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From 2021, the post-study work stream Temporary Graduate visa (TGV) holders (Subclass 485) who have acquired their degrees from a regional educational institution and have lived in regional Australia on their first TGV will be eligible for a second TGV.


  • Temporary Graduate visa holders studying and living in regional Australia will be eligible for a second TGV
  • Those eligible for a second TGV will be required to remain in a regional area for the duration of their new visa
  • Temporary Graduate Visa incentives will come into effect in 2021

In a statement to SBS Punjabi, a Department of Home Affairs spokesperson said the incentive will provide the necessary support to universities and communities in regional areas, currently buckling under the financial pressure and massive job loss in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To provide a further incentive for international students to study in regional Australia, post-study visa

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Startups across the country can apply from
today to seek one of up to six places in the Visa
Accelerator Program

the world’s leader in digital payments, is announcing an
accelerator program for startups in New Zealand and across
Asia Pacific that are looking to expand their businesses
into new markets. Visa will select an elite group of up to
six startups across Asia Pacific to be part of the first
program cohort. The Visa Accelerator Program will focus on
creating defined commercial opportunities for the startups
to collaborate with Visa and its extensive network of bank
and merchant partners in the region.

The Visa
Accelerator Program
is designed for startups that have
launched successful solutions in their home markets, but are
looking towards the next stage of growth. As the engine of
global commerce, Visa is uniquely positioned to

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Velo Labs has unveiled a joint effort with Visa and Lightnet Group to build out payment offerings together in Asia, according to an announcement.

Velo Labs, Visa and Lightnet Group will work together on payment offerings targeted at serving the micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) lending market in Asia, the announcement stated. The collaboration seeks to let those who have substandard credit histories, or no credit histories, get a line of credit by putting digital assets up as collateral.

“Being new-to-credit or lacking creditworthiness is often an obstacle to achieving one’s financial goals, such as securing loans to start a business or even buying a car,” Lightnet Group Vice Chairman and Group CEO Tridbodi Arunanondchai said in the announcement. “We are providing customers from the MSME market with another pathway to build credit and improve financial wellness.”

The partnership also grows the

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Law360 (November 30, 2020, 6:59 PM EST) — Visa has told a California federal court that the U.S. Department of Justice is overlooking a host of major benefits arising out of its planned $5.3 billion tie-up with Plaid and wrongly focusing on the deal’s alleged antitrust implications.

The DOJ’s Antitrust Division is challenging the credit card giant’s proposed deal by alleging that it’s trying to block emerging competition from an upstart financial services rival, with the government hoping to start a trial in September but Visa pressing for a faster timetable.

In a Friday filing, Visa denied numerous allegations in the DOJ’s Nov. 5 complaint while only expressly admitting…

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In recent years, the program has attracted more than 200,000 people annually from 44 different countries to travel and work in Australia. Some countries, such as China, have caps on the number of annual visas.

The committee now wants to expand the program to other countries and lift some of the rules and regulations.

“The committee recommends that the government continue to seek opportunities to expand the working holiday maker program through bilateral negotiations with new countries,” the report says.

The government should also consider granting visas on a country by country basis as borders start to reopen, prioritising countries where there are lower levels of COVID-19 infection rates.

“The committee recommends that the government continue to seek opportunities to increase the working holiday maker upper age limit to 35 where bilateral negotiations can yield the same outcome for Australians.”

This includes extending the age limits for current visa holders,

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Razorpay Co-Founder and CEO Harshil Mathur said the company is working with Visa on a new corporate card, according to YourStory.

The goal of the partnership is to provide “relief and stability” for small- to medium-sized business (SMB) owners, the companies said in the post.

“This new card is specifically designed for small business owners to weather the impact of COVID-19,” the post stated.

Harshil said in the post that the new card, called the RazorpayX Corporate Card, is intended to help with credit, which he called “one of the biggest requirements for businesses today.” He said the idea is to help the close to one-third of businesses who needed to dip into personal funds to help survive during the pandemic.

“The idea is to help startups and [SMBs] get a corporate credit card in the name of the company,” said Harshil in

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Rodolfo Soca books a flight to China to take advantage of its visa-free policy. But his airline has other plans. Who messed up — and who should have to pay for it?

Q: I was traveling with a friend to a wedding in Asia in 2018 and decided to make a stopover in Beijing after learning about China’s 144-hour visa-free policy. I contacted the Chinese consulate in Chicago and it confirmed the rule and said that we could travel to Beijing with one airline and have the onward ticket with another one as long as it was to a location outside of China. 

On the day of our trip, I showed up at the airport and American Airlines did not allow me to board the plane. Nobody at Minneapolis-St. Paul airport knew of any visa-free policy for Beijing or anywhere in China. 

I ended up having to buy one-way

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Leading advisor for identifying and analyzing U.S. businesses has announced the launch of their new services that can help E2 visa investors.

MIAMI (PRWEB) November 25, 2020

Visa Franchise, the leading advisor for identifying and analyzing U.S. businesses, recently announced the introduction of new services aimed at entrepreneurs looking to legally reside in the U.S. using the E-2 visa. The E-2 visa has become one of the most popular American visas due to the benefits and opportunities it provides. Many individuals choose to invest in a franchise as a way to obtain an E-2 visa. Getting the E-2 visa is one of the easiest ways to immigrate to the U.S. for individuals of more than 80 counties.

Visa Franchise has helped more than 350 families from over 50 countries to obtain an E-2 visa. In the past years, E-2 visa issuances have skyrocketed and reached 43,000 in 2019 alone. With

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In today’s top payments news around the world, Western Union has expanded its real-time digital payout capabilities, while Visa has wrapped up its acquisition of YellowPepper. Plus, the eurozone economy is backsliding amid a second lockdown.

Western Union Expands Real-Time Digital Payments To 100 Countries

Western Union just took another large step in the direction of bolstering its expanding digital payments arsenal. The remittance firm said it has grown its real-time digital payout abilities in a move that encompasses billions of bank accounts in 100 nations. It noted that the growth of its real-time payout abilities is the heart of its digital expansion strategy, which it is pursuing via digital partnerships and

It’s A Wrap: Visa Completes Purchase Of Latin American FinTech YellowPepper

Visa has wrapped up its acquisition of YellowPepper, the Latin American FinTech, in the first arrangement of its kind

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Workers in low-paid farm jobs like fruit picking would be able to stay on the dole under a parliamentary committee’s plan to improve backpacker visas. The Joint Standing Committee on Migration released its final report into the working holiday maker program on Monday. The report, which was sparked by pandemic labour shortages, called for low-paid farm workers to continue to receive JobSeeker payments. As well, there should be an extension of age limits for the program to people who passed 30 or 35 while waiting or who were granted visas before coronavirus are included. Countries with low virus infection rates should be prioritised under a country-by-country approach. Alternatively, the government could look at giving countries which usually use the program priority for work in high demand. The report also suggests a sponsorship program for peak bodies, business or government to pay backpackers’ quarantine costs. The committee recommended that

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