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Nium expands Visa card issuing service in Europe

Source: Nium

Nium, a global financial technology platform, announced today a partnership with Visa to expand its card issuance service to Europe, soon after the company announced a similar service in Australia.

The white labelling card solution aims to help businesses drive cost-efficiency and increase productivity.

While the consumer cards segment has made great strides in customer offerings and experience, corporate card management has remained relatively the same - taking months to set-up, register and manufacture, only to be integrated to a legacy system with rigid capabilities. Further, the creation, management and distribution of cards are typically done by various companies, resulting in a process that is not only cumbersome, but also costly. Through this partnership Visa, Nium will streamline and simplify the card management programme for companies by consolidating all these processes to a single system, allowing business to gain more control while generating significant cost savings at the same time.

With this Visa partnership, Nium is able to provide end-to-end issuing, processing and onboarding services in a shorter time. Businesses using Nium-issued corporate cards will be able to:
• Conduct real-time funds transfers to both physical and virtual Visa Credit and Debit card, such as crediting payroll into Visa cards
• Enable secure digital payments through tokenization for in-stores, online payments and at ATM points
• Unlock simple payment experiences for businesses and consumers around the world through multi-currency cards with multi-pocket/wallet spend management features

The flexibility of Nium’s API tools and holistic issuing services, coupled with Visa’s products and services, enables Nium to support different use cases for Spend Management seen across various business models and platforms, from companies looking to reconcile corporate entertainment and travel expenses for employees, businesses looking to pay suppliers and vendors overseas, or innovative technology companies looking to send payments to their community.

“While payments are moving online, a lot of the corporate expenditures made by employees are still funded through company-issued cards. This is even more prevalent in Europe, where card payments still dominate[1]. We see the need to improve existing card systems used by companies. We had launched the same service in Australia and Singapore earlier this year and seen tremendous results. We look forward to working closely with Visa to realise our mission of improving business efficiency through the introduction and facilitation of financial technology,” said Gitesh Athavale, Head of Product (Cards), Nium.

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