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Amazon to stop accepting Visa credit cards in the United Kingdom over high fees

Amazon will stop accepting Visa credit cards in the United Kingdom from January 19, 2022 the online retail giant told customers. It said the move was due to high credit card transaction fees but said Visa debit cards would still be accepted. Visa said it was “very disappointed that Amazon is threatening to restrict consumer […]


People are using crypto credit/debit cards to make daily purchases

Visa, the company that focuses on providing digital payment technology and has presence in over 200 nations, announced its partnership with over 50 crypto-platforms to provide people with crypto linked visa cards all across the world. More than 1/4th of the firms that are involved in Visa’s Fintech Fast Track program have been working very […]

Insane World

70-year-old denied US visa after he accidentally checked terrorist option on the form

The United States online visa application system Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) has one strange question: “Do you seek to engage in or have you ever engaged in terrorist activities, espionage, sabotage, or genocide?” A 70-year-old from Scotland ticked this option yes. John Stevenson was applying for a US ESTA to go with his […]


Trump administration softens stance on H-1B visa ban

Weeks after Trump administration signed off on the suspension of non-immigrant visas such as H-1B for whole of 2020, the United States State Department has now made some exceptions. H-1B and L-1 visa holders, who are returning to the same jobs they had prior to the proclamation of the visa ban, will be allowed to […]