Visa Executive: "We Can All Agree We Got Caught Flat Footed."

After ten years of battling partners in retail and payment processing, Visa has recently gone public with a conciliatory message for the future. Visa is under attack on its flanks from upstart payment processors and head-on from longtime rival MasterCard

In the video below, Motley Fool contributor Jay Jenkins discuss the change in tone from Visa, and what it means for investors going forward.

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Note: In the video above, Jay refers to a subsidiary of Synovus Financial . The company in reference, Total System Services  -- commonly called TSYS -- was spun off from Synovus in 2007 and is an independent public company. According to Yahoo! Finance, Synovus currently owns 9.23% of TSYS.

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mesprouse

I agree with Jay. Visa has a strong international presence. I believe that, despite their short-sightedness, Visa will come out ahead.

July 27 2013 at 7:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply