Trust Payments partners with Wakanda Messenger to empower Africans around the world

LONDON, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Trust Payments, the global unified payments group for global pay-in, pay-out and customer journey technologies, has partnered with social network, messaging and e-commerce startup Wakanda Messenger to provide the payments element for their online marketplace and money remittance service. Wakanda Messenger, developed by Kemit Kingdom, will be widely available on iPhone and Android from 15 October 2020. It has already launched its Beta app in Africa and Europe to a selected audience of 20,000 trial users.  


Trust Payments partners with Wakanda Messenger to empower Africans around the world (PRNewsfoto/Trust Payments)

Wakanda Messenger has been established in response to the particular needs and economic issues faced by the African community around financial inclusion, unemployment, money remittance and e-commerce.  

Jean-Jacques Elong, CEO and Founder of Kemit Kingdom said: “The vision is to empower Africans with a powerful and independent network that we can call our own, developed by Africans for Africans. We are focused on solving social and economic problems rooted in Africa, so Wakanda Messenger will not only equip people in their daily life but also boost and transform businesses, improving quality of life for millions of people as well as dynamizing local economies. We selected Trust Payments as our payments partner primarily due to the personal service and the knowledge demonstrated through the whole process – from sales to technical support. Knowing that the payments element of our service has been handled professionally and smoothly gives us peace of mind and freedom to focus on the other aspects of our vision.” 

Wakanda Messenger is unique in that it provides multiple services to its users which they would normally need to sign up to several different platforms for. As well as the instant messaging and financial services, the online marketplace, One2One connects individuals looking for a service such as food delivery, taxi, handyman, or courier. Booking and accepting bookings for such services are free of charges to the users, ultimately boosting local economies by facilitating job creation.  

Jonathan O’Connor, Chief Commercial Officer at Trust Payments stated: “Trust Payments is proud to be the exclusive payments technology partner to such a ground-breaking service. Through facilitating speedy and highly secure e-commerce payments and money transfers for users both inside and outside of Africa we are working hand in hand with Wakanda Messenger to help make a difference and create financial inclusion.”  

Members of the app can be reassured by the security and privacy on offer to its members. Kemit Kingdom (K2) SA is a Swiss Financial Intermediary (SFI), affiliated to the OAR-G under FINMA supervision.  

The app has undergone a stringent process to ensure it complies with international KYC, AML, PSD2 and GDPR standards meaning members are shielded from fraud and data exploitation, and funds are protected.  

About Trust Payments Group 

Trust Payments is a global unified payments group for global pay-in, pay-out and customer journey technologies. Our mission is to help businesses to optimise their sales and customer experience through facilitating speedy and seamless payments. Our single sign-on technology platform can process payments with over 50 global acquiring banks, including our own EU-licenced institution, acquiring.com.  

Our community benefits from our 20+ years of payments experience and unrivalled customer focus. Our trusted and robust technology solutions deliver 1.6 bn transactions annually for 7,000 active clients across eCommerce, mobile and Point of Sale (POS) and in 14 like-for-like settlement currencies. We also operate in the US with money transmission services and gaming vendor licences in key regulated markets. Visit us at www.trustpayments.com and www.acquiring.com.  

About Wakanda Messenger 

We are reinventing technology in Africa, developed by Africans, for Africans. No one knows and understands better than us our cultures, the domestic challenges, and needs of our people as well as the expectations of those in the Diaspora. 
 
Wakanda is a converged messenger, that goes beyond conversation. The ultimate goal is empowering the end user with fundamental financial tools that will enable the creation of a global digital ecosystem, a messenger that improve users life with the opportunity to generate new revenue streams in different ways, while facilitating communication with family and friends.

This convergence community messenger combines multiple attributes and functions from banking, social media, ecommerce, the gig economy and payments to name a few. 
 
We work hand in hand with mobile operators, local service providers, banks, and other financial institutions in order to be a reliably strong alternative to currently existing messengers. 


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