News and Articles on Visa Credit Card

Published: Friday, May 29, 2009 12:13 PM MDT A mother reported Thursday that someone used her 10-year-old daughters Social Security number to apply for a pre-paid Visa credit card. Officers did not know if the person received the card, Deaton said. (Gillette News-Record, WY)

* The early bird gets a discount May 30, 2009
After June 8, Taipei Arts Festival is offering 20-percent discounts on ticket packages to members of Friends of the Taipei Arts Festival and 10-percent discounts will also be offered to those who are members of Friends of the Taipei Culture Foundation, Friends of the National Theater and Concert Hall (NTCH), students or senior citizens or those paying for tickets with a Visa credit card. More information about the festival and the various ticket offers can be found on the festivals Web site… (Taipei Times, Taiwan — World)

TiVo Reports Stop||Watch(TM) Ratings Service Results for March 2009 May 16, 2009
“market” : {“NAME” : “U.S.”, “ID” : “us_market”, “TZ” : “ET”, “TZOFFSET” : “-14400”, “open” : “”, “close” : “”, “flags” : {}} , “STREAMER_SERVER” : “”,”arrowAsChangeSign” : false,”throttleInterval”: “1000”. Search for share prices. (Yahoo! Wire — Entertainment News)

County engineer’s staff to assist Iowa DOT May 7, 2009
The board authorized the Washington County Engineer’s Office to acquire a VISA credit card for the department use. Currently only one credit card assigned to the Auditor’s Office is in use for all county departments and the unavailability of the card when making equipment purchases or confirming motel reservations has presented difficulties. (Kalona News, IA)

Repayments Hurting? Transfer Your Balance May 7, 2009
NAB Low Interest Visa Credit Card … ANZ Frequent Flyer Visa Credit Card. (Sydney Morning Herald — Technology)

Home Capital’s Strong First Quarter Sustains Momentum: Net Income up 24.9%; Return on Equity was 27.9%; Basic and Diluted Earnings per Share Reach $0.91 May 6, 2009
Within the secured credit card portfolio Equityline Visa credit cards represent the principal driver of receivable balances. Equityline Visa credit cards are secured by collateral residential mortgages, and this portfolio segment amounted to $334 … Equityline Visa credit card balances are measured on a basis consistent with mortgage loans. (Canada Newswire)

Low Fees = Low Worries May 4, 2009
ANZ Rewards Visa Credit Card … NAB Low Interest Visa Credit Card … ANZ First Visa Credit Card Save $30. (Sydney Morning Herald — Technology)

10 ways to save with frequent flier programs Apr 17, 2009
But for holders of the AirTran branded Visa credit card and for Elite members, flight credits are valid for 24 months after the posting date. Avoid unnecessary fees. (Yahoo News)

Major retailers report declining sales Apr 11, 2009
com online business and Target-branded Visa credit card operations. Kohl’s said its same-store March sales declined 4. (Austin Business Journal, TX)

Target’s March sales down 6.3 percent Apr 10, 2009
com online business and Target-branded Visa credit card operations. jvomhof@bizjournals. (Wichita Business Journal, KS)

Now Victorian official accused Apr 9, 2009
The documents are monthly statements from December 2003 to October 2004 for a Bendigo Bank Gold Visa credit card issued to the union. They show that on December 20, 2003, the card was used to pay $405 to a Surry Hills restaurant, but the company is listed on the internet as payee for clients of an escort agency called Sydney Outcalls Network. (Sydney Morning Herald — Australia)

ANZ Balance Visa Mar 24, 2009
Apply for this credit card. We’ll pass you across to a special sign up page with ANZ. Get a response within 60 seconds. (Sydney Morning Herald — Technology)

Edward James Olmos, CardPartner Promote Latino Literacy Mar 21, 2009
CardPartner, Inc. () is an online company that specializes in helping U.S.-based membership organizations and nonprofits create free, customized Visa credit card programs. CardPartner is a unit of the privately held Serverside Group, a technology provider to many of the worlds leading banks. (Yahoo! Wire — Entertainment News)

