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Planes, Trains and Automobiles – Visa Launches Program to Give Consumers a Better Travel Experience

22/02/2018

Visa launches Transportation Center of Excellence to reimagine payments for all parts of the journey – from parking and refuelling to travel by air and rail

Visa sponsors Alpine festival Snowboxx

14/02/2018

Sponsorship will see Visa work with iZettle to bring contactless payments to Snowboxx festival in France for the first time.

January sales dip for the first time since 2013

12/02/2018

Headline findings: Household spending falls by -1.2% on the year, the first January drop since 2013 Sharp decline in High Street spend (-4.0%), and slower growth in E-commerce (+1.5%) Transport & Communication suffers from quickest drop (-6.5%), while Hotels, Restaurants & Bars reports further rise (+3.7%)

New partnership sees Visa provide Revolut prepaid cards to Team GB ahead of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018

08/02/2018

• Visa and Revolut establish partnership that sees Revolut become a Visa card issuer; • To mark the partnership and Visa’s sponsorship of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, every member of Team GB’s delegation to South Korea has received a contactless Revolut Visa prepaid card; • Team Visa athletes Billy Morgan and Elise Christie amongst those receiving the cards to take to South Korea.

Brits experience major concerns over using cash on holiday

07/02/2018

• Loss or theft of cash abroad is the biggest concern for Brits on holiday • Eight out of 10 Brits have left-over holiday cash lying around at home • Spain, USA and France are the most popular destinations for Brits

Visa Checkout reaches one million enrolled consumers in the UK

30/01/2018

Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) today announced that Visa Checkout has surpassed one million enrolled accounts in the UK. Visa’s online payment method, which was launched in May 2017, enables consumers to pay securely in just a few clicks on any device across the internet with some of the world’s top merchants.

Visa partners with DragonPass to bring enhanced and exclusive airport experiences for cardholders

18/01/2018

• Visa issuers can offer their European customers access to a range of exclusive privileges and discounts • In 2016 over 2 billion people passed through Europe’s airports with the global duty-free industry expected to grow to approximately US$67bn by 2020 from an estimated US$45.7bn in 2016

No festive cheer for retailers as December rounds off the worst year for consumer spending since 2012

08/01/2018

Headline findings: - December household expenditure falls by -1%, following the -0.9% drop in November - 2017 marks the first annual decline in consumer spending in five years, down -0.3% compared to 2016 - Spending at Food & Drink retailers edges up for first time in three months (+0.4%)

Black Friday failed to lift consumer spending in November

11/12/2017

Headline findings: - Household expenditure falls by -0.9% on the year after -2.1% drop in October - Face-to-Face spend continues to decline (-3.5%), as Black Friday spend moved further online, up +2.4% - Majority of sectors record lower expenditure, with Transport & Communication being the worst hit (-6.0%) - Miscellaneous Goods & Services remains a bright spot, up +4.9%

Visa Readies Digital Payments for the Projected 500,000 Visitors Traveling to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

29/11/2017

Visa, the Official Payment Service Partner of FIFA, releases travel and spend data timed with the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™