Visa’s Blog – Visa Viewpoints


Nov 15, 2013


Visa Responds to Typhoon Haiyan

Visa Inc. today announced a commitment to help the people of the Philippines following the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan. Visa will make a donation of $200,000 to the Red Cross to support relief and recovery efforts. Visa also will match employee donations to Red Cross relief efforts on a two-to-one basis through mid-December.

Further, in conjunction with its clients, Visa will waive interchange fees on donations made through December 31, 2013 to a select group of major U.S.- and Canada-based charities that are providing support to relief efforts. Eligible charities are:

United States

  • American Red Cross
  • AmeriCares
  • CARE
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Mercy Corps
  • Oxfam America
  • Save the Children
  • US Fund for UNICEF
  • World Vision


  • Canadian Red Cross
  • CARE Canada
  • Humanitarian Coalition Canada
  • Oxfam Canada
  • Oxfam-Quebec
  • Save the Children Canada
  • UNICEF Canada
  • World Vision Canada

Finally, Visa will donate the revenue it generates from eligible contributions to the crisis through December 31, 2013 directly to the Red Cross.


Posted by: Douglas Sabo, Head of Corporate Philanthropy & Responsibility, Visa Inc. on November 15, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Oct 5, 2012

Better Than Cash Perspectives: Government Commitments

The recent Better Than Cash Alliance launch event in New York City brought together governments, the development community, and the private sector–all aligned around a common goal to shift the world from cash to electronic payments.

We took this opportunity to gather unique perspectives from global leaders tackling this important issue.  Following our set of interviews with leaders from the development community, our next set of international perspectives come from government officials who represent countries that have made commitments to transition to electronic payments, including:

Carolina Trivelli, Development and Social Inclusion, Peru

Florencio Abad, Philippine Secretary of Budget and Management

Dr. Geoffrey Mwau, Economic Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Kenya


Posted by: Douglas Sabo, Visa Corporate Responsibility on October 5, 2012 at 2:48 pm