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Top Fintech Companies In Zimbabwe

Financial Technology is rapidly advancing innovation in financial services with new risks and emerging threats and new business models and technology use cases. As a result, Zimbabwe has witnessed a fair share of Fintech growth in several areas, especially in insurance, payments and trading, including the revolution in cryptocurrency.

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How is Fintech In Zimbabwe?

Given the potential of Fintech to enhance efficiencies, reduced the cost of doing business and facilitate the inclusion of the base of the pyramid, the Reserve Bank is spearheading the development of a National Fintech framework to guide the adoption implementation and regulation of Fintech in the financial services sector.

The Covid-19 pandemic is speeding up the pace of digitalisation of financial services, Nedbank Zimbabwe managing director Sibongile Moyo told The Africa Report.

To date, fintech in Zimbabwe is largely a story of digital payments. Driven by a range of factors, including the macroeconomic situation, cash shortages and aggressive marketing by Econet, the volume of digital payments grew from 38 million in 2012 to 367 million in 2016 and then accelerated to 1.96 billion in 2018.

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Top Fintech Companies In Zimbabwe

1. Paynow

Paynow is one of the leading fintech companies in Zimbabwe. Given their commitment to serve, they have been able to serve thousands of Zimbabwe’s population. Paynow clients and working groups are not limited to businessmen and women, companies and organizations, and innovative developers. With Paynow, you can clear all your bills with ease using MasterCard, visa, Telecash and Ecocash.

As a fintech company, Paynow has been able to find ways of accelerating the growth of electronic payments and e-commerce businesses. As a result, Paynow’s SDKs, APIs, plugins, extensions and widgets are a trending method of making payments to e-commerce marketplaces, businesses and individuals.

2. Ecocash

EcoCash, is a mobile phone-based money transfer, financing and microfinancing service launched in 2011 by Econet Wireless for its customers in Zimbabwe. Users can also redeem stored mobile money for cash. A fee for each service is deducted directly from the account stored on the mobile phone and accessed using a PIN.

Ecocash is a mobile payment service that Econet clients access. It allows its customer to make financial transactions like sending and receiving money, paying for goods and services, purchasing airtime and data, sending money to your bank account, allows you to be in charge of your Ecocash account. You are free to save money with Ecocash. In addition, there is access to loans. You can also secure online payments and also makes it possible to receive money from Diaspora.

To register with Ecocash, you need to find any nearby Ecocash agent operator who is authorized, complete your application form, and start transacting. Ecocash has several services and products; scan And pay, Ecocash Diaspora, Ecocash express debit card, Ecocash debit card, Ecocash save, Ecocash Ta and many others.

3. E-tranzact

E-tranzact is a fintech company that works across countries in Africa, Zimbabwe inclusive. It is Nigeria-based and has been in operation since 2003. It has readily spread to countries outside Nigeria like; Ghana, Zimbabwe, Kenya, South Africa, the United Kingdom and Ivory Coast.

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E-tranzact has several products that help it process virtual payments within and across different regions, for example, ATM, POS, mobile and internet.

E-tranzact provides its service to the majority of the populations who are not banked, and its payments are usually delivered through mobile money and other easy-to-use and accessible packages, as already mentioned in some of the products.

4. Zimswitch

Zimswitch is in the tier of fintech in Zimbabwe. Zimswitch allows you to do all kinds of transactions, including online shopping.

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ZimSwitch was formed in 1994 by a partnership of 6 Financial Institutions, namely Beverley, Barclays, CABS, Founders Building Society (ZBBs), Stanbic and Zimbank (ZB Bank). CBZ and TimeBank joined in 1995 and 1997, respectively. ZimSwitch is the sole national electronic funds switch for Zimbabwe. The company processes domestic card-based ATM and POS transactions amongst member financial institutions in real-time online.

Zimswitch offers you the kind of financial flexibility you would like to have delivered by the most trusted products and services like; mobile (ZIPIT), POS, internet, ATM and many others. With these, you can clear your financial needs anywhere in Zimbabwe.

5. Instapay

Instapay allows you to make and clear payments using a mobile wallet, visa, MasterCard and many more.

Instapay is a mobile payments solution from Afrosoft Zimbabwe that you can use to buy airtime and electricity using Ecocash and Telecash. In addition, it brings ZESA tokens to Ecocash and Telecash on the cheap.

The most amazing thing about Instapay is that you can easily transact in three simplified steps, so you need to log in to your account, select the transaction you want to make and make the payment. Payments options available for you include; Ecocash cards, MasterCard and Telecash.

6. Bitmari

Founded by Christopher mapondela and Sinclair skinner in 2013, Bitmari is one of the payment solutions African communities have enjoyed. Bitmari compliments the local financial services in Zimbabwe.

BitMari.com is a pan African remittance platform for facilitating money remittance using Bitcoin technology from the diaspora to African countries. This service enables overseas senders to send funds to recipients in Africa, such as Zimbabwe.