Nigeria’s digital banking platform Sparkle partnered with Visa in a collaboration aimed at entrepreneurs, consumers, and SMEs throughout Nigeria.
Sparkle is a digital financial services platform supporting Nigerians across the globe. The new partnership will equip Sparkle with greater flexibility and freedom on how in-app payments are made. Users of the Sparkle app can make eCommerce payments through visa virtual cards and visa branded plastic cards attached to their profiles.
Sparkle was founded by Uzoma Dozie, a tech pioneer, entrepreneur, and financial inclusion advocate who aims to help Nigerians with their financial and lifestyle needs. The partnership will help Visa highlight Sparkle’s commitment to grabbing the best-in-class solutions for its global platform.
Sparkle will also benefit from a wide range of digital payment initiatives from Visa. For instance, scanning the Quick Response code and the interoperable EMVCo. Users can also receive cross border remittances from their friends and family who happen to be visa holders.
In a statement released, Uzoma Dozie who is the CEO and founder of Sparkle said, “Our partnership with Visa will bring a wide range of benefits to Sparkle’s customers, individuals, entrepreneurs and SMEs. We are excited to work with Visa as we strive to re-define e-commerce by removing barriers to business using technology and data. ”
Otto Williams, the VP of Strategic Partnerships, Fintech & Ventures at Visa also said, “Whether it is changing the way people invest, manage money, receive loans, or send real-time payments to friends and family, Visa is a natural partner for fintechs including Sparkle, providing them with new ways to reach their customers through Visa’s vast network and global scale.”