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  • Goldman Sachs partners with Visa for corporate payments Jun 08, 2021 10:44 PM IST

    Goldman Sachs partners with Visa for corporate payments

    The bank's clients can also use Visa Direct Payouts, for lower value, cross-border funds delivery in real-time to businesses and consumers, eliminating complexities often associated with businesses having to manage multiple networks.

  • Indian visa or stay stipulation of foreign nationals in India extended due to COVID-19 Jun 04, 2021 03:47 PM IST

    Indian visa or stay stipulation of foreign nationals in India extended due to COVID-19

    This decision has been made keeping in mind the difficulties being faced by such foreign nationals in getting their visas extended in India due to the lockdown.

  • Visa moves to allow payment settlements using cryptocurrency Mar 29, 2021 02:45 PM IST

    Visa moves to allow payment settlements using cryptocurrency

    Visa's move comes as major finance firms including BNY Mellon, BlackRock Inc and Mastercard Inc have embraced some digital coins, sparking predictions that cryptocurrencies will become a regular part of investment portfolios.

  • EXCLUSIVE | Long list of challenges plague Indian traders’ desperate bid to find routes into China  Mar 24, 2021 07:42 PM IST

    EXCLUSIVE | Long list of challenges plague Indian traders’ desperate bid to find routes into China 

    As consumption demand rises after a tough financial year, importers are desperate to visit China to stock up on new inventory. Their plans of transiting through a third nation to reach the Big Dragon and India's unique travel restrictions continue to hit a wall. Moneycontrol discovers the long list of hurdles impeding travel - tough vaccination rules in most countries, low availability or lack of approval for Chinese vaccines and the high cost of insurance

  • China steps up COVID-19 vaccination, considers differentiated visa policies Mar 22, 2021 09:43 AM IST

    China steps up COVID-19 vaccination, considers differentiated visa policies

    The country had administered 74.96 million vaccine doses as of Saturday, health commission spokesman Mi Feng told a news briefing. That is up from 64.98 million as of March 14.

  • Plan to travel abroad? Check out countries you can visit visa-free or with visa-on-arrival Mar 19, 2021 02:27 PM IST

    Plan to travel abroad? Check out countries you can visit visa-free or with visa-on-arrival

    Sixteen countries provide visa-free entry to Indian citizens and 43 allow visa-on-arrival facility.

  • Visa CEO says working to enable purchase of bitcoin through its credit card Mar 17, 2021 11:10 AM IST

    Visa CEO says working to enable purchase of bitcoin through its credit card

    Visa announced a partnership with First Boulevard, a digitally native neobank focused on building generational wealth for the Black community.

  • Joe Biden administration to reconsider objections to H-1B visas during Donald Trump regime Mar 13, 2021 08:07 AM IST

    Joe Biden administration to reconsider objections to H-1B visas during Donald Trump regime

    The move is expected to come to the rescue of a large number of Indian IT professionals who were having a tough time during the previous Trump administration due to various policies and memorandums on non-immigrant work visas, in particular H-1B.

  • Paytm launches point of sale app that converts phones into card payment machines Mar 09, 2021 05:33 PM IST

    Paytm launches point of sale app that converts phones into card payment machines

    With this PoS application, a merchant will be able to accept payments through a debit or credit card just like a normal EDC machine - by tapping the card on the back of their smartphones.

  • Conflict of interest | Visa, Mastercard having ‘second thoughts’ on RBI’s New Umbrella Entities: Report Mar 02, 2021 09:18 AM IST

    Conflict of interest | Visa, Mastercard having ‘second thoughts’ on RBI’s New Umbrella Entities: Report

    Consortiums have till March 31, to submit bid for NUEs to the RBI after the deadline was extended from February 26.

  • US senators introduce legislation to end China's access to multiple year visa Feb 27, 2021 09:46 AM IST

    US senators introduce legislation to end China's access to multiple year visa

    The legislation, Visa Security Act, was introduced by Senators Marsha Blackburn, Tom Cotton, Rick Scott, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio on Friday.

  • EU banks collaborating on payments network to rival Mastercard, Visa Feb 25, 2021 02:29 PM IST

    EU banks collaborating on payments network to rival Mastercard, Visa

    A traditionally cash-favouring region, Europe is slowly seeing a trend towards cashless payment options amid the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns.

