Lagos, Nigeria. Wednesday, October 28, 2020) — Verve, a leading payments technology company and card scheme in Africa, on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 announced a partnership with dLocal, the leading cross-border payment platform connecting global merchants to emerging markets, enabling the company add Verve’s 47 million cards and tokens on its payment platform.
With the partnership in place, dLocal’s 450+ global online merchants will now be able to accept one of the most popular payment methods in Africa’s largest market, Nigeria.
Verve cards and tokens predominantly issued and accepted by commercial banks and other financial institutions in Nigeria are the most recognised gateway to payments for 180 million-plus Nigerians. In addition to the Verve cards issued by financial institutions in Nigeria, Verve cards are issued in 12 other African markets and accepted in 21 African countries.
Mike Ogbalu III, Chief Executive Officer, Verve International commenting on the announcement said: “The acceptance of Verve cards and tokens through dLocal is another remarkable achievement for our card scheme on the heels of our partnership with Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS). Verve provides more convenience for our cardholders in Nigeria and across 12 other African markets. Our growing acceptance by global online merchants such as Netflix and Microsoft through dLocal reinforces the reality that Africa, more than ever before, is fully open and ready for global payments.
“We assure our customers, partners and merchants that we will continue to be at the forefront of providing convenient payment options for Africans in Africa and globally.”
Adebiyi Aromolaran, Head of Expansion Africa for dLocal, said: “Through our research and many discussions with clients, it became abundantly clear that many African countries are brimming with potential, with Nigeria at the top of the list for many of our clients’ expansion aspirations. Being able to offer local Verve card and token payments is going to be a huge benefit for our clients looking to access this market.”
Verve is the largest and most successful pan African payment scheme, providing EMV cards, cardless products and solutions to financial institutions, individuals, private organizations and government institutions across Africa. Verve cards are accepted in 185 countries including 22 African countries, China, United Kingdom, United States and UAE. More information about Verve International can be found at HYPERLINK “http://www.myverveworld.com” www.myverveworld.com.
Verve International is a member of the Interswitch Group ( HYPERLINK “http://www.interswitchgroup.com” http://www.interswitchgroup.com).
dLocal is the only 360 payments platform designed to handle mass online payments in Latin America and other emerging countries across APAC, Middle East and Africa. By operating as the merchant’s local payments processor of choice in each country, dLocal makes it simple for online companies to reach 2.3 billion digitally-savvy consumers in today’s fastest-growing markets.
Over 450 global e-commerce retailers, SaaS companies, online travel providers, and marketplaces rely on dLocal to accept over 300 locally-relevant payment methods, as well as issue millions of payments to their contractors, agents, and sellers in growth markets around the world. Some of dLocal’s customers include Amazon, Avast, Banggood, Booking.com, Constant Contact, Didi, DropBox, GoDaddy, MailChimp, TripAdvisor, Uber, Wikimedia and Zara. Visit HYPERLINK “http://www.dlocal.com/” www.dlocal.com for more information.