The National Society of Hispanic MBAs Unveils Dynamic 2009 Conference & Career Expo Theme Mar 14, 2009
In addition, the company operates a credit card segment that offers branded proprietary and Visa credit card products. The company currently operates 1,682 stores in 48 states, 34 distribution centers and employs approximately 350,000 people worldwide. (PR Newswire)

A resolution sponsored by Harden that will authorize Juvenile Court Judge Earnest E. Brown Jr. to get a Visa credit card with a 5,000 limit issued in the name of the juvenile court was also approved by the county s legislative body Monday. County Attorney Terry Wynne, in response to a question from Justice Alfred Carroll about the title of the resolution, noted for the record that the resolution is not authorizing any funding from the county for the card, which Brown said he would personally… (Pine Bluff Commercial, AR)

Farm Rescue banking for the future Mar 3, 2009
To raise money, Farm Rescue has tried everything from a golf tournament to a new program this year in which the organization will get 3 cents of every dollar people charge on a new Farm Rescue Visa credit card. “We have plans to increase the number of farm families to receive assistance in 2010 and beyond,” Gross said. (Madison Daily Leader, SD)

9 Predictions For Credit Cards In 2009 Feb 25, 2009
Rubin highlights the Schwab Bank Invest First Visa Credit Card, which he says offers “debt management and saving for the future in one product” by allowing cardholders to put the 2 percent cash back they earn on purchases into a Schwab One brokerage account. TowerGroup’s Moroney also sees banks introducing more products such as the Discover Motiva Card, which encourage responsible payment behavior. (, TX)

The Best Credit Cards for Bad Credi… Feb 21, 2009
The Bad Credit Capital One Classic Visa Credit Card. The Capital One Visa credit card is suitable for: students, the self-employed, people with a minimal credit history or those with … Aqua Visa Credit Card. (

Gas prices stable but not for long Mar 29, 2008
AAA members who use their AAA Visa credit card can get a rebate of up to five percent on gasoline purchases made at the pump. Members can also flash their membership card to save at over 100 of the auto club s Show Your Card & Save partners. (Douglas Daily Dispatch, AZ)

EU launches in-depth probe into Visa credit card fees Mar 27, 2008
By Constant Brand ASSOCIATED PRESS. 7:19 a.m. March 26, 2008. (San Diego Union-Tribune — Business)

Visa’s planned IPO the largest in U.S. history Feb 26, 2008
An Australian Visa credit card depicting the Sydney Opera House. (Jack Atley/Bloomberg News). (International Herald Tribune)

Fraud investigation continues Feb 26, 2008
Another Menomonie woman reported that she had a total of five fraudulent charges on her Wells Fargo Visa credit card, all made on Jan. 27 in Jacksonville, Fla. at a Wal-Mart and a McDonald s.. (Menomonie Dunn County News, WI)

Despite Fed’s rate cuts, credit card interest rates remain high Feb 11, 2008
resident, has a different kind of Chase Visa credit card but in November, she said, she received a letter notifying her that her 8. 9 percent rate would rise to 21. (Casper Star-Tribune, WY)

Spot Satellite Messenger Wins Cabela’s Spring 2008 Buyers’ Choice Gold Medal Award Feb 6, 2008
Cabela’s also issues the Cabela’s CLUB(r) Visa credit card, which serves as its primary customer loyalty rewards program. Contact. (Primezone Releases)

A Stitch In Time Saves Nine. Feb 3, 2008
During August 2007, ECOBANK Ghana was the most recent organisation to initiate the first ever Visa Credit Card in the country. Modernization of Ghana’s payment systems is long overdue and I personally call for more of such positive developments. (Ghana Web, Ghana)

50,000 users targeted annually for new card Feb 2, 2008
PETALING JAYA: AEON Credit Service (M) Bhd expects to sign up 50,000 cardholders for its newly launched CRUIZE Visa credit card annually over the next three years, managing director Kuroda Naruhito said. The target could be achieved, given that the credit card would be offered to existing Automobile Association of Malaysia (AAM) members and promoted nationwide, he said. (The Star Online, Malaysia — Business)

