Check it out - July 2020 Release Notes

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Check it out - July 2020 Release Notes

Hey everyone! We've just deployed VDP R2007 which includes the launch of a few new APIs including the Visa Merchant Screening Service (VMSS), plus check out the newly updates Visa Developer list of Trusted Certifying authorities for trusting your server side certificates.  


For a comprehensive list of all the features we've been adding, see the full release note pages on the developer center (we've summarized it below). 


New Products:


  • Visa Merchant Screening Service- allows Acquirers to identify potentially high-risk, unreliable or fraudulent Merchants and Third Party Agents prior to making an onboarding decision and therefore helps reduce risk exposure to fraudulent and illegal transactions, and helps protect against brand damage and non-compliance assessments.


  • Visa Stop Payment Services- enables Visa card issuers to stop card-on-file payments (including recurring and installment payments) from being authorized, cleared, and settled through VisaNet. The service can help to provide Visa issuers with a method for handling cardholder stop payment requests.


  • Visa ReadyLink- allows a Visa reloadable prepaid cardholder to add funds to their account from a ReadyLink enabled merchant terminal.  The VRL Merchant Locator API enables cardholders to search for ReadyLink enabled merchant locations. The API allows the location of participating ReadyLink merchants to be delivered in a user friendly way.


  • Visa Cardholder Verification Service - gives clients the power to verify consumer identity by using Issuer step-up to deliver dynamic authentication data directly to their cardholders.


Learn more about these new products in our latest release notes here


New API Features:


  • B2B Virtual Account Payment Methods this now offers a new endpoint called ‘Get Payment Controls’.  This endpoint provides more visibility into the current state of an account’s authorization-level payment controls. 


  • Payment Account Attributes InquiryRecently we updated Payment Account Attribute Inquiry due to which General Attributes Inquiry API is no longer available to new customers. Current customers are not impacted by this change. 

Learn more about these new products in our latest release notes here

Platform Updates:

  • Check out the updates List of Trusted Certifying Authorities 


As always, if you have any questions, ask below and we'll help you out. 

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