Today, technology giant Mastercard announced its partnership with WiPay – the Caribbean’s leading fintech company – building on its strategic plan to evolve and develop its presence in the islands.
This groundbreaking partnership is prime to reap significant gains for the region. Both companies will collaborate to drive greater financial inclusion in the islands through a suite of payment and acceptance solutions.
As a part of the partnership, WiPay will:
“We found in WiPay a knowledgeable partner to bring our vision to life and are excited to partner with them to bring these robust solutions to the market,” stated Marcelo Tangioni, Mastercard’s Caribbean Division President. This important partnership builds on our commitment to lead the journey towards developing smarter islands and cashless societies to strengthen economies and increase financial inclusion throughout the region.
“This partnership is huge for the Caribbean as it allows WiPay to accelerate financial inclusion by delivering innovative financial products to the unbanked and underbanked of the region. On a macro level, it enables WIPay’s regional settlement network to run on Mastercard’s payment rails, improving the ease of doing business in the Caribbean, particularly within the CARICOM Single market and economy region (CSME)” Aldwyn Wayne CEO WiPay
The collaborative solutions will launch in Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago initially, with roll-outs in Grenada, Guyana, Dominica, Barbados, St. Kitts, St Lucia, St. Vincent, and in the Bahamas, among others in the near future.
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