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How Visa thinks it can beat the disrupters

Visa CFO sees opportunities in contactless payments and b-to-b offeringsPatrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg“Right now, we’re well-positioned to go on the offensive,” Visa CFO Vasant Prabhu told MarketWatch. Visa Inc. (XNYS:V) and Mastercard Inc. (MA) continue to charge ahead, with their stocks trading near record highs as the payments giants find new ways to enlist newcomers in their fight against cash and check. PayPal Holdings Inc. (PYPL) was once thought of as a threat to the card companies, but partnership arrangements struck a few quarters back mean that Visa and Mastercard stand to benefit from PayPal’s growth.