Swiss WealthTech Alpian links with Visa


Switzerland-based digital private bank Alpian has partnered with Visa to allow the company to issue its exclusive metal debit card in Switzerland.

Through the partnership, Alpian is now able to issue its premium, metal debit card across the country.

In addition, Alpian said the pairing of an exclusive metal debit card with a multi-currency current account and real-time foreign exchange capabilities with no handling fees gives each Alpian client a unique and cost-effective way to facilitate their everyday banking needs in Switzerland and aboard.

As a member of the Visa network, Alpian’s debit card is now accepted in over 200 countries and regions and at more than 100 million merchant locations worldwide.

The official initiation of the partnership follows the granting of a full Swiss banking license from FINMA and the successful completion of a Series B+ financing round of CHF 19 million back in April this year.

Alpian CEO Schuyler Weiss said, “At Alpian we are committed to delivering a premium service to each and every one of our clients. The capabilities, sophistication, and stability of the Visa enterprise enables Alpian to deliver just that in its card offering. Visa has been one of Alpian’s most long-standing and trusted partners, and we are excited to take our next steps with them by our side.”

Visa country manager Switzerland & Liechtenstein Santosh Ritter added, “The joint journey with Alpian now receiving a full FINMA banking license has been excellent. We are very much looking forward to see the first Alpian-issued Visa debit cards in the Swiss market and to continue the collaboration with this great partner to help them achieve their growth objectives in providing innovative services for all regions of Switzerland.”

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