Russian Crisis Looms as Visa Seeks Opportunities in Japan, U.S.
Russia is very much on the minds of Visa executives as they wait to see what effect the ongoing political standoff with the U.S. over the situation in Ukraine will mean for payments in Eastern Europe.  more »
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Melissa Smith, President and CEO, WEX
Being influential in the payments industry isn't just about positions or titles; it's about driving the course of business while also setting an example for others to follow in their careers and personal lives.  more »
Strevus' Ken Hoang
As state regulators take more interest in Bitcoin, third-party vendors are looking to apply the expertise they built in other markets to digital currency. One such vendor, Strevus, has a background in securitization, which is another volatile and risky market.  more »
Retailers have been entangled in a legal showdown with Visa and MasterCard over swipe-fee rates for nine years now, and despite the approval of a $5.7 billion settlement in December, the battle is far from over.  more »

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