, MasterCard for Amex-Like Offers

In early 2011, Foursquare and American Express launched a partnership that allowed card-owners to score discounts and cashback by using Foursquare to check-in and spend at certain participating businesses around the country. The program made a big splash on Small…

Hacker Releases Visa and Mastercard Information Stolen From Chase Bank

According to a hacker who calls himself Reckz, or Jeremy, he has gained access to Visa and Mastercard files through several large banks. He then released the information minus several critical aspects including card number, security code, and expiration date.…

Credit Card Processor Hack Update: 1.5 Million Cards Compromised

Last week it was reported that a major U.S. credit card processor’a security had been breached and that millions of credit card numbers and data were stolen. The specific processor that was the victim of the security breach and the…

MasterCard and VISA Warning Banks of Massive Processor Breach

Krebs on Security, a security news and investigation site, is reporting that both VISA and MasterCard are warning banks of a security breach at a U.S. credit card processor. The breach is said to be ‘massive’ with as many as…