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Interswitch, Finastra partner for improved digital services


By Collins Nweze

Interswitch, a technology-driven company focused on the digitisation of payments in Africa, has announced its partnership with Finastra, a financial technology (FinTech) firm  to deliver innovative, world-class technology-based solutions for digital payments, corporate banking, treasury and trade finance, to financial institutions in Africa.

The partnership will enable Interswitch to deliver on its vision to transform Africa’s wholesale and transaction banking business by building world class products and solutions, thereby, delivering innovative and trusted technology to banks and the communities they serve.

With this strategic partnership, Interswitch becomes Finastra’s lead technology partner in the Nigerian market. This enables Finastra to bring the broadest set of financial software solutions to financial institutions in Nigeria and across Africa, in conjunction with Interswitch’s strong understanding of the local banking and payments landscape, as well as the ability to deploy solutions across these markets.

Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer at Interswitch, Mitchell Elegbe, said the company is committed to continually explore opportunities, including partnerships, with leading brands such as Finastra, to deliver world-class technology, innovative products and digital solutions to African financial institutions.

He said: “Our partnership with Finastra is consistent with our strategic growth plan and we both share the vision of deepening access to financial services by providing world-class technology and innovative solutions. The partnership enables Finastra to seamlessly deploy its technology in this market. For Interswitch, we will be leveraging our proven success and expertise in delivering transaction banking solutions to support Finastra in localizing and implementing their technology in this region.

The partnership positions Interswitch as the go-to business for financial solutions, including

treasury and trade solutions, to banks and other financial institutions in Africa. Two of the

Finastra solutions now available via Interswitch include Fusion Kondor and Fusion Trade


Head of Partner Ecosystem MEA & CIS at Finastra, Hamid Nirouzad,  said, “Interswitch has a proven track-record of delivering solutions to commercial banks, as well as a strong understanding of the local banking landscape across Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa. Finastra is committed to providing its solutions to financial institutions across the world, and partnerships such as this result in successful projects, with rapid delivery at reasonable cost.”

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