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Latest VISA Canada Corporation Stories

2013-08-19 08:31:30

Visa survey shows 56 per cent of Canadians wish they could give more to charity TORONTO, Aug. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Canadians are passionate about giving back to communities and causes they care about, and they are looking for ways to extend the reach of their support. According to a survey commissioned by Visa Canada, 71 per cent of Canadians donated money to charity last year, but over half (56 per cent) wish they could have given more. To help Canadians contribute even more,...

2013-08-08 08:38:23

Visa Canada survey shows shoppers looking online for better prices and deals -- 79 per cent of shoppers will be going online to find back-to-school buys -- 90 per cent will be setting a budget -- 58 per cent claim they'll need 3 shopping sessions to find everything they need TORONTO, Aug. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - As students across the country prepare to head back to the classroom, Canadians are subtracting from their back-to-school...

2013-05-15 08:34:30

Visa's free Plan'It Prom app helps parents and teens enjoy prom without overspending TORONTO, May 15, 2013 /CNW/ - As Canadian high school students gear up for prom season, Visa Canada is reminding parents and students that the prom should be about celebrating a milestone, not keeping up with the Joneses.  Recognizing that prom spending now represents a major expense for Canadian families with high school students, Visa launched a new free smartphone app today that helps...

2013-02-26 08:33:57

Fraud Prevention Month survey finds young people oversharing, putting themselves at risk of payment card fraud TORONTO, Feb. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - A new survey released today by Visa Canada to mark the start of Fraud Prevention Month has uncovered a concerning trend among young people. A significant number of young Canadians who regularly post personal information on social network sites are putting themselves at unnecessary risk by mirroring similar oversharing behaviour offline with...

2013-02-07 08:32:16

Study Concludes that Debit and Credit Card Usage Boosted Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Canada, and Global GDP by $983 Billion between 2008 and 2012. TORONTO, Feb. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - The growth in the use of electronic payment products, such as credit and debit cards, added US$9.7 billion to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Canada over the past four years, according to a study conducted for Visa by Moody's Analytics, a leading independent provider of economic forecasting. The...

2013-02-07 08:30:12

Visa Infinite cardholders invited to indulge in exclusive dining experiences with some of Canada's most famous culinary personalities and establishments TORONTO, Feb. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Returning for its seventh installment, the Visa Infinite Dining Series is showcasing another round of exclusive events with prominent chefs across Canada's urban centres. The much-anticipated Series invites Visa Infinite cardholders to get up close and personal with both established and emerging...

2012-11-19 08:30:59

Visa's contactless technology now available at participating Tim Hortons restaurants TORONTO, Nov. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Visa Canada and Tim Hortons invite cardholders to 'wave and go' when making purchases using Visa payWave, now available for use at participating Tim Hortons restaurants across the country. Tim Hortons guests can now pay faster for their coffee and Timbits using Visa's contactless technology, bringing cardholders another level of convenience and providing built-in...

2012-11-15 08:35:13

Visa Canada survey reveals that among online shoppers 44 per cent of Canadians intend to take advantage of "Black Friday and Cyber Monday" online bargains - a 10 per cent increase from 2011 TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - As the holiday shopping season kicks off in the U.S., Canadians will be going online to hunt for cross-border shopping deals. A new survey conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Visa Canada showed that nearly 44 per cent of Canadian online shoppers say they are likely...

2012-11-01 07:34:54

Game release coincides with Financial Literacy Month and Credit Education Week Canada, reinforcing Visa's commitment to improving financial literacy TORONTO, Nov. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - In recognition of Financial Literacy Month in Canada, Visa Canada today launched Peter Pig's Money Counter, an online educational game designed to teach children aged 4-7 the value of money. Available for free on Visa's financial literacy Web site, Practical Money Skills, the game encourages players to grow...

2012-10-11 07:33:17

TORONTO, Oct. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Returning as a sponsor for the second year, Visa Canada is pleased to support Plan Canada's "Because I am a Girl" initiative with the distribution of financial educational tools and resources aimed at increasing financial literacy amongst girls across Canada. After Plan Canada's successful Because I am a Girl initiative in 2011 - created to help empower and educate Canadian girls, the United Nations declared October 11, 2012, the first ever International...