TagattitudeCEO, Yves Eonnet (right), receiving the Kalahari Award for Best Technology Enabler Platform

Tagattitude, has won a Kalahari Award for its digital banking platform, TagPay at the 6th Remittance and Mobile Money Expo, held in Lagos, Nigeria. The innovative French FinTech firm has been  recognized for its digital banking platform at the Remittance & Mobile Money Expo, in Lagos, Nigeria.

The award recognizes TagPay as the best technology enabler platform.  TagPay platform can turn any mobile device into a payment tool, without changing its hardware or software using  Near Sound Data Transfer Technology . Be it a feature phone or a smartphone, the end-client can save, send and spend his money freely, right at his fingertips.

TagPay is increasingly being used by Financial Service providers to offer financial services including P2P money transfer, salary disbursement, bill payment, and transactions at the point of sale directly on their clients’ mobile phones, thanks to a wide variety of channels, including IVR, the web and sound. This channel has eliminated the dependence on USSD channel controlled by mobile network operators to process mobile transactions. TagPay is also managing the entire branchless banking agent network making the control of operations in real-time possible, right at the headquarters.

Yves Eonnet, Tagattitude’s CEO, received the award in Lagos, saying that it “was a great honor. The award recognizes the impact that TagPay’s technology can have in building new financial service ecosystems in Africa. We have built TagPay, bringing the best technology to the table, in order to help financial institutions reach their financial inclusion goals.” Presenting the case study of DR Congo ‘s Trust Merchant Bank whose mobile banking financial service is powered  by TagPay is reaching the vast unbanked populations of the country.

The Kalahari Awards were presented at the 6th Remittance and MobileMoneyExpo in Lagos, Nigeria. Emmanuel Okoegwale, Principal Associate of Mobile Money Expo, oversaw the awards. “We congratulate all of the award winners today and it is our sincere hope that the honor will inspire better innovation in 2016 and beyond,” he said. “MobileMoneyAfrica is proud to be celebrating the 6th Kalahari awards, which celebrates innovative leaders in e-commerce, payments, remittances and mobile financial services.”

The Kalahari awards are dedicated to acknowledging creativity, commitment and excellence in the digital payments and remittance industry across Africa. The awards are given to organizations that have made significant contributions to the remittance and mobile financial services sector by making financial services more affordable and more available, thereby creating impactful developments in Africa.