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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 $23.5 million Series A and $60 million Series B funding rounds – and having brought together the most experienced, trusted names in payments – we’re powering a real-time 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


APR 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


JUN 2022

Launch of AIS alongside PIS


MAY 2023

390k+ shoppers using Volt

JUN 2023

Worldpay partnership announced

JUN 2023

$60m Series B funding secured

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

Market insights
July 16, 2024

From screen scraping to PSD3: The growth of open banking in DACH

We look at open banking in DACH, starting with the German Federal Post Office’s experience to the upcoming PSD3 and Payment Services Regulation.

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Market insights
July 9, 2024

Real-time payments in the US: 10 key use cases

We explore how real-time payments can benefit everyday use cases in the US, from online winning payouts to ensuring utility bills are settled instantly.

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Payment innovation
July 4, 2024

PHPers Summit 2024: Our reflections and predictions

Volt's Software Engineers share their learnings from the PHPers Summit 2024, and what they think is next on the horizon.

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