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Visa’s Ownership of Earthport to Bring More Speed, Simplicity,
Transparency and Trust to Global Payments
Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) today announced it has acquired control of Earthport
(AIM:EPO), a company that provides cross-border payment services to
banks, money transfer service providers and businesses via the world’s
largest independent ACH network.
Currently, Visa enables payments to be sent to or from Visa cards. The
acquisition will make it possible for Visa clients to enable
individuals, businesses and governments to utilize Visa to send and/or
receive money through bank accounts around the world. With the
acquisition of Earthport, Visa expects to be able to reach the vast
majority of the world’s banked population and allow them to easily,
quickly and securely move money worldwide.
Nearly $80 trillion (US) of money is sent via a wire transfer or bank
account globally today1, but the process is harder and more
complex than it should be. Money can take days to arrive because of
outdated, inefficient and costly methods.
This transaction can solve for many use cases including payroll and
international person-to-person and business-to-business remittances.
Take the example of a global marketplace that employs contractors
globally who have to get paid in their local currencies. Today, that
company may be paying its workforce using inefficient, expensive wire
transfers that can take days to arrive. With the combined capabilities
of Visa and Earthport, Visa can be the single network for these
payments, helping to pay contractors and employees around the world,
quickly and safely2.
“Visa is modernizing the way we move money by making it quicker, safer
and easier to pay and be paid than ever before,” said Bill Sheley, head
of global push payments, Visa. “The acquisition of Earthport unleashes
the power of Visa by taking us 'beyond the card,' empowering us to
enable our clients to make payments through bank accounts around the
Earthport’s technology will allow Visa to further expand and scale Visa
Direct’s rapidly growing portfolio of use cases, including funds
disbursements, peer-to-peer payments, cross border payments, marketplace
payouts, and bill payments. Over the last 12 months, Visa Direct’s
transaction count growth has continued to be over 100% - showing the
demand for faster, smarter money movement among consumers and businesses
around the world.
About Visa Inc.
Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Our
mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable
and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses and
economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet,
provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable
of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The
company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid
growth of connected commerce on any device, and a driving force behind
the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world
moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products,
people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce. For more
information, visit About
Earthport (AIM: EPO) provides cross-border payment services to banks,
money transfer service providers and businesses via the world’s largest
independent ACH network. Customers gain new levels of predictability,
transparency and cost-efficiency without intermediary deductions or
landing fees. This is underpinned by bank-grade compliance expertise,
providing peace of mind to clients, and end-to-end FX, treasury and cash
management solutions to support customers with their growth.
This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Forward-looking statements generally are identified by words such as
“will,” "is expected," and other similar expressions. Examples of
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we make regarding the benefits to Visa arising from the completion of
By their nature, forward-looking statements: (i) speak only as of the
date they are made; (ii) are not statements of historical fact or
guarantees of future performance; and (iii) are subject to risks,
uncertainties, assumptions or changes in circumstances that are
difficult to predict or quantify. Therefore, actual results could differ
materially and adversely from Visa’s forward-looking statements due to a
variety of factors, including the risk that the transaction may not be
consummated; the closing conditions relating to the transaction; and
various other factors, including those contained in our Annual Report on
Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018, our Quarterly
Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, and our other
filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
You should not place undue reliance on such statements. Except as
required by law, we do not intend to update or revise any
forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future
developments or otherwise.
1 Accenture Market Sizing, 2017, Annual Addressable PV for
Real Time Payments, all markets
2 Use cases are for illustrative purposes only. Program
providers are responsible for their programs and compliance with any
applicable laws and regulations
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