Aeon and AAM offer Cruize to members Feb 1, 2008
PETALING JAYA: Aeon Credit Service (M) Bhd expects a card take-up rate of 50,000 cardholders annually over the next three years for its newly-launched Cruize Visa Credit Card in collaboration with the Automobile Association of Malaysia (AAM). Its managing director Kuroda Naruhito expressed confidence that Aeon Credit would be able to achieve this target by offering the credit card to existing AAM members and also through various promotions nationwide. (The Star Online, Malaysia)

Westamerica earnings fall 9 percent Jan 18, 2008
The fourth quarter included the company’s portion of a litigation expense involving the Visa credit card network, amounting to $2. 3 million. (Sacramento Business Journal, CA)

U.S. Bancorp Stays The Course Jan 16, 2008
So when U.S. Bancorp’s Chief Executive emphasized that although its fourth-quarter earnings tumbled 21%, they were impacted by two previously announced items and that without those items the core earnings were favorable,” investors heaved a sigh of relief. U.S. Bancorp’s shares rose 0.3%, or 10 cents, to $30.42 at the close on Tuesday.Net income slid to $942 million, or 53 cents per share, from $1.19 billion, or 66 cents per share, in the prior year. This included charges of $215 million related… (Forbes — Markets)

U.S. Bancorp’s Balancing Act Jan 16, 2008
This included charges of $215 million related to an industry-wide settlement involving the Visa credit card association and $107 million to write down the value of securities in money market funds managed by an affiliate. Those items hurt the bottom line by 13 cents per share. (Forbes)

Capital One warns on earnings Jan 11, 2008
It is also taking $140 million of charges for litigation involving the Visa credit card network, to which it belongs. Shares of Capital One fell Thursday. (MSNBC — Business)

Capital One slashes profit forecast on loan losses Jan 11, 2008
It is also taking $140 million of charges for litigation involving the Visa credit card network, to which it belongs. SHARES FALL. (San Diego Union-Tribune — Business)

Capital One Cuts 2007 Earnings Forecast Jan 10, 2008
The company said it initiated a $60 million legal reserve for possible damages in pending litigation involving the Visa credit card network, of which Capital One is a member. Capital One previously said it was taking a fourth-quarter pre-tax charge of about $80 million for liabilities in connection with the antitrust settlement that Visa reached in November in American Express Co.. (ABC News — Wire)

Deteriorating credit scene prompts Capital One warning Jan 10, 2008
The company said it initiated a $60 million legal reserve for possible damages in pending litigation involving the Visa credit card network, of which Capital One is a member. Capital One previously said it was taking a fourth-quarter pre-tax charge of about $80 million for liabilities in connection with the antitrust settlement that Visa reached in November in American Express. (USA Today — Money)

Madison County police blotter Dec 26, 2007
Your Connection to the. Web Search powered by YAHOO. (Athens Banner-Herald)

Woman Accused Of Credit Card Fraud At Juicy Couture Dec 23, 2007
Mays tried to pay for the items with a Visa credit card and an Oregon driver’s license in the name of Christine H. Kennedy, Norton said. The sales cashier declined the purchase when it was determined the last four numbers printed on the front of the credit card did not match the last four numbers on the card’s magnetic strip. (NBC 11, CA)

More of this story Dec 22, 2007
For added convenience, taxpayers may use an American Express, Discover, MasterCard or VISA credit card, debit card or electronic check to make a payment. The agency has contracted with Point a third party vendor, to operate as an extension of the county s customer support and payment processing services. (Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, OK)

Treasury opens door to Rock bidders Dec 1, 2007
Meanwhile, the bank has withdrawn its Visa credit card from sale to new customers. The card is backed by the Co-operative Bank, which took over Northern Rock’s credit card business in 2003. (Independent)

PayPal Says Linux Grid Can Replace Mainframes Nov 29, 2007
Scott Thompson, the former executive VP of technology solutions at Inovant, ran the Visa subsidiary responsible for executing Visa credit card transactions worldwide. The VisaNet system was strictly based on IBM mainframes. (Yahoo News — Technology)

