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Profile of registrant

Visa Europe

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

The information on this organisation was last modified on 22/08/14 15:15:36
The date of the last annual update was 22/08/14 15:15:36

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Visa Europe
Acronym: Visa Europe
Legal status: Limited company
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Companies & groups

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Nicolas Huss
Position: CEO

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Møller Jensen Peter
Position: Director EU and Government Relations/Regulatory Affairs

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 1 Sheldon Square 
P.O. box: 39662
London W2 6TT
Telephone number: (+44) 2079378111
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: Brussels office
Visa Europe Limited
3, Rue du Luxembourg
1000 Brussels
tel. +3225010844

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: 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.

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The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 5
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Jörn-Jakob Röber 01/05/14 28/04/15
Sudeshna Basu 20/12/14 11/12/15
Loreta LIUTKUTE 20/09/14 18/09/15
Marc Temmerman 30/10/14 28/10/15
Peter Moller Jensen 28/11/14 26/11/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency 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.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Enlargement
  • Home Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Research and Technology
  • Sport
  • Taxation


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

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

Financial data

Financial year: 10/2012 - 09/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 300000  € - 350000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

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.