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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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Life at Volt
March 8, 2023

Meet the women leading the charge at Volt

What better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than to shine a light on the women at the heart of our success?

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Open banking
February 20, 2023

Scraping to orchestrating: The three waves of open banking

Screen scraping marked the first wave of open banking, but a lot has changed since those distant pre-PSD2 days…

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Open banking
January 24, 2023

2023 open banking predictions: Stuart Barclay, VP Strategy

From adoption and regulation to consolidation and education, our VP Strategy shares his predictions for the new year.

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