  • Pine Labs launches AllTap app, wants to convert every smartphone into a card payment terminal Jan 27, 2021 08:40 PM IST

    Pine Labs launches AllTap app, wants to convert every smartphone into a card payment terminal

    Pine Labs has built an app which converts a smartphone into a PoS terminal, and adheres to safety and security standards laid down by PCI and will be able to accept all forms of major debit and credit cards from today.

  • UAE top diplomat acknowledges visa restrictions on Pakistan Dec 21, 2020 05:43 PM IST

    UAE top diplomat acknowledges visa restrictions on Pakistan

    Following a meeting with his Pakistani counterpart, Emirati Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan stressed “the temporary nature of recent restrictions imposed on the issuance of visas due to the outbreak of COVID-19,” the UAE’s state-run WAM news agency reported on Sunday.

  • Rupifi joins hands with Axis Bank, Visa to launch credit card for small businesses Dec 03, 2020 07:34 PM IST

    Rupifi joins hands with Axis Bank, Visa to launch credit card for small businesses

    ​Rupifi works with aggregator platform on which these businesses sell their products, on the basis of financial data generated by these businesses, Rupifi extends credit to these companies

  • US visitors from developing nations to pay thousands in visa bonds Nov 26, 2020 01:53 PM IST

    US visitors from developing nations to pay thousands in visa bonds

    The rule takes effect from December 24 for a duration of six months, although it remains to be seen if it will be maintained by President-elect Joe Biden, who takes office on January 20 and has promised to be more welcoming to the rest of the world.

  • UAE halts new visas to citizens of 13 Muslim majority countries Nov 25, 2020 09:51 PM IST

    UAE halts new visas to citizens of 13 Muslim majority countries

    The UAE has reportedly stopped issuing new visas to citizens of 13 mostly Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, Syria, Turkey, Tunisia, Lebanon, Somalia, Yemen, and Algeria over unspecified security concerns.

  • UAE widens 10-year residency 'golden' visa eligibility Nov 15, 2020 07:07 PM IST

    UAE widens 10-year residency 'golden' visa eligibility

    Foreigners in the UAE usually have renewable visas valid for only a few years tied to employment. The government in the past couple of years has made its visa policy more flexible, offering longer residencies for certain types of investors, students and professionals.

  • 3 Point Analysis | Proposed changes in H-1B visa wages: What does it mean for IT companies' salary costs? Sep 22, 2020 01:07 PM IST

    3 Point Analysis | Proposed changes in H-1B visa wages: What does it mean for IT companies' salary costs?

    Watch our 3 point analysis on how the proposed revisions to H-1B visa wages will affect Indian IT companies

  • Google Pay rolls out Tap-to-pay feature for Axis Bank and SBI Card on Visa payments network Sep 21, 2020 12:31 PM IST

    Google Pay rolls out Tap-to-pay feature for Axis Bank and SBI Card on Visa payments network

    Through tokenization, Google Pay Android users can use their debit or credit card to make payments through a secure digital token attached to their phone without having to physically share their credit or debit card details.

  • United Kingdom opens new 'simplified' points-based student visa route Sep 11, 2020 08:05 AM IST

    United Kingdom opens new 'simplified' points-based student visa route

    The new route, to apply to all overseas students including Indians, will mean students require a total of 70 points to be granted a visa to study at a university in the United Kingdom.

  • Innoviti joins hands with Visa, shoppers can convert purchases into EMIs Aug 27, 2020 03:56 PM IST

    Innoviti joins hands with Visa, shoppers can convert purchases into EMIs

    The new platform will allow shoppers to pay via credit when they use their Visa cards at merchant locations that use Innoviti’s payment solutions.

  • Visa announces support for cryptocurrencies, to pursue projects in digital currency Jul 25, 2020 03:56 PM IST

    Visa announces support for cryptocurrencies, to pursue projects in digital currency

    Acknowledging scepticism over digital currencies, Visa stated intent to address concerns by working closely with leading companies and the public sector

  • Wipro repatriates 500 employees facing visa expiry: Report Jul 16, 2020 01:21 PM IST

    Wipro repatriates 500 employees facing visa expiry: Report

    Wipro President Saurabh Govil said the company is also working with Vande Bharat mission to bring back some of its employees

  • Visa appoints Sujai Raina to head its business development strategy in India Jul 15, 2020 12:50 PM IST

    Visa appoints Sujai Raina to head its business development strategy in India

    Raina joins Visa from Commercial Bank of Dubai, where he was the head of cards and payments

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