Visa Ready

Program Manager

Lead innovative fintechs and big brands with your full stack solution and expertise as they launch their card programs.

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Partnership opportunities

Become a partner

Visa makes it simple to navigate Program Management by assessing regional and global Program Managers against a structured set of criteria relevant to card issuance.

Visa Ready’s Program Manager certification might be for you if you are:

  • An end-to-end solution provider for your partners, providing all they need to issue payment credentials
  • Handling processing and/or BIN sponsorship on behalf of a fintech
  • Ready to manage responsibility for risk management, compliance, and network settlement
  • Bringing a Banking as a Service solution to market
Become a partner
Work with a Visa Ready partner 

Working with a Program Manager might be right if you:

  • Want one partner to guide you through the issuance journey
  • Are new to payments and want to issue payment credentials
  • Are an established card program looking to expand into new markets
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Benefits to getting Visa Ready Certified

By diving into this space, you can expand your portfolio with a new partner that introduces payment credentials by way of a new product, use case, or customer base.

Core benefits

  • Become a go-to partner for fintechs and others while growing your portfolios together
  • Get access to frameworks and resources from Visa on your risk management, policies, business model and more
  • Create tight relationships with blossoming fintechs and established brands as you manage all aspects of their program
Responsibilities and capabilities

By bringing together other enablement partners and supporting their connection to Visa’s network, the Program Manager takes responsibility for:

  • Guiding the program throughout their issuance journey
  • Risk management and ecosystem due diligence
  • Compliance with local regulations and network rules, including AML and KYC frameworks
  • Settlement and reconciliation for program stakeholders
Certification process

Contact the program team

Send us an email to inquire about the assessment form and next steps.

Fill out the self-assessment

This offline series of questions are designed to gauge operational and technical capacity.

Chat with us

We will review your responses and may connect with you directly to hear more.

Receive program approval decision

Access to specialized go-to-market documents for certified partners.

Get listed in our partner directory

Help future customers find your company and solution based on their needs.

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