Zenus Bank, a digital bank that makes US bank accounts available internationally, without the need to be a US citizen or resident, has become the first bank to launch Visa Infinite debit card to a global audience.
This world-first follows Zenus becoming the first international financial entity to become a principal member of Visa in 2022.
Mushegh Tovmasyan, Zenus Bank Founder and Chairman, said: “This announcement is hugely important for us as an international bank. Being a business partner and with Visa’s technology, we’ve been able to issue digital and physical credentials in over 46 countries. This gives our clients access to a Visa Infinite Debit card with which they can make purchases in over 80 million merchant locations in 200 countries with total confidence, security and unique benefits.”
The Visa Infinite card is usually available as a credit card, but Zenus offers it as a debit card. This gives Zenus’ clients access to the highest level of benefits and purchase protection offered by Visa.
Luis Guerra, Country Manager Visa Puerto Rico, said:“There is no doubt that the future of money is digital and that shift is transforming how the world pays. Visa’s past, present and future are about fostering innovation and enabling new partners and capabilities. We are thrilled to be working together with Zenus on its international expansion. The launch of this new Visa Infinite card will help accelerate digital inclusion in the region and beyond.”
Jorge Lemus, Group Country Manager Visa Caribbean and Central America, said: “In the long run, our partnership will allow us to expand our infrastructure for enabling digital payments in the Latin American and Caribbean region, by offering a Banking- as-a-Service platform to distribute payment credentials in an agile, convenient and secure way – via companies whose main business is not banking.”
For people in over 46 countries this means they can now easily apply remotely for a true US bank account online, be issued with a virtual Visa Infinite debit card and receive a physical card in under 10 days.
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