TrueLayer, the open banking API provider, discloses investment and partnership with Visa

TrueLayer, the London startup that’s built a developer API platform for fintechs and other adjacent companies to utilise open banking, has agreed a strategic and commercial relationship with Visa. The partnership sees Visa also take a minority stake in TrueLayer as part of the company’s $35 million Series C funding announced in June.

The round was led by Tencent and Temasek, with participation from previous investors Northzone and Anthemis, while we now know that Visa was on-board too. TrueLayer has raised $47 million to date.

Francesco Simoneschi, CEO and co-founder of TrueLayer tells me the Visa partnership will enable the fintech to work with a “huge network” of businesses and banks to help them to develop open banking services and applications that will “provide tangible benefits” to customers.

“We want to scale open banking to a level where it manifestly impacts every aspect of financial services for consumers,” he says. “[This] requires large, established players to come on board and work with startups like us. Visa has been one of the most successful ‘fintech’ companies ever created, [and] we ultimately have a lot to learn from them”.

Furthermore, Simoneschi says the partnership is a key part of TrueLayer’s twin goals

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