PayU and Visa partner to enable push payments in Europe

29 iulie 2021

PayU is launching the Card Push service to provide businesses with quick, simple and efficient payments to end points. Thanks to Visa Direct, a real-time push payments platform*, businesses using PayU Card Push will be able to instantly transfer money to a bank account linked to a Visa card.

With PayU Card Push, were introducing a solution that responds to the needs voiced by many of our clients. It helps online businesses send money to users, employees, contractors and partners. PayU Card Push will be available first to PayU’s business partners in Poland and the Czech Republic, with a view to launching it across the European Union’, said Joanna Pieńkowska-Olczak, President, PayU SA.

The first to implement PayU Card Push is crowdfunding platform

‘We’re pleased that with this new service launched by PayU and based on Visa Direct, a globally recognized push payments solution, our users will have even quicker access to funds collected from donors. It’s a vital innovation for our platform as it allows people to receive money almost as soon as their supporters order a transfer, regardless of the time or day of the week’, said Tomasz Chołast, co-founder,

‘Providing consumers with frictionless, secure, and real-time access to their funds not only enhances their payment experiences, but also propels communities forward and drives the global economic recovery’, said Katarzyna Zubrzycka, Head of Merchant Sales & Acquiring, Central Eastern Europe, Visa. ‘Shaping the future of business and labor while helping people crowdfund ideas that change the way we pay and receive funds is part of Visa’s mission’.

Visa Direct makes it possible for PayU Card Push to serve many business models that were previously unavailable to card payments – including insurance disbursements, tax refunds, prize payouts, and many more.


*Actual fund availability varies by financial institution and region.

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Mihai Draghici – CEO PayByFace

„Dupa ce oamenii creeaza un cont PayByFace si au adaugat cardul, selfi-ul si PIN-ul, si au avut un pic de curaj sa se duca sa incerce, daca au incercat o data plata prin recunoastere faciala nu mai folosesc altceva (n.r. ca modalitate de plata). 80% dintre ei numai asta folosesc. Le place la nebunie.” 

Afla aici rezultatele in adoptia platii prin recunoastere faciala.


In 23 septembrie 2019, BNR a anuntat infiintarea unui Fintech Innovation Hub pentru a sustine inovatia in domeniul serviciilor financiare si de plata. In acest sens, care credeti ca ar trebui sa fie urmatorul pas al bancii centrale?