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Visa Europe

Identification number in the register: 61954192201-58
Registration date: 01/09/2009 16:18:57

The information on this entity was last modified on: 22/04/2015 16:59:08
The date of the last annual update was: 22/04/2015 16:59:08
Next update due latest on: 22/04/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Visa Europe

Visa Europe

Limited company

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Companies & groups

    Contact details

Sheldon Square, 1
P.O. box: 39662
London W2 6TT

(+44) 2079378111

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Nicolas Huss


    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Møller Jensen Peter

Director EU and Government Relations/Regulatory Affairs

    Goals / remit

Visa Europe is a payments technology business owned and operated by member banks and other payment service providers from 37 countries across Europe.

Visa Europe works at the forefront of technology to create the services and infrastructure which enable millions of European consumers, businesses and governments to make electronic payments. Its members are responsible for issuing cards, signing up retailers and deciding cardholder and retailer fees.

Visa Europe operates a high volume, low cost business model that provides services to its members. Its surplus is reinvested into the business and used to improve capital and reserves. In the last six years, Visa Europe has invested over €1 billion in new technology and infrastructure.

There are 470m Visa cards in Europe while €1 in every €6.75 spent in Europe is on a Visa card. Almost 80% of Visa Europe's business is on debit cards and, in the year to December 2012, over €1 trillion (€1.05tr) was spent on Visa debit cards. Annual online spending on Visa cards in Europe topped €200 billion (€212bn) for the first time in this period and now accounts for more than 20% of Visa Europe’s processed business.

Since 2004, Visa Europe has been independent of Visa Inc. and incorporated in the UK, with an exclusive, irrevocable and perpetual licence in Europe. Both companies work in partnership to enable global Visa payments. As a dedicated European payment system Visa Europe is able to respond quickly to the specific market needs of European banks and their customers - cardholders and retailers - and to meet the European Commission’s objective to create a true internal market for payments.

For more information, please visit

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    Specific activities covered by the Register

Internal Market/SEPA, E-commerce, Payment regulation (PSD, E-money, Regulation 2560), Money laundering and anti-terrorist financing, Fraud prevention, Taxation policy, Consumer protection, Consumer credit, Safer internet programme (protecting children online), Competition policy, Social inclusion.



Payment System Market Expert Group (PSMEG)
Card Stakeholder Group (CSG)

Payment System Market Expert Group (PSMEG)


European Parliamentary Financial Service Forum (EPFSF)

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

25%: 3



    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Marc TEMMERMAN 30/10/2014 28/10/2015
Sudeshna BASU 20/12/2014 11/12/2015
Peter Moller JENSEN 28/11/2014 26/11/2015
Jörn-Jakob RÖBER 04/06/2015 29/05/2016
Loreta LIUTKUTE 20/09/2014 18/09/2015

    Fields of interest

  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Enlargement
  • Home Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Research and Technology
  • Sport
  • Taxation
  • Trade

    Membership and affiliation

Friends of Europe, CEPS, ECRI, Anti-Money laundering Europe, European Parliamentary Financial Service Forum, European Financial Coalition

    Financial data

10/2013  -  09/2014

200,000 € - 299,999 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

This the link to the latest annual report of Visa Europe

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.