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Convenient access for all
It’s a Friday night, and a busy time for Raja, owner of a local eatery on the outskirts of Kolkata, by India’s mighty Ganges river. With more people commuting from outside the city, he has seen his venture, once a small stall with a few tables, grow into a bustling business.
With low-cost point-of-sale terminals developed with technical support from Visa and indigenously by Hyderabad-based Linkwell Telesystems Private Ltd, local business owners are reaping the benefits that these terminals bring.
Working on both fixed-line telephone and wireless CDMA network, these terminals help merchants such as Raja reduce the cost of accepting electronic payments, giving them the opportunity to expand their businesses by tapping into the growth in payment card usage in India.
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Making money transfer easy
At an Indian university campus in Mumbai, Suresh is buying new textbooks for the upcoming semester. The books he needs for his courses are numerous and costly. And his new Visa Debit card his parents gave him when he left home is running low on funds after paying school fees the previous day. But he is not worried.