Compare all credit cards Nov 21, 2007
Compare Credit Cards, Low rate visa cards, mastercards, Credit card offers. You searched for all credit card products in Australia. (Sydney Morning Herald — Business)

Wachovia takes $1.1B subprime hit; Capital One hurting Nov 10, 2007
Capital One, the largest independent MasterCard and Visa credit card issuer, said Friday that its rate of net charge-offs loans written off as having no chance of being recovered rose to 3. 28% on a managed basis in October from 2. (USA Today — Money)

Highmark offering the ultimate get-well card Nov 2, 2007
Highmark partnered with Visa in developing the card, which can be used just like a Visa credit card or debit card, but only at merchants that Visa has categorized as health-related. That means, yes, the urologist, but also the dentist, the eye doctor, the gym, the ear doctor and the family physician, not to mention the pharmacy. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, PA)

Paying with Plastic Getting More Popular Oct 24, 2007
Published: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 10:47 AM MDT A VISA credit card television commercial points out what the guy in line behind you at the grocery store may be thinking when you pull out your checkbook to pay: Paying that way is slow and old fashioned and messes up the works. “You’ve seen the commercial,” said Karen Diaz of St. Anthony as she paid by check for her groceries at Broulim’s in St. Anthony. (Rexburg Standard Journal, ID)

Myer to Accelerate Store Openings, Increase Spending (Update1) Sep 25, 2007
He set 101 business improvement initiatives for the business when he took over, with 90 percent to be completed within the next 12 months, including the introduction of a Myer Visa credit card, better trading terms from suppliers and increased security for merchandise. Buying more goods direct from manufacturers in China and stocking brands exclusive to its stores are boosting profitability, as the labels can be bought for less and aren’t subject to price competition in rival stores. (Bloomberg)

FUSD chief offers proof he paid shindig’s tab out of his own pocket Sep 22, 2007
His district credit card — which would have put taxpayers on the hook to pay — is a Visa credit card. Hanson said he showed his credit cards to put to rest concerns expressed by teacher Jake Turner, who questioned Hanson’s credibility at the Sept. 12 board meeting. (Fresno Bee — Local)

Students say man was lurking near bus stop Sep 22, 2007
The man was described as medium build, 5’6″ tall and in his 20s. He was wearing a white tank top and blue jeans. Police learned about the incident from school administrators, who sent a letter to parents. Anyone with information can call the Stratford Police at 385-4122. Witness chases thieves A Waterbury man pursued two men after reportedly seeing them steal a GPS system from a car in a restaurant parking lot Sept. 11 at 7:45 p.m. According to the report, the witness was walking to the 99… (Stratford Star, CT)

Con artist pleads guilty to larceny Sep 19, 2007
Phoenix was convicted in July 2002 of possessing a stolen Visa credit card. In February 1996, he scammed a man out of $1,570, claiming he was a bank loan officer taking the money as down payment for a new car from a Pontiac dealer. (Albany Times Union)

Predatory lenders target the kids Sep 2, 2007
It was a solicitation for a Platinum Visa credit card. The approach was so innovative that I started a little conversation in my mind with Dennis B. Sprung, the AKC president. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, PA)

Ex-legislator indicted on fraud Aug 29, 2007
She fraudulently used a power of attorney allegedly signed by her stepfather in 1980, made false representations to close her stepfather s savings account and transfer the money to a cashier s check in her name and stole, forged and used his Visa credit card. Estrada transferred money between accounts held by her and her son to hide the thefts, withdrew money from her stepfather s checking account without his knowledge, drafted a new living will naming herself and her son as Esquiel Estrada s… (Helena Independent Record)

Credit card firms turn fee losses into charges Aug 29, 2007
For example, cardholders now pay 2 a month, or 24 a year, for the privilege of holding a Northern Rock Base Rate Tracker card or a Co-op Bank Platinum Visa credit card. Meanwhile, in a one-off mailing, Lloyds TSB introduced a 35 annual fee for customers who had not used their card for a long time. (

