Onafriq, an African digital payments network, has chosen Alviere to enable payments and remittances from the United States to Africa. Onafriq connects various payment schemes with more than 500 million mobile wallets, over 200 million bank accounts, and 400 thousand small medium businesses in its network across Africa’s fast-growing yet fragmented payments ecosystem.
According to the World Bank, remittance flows to sub-Saharan Africa alone reached $53 billion in 2022, demonstrating the persistent role of immigrants in the financial well-being of friends and family living in their home countries.
Digital payment solutions are transforming traditional financial services and providing access to economic opportunities across the continent.
” We are proud to be a key part of the global effort to make sending a cross border payment as easy and as simple as making a phone call,” says Dare Okoudjou, the founder and CEO of Onafriq. “With Alviere’s technology and regulatory coverage, and our extensive footprint across the continent, we will enable fast and secure remittances while facilitating financial access and economic prosperity for Africans.”
Onafriq will leverage the Alviere HIVE platform and regulatory framework for processing payments originating from the U.S. and its territories in compliance with Anti-Money Laundering (AML), sanctions, and fraud standards for U.S. financial institutions.
Alviere co-founder and CEO, Pedro Silva, said, “We’re proud to be partnering with Dare and his team, our joint focus is to enhance financial access for all people regardless of borders, history, or current means. Together, Onafriq and Alviere will enable a variety of efficient, competitive payment options for millions of consumers.