Chams Switch, a Fintech subsidiary of Chams Holdco Plc has been licensed by Union Pay International, the world’s largest card network, to spearhead international payments for UnionPay cards issued by Nigerian banks.
The Company indicates that the partnership will reinforce collaboration among businesses and traders, engaged in global commerce, offering a cost-effective alternative for international trade, particularly with a focus on transactions involving China and the Southeast Asia region.
The Group CEO of Chams HoldCo, Mayowa Olaniyan, shares her optimism for the company’s future saying : “The UnionPay partnership is a testament to our commitment to innovation and creating value for our clients. The $2.5 million investment validates our vision and positions us for sustained growth and impact.”
UnionPay International has a robust platform that is fully optimized to ease international trade between China and the rest of the world. Affordability of UnionPay cards, compared to existing options for international trade, is fast attracting the Nigerian banks.
” Already, two institutions have integrated UnionPay cards into their services, with more in the pipeline. This strategic move positions Chams Switch as a key player facilitating efficient and cost-effective cross-border transactions.
” In tandem with this exciting development, Chams Switch has successfully secured a $2.5 million investment in early 2023, propelling the company into a phase of accelerated growth. The infusion of capital underscores investor confidence in Chams Switch’s strategic vision and capabilities as an emerging leader in the fintech sector.”, according to the statement .
Chams Switch’s ChamsPay payment gateway is also experiencing good traction in processing online payments for merchants and is set to accelerate this growth as it forms strategic partnerships and alliances.