Visa invests in POS financing platform ChargeAfter

Visa has made a strategic investment in ChargeAfter as part of a broader deal with the point-of-sale financing technology platform. ChargeAfter connects merchants and lenders to give shoppers personalised financing options from multiple sources at the point of sale. Under the agreement, Visa's network of sellers, acquirers and issuing banks will be able to use ChargeAfter's platform to distribute a range of POS financing and credit instruments to in-store and ecommerce sellers. Visa's issuing banks will also get the ability to act as direct lenders in ChargeAfter's network. Shahar Friedman, head, Visa Innovation Studio Tel-Aviv, says: "Working with ChargeAfter, we aim to make it easier for sellers and financial institutions to offer a range of tailored, personalized financing options at the point of sale, allowing consumers to manage their payments in a way that works for them."

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Sagent | September 18, 2023

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Infinicept and Payment Visor Collaborate to Enhance Payment Solutions

Infinicept | October 12, 2023

Infinicept, a prominent provider of embedded payment solutions, and Payment Visor, a distinguished consulting firm specializing in payment management, have formally declared a strategic partnership. Infinicept's payment solutions, in conjunction with Payment Visor's advisory services, will cater to customers' specific needs as they progress along their embedded payment journey. This collaboration will unite profound payment proficiency with Infinicept's Payfac-as-a-Service and embedded payments platforms, offering an enriched suite of services to the industry. Deana Rich, Co-Founder and Co-CEO Infinicept expressed, "Payment Visor is a trusted partner in the industry, and we are thrilled to be working with their team." [Source – Globe Newswire] Suzie Bookout, CEO of Payment Visor, added, "Infinicept is a visionary organization committed to doing everything it can to help its customers. Working together and taking a collaborative approach means that we can create even better outcomes for our clients as they advance in payments." [Source – Globe Newswire] Todd Ablowitz, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Infinicept said that to provide enhanced client support, Infinicept has introduced a versatile Payfac-as-a-Service model tailored for vertical software companies. These solutions and services align with Payment Visor's expertise and client-centric approach. He further stated that this collaboration can deliver substantial advantages to software enterprises. About Infinicept Infinicept is a provider of embedded payment solutions and services designed to assist software companies in harnessing the benefits of embedded payments, such as enhanced revenue and greater oversight of the merchant experience. It has earned the trust of over 300 prominent software companies, payment processors, sponsor banks, and other entities by enabling them to transition into the modern era of software-driven payments. About Payment Visor Payment Visor is a management consulting and advisory firm specializing in providing strategic guidance to integrated software vendors and merchants who require assistance with payment strategies. By delivering streamlined, contemporary business solutions to bolster scalability and foster business expansion, the company effectively addresses crucial payment-related requirements of small and medium-sized business proprietors and software collaborators.

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Opus Technologies Launches New Website to Showcase Its Bouquet of Next-Gen Payment Solutions

PR Newswire | October 20, 2023

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Solutions by Text Offers Innovative Text-Enhanced Payment Offerings

Solutions by Text | October 09, 2023

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