Razer and Visa have announced a first of its kind partnership that will transform payments in the gaming industry by bringing the scale and reach of Visa’s global network to Razer Pay e-wallet users.
The partnership will see Razer’s financial technology arm, Razer Fintech, join Visa’s fintech fast-track program, which is designed to make it easier for fintechs to access the global Visa payments network. Here, Razer Fintech and Visa will develop a virtual Visa prepaid solution to be embedded in the Razer Pay e-wallet, that will allow up to 60 million Razer users to make payments wherever Visa is accepted at 54 million merchant locations worldwide.
Integration of Visa Prepaid Solution Into Razer Pay
Razer Fintech and Visa look to roll out an exclusive Razer-branded Visa prepaid payment solution integrated into Razer Pay via a mini-app.
By leveraging Visa’s global network, Razer Pay users will be able to make payments wherever Visa is accepted. The prepaid solution will complement Razer Pay’s existing offerings, which include everyday essentials such as mobile top-ups, leading virtual credits, and entertainment purchases for music and streaming services. Users will also enjoy a slew of exciting benefits and rewards when using their prepaid cards for ecommerce transactions and when they make purchases overseas.
The integrated prepaid card solution will offer users the same convenient top-up and cash-out methods available on Razer Pay, underpinned by an advanced privacy and security framework.
Bringing Financial Inclusion To Southeast Asia’s Unbanked and Under-served
Southeast Asia has a large unbanked and under-served population of over 438 million. The partnership between Razer Fintech and Visa has the potential to extend micro-financial services to this under-served segment. Southeast Asia is also home to a massive youth and millennial population of over 213 million.
The collaboration between Razer Fintech and Visa aims to empower this segment of early adopters and introduce interactive and straightforward financial planning capabilities with a Razer-gamified twist. These capabilities will help to enhance the financial literacy levels of the Southeast Asia population. Razer Fintech and Visa’s partnership will help meet the unmet demands of this sizeable market and provide innovative financial tools for youths and millennials to participate in the global cashless economy.
Razer Fintech and Visa anticipate rolling out these solutions progressively in selected countries across Southeast Asia in the coming months, before expanding globally.