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Visa Corporate Office Address

Visa, Inc.
One Market Plaza
San Francisco, California 94105

Contact Visa

Phone Number: (650) 432-3200
Fax Number: (650) 432-2875
Email: Email Visa

Visa Facts

Founder: Bank of America
Date Founded: 1958
Founding Location: Fresno, California
Number of Employees:

Visa Executives

CEO: Alfred F. Kelly, Jr.
CFO: Vasant M Prabhu
COO: Ryan McInerney

Visa History



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Visa has its roots in the 1958 launching of Bank of America‘s BankAmericard program, where 60,000 pre-approved unsolicited credit cards were mailed out in Fresno, California.

The BankAmericard was the first all-purpose credit card on the market, replacing the individual merchant accounts that consumers had until that time.

This experiment ultimately failed, but the company later realized that the idea was salvageable by implementing proper financial controls and publishing an open letter to 3 million households apologizing for the fiasco.

visa credit cardsBy the time mailings of unsolicited credit cards was outlawed in 1970, 100 million BankAmericard credit cards had been distributed in the United States.

In 1970 Bank of America gave up control of the program. The various BankAmericard issuer banks created National BankAmericard Inc (NBI), an independent corporation, to be in charge of managing and promoting the card.

IBANCO was formed to manage the international BankAmericard program.

visa credit and debit cardsThe name “Visa” was created by IBANCO founder Dee Hock. He believed the word was recognizable in many languages.

Today Visa is a multinational financial services corporation. Visa facilitates electronic funds transfers, most commonly through Visa-branded credit cards and debit cards.

visa and credit card readerVisa trades publicly on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol V, is a member of the S&P 500, is #66 in FT Global 500, is #260 in the Fortune 500, has 17,000 employees, and had $20.609 billion in revenue in 2018

The company is the world’s second-largest card payment organization. Visa has operations across all six continents. Nearly all Visa transactions worldwide are processed through the company’s directly-operated VisaNet at one of four secure data centers,  located in Ashburn, Virginia, Highlands Ranch, Colorado, London, England, and Singapore. These facilities are heavily secured against natural disasters, crime, and terrorism. They can operate independently of each other and from external utilities if necessary and can handle up to 30,000 simultaneous transactions and up to 100 billion computations every second.

Privacy issues have become a great concern, as a Forbes writer noted, and Visa is one of the offenders, selling information about your buying habits.

Food giant Kroger has slowly been banning Visa card use due to their high fees, with the most recent announcement in March 2019 that it would no longer accept Visa cards for payments at their Smith’s Food and Drug stores beginning April 3rd, 2019.

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Visa FAQs

Question 1: What is the phone number for Visa?
Answer 1: The phone number for Visa is (650) 432-3200.

Question 2: Who is the CEO of Visa?
Answer 2: The CEO of Visa is Alfred F. Kelly, Jr..

Question 3: Who founded Visa?
Answer 3: Visa was founded by Bank of America in 1958.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Randy Shunnarah June 28, 2019 at 12:34 pm

I have call you and left a message will you please call me back at 205-567-XXXX


Ned Bandy February 12, 2019 at 6:28 pm

Recently, we called Bank of America Visa to have some of our Rewards cash added to our credit card account. We were told we could add some of it and leave the rest in the Rewards account balance. A day or so later, my wife checked and found that the whole amount had been added in two separate transactions. She called and was told a complaint would be filed for her and to call back in a week. She did that only to find that nothing had been done. She was then told that her complaint had been denied because the error was on Visa’s end. She talked to a Supervisor who said she would resubmit the complaint and to check back in a week. My thinking is that if the rewards money could be entered, it can be taken out as well. We have every name we talked to and will go above to the Executive level if necessary to resolve this.


Kathy Bassett December 7, 2018 at 4:40 pm

I repeatedly get phone calls from Tulsa or surrounding cities with the 918 area code. When I answer the phone it is a recording on lowering my interest rates. The recording states that if you do not wish to be contacted again to press 2. How many times do I need to press 2 to stop this. Twice I have opted to press 1 and try and talk to someone to take my name and number off the list. I was told my one very foreign speaking man “F**K YOU BI**H” and hung up. The other call I asked to be taken off list and was laughed at and then hung up on. If this is what your company is hiring to harass people then I need to think about cancelling my long term account. A response would be appreciated it.


