Spend management platform Soldo has announced that it has extended its partnership with Mastercard, to become a principal member of the global pay-tech giant.
The partnership enables Soldo to become more autonomous in innovating payments products and further reduces dependencies on third parties.
This announcement coincides with the successful migration of more than 60,000 Soldo customers to in-house card issuing to ensure operational continuity for Soldo’s customers.
The migration was originally planned for August 2020, but accelerated due to Wirecard’s temporary suspension of service by the FCA.
Mastercard principal membership represents the next step in a successful partnership between the two companies. In addition to the ability to issue cards directly, Soldo will also have access to a wider range of products and services to further improve its customer offering.
Carlo Gualandri, CEO at Soldo said: The extended partnership marks the next stage in Soldo’s development and increases our infrastructure ownership. The team at Mastercard was fantastic to work with during the rapid card-issuing migration process.
“We look forward to continuing together to reinvent the way that businesses manage their spend, making the process more efficient, less painful, and ultimately saving money.”
Edoardo Volta, head of fintech at Mastercard said: “Soldo’s elevation to principal member status is a natural development of our long-term partnership.
“Soldo’s rapid growth and consistent commitment to innovation align perfectly with Mastercard’s ideals, as we are constantly evolving our offering to support our fintech partners. We can’t wait to see what Soldo does next.”