Visa launches fiat lending program

Visa initiating strong steps for crypto transactions
  • The company will be partnering with cryptocurrency exchange platform and card issuer
  • Visa has informed that under the standard settlement process, partners can send fiat currency through wire transfer

Visa has launched a new fiat lending program to allow clients to transact fiat into cryptocurrency. This program will boost the clients to use the Ethereum blockchain to settle a transaction in order. 

In a new twist to offer best of class services to their clients, Visa has announced to launch a pilot project under which its partners can do fiat transactions into cryptocurrency. 

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The primary credit card provider has started this program to give its clients power to use the Ethereum blockchain (ETH) to settle a fiat transaction. 

Visa made this announcement on Monday. The company has joined hands with They will settle the cryptocurrency transactions with fiat transactions later this year. 

With this unique service by Visa, the partners will not only be benefitted. Still, they will also exchange USD coins (USDC) over the credit card’s payment network to clear transactions made in fiat currency. 

A settlement system to avoid cost and complexity for digital businesses  

Visa has informed that partners can send fiat currency through wire transfer under the standard settlement process. It brings cost and complexity for businesses built with digital currencies. will have the authority to send USDC to Visa’s Ethereum to settle some of the transactions that come under the crypto exchange’s Visa card program. These transactions will further be linked with Visa’s treasury and digital asset platform Anchorage. 

Jack Forestell, Visa Chief product officer, has informed that crypto-native fintechs want partners who know to understand their business and the complexities of digital currency form factors. 

This announcement has been a significant step taken by Visa. It is regarded as one of the milestones in addressing the fintech firms’ needs and managing their business in a stablecoin or cryptocurrency.

Visa’s operational expansion with the crypto industry

Visa is all set to make this system grow for fintech companies benefit and neo banks dealing in cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ether, and USDC. Billions of dollars are involved in clearing and settling transactions in fiat daily. 

Earlier this month, and Visa have partnered with each other to join the Visa network and expand the reach of its crypto debit cards. The company has also announced that they would be rolling out the fiat lending program, which will permit cardholders to use their crypto holdings as collateral for fiat loans.

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Ritika Sharma
Ritika Kumari Sharma is an Economics Honors graduate from the University of Calcutta. She is completely into finance and believes that cryptocurrencies are the future. She is an enthusiast learner about the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.

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