• Programme Updates

    As part of a broader effort to mitigate small merchant breaches, Visa Payment System Risk established new data security programme requirements for US and Canadian acquirers with an effective date of 31 January 2017.

  • Global Service Provider Registry

    The Visa Global Registry of Service Providers is the payment industry's designated source for information on registered and compliant agents that provide payment-related services to Visa clients and merchants.

  • Third Party Agent Programme FAQ

    Get answers to common questions about the Third Party Agent Registration Programme.

Data security compliance

From fraud prevention tips to innovative security technologies, we provide powerful resources to help keep your business safe and secure.

PCI DSS compliance

Everyone storing, processing or transmitting cardholder information is required to follow the PCI DSS. It consists of 12 basic requirements grouped into 6 categories for establishing and maintaining a reliable and secure payment processing environment. Partner with your acquirer to provide secure transactions for all customers using the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS). First, review the guidelines and then check to see that you meet the related requirements.

Compliance validation

Take the time to see that you have met all requirements of the PCI DSS. It is the best way to confirm that cardholder data is being safely handled, and to expose any weaknesses that need to be addressed. Your total Visa transaction volume over a 12-month period determines your merchant level and the necessary requirements for validation.

Technology Innovation Programme

Invest in secure technology and make compliance easier

Regulations + assessments

Service providers + payment applications

Support secure transactions by partnering only with approved service providers and payment applications.

Payment applications

Use only secure, validated payment applications.

Security programmes

Stay up-to-date with the latest security standards
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More resources

Questions about compliance?

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