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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
November 7, 2022

Open banking refunds: How do they work?

Open banking payments can be refunded, but it’s been up to third parties like Volt to build the required infrastructure.

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Open banking
October 27, 2022

Instant payments in Europe will be the ‘new normal’

After the EC’s landmark announcement, our Founder and CEO unpacks the impact of continent-wide instant payments.

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Open banking
October 13, 2022

How can PSPs seize the open banking opportunity?

By implementing open banking, PSPs can fulfil their duty of offering robust, inclusive payment options to their clients.

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