Resort deals for fall, winter travel Aug 18, 2007
Use your Visa credit card to book a four-night or longer stay on the island of Bermuda and receive a $300 pre-paid gift card that can be used wherever the card is accepted. Eleven properties are participating in this Endless Summer promo, valid on stays through Oct. 31. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Stock Futures Jump on Discount Rate Cut Aug 18, 2007
Also late Thursday, tony department store chain Nordstrom Inc. reported a slim second-quarter profit as strong sales of designer clothing and menswear were offset by higher expenses related to way its accounts for its Visa credit card business. Nordstrom also said it has noticed more people are falling behind on credit card payments compared with a year ago. (Newsmax)

BofA seeks to dismiss suit vs. ABN Jul 28, 2007
The bank was acquired in 1998 by , which took the Bank of America name and moved the headquarters to Charlotte, N.C. Bank of America has deep roots in California, from funding construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, launching what is today’s Visa credit card and financing ‘s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and other movies when banks back East were reluctant to finance “talking pictures.”. Charlotte Business Journal. (San Francisco Business Times, CA)

Bank Mandiri First Half 2007 Results Announcement and Analysts’ Meeting Jul 18, 2007
1 million SMS Banking subscribers, 900,000 Visa Credit Card holders, 623,000 Call Mandiri users and 511,000 internet banking accounts. SOURCE Bank Mandiri. (PR Newswire)

Bank sues Fayette zoning chairman Jul 14, 2007
In 2003, the bank issued a Visa credit card to the Coopers for their personal use. According to the default judgment, the Coopers owed the bank $5,372. (Charleston Gazette, WV — News)

Hooters: A family place? Jun 27, 2007
I am female (not gay) and I have a Hooters visa credit card. Love the looks I get when I use it. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

One fell swipe Jun 19, 2007
A Visa credit card advertisement is posted next to the gas pumps at the Southridge One Stop Chevron station. More Business. (Charleston Gazette, WV — Business)

Citibank SMS Jun 19, 2007
First, I have no visa credit card issued by Citibank. Second, this SMS was delivered to my mobile number after I had received an earlier SMS with the same message and spent time at the Citibank office in the Landmark building. (Jakarta Post, Indonesia — Editorial)

Two arrested in prostitution deal: Man tells police he paid for sex and cash was stolen Jun 1, 2007
After they left, Miller found his Visa credit card was missing and believed the other woman had taken it, according to the report. He called police, who later found him talking with Stach in the 200 block of State Street. (La Crosse Tribune, WI)

Thieves steal pair of pit bull puppies May 5, 2007
According to the report, a resident left his bicycle in the front of his home and went to a friend’s home at about 5 p.m. When he returned at 6 p.m. the bicycle, a silver 20′” model with orange markings, reportedly was no longer there. An 11-year-old Bridgeport boy reportedly was robbed of his bicycle on Clover Street April 26 at 5:25 p.m. According to police, the boy said he was riding his bicycle when two teenagers, who were bigger than he, demanded his bicycle and rode away. The bicycle was… (Stratford Star, CT)

Student reports assault Apr 25, 2007
A 23-year-old Greenville-area man reported that someone stole a wallet, $400 cash and a Visa credit card while he was at a residence in the 3400 block of Mobley’s Bridge Road in Grimesland on Sunday. The wallet and $150 cash was later recovered. (The Daily Reflector)

Technical glitch causing problems with Visa transactions across Europe Apr 13, 2007
LONDON: Visa credit card transactions across Europe were being declined Friday because of technical problems, Visa International said. “We are currently experiencing some technical problems in our card transaction processing,” London-based Visa International said in a statement. (International Herald Tribune — Business)

Lead Police report Apr 7, 2007
At 12:30 a.m. the police department received a report that someone had opened a VISA credit card account in the reporting party’s name in the Washington area. As the credit card company was the victim, they were already investigating the incident. (Black Hills Pioneer, SD)

Elmont man arrested in U.S.P.S. fraud case Mar 31, 2007
Police said that Klein worked as an employee supervisor at the U.S. Postal Service branch at 600 Atlantic Ave. in Oceanside, where he was issued the Visa credit card. But though the card was for “work-related travel use only,” police said Klein used it “throughout Nassau County for purposes other than travel.”. (Newsday — Long Island)

