Mastercard announces Fintech Express for MEA companies

Mastercard has released Fintech Express in the Middle East along with Africa, a software program created to facilitate emerging monetary technology businesses launch and grow. Mastercard’s experience, technology, and world-wide network is going to be leveraged for these startups to be able to focus on innovation steering the digital economy, according to FintechZoom.

The program is split into the three main modules currently being – Access, Build, and Connect. Access entails making it possible for regulated entities to obtain a Mastercard License and access Mastercard’s network by having a seamless onboarding process, according to FintechZoom.

Under the Build module, companies can be an Express Partner by creating unique tech alliances and benefitting out of all the rewards provided, according to FintechZoom.

Start-ups looking to eat payment solutions to their collection of items, could effortlessly connect with qualified Express Partners available on the Mastercard Engage net portal, and go live with Mastercard of a matter of days, within the Connect module, according to FintechZoom.

To become an Express Partner helps makes simplify the launch of charge solutions, shortening the task from a couple of months to a matter of days. Express Partners will also appreciate all the benefits of turning into a certified Mastercard Engage Partner.

“…Technological improvement and uniqueness are actually guiding the digital financial services industry as fintech players have become globally mainstream plus an increasing influx of these players are actually competing with large conventional players. With today’s announcement, we’re taking the next phase in further empowering them to fulfil their ambitions of scale as well as speed,” stated Gaurang Shah, Senior Vice President, Digital Payments & Labs, Middle East along with Africa, Mastercard.

Some of the early players to have joined up with forces as well as developed alliances inside the Middle East as well as Africa under the brand new Express Partner program are Network International (MENA); Nedbank and Ukheshe (South Africa); as well as Diamond Trust Bank, DPO Group, Tutuka and Selcom (Sub Saharan Africa), according to FintechZoom.

As an Express Partner, Network International, a top enabler of digital commerce of Long-Term Mastercard partner and mena, will act as exclusive payments processor for Middle East fintechs, therefore allowing and accelerating participants’ regional market entry, according to FintechZoom.

“…At Network, development is core to our ethos, and we believe that fostering a hometown society of innovation is crucial to success. We are very happy to enter into this strategic collaboration with Mastercard, as a part of our long term dedication to support fintechs and improve the UAE payment infrastructure,” stated Samer Soliman, Managing Director, Middle East – Network International, according to FintechZoom.

Mastercard Fintech Express falls within the umbrella of Mastercard Accelerate that is actually comprised of four primary programmes specifically Fintech Express, Start Path, Engage and Developers.