Visa Direct and a Positive Outlook on India



Visa rails

According to Visa’s (V) management, the services that are provided on Fast ACH are also served on Visa rails. Rails refer to a network through which payment-related information could be transported. Visa rails indicate that all payments are transported through Visa network.

With the help of Visa Direct, the inflow and outflow of money is possible. This money can be sent to different bank accounts via Visa rails with the help of debit or prepaid credentials. Visa rails can be compared with Fast ACH.

However, Fast ACH is nonexistent in many global locations. Making the transition from ACH to Fast ACH requires a significant investment. Linked with debit credentials are the 2 billion bank accounts and prepaid cards that Visa plans to enable in the near term.

As a result, Visa rails and Fast ACH would be at the same level. The company expects to link these 2 billion bank accounts with the debit card credentials by early 2019.


Visa’s (V) management has a positive outlook on India due to its strong issuing partners and significant market share. In 2016, Visa’s points of acceptance have seen robust upward momentum in India.

India’s government has decided to encourage increased usage of debit and credit cards, which has improved Visa’s outlook about its growth in the country.

Visa (V) has a market capitalization of $249.2 billion. Its peers (XLF) Fidelity National Information Services (FIS), Vantiv (VNTV), and American Express (AXP) have market caps of $30.9 billion, $12.8 billion, and $83.8 billion, respectively.

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