Whilst we started operations from Nigeria in 2002 as a transaction switching and electronic payments processing company, our business has grown remarkably in size and geographical scope, enabling us to deliver innovative payment products and transactional services throughout the African continent.

Interswitch has demonstrated consistent, sustainable, and profitable growth since the business was founded, positioning the organization to expand into more sectors and markets than any other payments company in Africa.

Our foray into the East African region commenced with our entry into Uganda through Interswitch’s acquisition of Bankom Uganda in 2010. Since then, we have created new and locally relevant multi-channel digital transaction solutions that have revolutionized the delivery of financial services in Uganda today, including Quickteller, our flagship value added service platform; Paydirect, our robust multi-channel payment collection, lodgment and monitoring solution); Autopay, our proprietary payment disbursement solution; Retailpay (a payment solution that enables merchants manage cash and inventory); and our suite of Verve Card and Digital Payment Tokens.

We continue to drive the integration of our regional operations in East Africa, with a view towards breaking down transaction barriers and enabling more seamless exchange of value across the region, complemented by our growing business footprints in neighboring Kenya.

Our Core Values

Our success is built firmly on our commitment to our core values.
  • Customer

    Our customers are the ultimate beneficiaries in everything we do

  • Empowered

    We trust our people to take the best decisions based on facts and experience

  • Ethical

    We exercise sound judgement in doing what is right

  • Open-minded

    We are open to encourage and accept differing opinions and ideas

  • Innovation

    We embrace creativity and new ideas, while being practical

Our journey to sustained impact

2002 – 2007

Laying the foundation
for Nigeria’s digital ecosystem

Established Nigeria’s first transaction and switching Infrastructure, paving the way for payment acceptance across the country

2008 – 2012

Integrating Payments and
pioneering Africa’s largest card scheme

Bridged the divide between consumers, institutions, and merchants with innovative payment solutions such as Verve, the largest domestic card scheme in Africa with 100% payment acceptance in Nigeria and acceptance in over 185 countries globally

2013 – 2017

Expanding capabilities and geographic footprint

Broadened the payment ecosystem across Nigeria and beyond, with easily accessible digital solutions catering to the modern consumer.

2018 and beyond

Enabling a culture of Digital Commerce

Developing innovative solutions to drive seamless payment technology for the 21st century, actively supporting Africa’s journey towards a cashless future.


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