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Zenus Bank and Visa extend partnership by rolling out first Visa Infinite debit card

Zenus Bank , a digital bank that makes US bank accounts available internationally , without the need to be a US citizen or resident , has become the first bank to launch Visa Infinite debit card to a global audience .

This world-first follows Zenus becoming the first international financial entity to become a principal member of Visa in 2022 .
Mushegh Tovmasyan , Zenus Bank Founder and Chairman , said : “ This announcement is hugely important for us as an international bank . Being a business partner and with Visa ’ s technology , we ’ ve been able to issue digital and physical credentials in over 46 countries .
" This gives our clients access to a Visa Infinite debit card with which they can make purchases in over 80 million merchant locations in 200 countries with total confidence , security and unique benefits .” to expand our infrastructure for enabling digital payments in the Latin American and Caribbean region , by offering a Banking- as-a-Service platform to distribute payment credentials in an agile , convenient and secure way – via companies whose main business is not banking .”
For people in over 46 countries this means they can now easily apply remotely for a
LET YOUR ZENUS CARD ADD VALUE TO YOUR LIFESTYLE , WITH THE RANGE OF EXCLUSIVE SERVICES . true US bank account online , be issued with a virtual Visa Infinite debit card and receive a physical card in under 10 days .
• Travel better : Put the enjoyment back into travel , with the knowledge your family and luggage have the highest levels of protection .
• Buy with confidence : Take the worry out of buying online or getting the best price .
• Everyday luxury : Let your Zenus card add value to your lifestyle , with the range of exclusive services .
The SmartMetal physical card features a metal core with a Zenus branding etched into it .
Weighing at 13.5 grams , it has a very solid feel and makes a noticeable ‘ thud ’ when landed on a restaurant table . x
The Visa Infinite card is usually available as a credit card , but Zenus offers it as a debit card . This gives Zenus ’ clients access to the highest level of benefits and purchase protection offered by Visa .
Luis Guerra , Country Manager , Visa Puerto Rico , said : “ There is no doubt that the future of money is digital and that shift is transforming how the world pays . Visa ’ s past , present and future are about fostering innovation and enabling new partners and capabilities . We are thrilled to be working together with Zenus on its international expansion . The launch of this new Visa Infinite card will help accelerate digital inclusion in the region and beyond .”
Jorge Lemus , Group Country Manager , Visa Caribbean and Central America , said : “ In the long run , our partnership will allow us
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