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Visa operates a global electronic payments network, allowing customers to use credit cards instead of cash.
Expansion into new markets.
Past performance and America's reliance on credit.
Really liking this one. It is in the financials field, but they are in the process of eliminating the need for cash all together. Just think about how much money they are making off of transactions. It is crazy for me to digest. lol
They are the worlds toll booth (and Jeff said it would).
Repeat business, string moat, plenty of growth opportunity for both MA and V. Expect greater than 15% growth over the next few years as they leverage margin growth and increased revenue.
Interesting investment for long term
Best of breed
Visa is excepted at more locations around the world than any other card.
a graham play
split 4:1 on 3-19-2015
four for 1 split today will help smaller investors get into this stock boosting price even more.
VISA .. SORRY I SOLD WHEN IT WAS 58 FEW YRS BACK.. THE LIMITED SHARES IS FORCING THE COMPANY TO SPLIT 4 TO ONE..OUCH... SUCH STOCK COULD HAVE MADE ME A M...
October 2015 will be a big month for the way credit card companies do business in the United States. This is when credit card companies have decided to switch to the new EMV payment method stateside. What the “EMV” payment method means, basically, is that credit cards will no longer use the swipe of a magnetic strip to transfer funds to a merchant in face-to-face transactions. Rather, cards will switch to a microchip and the card will be inserted rather than swiped. Customers will also have the added benefit of being able to choose to enter a PIN rather than merely signing their name. The benefit of this payment method is that it is much more secure than the old sign-and-swipe payment method making credit card fraud much less prevalent. European markets have been using EMV payment methods for a while, because fraud was much more prevalent in foreign markets. However crime will almost always follow the path of least resistance and this case was no different. Credit card fraud is now a huge issue in the states. What this means for credit card companies like Visa, Mastercard, and American Express is that there will be a liability shift when this switch to EMV technology is made. Right now, if someone fraudulently uses a credit card at a department store, these credit card companies usually end up eating the loss. After October 2015, merchants who are EMV compliant will have to eat the loss of credit card fraud. This will make the technology prevalent and lead to a lot less eating of losses.
Visa and MasterCard are the dominate credit card brands and will most likely continue to be profitable as long as humans continue to buy goods on credit.
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