App On The Up: MPower Nominated For Africa ePayments Award

January 26, 2015 | 2 minutes read

Another day, another nomination!

MPower Payments, perhaps Africa’s most comprehensive payment platform, has earned SMSGH yet another prestigious industry nomination – “Best Card Processor of the Year” for the 2015 edition of Card & ePayment Africa Awards.

Card and ePayment Africa Awards is an annual event organized by Intermarc Consulting with the main focus of showcasing innovation, achievements within the African ePayment space. The award focuses on technology development, production design and marketing. The 19-category awards night is open to Card Issuers, Processors, POS Companies, Mobile and Online Payment Companies, PTSPs, Merchant Acquirers and respective solution providers in Africa.

MPower Payments’ highly secure platform enables users to make payments through Internet, cards, SMS and now a mobile USSD application – *714*44#. The application can be clustered to handle millions of users. It contains many functionalities including an e-commerce platform, CRM functions and opportunities for branchless financing.

It is competitively priced, offering opportunities for individuals, groups, microfinance institutions, smaller banks and local telecoms to facilitate financial inclusion.

MPower Payments currently has over 80,000 users as at December, 2014, a little over 420 registered merchants, and transaction volumes to the tune of GHC500, 000 a month.

“We’re excited to be recognized as a leader in the ePayments industry with this nomination”, said George Festus Mensah, Senior Products Manager. “SMSGH is doing all it can through MPower to deliver the next generation of electronic payment solutions. Clients should be able to effect smart and seamless transactions at little or no cost without facing bureaucracies, traditional credit limits and additional accounts payable workload.”

Voting ends 7th February, 2015, and is open to the public. You can assist by promoting MPower for this award at

For more information on the benefits of using MPower Payments, visit the website at

In a related development, MPower has unveiled its latest feature – a USSD application – which mirrors and simplifies the functionality of the web app, allowing a user to open and manage an offline account, top-up airtime, pay bills, shop online and more. All a user has to do is dial the USSD code – *714*44# on their mobile phone and access all the functions of a seamless payments application, in seconds.

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