Visa and Master card are the two leading credit card companies in the world. They are the major competitors and they operates in almost similar way.
MasterCard Worldwide is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in the MasterCard International Global Headquarters, Purchase, New York, United States, in Westchester County.
MasterCard, originally known as Interbank/Master Charge, was created by several California banks as a competitor to the BankAmericard issued by Bank of America, which later became the Visa credit card issued by
How Visa and MasterCard make their money is by charging the retailer for using their payment method. So the truth of the matter is that a Visa issued by one Bank will have very little
to do with a Visa issued by other banks. There are slight differences in what Visa and MasterCard will charge the banks for things like foreign currency conversion fees but, by and large, the two remain competitive on basic offerings.In addition, Visa and MasterCard both have premium benefit programs advertised to consumers that offer discounts on shopping as well as savings on travel and other travel perks. Visa offers its Visa Signature program, while MasterCard features its World MasterCard and World Elite MasterCard programs.
It’s really just a matter of brand preference and the features a particular issuing bank offers with the cards they offer. So, look beyond the logos and choose based on rewards, benefits, and interest rates rather than the logo emblem that happens to be on the front of the card.