Thomas F Borst October 17, 2017 at 3:00 pm

My friends & i met every Sunday after church to have NFL parties. We no longer watch NFL football because of the disrespect to our veterans & the flag.Most of us are veterans age 55 to 80, We fought for freedom & free speech. The NFL is not the venue for this type of “free speech. Why? When our grandchildren ask why this is happening, it is hard to tell them some people do not. respect those who died to keep this country free. These kids lookup to ballplayers.
We will send this message to our full address box.In due time it will get to millions.If you support these un-American millionaires,we will not use your card.If you continue to support the NFL, I hope your business suffers just like the NFL.Thank you for listening


Dan Clark September 25, 2017 at 10:03 pm

I respectfully request you withdraw all sponsorship and advertising from the NFL until they stop disrespecting our flag and anthem. I’m afraid a lot of your business will be going elsewhere if you choose to keep supporting this disrespect of our veterans and service members.


Darryl Brown August 28, 2017 at 5:23 pm

Hello Visa Family, I’m so sorry that you will not take great ideas that would be beneficiary for you company, my idea would make you more money and your consumers sign up ratio would go up considerably. hope you some day will change your mind. It never hurts to listen.


Martha Johnson June 30, 2017 at 11:46 am

I was recently contacted by phone 201-380-0001 claimed they were from Visa Card Services , asked me about lowering my interest on my credit card , I asked which one, they replied the one in “Your Pu**y” I doubt this is VISA but as info you may want to get a cease and desist on these people.


LARRY HODGE March 6, 2017 at 1:20 pm

Hello..I have had a visa/total rewards card for many years..I have canceled my card with the comenity bank that is associated with his card after many many problems with them..example .I would by gas..then they would turn my card off until I called them..they have done that many times..I called them and asked them not to do that..but the worst one was in dec. 16 I check my credit balance..had over 15,000 to use…we were at a funeral home making arrangement for someone we have my card denied….so I called..and was told I could only charge so much per day..I was never told this. and I have used it many times before .then to be told use another card…so I said OK…you can cancel this one.. only to get an argument because of this and visa being associated with the Harrah’s total reward program..and the only reason I had the card….I will no longer be doing business with any Harrah’s property..I have written them telling them this if your interested you may wish to look into the cominety back people ..and because of them I will not get another visa card either thank you Larry Hodge


Carla M Johnson January 14, 2017 at 11:53 am

I watched 20/20 last night with Diane Sawyer and she talked with a woman who dedicated 26 years of her life working for Visa. She was obviously a good employee to have worked there that long. I was very upset to learn that after all her years of dedicated service, she was given a whole twenty five dollar gift card for all her years of hard work for your company! Shame on you! Maybe you bigwigs are too poor to show your appreciation to your employees! Maybe you should go on undercover boss and learn the struggles of your employees! I worked for a fundraising organization four years and was told be the owner of the charity that I was the best at my job. I was the top salesperson and the top collector! What did I get at the end of the year for all my hard work? Zip, zero, just basically a pat on the head! No bonus, no raises, nothing! If it wasn’t for us little people, you wouldn’t have a business,and this is how we’re treated! You should be embarrassed! I will NEVER ever have anything to do with anything associated with visa from now on! After this I hope more people do the same! Sorry if it causes you to have one less steak and lobster dinner! I would be embarrassed if I were you!


Judith Stuchell May 11, 2016 at 5:46 pm

My husband Richard Stuchell is retiring from Visa on May 16 from the Highlands Ranch office in Colorado. We have been trying to get his HR people to give us a letter stating his insurance will expire the end of the month. We need this to enable us to get a Medicare supplement plan. I also called Cigna health insurance regarding this, and they have not gotten anything from HR, so they cannot help us. We need this immediately. Please help. I called HR at corporate and left a message.


Alan Sabir-Mian March 19, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Dear Madam or Sir,

I am being unfairly treated by a company using your VISA branded product service, which I am having trouble resolving through their company.

I attempted contact to you by telephone as well, and left a message, via 650-432-3200.

Could someone please revert back to me with a contact name and direct telephone number, and also Email address please, where I could provide further details ?

I kindly await your reply.

Alan Sabir-Mian


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