AstroPay, an online payment solution, has announced the launch of a Visa prepaid card in Peru which is to be issued by Tebca Perú, a consulting organization. It will allow end users to make purchases at any ecommerce store that accepts Visa.
The company works closely with a number of casino operators in Central and South America. Its operator partners include bet365 Casino, Karamba Casino, AHTI Games Casino, King Casino, CasinoLuck, HeySpin, Lucky Vegas Casino and Plaza Royal Casino.
Customers will be able to activate and use the prepaid card instantly without any charge, and pay any online merchant that accepts Visa. It also has other benefits such as cashback.
AstroPay CTO and Chief Product Officer Guillermo Dotta commented: “It is a great time for AstroPay to strengthen its position as a key player in Peru’s growing payments industry. Standing on our existing operations in the country, we are not only offering our existing and new users a simpler experience with their finances.
"It also creates a frictionless experience for unbanked customers looking to enter the financial system. This launch is part of our continuous effort to deliver simple, safe and convenient solutions tailored to meet the needs of our loyal customers in all of LatAm.”
Visa Peru General Manager Gilberto Chaparro commented: “We celebrate our work with AstroPay, with whom we developed a solution that will enable more Peruvians to have access to fast, secure and convenient payments.”
This move is indicative of AstroPay’s plans to launch prepaid card products across a range of different territories having previously launched this product in the UK. Now, its attention has turned to LatAM as it specifically targets Brazil, Mexico and Argentina.