Hello Paisa was named, according to the company, as the number one Fintech Company in Africa in Mauritius during the course of May 2016, at the SWIFT African Regional Conference.
The company revealed that it will now form part of a delegation along with two other finalists to Sibos — SWIFT’s annual global financial services conference in Geneva, Switzerland this year September. There the group will showcase how Hello Paisa performed and how they pioneered real financial inclusion in the African Fintech space.
Hello Group CEO, Nadir Khamissa says, “Through collaboration we are building a mobile-first digital financial services ecosystem in Africa. This allows people to leapfrog into the digital financial service space in the same manner that GSM allowed millions of Africans to leapfrog into the mobile telephony space 20 years ago.”
The Innotribe Start-Up Challenge Africa creates a platform for leading local and global organisations to support the evolving fintech space, and has been successful in showcasing innovative ideas across all spectrums.
“Hello Paisa is honoured to be acknowledged for its involvement in driving positive change in the industry at large. To be placed alongside best of breed global businesses that have led transformation all over the world is a great tribute and a strong validation of our continued dedication to putting Africa and more importantly African technology on the map,” says Hello Paisa Managing Director, Ahmed Cassim.
Cassim reiterated that the group was proud to be acknowledged for efforts in advancing in the fintech arena. The Innotribe platform was a great opportunity for Hello Group to knowledge share on areas that will catapult this industry to the next level.
Hello Paisa launched in March 2015 as the first mobile remittance solution in South Africa and has grown its offering considerably now servicing individuals from Zimbabwe, Malawi, Nigeria, Kenya, India and Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Hello Group as a business is at the forefront of technology and technology innovation in an industry that is constantly changing and growing. It is evident that the financial services industry is a space for innovation and driving change that will not only contribute positively to the economic climate but will improve the lives of those who need it the most.
“We are privileged to receive the recognition and the award; as it drives us as an organisation to continue in our endeavours towards developing a sustainable financial service ecosystem,” Cassim concludes.