Terrapay, a global payments infrastructure company, expands business operations in Italy and sets sights on European Union

22 august 2023

TerraPay, a leading global payments infrastructure company, announced that it has secured authorization as an Electronic Money Institution (EMI) in Italy. „Having obtained approval from the Bank of Italy, TerraPay is set to expand its operations within the country and subsequently, throughout the European Union.” according to the press release.

Under Article 114-quinquies Consolidated Banking Act (TUB), the Bank of Italy authorized TerraPay Italy as an electronic money institution. This holds great significance not only for TerraPay but also for the thriving Italian fintech sector, marking a notable step forward in their respective trajectories. Leveraging its extensive expertise and innovative approach in the digital payments sector, TerraPay aims to positively impact and contribute to the European market.

The commitment of the TerraPay team, supported by the international firm Orrick, was crucial in reaching this historic milestone,” stated Ambar Sur – Founder and CEO, TerraPay. „We are excited about what the future holds for us in Italy, and we will continue to work towards providing innovative and secure digital financial services.

Commenting on this announcement, Ram Sundaram, Co-Founder, and COO, TerraPay, said “Securing this authorization firmly establishes TerraPay as a trailblazer in the realm of electronic money within Italy, while also paving the way for exciting avenues of expansion and growth across both the Italian and European markets.

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TerraPay has established itself as a global partner to leading banks, money transfer operators, mobile wallet operators, and financial institutions to facilitate digital transactions without borders. As a B2B company, TerraPay partners with other businesses and helps them leverage its agile, secure, and scalable technology platform to enhance their customer proposition for remittances, payments, and cross-border spending. The company has an expansive network across 121 receive countries and 208 send countries and is regulated in over 28 countries, globally. The company’s key markets include; GCC; North, South, and Central Africa; Europe and SE Asia; Central, North, and South Americas.

TerraPay’s vision is aligned with achieving the SDG 2030 goal of fostering economic growth and equality, by reducing the cost of transactions across diverse payment channels such as mobile wallets and bank accounts, to name a few.

With access to an extensive network of 7.5Bn+ bank accounts, 2.1Bn+ mobile wallets, across 121 receive countries and 208 send countries, TerraPay enables its partners to become beacons of the promise of global financial inclusion.

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