Expresspay interacts with media

By Emmanuel
Asante Attakora, GNA

Accra, Sept.7,
GNA – Expresspay, has held a press soiree at the La Villa Boutique Hotel in
Osu, to interact with the media about the convenient and secure way to pay
bills and purchase other services online.

Expresspay which
is an eCommerce market place and a payment gateway provider uses its platform
to support mobile money payments and all major international card networks –
Visa, MasterCard, and American Express and also meets all the international
security standards with a PCI DSS certified.

At the
interaction, the CEO, Expresspay, Curtis Vanderpuije, said Expresspay which was
founded in 2012 by himself and William Tetteh, Kodjo Hesse and Kwei Hesse, is
an official Visa Payment Technology Provider (PTP) and the leading Visa
eCommerce processor in Ghana which offer real time payments for services such
as schools and hotels.

In an interview
with Ghana News Agency, Curtis said Expresspay decided to bring the media
together to let people know about how it works and how easily people could use

“We brought the
media here to demonstrate to you about how Expresspay works so you can tell the
world about it.

“So that
consumers will know it exists and it really works.”

Curtis said by
Expresspay a consumer is able to make money transactions from one network to
the other with ease, which doesn’t exist today and also to bridge the gap
between banks and consumers.

He said the
response has been overwhelming since Expresspay started to reach out louder to
consumers in 2015.

“We are quite
encouraged by the uptake of our customers and we believe is one of the things
consumers have been clamouring for and we are very excited about it.”

Mr Hesse noted
that business transactions are transforming from complicated processes to
simplified, and intuitive one-step activities easy for anyone to undertake.

He said banking
penetration is roughly 30 per cent in Ghana with mobile phone penetration now
exceeding 100 per cent.

“Smart phone
penetration is continuing to increase with over four million users and mobile
money users reported to have eclipsed the 10 million mark.

“Culmination of
these factors has created an enabling environment for payment solutions, with
more than 100,000 customers to have experienced Expresspay to date.

“Merchants who do
not sign up, run the risk of losing out on customers’ eager for convenient
mobile-based, financial transactions,” he added.

recently won a Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative funded by the Bill
& Melinda Gates Foundation, which funds individuals worldwide to explore
ideas that could break the mould in how we solve persistent global health and
development challenges.

He said
Expresspay is set to take the money transaction industry by storm as it
prepares to outdoor a new product in a couple of weeks’ time that would excite
consumers and also be the first of its kind in west Africa.

The company is
also to open its services to other African countries in the near future.

Consumers could
use their debit, credit card, bank or other payment account to make payments
with Expresspay.


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