Paga Group Partners Bank of Abyssinia to drive the digital economy and provide increased access to financial services.

Paga Group, a leading mobile payments, and financial services company, is delighted to announce its partnership with the Bank of Abyssinia, and its receipt of regulatory approval from the National Bank of Ethiopia to launch its online payment gateway in Ethiopia. Paga Group Partners with to Launch Online Payment Gateway Services in Ethiopia.

According to the press release on the official website,  Paga’s partnership with the Bank of Abyssinia is both a milestone and a core, strategic development in Paga’s growth strategy. Established in 1996, and with close to 700 branches and over five million customers, the Bank of Abyssinia is one of Ethiopia’s leading banks. It is also a pioneer in Ethiopia of digital finance and payment solutions.

“Ethiopia is on the cusp of a digital transformation. Paga has a long history working in Ethiopia, and we are very excited for this next phase of our involvement in Ethiopia, where we can provide innovative payment and financial services to the market. We are equally excited to be partnering with the Bank of Abyssinia, which has demonstrated its commitment to and capabilities in driving Ethiopia’s digital economy forward. Combined with Paga’s innovation and technology, we believe our offering will be very exciting for Ethiopian consumers and businesses.” said Adam Abate, CEO of Paga Ethiopia.

Through its online payment gateway and other capabilities, Paga will help drive the digital economy in Ethiopia by enabling sellers to pay and get paid easily online. Paga will leverage its experience and international partnerships to deliver world-class online payment services.

Sosina Mengesha, Chief Digital Banking Officer of Bank of Abyssinia, said 

As one of the leading banks in Ethiopia, we always seek to work with best-in-class partners, and we have chosen such a partner in Paga. Their product innovation and commitment to financial inclusion stand out, and we are delighted to come together to empower their delivery of online payment gateway services to Ethiopian consumers.”

Bank of Abyssinia is a shared company of private individuals who have amassed experience and success in different areas, including business, entertainment, and education. Such diverse ownership reflects the company’s determination and willingness to succeed in the sector it operates in and signifies the ability of its people to work towards building a successful business venture and commercial bank service.  Paga enables consumers to access and use money in the most convenient way for them, whether that is through a neighbourhood store (agents) or via their mobile phone (smartphone or feature phone). We also enable sellers to sell more efficiently and access financing. Additionally, we open our APIs to third-party partners to enable endless possibilities for others to innovate.

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