DPS Forward

Processing for Digital Platforms

available for use by

Issuer Banks

Independent Developers

Issuer Banks for Small Business

Regional Availability

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  • N. America
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Europe
  • LAC


Free to use in Sandbox. Contact for Production fees. Product terms located at end of the page.

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The Power of Digital Processing

The best of Visa DPS issuer processing capabilities are accessible through a suite of APIs designed for digital banking platforms. Use DPS Forward to create powerful card products and digital payment solutions. 

About DPS Forward

DPS Forward is a digital issuer processing service that provides you agility and operational excellence at scale. It combines the best of DPS issuer processing capabilities with a suite of APIs designed to integrate with modern, digital banking solutions.

Leverage our modular APIs as building blocks to create unique solutions for your card programs and payment processing services. 

Visa supports the ISO 20022 messaging standard, enabling DPS Forward to channel your network traffic through a single connection. Combining the DPS Forward APIs with the ISO 20022 specification enables you to build a full service digital solution. 

Connecting to DPS Forward from cloud-based systems allows you to easily begin innovating and bringing your solutions to market.

We are an industry leader constantly adjusting to meet evolving payments trends.


Bring your Innovation Forward

Payment Cards

Payment Modernization

  • Instant Digital Issuance
  • Tokenization
  • Wallet Provisioning
  • Modern ISO 20022 & RESTful APIs

Card Program Management

  • Robust, Modular APIs
  • Digital & Physical Card Issuance
  • Card Lifecycle Management APIs
  • OBO (On-behalf-of) Card Order Management
  • PCI Data Masking 
  • Digital Integration to Client-Hosted Administrative Console 
  • Visa Tokenization Support 

Digital Connectivity

  • Modular Fit-for-Purpose Building Block
  • Cloud-Compatible (no client-hosted hardware needed)
  • Open System, designed to interact with digital cores
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Cooperative Authorization

  • Single Connection to Multiple Networks
  • Simplified Transaction Management
  • Client-controlled Authorization Decisions in Real-time
  • ISO 20022 Transaction Message Format via REST API (JSON)
  • Stand-In Processing for an Added Layer of Protection for your Cardholders
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