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Payments


Payments

Overview

Genesis has deep experience in the payments space, with expertise spanning Africa and the Middle East. Given the importance of payments in allowing individuals, businesses and governments to transact quickly and affordably, our work has implications for both public and private sector strategies, payment regulation and oversight, as well as financial inclusion - all areas in which we consult widely.

Projects

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    30 Kenyan banks adopt innovative payments infrastructure

    Genesis partnered with FSD Kenya to develop a business case to convince 30 Kenyan banks of the value of joining PesaLink, a payment infrastructure that allows banks to offer real-time, person-to-person transfers at a low cost.

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    Driving adoption of payment services in rural Sierra Leone 

    Genesis was commissioned by the Ministry of Finance in Sierra Leone to assist in the design and implementation of rural payments connectivity solutions in conjunction with the deployment of a retail payments switch.

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    Future of South African payments through lens of macroeconomics

    Bankserv commissioned Genesis to assess the future of South African payment rails (i.e. payment platforms or networks) to better cater to the evolving payments landscape.

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    Due diligence of leading payments group

    Genesis was asked by an international private equity firm to analyse the business model of a South African-based ATM deployment company in order to determine its growth potential.

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    Plan for improving cross-border payments in SADC

    Genesis partnered with the FinMark Trust to verify what impact SADC's electronic cross-border payment system (called SIRESS) was having on the cost and efficiency of cross-border payments, and to understand why banks were not making greater use of it.

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    Plan to leverage bank’s investment in modern payments system

    Genesis was appointed by a large multinational bank to develop a business strategy for the domestic wholesale payments business unit that would leverage the bank’s strategic investment in a modern payments architecture.

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    Testing co-branded card opportunity in Zimbabwe

    Genesis was commissioned by a global card association to conduct a market scan and opportunity assessment on a co-branded card offering in Zimbabwe.


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    The future demand for card-switching services in South Africa

    Genesis Analytics was commissioned by a national payment switch to determine a strategy for its card-switching business considering the increased competitive pressure faced from international card schemes.

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    Developing a vision and strategy for Kenya’s National Payment System

    Genesis was engaged by the Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSD) Kenya, on behalf of the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), to perform a market analysis of the payments landscape in Kenya, and thereafter develop a 10-year vision and five-year strategy for the National Payment System (NPS).

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