Foreclosure! Mar 11, 2007
30-day news archives. “Posted by: OneBrewer on Sun Mar 11, 2007 2:36 pm Emergency action is needed: freeze property taxes, rollback tax rates, eliminate them altogether. In addition, why can’t the state of Florida, or county by county, shop for group home insurance, much like employers shop for group medical insurance? Perhaps individual homeowners’ associations could do so, and obtain some discounts, if possible. Whether any of that is possible or not, don’t let the self-righteous mortgage… (Florida Today)

Marketers just cant stop loving women Mar 2, 2007
HDFC, for instance, offers an exclusive womans card, an International Womens Gold Visa Credit Card with features such as five per cent cash back at select department stores etc. Mobile phones, a long-time male bastion, are now coming in different shapes, sizes and colour to appeal women. (Daily News & Analysis)

One last landing 02-25-2007 Feb 25, 2007
According to Miller, the many celebrities and notables who ve come to Plainview to buy a plane, have one worked on or just to visit include longtime customer Chuck Russell, founder of the Visa credit card company who bought three Bellancas; baseball great Mickey Mantle; coach Barry Switzer of Cowboy and University of Oklahoma football fame; NASCAR driver Tony Stewart; and eight-time national bull-riding champion Donnie Gay who bought several planes from us. One day, Peanut Corporation of America… (Plainview Daily Herald, TX)

Howey mayor in credit-card flap Feb 22, 2007
Green said he bought his plane tickets and hotel rooms online using a previously stored account that billed his town-issued Visa credit card rather than his personal Visa card. “If I had taken the time to look at my computer, we wouldn’t be having this conversation,” he said. (Orlando Sentinel — News)

BestBank executives found guilty of conspiracy, fraud Feb 13, 2007
Instead, BestBank and Century Financial offered to finance a travel club membership for subprime borrowers using a newly issued BestBank VISA credit card with a credit limit of $600. BestBank also charged fees, which immediately brought the borrowers close to the credit limit. (Denver Business Journal, CO)

State law gives private police broad powers Feb 13, 2007
There was an ATM across the street. However, getting in a role of police officer or detective is a little different. (The Morning Star)

Honored fireman investigated Feb 10, 2007
A third investigation, by the board into Hyde’s use of the company’s Visa credit card, was stalled Monday when the fire company’s membership voted out several board directors involved in that probe. Hyde did not return calls placed to his home, the Riviera Beach firehouse or the Baltimore City Fire Department yesterday, and neither did various members of the company’s board of directors. (

CIBC loses data on 470000 Talvest fund customers Jan 19, 2007
The report follows news ofa potential corporate privacy breach that could affect as many as two million Visa credit card holders in Canada. The owner of Winners and HomeSense stores warned Thursday that hackers gained access to its computer system and credit card numbers may have been improperly accessed. (CBC British Columbia)

Teen Accused Of Pulling Neighborhood ID Theft Jan 13, 2007
Yet more disturbing is how detectives say he acquired his Visa credit card. He had the card registered to his name and address but had used the fake birth year of 1973, instead of 1992. (, FL)

Boy used his neighbor’s ID to pay than $1,100 in bills, authorities say Jan 12, 2007
The Visa credit card was registered in the teen’s name, with his correct address, but he had changed his birth date from 1992 to 1973, Christie said. Using routing and account numbers he likely obtained from Sklenar’s mail, the computer-savvy teen, then 13, first paid off a $135. (

Cat gets bank credit approval Jan 5, 2007
His Melbourne owner Katherine Campbell wanted to test the limits of her bank’s identity screening process and applied for the Visa credit card on Messiah’s behalf. She was amazed when it was approved. (Courier Mail)

Cat swipes own credit card Jan 4, 2007
Ms Campbell wanted to test the limits of her bank’s identity screening process and applied for a Visa credit card on her cat’s behalf. Are credit cards too easy to get. (Melbourne Herald Sun)

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