Fintech & Ecommerce

PayU and Red Dot Payment get Visa and Mastercard acquiring licenses

It opens up new opportunities for merchants to offer card payments and process payments locally


PayU and Red Dot Payment get Visa and Mastercard acquiring licenses. Source:

PayU has announced that its controlled company Red Dot Payment, a South East Asia-focused online payment solutions provider, has received direct acquiring licenses and connectivity to Visa and Mastercard.

According to the press release, new capabilities will be available to both domestic merchants expanding across borders and international merchants integrated with the PayU Hub.

A direct connection to Visa and Mastercard will make it easier for merchants expanding their presence in South East Asia to process higher volumes of payments in currencies such as USD, SGD, JPY and EUR.

In addition, they will also benefit from improved authorisation and acceptance rates. As the connection is made via a single API integration (PayU Hub), more data insights will be available for merchants to optimise processes and support further revenue streams.

The average proportion of online transactions in South East Asia has increased from 52% in the pre-COVID period to 63% with the e-commerce market expected to reach $172 billion by 2025. This makes the region one of the final destinations for global e-commerce players aiming to accelerate their growth.

The Visa and Mastercard licenses are the next step in our journey to make payments and e-commerce more accessible. We believe that conquering e-commerce requires a global perspective and we pride ourselves on working closely with our merchants to help them harness the power of payments. As we overcome the turbulence of the past 18 months, we believe that the hospitality sector is the next industry where we’ll witness huge advances when it comes to e-commerce. We’re working to support local merchants in this field as well as create a secure environment for international companies with ambitions to serve consumers in South East Asia
David Owyong, Chief Operating Officer at Red Dot Payment

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