TerraPay announces strategic equity investment from Visa
Global payments infrastructure company TerraPay today announced a strategic equity investment from Visa, a world leader in digital payments.
In addition, the companies are collaborating to connect Visa solutions to the TerraPay network to help streamline digital cross-border commerce for consumers and SMBs. Visa Direct, which facilitates the delivery of funds directly to eligible cards, bank accounts, and wallets around the world, is the first solution to connect to TerraPay’s network of wallet providers.
The enablement of Visa Direct to TerraPay’s global partner integrations of mobile wallets and bank accounts can empower seamless and fast person-to-person remittances for individuals, as well as business pay-outs for small and medium businesses (SMBs), across 108 receive countries.
TerraPay and Visa’s collaboration will pave the path for holistic pay-in and pay-out solutions that can enhance the usage of eligible commercial cards for SMEs, extending to include added global money-movement capabilities, including cards, accounts, and wallets. At the same time, merchants can use TerraPay’s Request-to-Pay wallet solution, globally.
Ambar Sur, Founder and CEO, TerraPay, said:
“It gives me great pride to say that TerraPay’s relationship with Visa is so much more than a collaboration. With Visa joining us as a key investor, this strategic alliance truly reflects a huge stride forward for global digital payments. We are thrilled to give shape to our joint vision of building a connected and empowered world of digital payments.”
Ruben Salazar Genovez, Global Head, Visa Direct, added:
“We are thrilled that our investment in and collaboration with TerraPay is going to help further enhance the reach of Visa Direct and help spur financial inclusion. More people and SMBs, including underbanked and underserved communities around the world, will soon have access to inbound digital cross-border payment capabilities directly on their mobile devices.”