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Overview

Lobbying Costs

900,000€ - 999,999€

Financial year: Oct 2022 - Sep 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

6 Fte (8)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

4

High-level Commission meetings

19

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Visa Europe   (Visa Europe)

    EU Transparency Register

    61954192201-58 First registered on 01 Sep 2009

    Goals / Remit

    Visa Europe is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Visa Inc. is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions, and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable electronic payments.

    For more information, visit our website (www.visaeurope.com).

    Main EU files targeted

    Payment regulation (Interchange Fee Regulation, PSD2, E-money, Regulation Regulation 518, Settlement Finality Directive, Payments Account Directive, EU Retail Payment Strategy, Instant Payments, Open Banking/ Finance), Money laundering and anti-terrorist financing, Fraud prevention, Tax policies, Consumer protection, Consumer credit, Safer internet programme (protecting children online), E-commerce Competition policy, Social inclusion, FinTech, AI, Data Protection, Urban Mobility, Digital Identity etc.

    Address

    Head Office
    Sheldon Square, 1
    London W2 6TT - 39662
    UNITED KINGDOM
    EU Office
    Rue de Spa 8
    Brussels 1000
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    8

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%4
    50%4

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    6

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    4 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 23 Feb 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Michael Wilson 26 Jul 2023 25 Jul 2024
    Ms Aoife Houlihan 25 Jul 2023 24 Jul 2024
    Ms Paloma GARCIA MUNOZ 25 Jul 2023 24 Jul 2024
    Mr Pedro Simoes 25 Jul 2023 24 Jul 2024
    Ms Paloma GARCIA MUNOZ 14 Jul 2022 14 Jul 2023
    Mr Pedro Simoes 13 Jul 2022 13 Jul 2023
    Mr Michael Wilson 05 Sep 2019 05 Sep 2020
    Mr Pedro Simoes 30 Aug 2019 29 Aug 2020
    Mr Roeland VAN DER STAPPEN 30 Aug 2019 29 Aug 2020
    Mr Jorn Jakob RÖBER 01 Sep 2017 01 Sep 2018
    Ms Sudeshna Basu 22 Nov 2016 18 Nov 2017
    Ms Loreta LIUTKUTE 22 Aug 2016 19 Aug 2017
    Mr Jorn-Jakob ROBER 20 Jun 2016 17 Jun 2017
    Mr Jörn-Jakob RÖBER 20 Jun 2016 29 Jun 2016
    Mr Jörn-Jakob RÖBER 04 Jun 2015 29 May 2016
    Ms Loreta LIUTKUTE 20 Sep 2014 18 Sep 2015
    Ms Sudeshna Basu 20 Dec 2014 11 Dec 2015
    Mrs Sudeshna Basu 20 Dec 2014 27 Jan 2015
    Mr Peter Moller Jensen 28 Nov 2014 26 Nov 2015
    Mr Marc Temmerman 30 Oct 2014 28 Oct 2015
    Mrs Loreta LIUTKUTE 20 Sep 2014 27 Jan 2015
    Mr Jörn-Jakob RÖBER 01 May 2014 04 Jun 2015
    Mr Peter Moller Jensen 19 Dec 2013 28 Nov 2014
    Mrs Loreta LIUTKUTE 16 Oct 2013 20 Sep 2014
    Mr Marc Temmerman 02 Oct 2013 01 Oct 2014
    Mr Jörn-Jakob RÖBER 11 Apr 2013 10 Apr 2014
    Mrs Monika Chlebowska-Van Loon 19 Oct 2012 12 Sep 2013
    Mrs Loreta LIUTKUTE 28 Sep 2012 12 Sep 2013
    Mrs Monica MONACO 27 Sep 2012 12 Sep 2013
    Mrs Monica MONACO 20 Dec 2011 27 Sep 2012
    Mrs Loreta LIUTKUTE 17 Jan 2012 28 Sep 2012

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Companies & groups

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    Payments Europe, CEPS, ECRI, European Parliamentary Financial Service Forum, Digital Europe, Eurofi, The Payments Association

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Oct 2022 - Sep 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    900,000€ - 999,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    900,000€ - 999,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Payment Systems Market Expert Group#E02287#HOULIHAN Aoife#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=2287 #Member #B#Finance

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A
    European Parliamentary Financial Service Forum (EPFSF)

    Communication activities

    None

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    19 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 17 Jan 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Interchange Fee Regulation (IFR)
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Simon Genevaz (Cabinet member)
    • Date 27 Sep 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Roundtable on Remittances to Ukraine
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Agnieszka Drzewoska (Cabinet member)
      • Mairead McGuinness (Commissioner)
      • Patricia Reilly (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 21 Mar 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Payment continuity in Ukraine, Open Banking and PSD2.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Nicolo Brignoli (Cabinet member)
      • Mairead McGuinness (Commissioner)
    • Date 21 Mar 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Competition policy.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Margrethe Vestager (Executive Vice-President)
      • Lucia Bonova (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Nov 2021 Location Virtual
      Subject Digital finance, retail payments, financial literacy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Agnieszka Drzewoska (Cabinet member)
      • Florian Denis (Cabinet member)
      • Peter Power (Cabinet member)
    • Date 02 Mar 2021 Location Video Conferencing.
      Subject Credit card payments
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Mairead McGuinness (Commissioner)
    • Date 19 Jan 2021 Location Brussels
      Subject IFR and Developments in the payment card sector
      DG Competition
      Attending
      • Olivier Guersent (Director-General)
    • Date 16 Jul 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject To discuss post-Covid recovery
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Werner Stengg (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Jan 2020 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Payments
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Attending
      • Andrea Beltramello (Cabinet member)
    • Date 14 Aug 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Electronic payments
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Digital Economy and Society
      Attending
      • Carl-Christian Buhr (Cabinet member)
    • Date 20 Jun 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Priorities for the next European Commission as they relate to the changing payment landscape.
      DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Olivier Guersent (Director-General)
    • Date 06 Feb 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject EU policy on payments
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Valdis Dombrovskis (Vice-President)
      • Elina Melngaile (Cabinet member)
    • Date 30 Nov 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Trade in general and more specifically e-commerce and China
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Attending
      • Maria Asenius (Cabinet member)
      • Nele Eichhorn (Cabinet member)
    • Date 26 Nov 2018 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Visa activities at the digital market and the consumer support programmes
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
      Attending
      • Eduard Hulicius (Cabinet member)
    • Date 24 May 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Financial markets
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Attending
      • Risto Artjoki (Cabinet member)
    • Date 24 May 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject PSD2, cross-border payments, Fintech
      DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Olivier Guersent (Director-General)
    • Date 05 Mar 2018 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Fintech; developments in card skims and payments
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Elina Melngaile (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 Jun 2017 Location Malta
      Subject Financial Services in the DSM, innovation in payments
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Juhan Lepassaar (Cabinet member)
      • Hanna Hinrikus (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 Jan 2017 Location World Economic Forum, Davos
      Subject Electronic Payments; PSD2
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Valdis Dombrovskis (Vice-President)
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