BR-DGE & Visa add instalments into Kenwood Travel’s payment system
By Gloria Methri
BR-DGE, the UK-based payment orchestration provider, has integrated Visa Instalments, an innovative API-powered solution, into Kenwood Travel’s payment offering to customers.
By leveraging Visa Instalments via BR-DGE Connect, the UK luxury tour operator can provide greater affordability, enhanced flexibility, and security at the payment checkout to holiday goers through a BR-DGE customisable Hosted Payment Page.
BR-DGE works with Kenwood Travel to enhance the online travel agents’ end-to-end payment journey, helping customers receive a frictionless luxury experience at checkout. As Kenwood Travel caters to growing consumer demand for instalment solutions, Visa Instalments provides a convenient way for Kenwood Travel to accept and receive payments online.
This solution provides holiday goers easy access to instalment payment options with clear repayment schedules shown at checkout. Visa Instalments also use existing lines of credit by integrating with consumers’ accounts, making it convenient to manage their money without having to open or track other accounts.
Kenwood Travel is the first UK merchant to select Visa Instalments via BR-DGE, with more merchants expected to onboard the technology soon across the travel and retail industries.
This latest integration from Kenwood Travel is being enabled by BR-DGE Connect which provides merchants with real-time access to more than 100 different payment service providers and over 300 alternative payment methods.
Tom Voaden, Head of Partnerships at BR-DGE, said, “This announcement is a major step forward in our strategic partnership with Visa, providing Kenwood Travel and their customers with an innovative payment solution. We are thrilled to be the first platform to switch on Visa Instalments live with a UK merchant, demonstrating how BR-DGE is enabling our merchants to access the latest payment innovations via BR-DGE Connect. Working with Visa, we are excited to offer Kenwood Travel’s customers a first-class payment experience as they book excursions and holidays around the world.”
Mathieu Altwegg, Head of Product, UK & Ireland, Visa said, “Partnerships play a vital role in driving innovations that reshape the payment experience. Through our strategic partnership with BR-DGE, we are helping businesses like Kenwood Travel to provide their consumers with more choice in how they pay for travel.”
George Koumi, Managing Director at Kenwood Travel added, “As the first UK tour operator to introduce ‘Visa Instalments’ in collaboration with Visa and BR-DGE, we at Kenwood Travel are thrilled to offer our customers enhanced flexibility in their online payment experience. This innovation allows for convenient instalment options, complete with transparent repayment schedules right at the checkout. We’re proud to lead the way in providing holidaymakers with affordability, security, and convenience at every step of their journey.”
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