Paywiser Ltd is happy to announce the appointment of Katsuyoshi Mitani as its Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Japan office. Mr. Mitani will oversee the security initiatives within the Japanese operation, including strategy, operations, implementations, and management of cybersecurity.
Mr. Mitani has over 25 years of experience in the payment industry vertical in multiple roles across different business verticals. His vast knowledge and experiences include building and heading up operations for card-acquiring departments and businesses. Most recently, Mr. Mitani was a senior management team member for the Information Technology & Operations Planning Group at JFR Card co, ltd.
The payment industry faces increasingly sophisticated threats, and as part of Paywiser’s commitment to our customers and partners, we recognize the importance of security management. Mr. Mitani will play a vital role in protecting our customers and partners. Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Mr. Mitani to Paywiser Ltd
Mr. Horii has extensive experience in the banking and fintech industry and has spent many years in his career overseeing regulatory procedures. Mr. Horii left his position as the COO at FXcoin Ltd. to join Paywiser Ltd. Prior to his role as the COO, Mr. Horii was the head of the legal and compliance department at FXcoin Ltd. Additionally, Mr. Horii has acted as the regulatory advisor at financial and fintech firms such as SBI Securities Co., Ltd., and ANX Japan, BITOCEAN, and UBS.
Mr. Horii will bring his wealth of expertise and will lead the effort for the Paywiser Japan office. Paywiser values and appreciates the need for solid cybersecurity, privacy, safety around risk, and compliance. We look forward to deepening our understanding and responding to the challenges facing the fintech industry daily. With the help of Mr. Horii, Paywiser strives to ensure we protect our customers and partners and continue to uphold the standards for the industry.
It is with great excitement to announce that further to granting the Mastercard Principal Membership for Paywiser d.o.o., Paywiser Limited in the UK has obtained Affiliate Membership with Mastercard; sponsored by Principal – Paywiser d.o.o. The membership will allow Paywiser Limited with acquiring and issuing of Mastercard in the UK. This collaboration exemplifies Paywiser’s mission of creating simple, secure, and efficient transactions globally by delivering better financial process flow for our merchant partners and customers.
Paywiser’s acquiring business allows in-store and e-commerce merchant partners to accept Mastercard credit and debit cards, and other mobile payment methods, such as ApplePay, Google Pay from customers. This license means that Paywiser can meet the needs of the growing customer base in and around the covered region.
By securing the Affiliate Membership with Mastercard, Paywiser will assure the company’s continuous growth and to build a stronger gross margin for our acquiring and issuing business. Paywiser will continue to be at the frontier of the global payments technology industry and the expansion of innovation platforms, systems, and services for our customers and partners worldwide.
Paywiser is happy to announce our new partnership with EasyTransfer to support students studying abroad.
According to the International student recruitment data*, in 2020-21 there were 605,130 international students studying in the UK and with more than 75% coming from non-EU countries.
Studying abroad would requires extensive planning, dealing with new environment and financial and non-financial stress. The objective of the partnership between Paywiser and EasyTransfer is to make the daunting and complicated task of navigating foreign bank accounts and local card payments easier for the students and their families.
With Paywiser’s 360 degree payment eco-system, Asian students and their families can now set up multi-currencies virtual bank accounts in the UK and Europe for their local payments such as tuition fees, rental expenses etc. These multi-currencies bank accounts are linked with Mastercard Debit Cards, which provides additional security and convenience to use and manage money globally and locally. In addition, families can also transfer money to students’ accounts effortlessly with the Wallet Solution.
This partnership enables Paywiser to extend our payment solution to support Asian students and their families. It reflects our commitment to providing effective solutions for our cross-border partners and customers.
Following the success of becoming a principal member of UnionPay International (UPI) in the UK, Paywiser is proud to announce that we have also obtained the principal membership for Paywiser Slovenia (Passported to operate across Europe). The principal membership enables Paywiser d.o.o to facilitate the issuance of UPI prepaid and debit cards and to provide acquiring services to merchants.
With the growing trend of e-commerce businesses in Europe, Paywiser sees the need to solidify its global expansion strategy. UnionPay International is an international card scheme with one of the world’s largest cardholder bases; this partnership will enable Paywiser’s customers and partners to access UPI’s benefits through their prepaid and debit cards. Additionally, the customers and partners will continue to benefit from Paywiser’s innovation platforms, systems, and services to its customers.
The ability to provide acquiring services is a great additional asset offered to merchants, as they can now access and provide services to a border set of customers (for online and In-Store Purchase). With the UPI principle membership, Paywiser can now process UPI card payment transactions, which means merchant’s can now also accept UPI cards to increasing customers and revenue.
