Visa selects Aire to provide first-party credit insight through new fintech partner programme

Aire, the credit insight service, has been selected to join the ‘Visa Fintech Partner Connect’ programme, a new initiative designed to help connect Visa clients with the next generation of digital products and services.

Aire’s involvement in the programme, which was launched today, will help to connect Visa’s financial services clients across Europe to Aire’s first-party data, information gathered directly from the consumer, to help inform their credit decisioning and scoring processes.

Operating across the customer lifecycle, Aire enables lenders to make more accurate credit risk and affordability assessments about their customers and optimise decision-making using validated information provided by the consumer with consent.

Aneesh Varma, Founder and CEO of Aire, comments: ‘We’re delighted to be partnering with Visa, further enabling us to take the benefits of first-party data, and the fairer access to credit it provides, mainstream. As a world-leading consumer brand, today’s initiative highlights Visa’s commitment to champion innovative technology solutions that benefit the individual – and we look forward to working alongside them to do that at scale in the months to come.’