The Registry allows service providers to broadcast their compliance with Visa Inc. rules, industry security standards and to promote their services to potential clients worldwide. Clients and Merchants should reference the site regularly as part of their due diligence process, and should only use service providers that are listed on the Registry for outsourcing their payment-related services. If a merchant elects to use a service provider they find on the Registry, they must notify their acquiring bank prior to using the service provider to ensure their acquirer registers the service provider as a Merchant Servicer. Clients must register all service providers with Visa prior to use of their services even if the service provider is already listed on the Registry.
The Registry contains service provider information such as company name, company website, corporate headquarter country, region(s) of operation, types of services offered and applicable industry standard/security requirement compliance validation date.