Visa unites with Wirecard to boost fintech in the Middle East

Financial innovation specialists Wirecard has announced a new collaboration with Visa to bolster the Visa Fintech Fast Track Program in the Middle East region.

The Visa Fintech Fast Track Program enables fintech partners to develop new commerce experiences leveraging the reach, capabilities, and security that VisaNet, the company’s global payment network, offers. 

As a strategic partner of Visa, Wirecard will provide its financial technology and payment solutions, as well as its in-depth market expertise aimed at accelerating growth and innovation within the thriving payment and fintech community in the region.

Otto Williams, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, Fintech and Ventures, CEMEA at Visa added: “We recognize that fintechs are nimble and fast and expect the same of any partner. 

“This partnership with Wirecard will allow us to continue to enhance the value of fintechs being part of our network and ensure that we work together on innovative new commerce experiences that can be delivered at scale and with pace.”

The Visa Fintech Fast Track Program meets fintechs at the speed they work, streamlining access to Visa assets and capabilities, both globally and across the region. 

Together, Wirecard and Visa will additionally cooperate to develop programs aimed at accelerating growth and innovation for their respective businesses. 

Humza Chishti, Regional Manager for Wirecard in the Middle East commented: “We are excited to be a part of the Visa Fintech Fast Track Program and together, we can continue delivering financial technology innovations to the key Middle East market.”