Sponsors of 5th Africa Bank 4.0 Summit

Official Payments Innovation Partner


GPayments is a company focused on payment authentication solutions for online transactions.

We exist to secure the payment ecosystem end-to-end for financial institutions (issuers and acquirers), service providers, merchants and cardholders.

With over 20 years of experience in technology development, we have positioned ourselves as a leader in secure electronic commerce authentication. We provide a complete range of integrated authentication products based on the 3D Secure protocol, and Verified by Visa / Visa Secure, Mastercard SecureCode / IdentityCheck, JCB J/Secure, American Express SafeKey and Diners International / Discover ProtectBuy, which also comply with regulations, such as SCA under PSD2. UnionPay 3-D Secure support by the end of this year.

Our first 3D Secure products were based on 3DS v1.0.2 and today they are undergoing continual development and certification with the 3DS2+ versions as they are published by EMVCo.

Our solutions not only streamline your business’s authentication activities but also decrease cart abandonment rates, with 3DS2 frictionless flow, reduce credit card fraud and eliminate chargebacks, via liability shift.

Our advanced solutions are competitively priced, allow for multiplatform support, have user-friendly administration interfaces, are supported by extensive online help documentation, and are simple and easy to implement.

Gold Sponsor


SmartMessage is a software technology company specialized in marketing. SmartMessage serves more than 2000 clients all around the world, helping them engage with their audiences better via state-of-art omnichannel campaign& consent management and marketing automation capabilities. The company has a significant market penetration in finance & banking industry in Turkey and the Middle East.

SmartMessage has strong partnership relations with leading companies in technology and telecommunications. The company is a highly recognized Microsoft Gold Partner and a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP).

SmartMessage is both honored and humbled by the awards and recognitions that have been received from industry, business, and community leaders. Deloitte recognized SmartMessage as one of the fastest-growing technology brands in Turkey and EMEA. The company won European Business Awards three times for its business excellence. Also, Microsoft selected SmartMessage as The Country Partner of the Year in 2015.

SmartMessage provides a single, integrated omnichannel marketing and customer experience platform for marketing and technology teams to deliver enterprise-scale customer experiences across channels and devices in real-time. The brand helps clients create seamless experiences to increase customer satisfaction. SmartMessage serves leading enterprises in many different industries, including finance & banking, insurance, energy, and retail.

SmartMessage was selected as the ‘Business Applications Producer of the Year’ by Turkey’s Pioneer IT Research

Bilisim500 which highlights the top IT companies of Turkey is the most prestigious research with a history over 25 years. Every year, the most successful companies are awarded based on their commercial and business success. This year, SmartMessage won the award for ‘Business Applications Producer of the Year’ for its excellence in satisfying clients with products and services that lead the way to better engagement with their audiences.

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FinTech Partner


FinnAfrica is a dream of two emerging markets retail bankers, Abhinav Nehra and Raj Singh with more than 50 years of experience between them, having built some of the largest and most successful retail banks in India and Africa. We believe that retail banking is at the cusp of disruption and are passionate about deepening financial inclusion and bringing banking to the masses in Africa. At FinnAfrica, we believe that every African has the right to financial access. We are driven by the fundamental trust in people of Africa. Powered by A.I. and Machine Learning our aim is to facilitate the growth of a modern financial services infrastructure in Africa. Our challenger bank “OneAfrica”, with a super app provides convenience beyond banking . A cheaper, faster way to integrate your entire financial and non-financial needs all on one virtual platform! All you need is a smartphone to avail of an instant loan without any credit history.

We also provide and support the transformation journey for incumbent banks in Africa. We deliver on the ground with expertise ranging from strategy, decision design and execution, digital transformation, business, operation and technology transformation and project management. The results of which we guarantee will reflect on your balance sheet. www.finnafrica.com ;nehrabhinav@gmail.com

Media Partners


Africa.com is the leading digital media company providing business, political, cultural, lifestyle, and travel information related to the continent.


iAfrica, a division of Africa.com Media Group and online for more than 15 years, publishes the latest news and most interesting stories for South Africans.

Digital Banker Africa

Digital Banker Africa is the premier, magazine and website that is trusted by influencers for its comprehensive coverage and analysis of in-depth coverage and critically aware analysis of financial technology across Africa.

Digital Banker Africa website and magazine keeps readers abreast on the latest developments and trends across the digital banking sector but also with regular updates via social media including newsletters.

The editorial team working with some of the most influential and enterprising private organisations in Africa together with our distinguished contributors tackle the most complex and pressing issues that have a positive and negative influence.

Bringing you the biggest stories with in depth analysis of the latest developments including, market movements as well as leading profiles and interviews with Africa’s leading entrepreneurs. The result is a targeted, topical coverage that addresses all the digital banking

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Regtech Africa

Regtech Africa, is an emergent digital tech media platform (www.regtechafrica.com) with a niche information ecosystem/service hub that provides unparallel insights into enterprise innovative regulatory and financial technology trends in Africa and beyond to the most discerning professionals, entrepreneurs, investors and decision-makers.

We are on a unique mission to enhance regulatory and financial standards, promote innovative excellence and create realizable value; thereby changing the narratives on the application and impacts of regulations on new, disruptive and innovative technologies in Africa and beyond.

We achieve this through, industry focused Thought Leadership series, ecosystem driven Collaboration, data driven Content Creation & Distribution and risk-based Research & Development services on RegTech Initiatives across Africa.

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Exclusive Africa

Founded in 2014, Exclusive Africa provides business and progressive news about the African continent to the continents emerging thought leaders, empowering them with information for actionable insight.

With core market and audience from South Africa, Nigeria and the West African coast, we strive to deliver progressive news about the continent while providing veritable business information to our teeming readers.


Financial IT is a digital platform for multimedia and editorial content, rankings and overviews of major industry events. Financial IT magazine is published throughout the year in digital form. Financial IT magazine is available in print form at major trade events through our media partnerships.

We believe that our competitive edge comes from our established relationships with financial IT companies and institutions, the breadth of the solutions described and the quality of content. Financial IT provides a detailed map of the everchanging space where the IT provider sector meets the broadly defined financial services sector.

The Fintech Times

Established in 2016, The Fintech Times is a global multimedia news outlet centred around our print newspaper the first and only dedicated Fintech newspaper.

 Chronicling the latest developments in cutting-edge financial technologies including Payments Innovation, RegTech, Banking Transformation, AI, Cryptocurrencies, WealthTech, Cybersecurity, Insurtech and many more.

Fintech needs an authoritative voice that gives the industry exposure and integrity.

We have been building that voice over the years together with the main players in finance, international thought leaders and global Fintech firms, with the support of our 75,000+ unique online readers per month and over 150,000+ copies of the print & digital newspaper circulated around the world. 

Our mission is clear and simple – to make Fintech understood and celebrated.

For more information about The Fintech Times, please visit: https://www.thefintechtimes.com/  

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The Fintech Power 50

The Fintech Power 50 is the annual guide to the most influential, innovative, and powerful figures in the Fintech industry. Shining a spotlight on those who are transforming financial services for the better, It serves as the go-to hub for fintechs and provides an exclusive accelerator programme designed to support a company’s global growth, including PR amplification and increased brand awareness, business development, talent acquisition, and business investment.

For more information about the Fintech Power 50, please visit: https://www.thepower50.com/

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