They are a team of passionate Africans determined to tackle what they consider a critical issue paramount to Africa's development - the availability of financial services to all Africans. Paga was founded early 2009 on the simple belief that the ubiquity of mobile phones can be leveraged to bring financial services to all Africans. They aim to accomplish their mission by working in partnership with select Banks, Microfinance institutions, and all Mobile Network Operators.
Innovation is at the core of their company - they strive to develop "appropriate technology" suited for the local markets where they operate. They also work hard to ensure their services are low cost and accessible via their agent network - in doing so they can strive towards universal access.
Paga works on the most basic SMS enabled phone and on all mobile networks so customers have the liberty to have their Paga account available at their finger tips regardless of what phone or network they are using.
For consumers, their core offering is a money transfer service - with Paga you can send money to anyone with a mobile phone. You can either use Paga by yourself (if you own a Paga account) or by going to any Paga Agent. They also offer several other products such as: buying/sending airtime credits, bill payments, and retail payments. For ultimate convenience they provide several channels for consumers to use Paga - SMS, Online, a mobile application, USSD, or IVR (automated line).
Paga Merchant Services allows businesses to collect payment from all spectrums of the population - whether banked or not. By leveraging the Paga e-widget, businesses can integrate a world class online checkout process on their own websites. Businesses can also leverage their agent network to collect payment for goods and services or provide customers the convenience of paying via SMS or online at Paga's customer portal.
Their current services are the beginning of a journey. Through their innovation lab "Paga labs" and in conjunction with their partners they will continue to develop and deliver valuable offerings to their customers. Together with their partners they will achieve their mission and bring financial services within reach of millions of Africans!See more