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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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Latest from The Vault

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

Open banking
August 2, 2022

How to persuade your customers to use open banking payments

It’s one of the most common questions we’re asked by merchants: “How can our customers be encouraged to choose ‘Pay by bank’ at the checkout?” It is, of course, a…

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Life at Volt
July 26, 2022

Meet our new VP Account Management, Desislava Bennett

Our latest senior addition discusses big ambitions, open mindedness, and why Volt’s culture is so special.

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Open banking
July 21, 2022

What is Pix and how is it driving Brazilian e-commerce?

The real-time payment scheme is unprecedented in its acceptance. What’s the impact of its success?

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