- Rapyd is partnering with Rakuten Viber this week.
- Rapyd will facilitate in-app payments for Viber users.
- “Through this partnership, Rakuten Viber can confidently step into the world of payments and become a leader in embedded finance with the support of Rapyd’s licensed end-to-end fintech offerings,” said Rapyd CEO Arik Schiltman.
The Rapyd platform in partnership with the Rakuten Viber messaging app for consumers today. Under the agreement, Rapyd will facilitate in-app payments for Viber users.
“The future of payments is integrated fintech, and this partnership demonstrates why we founded Rapyd in the first place: to democratize fintech for everyone,” said Rapyd CEO Arik Schiltman. “We are proud to provide the infrastructure and licenses for global companies like Rakuten Viber, one of the world’s most trusted and recognized messaging and communications platforms, to develop their own financial services without having to build a foundation from scratch. With this partnership, Rakuten Viber can confidently step into the world of payments and become a leader in embedded finance with the support of Rapyd’s licensed end-to-end fintech offering.”
The move puts Rakuten Viber at the center of the global digital payments space. Viber users can use the messaging service to send and receive money instantly without paying. Recipients can store money in a mobile wallet with an IBAN that is available in the Viber app. Rakuten Viber is launching a service in Greece and Germany where users can make transactions in euros. The company will later expand to multiple currencies and expand to more countries.
Founded in 2016, Rapyd is a fintech-as-a-service innovator that offers a payment network and platform to facilitate payments to local and international vendors and customers. The company has offices in London, Tel Aviv, San Francisco, Denver, Dubai, Miami, Singapore, Iceland and Hong Kong.