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Meet the Partner: Visa

Meet the Partner: Visa


At BR-DGE we are proud to be scaling our modular payment orchestration platform, which enables enterprise payment professionals to collaborate with a global marketplace of payment integrations through one single connection.

Our partners play a vital role in the payment journey, supporting merchants like you to deliver a streamlined, end-to-end payment experience for your customers.

In our Meet the Partner series, we showcase how we join forces with our key partners, what products or functionality is available and how you can benefit from our broad range of integrations.

In this series, we sat down with Laura Birch, Director Head of Enablers & Fintech UKI at Visa to explore their extensive digital payments solutions. We discuss the role of partnerships in payments, how we partner together with merchants and what the key ingredients are for a successful collaboration.

1. Please provide an overview of your organisation and what you do.

Visa is a world leader in digital payments, facilitating transactions between consumers, merchants, financial institutions and government entities across more than 200 countries and territories. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, convenient, reliable and secure payments network, enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. We believe that economies that include everyone everywhere, uplift everyone everywhere and see access as foundational to the future of money movement. Learn more at

2. How do you work in partnership with BR-DGE?

As Visa, we consider ourselves privileged to collaborate with partners like BR-DGE. Our aim is to work in harmony with all participants in the ecosystem to expedite secure digital payments for both merchants and cardholders. Our commitment is to provide customers with a variety of choice and an unparalleled experience, enabling us to enhance and personalise user journeys (for instance, through open banking, instalments, Click to Pay or payment preferences).

3. How important are partnerships to your organisation?

At the heart of Visa's success lie our partnerships. Our focus is on fostering collaborative relationships with partners in the financial and technology sectors. This approach allows us to broaden our services, enhance conversion rates for merchants, create better experiences, and offer consumers the flexibility, security, and speed inherent in digital payments. As we continue to grow our 'network of networks', partnerships such as the one we maintain with BR-DGE are crucial in driving innovation and enhancing our offerings to consumers.

4. What are the key ingredients for a successful partnership?

The foundation of a successful partnership is built across several key elements. Firstly, among these are shared goals and vision. As exemplified by the partnership between Visa and BR-DGE, both parties should have a clear understanding of their mutual objectives, with these goals aligning seamlessly with the strategic vision of both organisations. Another crucial component is trust and transparency. The bedrock of any successful partnership is trust, which is fostered through open and honest communication, transparent actions, and a track record of fulfilling promises. Lastly, commitment is essential. Both parties, as demonstrated in the launch of our recent joint initiatives, should be fully committed to the success of the partnership. This commitment is reflected in the investment of necessary time, resources, and effort to ensure the partnership thrives.

For more information on how you can access Visa digital payments solutions and maximise the partnership through BR-DGE’s orchestration suite, get in touch with the team.

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