Visa to hand clients more access to services through Amazon Partner Network

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Visa is expanding access to its range of payment services and solutions by joining Amazon’s AWS Partner Network (APN). 

By joining the platform, Visa can leverage AWS technologies, programmes and tools to invite its client base to the cloud-native environment, enabling a more seamless approach to integrating Visa services. 

One particular focus for Visa on APN is to make its range of transaction methods faster and easier to access. The global payment service will make this possible through APN and the AWS marketplace to over 300,000 global customers. 

By making its services available in AWS, Visa seeks to be closer to its clients. One of the first services to be available is Visa Cross-Border Solutions, which assists in streamlining the process of sending and receiving money globally and holding multiple currencies.

Vanessa Colella, Global Head of Innovation and Digital Partnerships at Visa, said: “Visa is dedicated to better serving our clients in cloud environments, which is why we’re excited to bring Visa Cross-Border Solutions to the AWS Marketplace. 

“We aim to make our solutions readily accessible and available for customers to easily integrate across diverse platforms. This is a step further in our broader commitment to reduce challenges for financial institutions and enterprises.”

Through AWS, Visa plans to bring more of its products to clients operating on the cloud. Companies wanting to process payments through AWS on VisaNet, Visa’s global processing network, will be able to establish secure AWS Private Link connectivity via Visa Cloud Connect.

Cloud-native fintechs, financial institutions, and enterprises have found using cloud services can help accelerate service deployment and customer adoption, according to Visa. 

The cloud can also contribute to lowering costs associated with local data centres, implementing specialised hardware and payment hardware security modules. 

Howard Wright, VP and Global Head of Startups at AWS, added: “We are excited to support the expansion of digital payments, banking, and embedded finance capabilities to enterprises and fintech startups building their applications on AWS. 

“We are looking forward to working with Visa to help make financial apps in the cloud more accessible, faster, secure, and easier to use.”