Payment technology and card business operator, Verve International has signed Ivorian-based eCommerce and merchant aggregator, CinetPay into the Verve ecosystem, the Chief Executive Officer CEO of Verve International, Vincent Ogbunude said in a statement.

“We are pleased to welcome CinetPay to the Verve network – the next in a series of strategic African FinTech partners we are welcoming into our network. As the leading pan-African payment scheme, our focus remains to rapidly expand and deepen our network by partnering with FinTech companies, switches, processors, banks, merchant aggregators, and regulators. CinetPay is one of such partners and we look forward to deepening our impact through this mutually beneficial partnership.”

According to the statement, the partnership with the FinTech provider is expected to further establish the Verve footprint across the region and support merchants to accept Verve cards from customers of issuing banks in 13 African countries.

CinetPay provides online and Point-of-Sale (POS) payment solutions for merchants to process payments from more than 40 different payment operators in West and Central Africa.

Also commenting, Idriss Marcial Monthe, CEO and Co-founder of CinetPay said; ‘’We are pleased with this partnership with Verve International which will broaden the payment collection choices for our merchants. This partnership brings us closer to our ambition, known to all and which is to offer the best online payment experience in Africa through simple, fast and secure transactions.’’The partnership was birthed following months of a collaborative effort by the CinetPay team, Verve’s joint partner bank in the West African Monetary and Economic Union (UEMOA), and various teams in Verve International and Interswitch Group.  

In recent times, Verve has focused on leveraging strategic partnerships to heighten its impact across African regions. In the East African region, the payment scheme deepened its partnership with KCB Bank of Uganda in a move that saw the acceptance of the Verve Card on KCB Bank’s widespread and strategically distributed Point of Sale (POS) merchant network in Uganda.

Verve International is the first and only EMV-certified pan-African payment scheme, issuing cards and payment solutions to individuals, issuers, and organizations; and remains committed to pushing the bounds in terms of customer experience and payment possibilities.


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