Visa believes that greater financial knowledge can empower people to better manage their money and improve their quality of life. Through partnerships with state and national governments, leading consumer advocates, educators and financial institutions, Visa has developed an award-winning global program. Practical Money Skills offers interactive tools and educational resources to help individuals and communities build stronger financial futures.
As a private sector leader in financial literacy, Visa has developed education programs for people of all ages worldwide for the past 27 years. Practical Money Skills is available in 19 languages and 46 countries and has empowered millions of consumers, educators, parents and students to take control of their finances. The free educational resources include personal finance articles, lesson plans, mobile apps and games.
Visa has extended the program’s reach on a global scale by working collaboratively with leading partners. Harnessing the power of the world’s most popular sport, Visa developed a World Cup-themed Financial Soccer game, which has been utilized by governments, localized and translated into 18 languages and offered in 45 countries. Through partnerships with government officials in 49 states, Visa has distributed the popular NFL-themed Financial Football game and classroom curriculum to nearly 30,000 high schools and middle schools.
Visa and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago convene an annual global Financial Literacy Summit, which commemorated a decade-long partnership between the organizations in 2016. The event gathers thought leaders, policymakers and executives to help advance financial education around the world. Through its global financial education initiatives, Visa has helped millions better their financial futures through improved personal finance capabilities.