Visa Credit Cards
Visa is the world's best-known credit card, and
is certainly the most widely accepted. A Visa-holder
can normally take and use his or her card anywhere
they go, and the exchange rates are typically
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Visa's origin traces back to its predecessor
called the Bank Americard--created by Bank of
America. It was 1958 when a bank manager visited
a local store, during the days when it was common
for stores to bill customers for goods they purchased.
He noticed that there were so many bills for small
amounts, and that the store employees were almost
overwhelmed. It occurred to him that there might
be a market for a service wherein one company
handled all these bills for the various stores....so
that one customer paid one bill rather than hundreds
of smaller bills. With this, the concept of a
credit card bill was born.
In time, BankAmericard separated from Bank of
America and adopted a name that would be instantly
recognizable around the world: Visa. As of 2006,
44 percent of the credit-card market share belonged