We are excited to announce that Astra has joined Visa’s Fast Track Program for Financial Technology startups in the U.S.
Visa expanded the Fast Track program to the United States in July 2019 to accelerate the process of integrating with Visa and allow growing Fintechs to leverage the reach, capabilities, and security of VisaNet, the company’s global payment network. The program highlights Visa’s longtime commitment to digital payment innovation and support for startups as they scale.
Joining the Fast Track program means that we can continue to innovate around financial automation for consumers and small businesses. To date, we have developed the automated routines at the heart of our product through Automated Clearing House (ACH) bank transfers. Adding VisaNet to the available options for these routines will allow Astra to develop broader routine types and offer faster settlement times.
This partnership will only further our mission of increasing the efficiency of your finances, by mapping the graph of your accounts and automating the movement of funds through it. Working with Visa means we have a step function increase in the types of accounts that may send or receive funds through our platform as well as the speed at which we can transfer those funds for you. We are extremely excited by the magnitude of how this will empower our users.