Visa Inc., a payments technology company, operates an open-loop payments network worldwide. The company facilitates commerce through the transfer of value and information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses, and government entities. It operates VisaNet, a processing network that enables authorization, clearing, and settlement of payment transactions; and offers fraud protection for account holders and assured payment for merchants. The company also provides a suite of digital, ecommerce, person-to-person payments, and mobile products and services. In addition, it offers merchant gateway services for ecommerce merchants to accept, process, and reconcile payments; manage fraud; and safeguard payment security online, as well as processing services for participating issuers of visa debit, prepaid, and ATM payment products. The company provides its services under the Visa, Visa Electron, Interlink, and PLUS brands. Visa Inc. has a strategic alliance with Bottomline Technologies. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.