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Payments solution provider AstroPay has announced the launching of its new VISA debit card product for European customers.

Applications for the card can be made directly through a user’s AstroPay account. The card is then issued instantaneously on AstroPay’s mobile app and can be used for both online and in-store purchases.

The provision of the tech needed to perform customer transaction processing services on VISA is handled by another one of AstroPay’s partners – white label card issuer Wallester AS.

Mikael Lijtenstein, CEO of AstroPay, said: “Our partnership with VISA and Wallester advances our ambition to meet the unique needs of our users who remain at the centre of AstroPay’s work. 

“We are focused on constantly improving our solutions and providing our users with new digital payment services that are secure, seamless and convenient. The new debit card will save people’s time and effort in making transactions wherever they are.

“Working with Wallester allows us to launch a competitive product in record time and helps us accelerate our growth. Together, we co-create tech solutions and launch new innovative products to serve the needs of our users.”

Comments from Wallester were also made, with the firm’s Technical Founder Dmitri Logvinenko saying: “Wallester team is extremely excited that cooperation with AstroPay has become such a successful and valuable experience for both companies.

“We are pleased that our product fully met the needs of AstroPay customers, who will now be able to make payments in a more convenient way, using effective solutions in practice. Wallester is looking forward to new successful launches of innovative fintech products in partnership with AstroPay.”

As of now, the AstroPay VISA debit card is only available in Europe. However, the company has unveiled that it is expecting to launch it in several other markets as well in the upcoming months.