Enhances the online, in-app and in store payment experience for
consumers in Europe
Enables PayPal in Europe to issue Visa accounts
Visa (NYSE:V) and PayPal (Nasdaq: PYPL) today announced an extension of
their strategic partnership to Europe.
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The two companies are already collaborating in the U.S. and Asia Pacific
to accelerate the adoption of secure and convenient online, in-app and
in-store payments. This latest step brings the benefits of the
partnership to European consumers and businesses.
Additionally, PayPal - under its banking license in Europe
- is joining the Visa network of client financial institutions and will
be able to offer Visa accounts in Europe, enabling consumers and
businesses to use their PayPal funds to spend wherever Visa is accepted
"Visa and PayPal have a shared goal of giving consumers a safe,
convenient way to pay using their preferred device. Expanding our
partnership into Europe provides greater consumer choice and benefits
merchants," said Bill Sheedy, CEO, Europe Region, Visa Inc. "By having
the option to issue Visa accounts in Europe, PayPal will now have the
ability to offer customers new and innovative ways to manage and move
their money regardless of platform or device."
"The agreement announced today will deepen PayPal's collaboration with
Visa and its partners across our European markets", said Rupert Keeley,
Executive Vice President and CEO, PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. & Cie, S.C.A.
"Our partnership will enable us to offer more choice to millions of
consumers and businesses through an expanded range of innovative
products. Whether it's online, in-app or in-store, PayPal with Visa will
offer simple, secure and convenient ways to pay and get paid."
The European partnership agreement makes it easier for financial
institutions to offer their Visa account holders the ability to checkout
anywhere PayPal is accepted online by offering greater consumer choice.
It will also expand the acceptance of PayPal by European businesses that
accept Visa in physical locations, providing growth opportunities for
Visa, PayPal and their customers based on the following:
Customer Choice: PayPal and Visa will create a seamless
experience for consumers who choose to pay with their Visa card at
places that accept PayPal. Through collaboration with Visa bank
partners, consumers will be able to add Visa cards into the PayPal
wallet easily from other banking apps.
PayPal in Europe: PayPal - under its banking license in Europe
- will have the ability to issue Visa accounts to European consumers
and businesses. In the future, this would make it possible for PayPal
customers to use their PayPal funds wherever Visa is accepted
Digital collaboration: Visa and PayPal have agreed to extend
participation in the Visa Digital Enablement Program (VDEP) in Europe.
VDEP provides Visa's partners with access to tokenisation technology,
which enables simple and secure payment on mobile phones or any
connected device. This will help expand the use of PayPal to
businesses that accept Visa in physical locations.
Easier and faster access to funds: Visa will provide the
opportunity for PayPal to leverage Visa Direct in Europe, which will
allow PayPal customers to move funds to their Visa accounts in real
time across multiple markets.
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Visa Inc. (NYSE: V)
is a global payments technology company that connects consumers,
businesses, financial institutions, and governments in more than 200
countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable electronic
payments. We operate one of the world's most advanced processing
networks -- VisaNet -- that is capable of handling more than 65,000
transaction messages a second, with fraud protection for consumers and
assured payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank and does not issue
cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa's
innovations, however, enable its financial institution customers to
offer consumers more choices: pay now with debit, pay ahead with prepaid
or pay later with credit products. For more information, visit our
the Visa Vision blog (vision.visaeurope.com),
Fueled by a fundamental belief that having
access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (Nasdaq: PYPL)
is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people
and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open
digital payments platform gives PayPal's 203 million active account
holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways,
whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person.
Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic
partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and
offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting
paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world,
the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom, enables
consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies,
withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in
their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies. For more information on PayPal,
For PayPal financial information, visit https://investor.paypal-corp.com.
 PayPal (Europe) S.a.r.l. et Cie, SCA is authorized as a
credit institution in Luxembourg and is supervised by the Commission de
Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF).
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