Ukheshe appoints African director, targets continent

Dankworth says that since his entrance into the payments sector in 2004, true financial inclusion is undoubtedly the most important. “Being able to truly bank the unbanked is by far the greatest challenge as well as a significant accomplishment.

“In my experience, several businesses have attempted to achieve this, but fail, and in the end, they cater for the same customer base that has previously been banked. What excites me about Ukheshe is that it has been built to address the smaller merchants and people who previously did not have access to affordable banking services.”

He adds that partnerships in Africa will play a key role and the company will look to establish relationships with key players in the various markets. Enabling Ukheshe to date has been its strong alliances with Mastercard and Nedbank. Dankworth says the Africa expansion will offer both these companies significant growth opportunities.

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