FIS Integrates into Visa B2B Connect Platform
Participating FIS client banks will be able to send and receive large-ticket international corporate payments quickly and securely
Visa B2B Connect is a distributed-ledger based, non-card platform. Its unique distributed-ledger based architecture enables significantly shorter transaction times, from weeks to one-to-two days.
Through this relationship, FIS is integrating its solution with Visa B2B Connect to enable FIS and Visa’s mutual bank clients to send their corporate client’s B2B payments directly to and from another participating bank, removing friction associated with multiple intermediaries for any given business-to-business (B2B) transaction.
“FIS is excited to partner with Visa to enable financial institutions to connect to this groundbreaking new payments service,” said
“Innovation in cross-border B2B payments is long overdue. Visa’s core strategy is to help clients and partners drastically improve their customers’ friction-filled experiences,” said
To help its participating client banks begin transacting on the Visa B2B Connect platform quickly, FIS created a custom integration module, significantly reducing the need for clients to perform technology updates to their existing systems. This will help financial institutions around the world quickly access the platform and begin to manage high-value cross-border payments on behalf of their corporate clients. By working together, Visa and FIS are laying the foundation for frictionless and global commercial payments.
About Visa B2B Connect
With security, interoperability and governance at the core of every B2B Connect transaction, Visa aims to remove friction and time spent on cross-border corporate transactions by sending these transactions through B2B Connect from the bank of origin directly to the beneficiary bank. Visa B2B Connect’s unique digital identity feature tokenizes an organization’s sensitive business information, such as banking details and account numbers, giving them a unique identifier that can be used to facilitate transactions on the platform. Encompassing safety, security and governance all in one solution, Visa B2B Connect’s digital identity feature will transform the way information is exchanged in business-to-business cross-border transactions.
1 Once commercially available, availability will vary by country.