Paywiser is committed to being at the forefront of the global payments technology industry, and this membership is another example of our commitment to our customers and partners.
The Smarter Way to Pay with your Paywiser Mastercard® Debit or Credit Card.
At Paywiser, we thrive on giving you a better purchasing experience. Our Paywiser cards already provide the convenience and security of your purchase payment around the globe, but we want to provide you with more. You can now use your Paywiser Mastercard® through Apple Pay®. With your Paywiser cards in your Wallet app, making a purchase is easier and quicker than ever with a simple touch of your compatible Apple device.
You can make purchases with the comfort of knowing that using your Paywiser Mastercard® through Apple Pay® are secure. Using your Paywiser cards with Apple Pay® will give you extra security features, such as built-in features to disable Apple Pay® if you lose your device. Additionally, you won’t have to worry about giving out your card number or your purchase information being tracked or stored when you make your purchases.
Paywiser is proud to announce that the company has been granted Mastercard Principal membership. This valuable partnership with Mastercard solidifies Paywiser’s commitment to providing globally integrated, simple, secure and convenient way to use and manage money internationally.
The collaboration with Mastercard gives Paywiser additional functionality and control in managing more cost-efficient payment processing and faster card issuing services, enabling Paywiser to issue payment cards directly to its customers. Additionally, it allows individual and businesses broader options for funding / redeeming of transactions globally.
“Our goal as a leading fintech company is to provide our customers, and partners outstanding services in payment transactions, transfers of funds, and quick access to their capital, ”, said Janez Stajnko, CEO of Paywiser d.o.o, as he discusses the importance of the partnership with Mastercard. “Working with Mastercard will empower us to support our customers and partners with an expanded suite of services. Mastercard Principal Membership is a key part of fulfilling our company’s vision of providing robust 360 Degree Payment Eco-System Solutions for businesses across the globe.”
Paywiser is committed to being at the forefront of the global payments technology industry and the development of innovation platforms, systems, and services for customers and partners worldwide
Paywiser obtained and approved for the Money Services Business (MSB) license in the United States. This license indicates that Paywiser can officially engage in monetary transaction services in the United States under the U.S. Department of Treasury regulations. This license embraces Paywiser’s vision of a robust global payments infrastructure to meet our partners’ and customers’ financial payment needs across the globe.
The United States MSB license is a financial license issued by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Bureau (FinCEN), an agency under the United States Department of Treasury. Companies engaged in currency trading/transfer must obtain this license to operate in the United States.
“The MSB license enables Paywiser’s growth in the region of the United States. The success in obtaining the MSB license facilitates Paywiser’s vision in partnership network expansion and becomes a more prominent player in the global payment ecosystem.” Sam HO, owner and CEO of Paywiser.
Paywiser wants to extend a warm welcome to Nina Rozmanec as the Chief Compliance Officer effective 3rd of May, 2022 for the Paywiser d.o.o. Slovenia office.
Nina’s has worked in Sberbank Banka d.d. for over 11 years. She has experience in various aspects of the banking market, including customer data protection, compliance policy reviews and implementations, compliance risk management and fraud management.
‘Her knowledge in the compliance sector of the banking industry will ensure Paywiser to maintain a high standard of compliance in the Payment Solutions market.’ Janez STAJNKO, CEO of Paywiser d.o.o
Roy’s background is in the payment industry as a strategist and policymaker. For over 30 years, he has managed both domestic and international markets in digital transformation service operations.
Prior to joining Paywiser, Roy was an Executive President for Sumitomomo Mitsui Trust Club Co., Ltd. (Diners Club Japan), guiding the Strategy team to set out the vision for Japan’s retail interbank payment systems. Between 2013 and 2017, Roy served as a Senior Executive Vice President for VeriTrans Inc. Tokyo/ecotext ASIA, Hong Kong.
His experience also included being the Executive Vice Present and Board member for JCB International Co., Ltd. For over 20 years, Roy was responsible for the JCB’s Acquiring and Issuing card businesses in the Americas, EMEA, and AP regions.
Roy has successfully implemented multiple projects with various credit cards processing networks such as Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. He also has led projects to establish E-Commerce Payment Solutions, mPOS products, and the development of infrastructures to support business operations.
“We are delighted to welcome Roy as our Business Development Director. Roy has a wealth of experience and knowledge, and his appointment will strengthen the continuing expansion of Paywiser’s commitment in the Asia Pacific region.”
Sam Ho, CEO of Paywiser.