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Our story

When Volt launched in 2019, we recognised how open banking has the power to transform how businesses, wherever they happen to be, receive payments from their customers.

So, we set about building an open payments super gateway that enables merchants across the globe to receive direct, account-to-account payments – in real time.

Now, on the back of a record-breaking $23.5 million Series A funding round – and having brought together the most experienced, trusted names in payments – we’re powering a real-time payments revolution.


Volt timeline

The journey so far


H2 2019

Creation of core team and strategy

DEC 2019

Robert Kraal appointed Chairman


JAN 2020

£1m seed funding from Fuel Ventures

AUG 2020

First global contract signed with major industry player

SEP 2020

Begin piloting our core platform

NOV 2020

First merchants go live


APRIL 2021

Gabriel de Montessus appointed Non-Executive Director

JUN 2021

$23.5m Series A funding secured

OCT 2021

Worldline partnership announced

NOV 2021

Launch in Brazil with Pix

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Open banking, unpacked.
Insights, predictions and guides to put you in the know.

Open banking
May 18, 2022

What are real-time payments, and how are they changing e-commerce?

We talk about real-time payments a lot, but what exactly are they? And how do they fit into the open banking picture?

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Life at Volt
May 10, 2022

Meet our new Chief People Officer, Katie Hulbert-Powell

Our new CPO shares her thoughts on hybrid working, company culture and what it takes to attract the best talent.

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May 5, 2022

Transformer: Bypass high interchange fees by converting debit card payments

Our new tool encourages customers paying by debit card to use a faster, easier alternative – which is very good news for merchants.

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