Below is our recent interview with Myriam Chebbi, Marketing Manager at Konnect:
Q: Could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to your company?
A: Konnect is an innovative payment solution that simplifies the process of receiving payments for businesses and individuals by offering a seamless integration and aggregating local and international payment methods. Konnect makes it easy for companies and individuals to accept payments from customers worldwide. What sets Konnect apart is its versatile white-label solution, which caters specifically to the financial infrastructure across Africa. This unique feature allows financial institutions to leverage Konnect’s advanced technology, customizing it to meet their specific requirements. By utilizing Konnect, these institutions can provide secure and efficient payment services to individuals and businesses throughout the continent, fostering growth and convenience in the financial sector. Konnect is at the forefront of transforming the way businesses manage payments, fostering greater connectivity in the global financial ecosystem.
Q: Any highlights on your recent announcement?
A: The past month has been exceptionally eventful for Konnect, as the company achieved remarkable milestones and signed two significant strategic partnerships. Konnect had the opportunity of showcasing its cutting-edge technology at the inaugural edition of GitexAfrica and forged an alliance with two industry leaders during this event:
KaiOS Technologies, Inc, the leading mobile operating system for smart feature phones, with the aim to expand access to financial and digital services among communities and individuals in Africa by leveraging the aggregation of payment methods and connecting multiple payment networks through affordable devices.
It has also teamed up with EKLECTIC, a value-added services aggregator, to enhance access to digital services and unlock new opportunities for individuals and businesses across African markets.
Q: Can you give us more insights into your offering?
A: We offer:
- A user-friendly platform enabling easy and secure online cross-border payments.
- An online payment gateway that empowers any website or online business to accept payments remotely through a variety of payment methods.
- E-commerce plugins that enable businesses to activate online payments on their websites in as little as 10 minutes, compared to the standard process which typically takes around 3 months.
- A mobile app for smartphones and feature phones that is available in whitelabel.
Q: What can we expect from your company in the next 6 months? What are your plans?
A: Konnect’s plans for the next 6 months is to deploy a ‘Social Wallet’ for the Ivorian Poste and in partnership with KaiOS and Eklectic. On top of receiving and transferring money from and to all wallets of the country (including other financial networks) this wallet will be a store-of-value for the unbanked population, allowing them to receive welfare or pension digitally.
Q: What is the best thing about your company that people might not know about?
A: Beyond its core offerings, Konnect is driven by a profound mission of financial inclusion and unlocking the potential of the African market. This commitment is certified by its recent partnerships with KaiOS and Eklectic, which reflect a shared vision of democratizing financial services and creating opportunities across the continent. Konnect’s dedication to driving positive change goes beyond providing a payment platform, making it a company that truly strives to make a difference in the lives of businesses, individuals and communities in Africa.