NEW NAME BUT SAME FACES AND SAME SERVICE
(Posted 24th September 2016)
The DPO Group (www.directpay.online), previously known as 3G Direct Pay, is the leading online payments processing solution in East Africa. It serves thousands of online merchants in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania including Zanzibar and Zambia, including leading travel and tourism-related businesses in the region. As a pioneer in this business transaction safety and security was 3G Direct Pay’s initial hallmark and once service providers gained experience and found the service a trusted solution, the sky was the limit.
The Group accepts all major credit cards, mobile money and e-wallets, and is a leader in technology, usability and security across the region. It is currently the only Payment Service Provider in East Africa holding PCI DSS Level 1 Certification, the highest security certification in the payment cards industry, ensuring high levels of safety, security and data privacy. The Group is leading the way in digital payments in the region, and recently introduced a mobile application that enables merchants to process payments through their mobile phones using a mobile Point of Sale device.
In a development just confirmed can it now be revealed that the company attracted a major investment from outside, strengthening capital base and giving Direct Pay Online as the company is now known, a further market advantage.
The Direct Pay Online Group received their investment from Apis Growth Fund I, a private equity fund managed by Apis Partners LLP (“Apis”), a private equity asset manager focused on financial services in the growth markets of Africa and Asia.
The DPO Group launched operations in 2006 starting with Kenya, and has now expanded to much of the Eastern African region, including Zambia. The Group serves over 5,000 clients in the region, including over 40 airlines, hundreds of hotels, and thousands of travel agents and tour operators. This broad client base has established the DPO Group as the largest player in online payments in East Africa. The Group processes payments from all major credit cards, mobile money and e-wallets, and is the only Payment Service Provider in East Africa holding PCI DSS Level 1 Certification, the highest security certification in the payment cards industry.
Seen below are the key players in the transaction, from the left Mr. Offer Gat, DPO Group Group Chairman, Mr. Eran Feinstein, DPO Group CEO, Mr. Matteo Stefanel, Apis Co-Founder and Managing Partner and Mr. Kiprono Terigin, Apis, Investment Associate during the announcement of Apis investment in the newly rebranded Direct Pay Online Group.