*Availability is subject to factors outside of Visa’s control, including participation by issuers, acquirers and merchants.
Visa has developed installment solutions
Introduction to installment payments
The following example shows how installments payments work for a large ticket purchase of $800 paid for over 4 months, 0% fees:
Common installment payments models
*Financial institutions are solely responsible for its own installment program.
Consumer opts-in for installments pre-purchase
Consumer prompted at merchant checkout to pay with installments
Consumer converts a recent card transaction into installments
API for issuers to create installment plans. Issuers to define plan attributes such as:
- Duration of installment loan
- Participating merchant and cards
- Interest and fees
API for acquirers, technology pltforms and merchant to look up eligible installment plan(s) for an installment transaction. Merchant can display eligible installment plans and costs to a cardholder during purchases.
API for merchant to confirm the cardholder selected installment plan for a given transaction.
API for issuers to convert the original transaction into an installment plan.
API for issuers to schedule payments of installment transactions The service will look up cardholder status and calculate monthly installment payments due, so that issuers can manage general ledger and post to cardholder statement correctly.
Visa’s installment solution can provide benefits for all parties in the ecosystem
Note: Depicts conceptual vision in development; features, functionality, availability are subject to change. Issuer is solely responsible for its own installment program.
Installments is a large and growing opportunity
Global installments market size
Note: 2020 global installments market size ($1.6T) excludes $1.02T in untraceable installments volume (e.g., “debt consolidation”). Growth in global installments and credit cards shown as year-over-year increase in payments volume in 2019 vs. 2018.
Source: Visa commissioned study performed by Euromonitor September 2021