Fundamentals of Electronic Payments

History of Money

From barter to bytes, a brief history of money.

The VisaNet Story

At the heart of Visa’s brand promise is VisaNet, one of the world’s most advanced payment processing networks. For 40 years, it has helped improve individual lives, bolster small businesses, provide a platform for innovation and elevate entire economies around the globe.

A Day in the Life of VisaNet

Visa's global network, VisaNet, processes millions of transactions every day. A 24 hour journey through Australia, Russia, India, South Africa, Brazil and the United States reveals trends and patterns emerging from the domestic transactions.

Exploring Interchange

This video provides an overview of Interchange and illustrates some of the benefits that Interchange provides to electronic payments stakeholders.

The Future of Payments

A brief look at some of the ways that Visa is helping to shape the future of electronic payments.

An Interview with Salvador Perez-Galindo, Visa Vice President for Government Relations, Latin America and the Caribbean

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank ECCB interviews VISA Vice President for Government Relations, Latin America and the Caribbean - Salvador Perez-Galindo about the Electronic Payments System.

Operating in a V.U.C.A. World, with Policy Makers and Regulators

DukeCE educator John Sweeney discusses the challenges of creating effective regulation in a world filled with Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (V.U.C.A) in this short video that was produced as a follow-up to the Visa and DukeCE program ''The Changing World of Payments'' that was hosted in Singapore for ASEAN regulators and policy-makers.

How Electronic Payments Work

Take a look behind the scenes of an electronic payments network to see how transactions are processed, explore how all of the different parties involved are connected, and review the various steps required for any electronic payment to occur.

About the Visa School of Public Policy

The Visa School of Public Policy's primary focus is to be a trusted partner and thought leader to government regulators and policy makers around the world. Our programs are designed to demonstrate the benefits of electronic payments for economies, and to spread awareness of the positive impact that can be provided when policies and regulations allow electronic payments and innovation to flourish.