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Payments

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    Commercial due diligence opens way to R1,5-billion deal

    Genesis was commissioned by Ethos Private Equity to conduct a commercial due diligence on Crossfin Technology Holdings, a South African fintech platform with assets in payments, digital lending and venture capital.

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    Due diligence opens door to $110m investment in SA challenger bank

    Genesis was tasked with conducting a commercial due diligence of Tyme Bank in order to advise Apis on the feasibility of acquiring the bank.

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    Fintech payments and partnership strategy for Pan-African retail bank

    Genesis was commissioned by one of Africa's larger retail banks to identify opportunities for partnerships with fintechs across the continent. 

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    Encouraging the acceptance of QR codes by SA micro merchants

    Genesis was commissioned by a global financial services company to conduct research on how to encourage the uptake of QR payments by micro merchants in South Africa, on behalf of a payment solutions provider aiming to enter this space.

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    The future of payments: Scenario planning for large retail bank

    Genesis worked closely with a leading retail bank to explore the evolving payments landscape in Africa to identify strategic and investment priorities for a leading regional bank. 

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    Commercial due diligence on payments service provider

    Genesis partnered with an international DFI to conduct a commercial due diligence of Adumo, a prominent South African independent payments company, with a possible view towards an equity investment in another, similar business.

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    Zimbabwe payment market scan for a co-branded card

    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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    Probe on purchase of crossborder digital payment provider

    A Pan-African bank commissioned Genesis to assess the revenue potential of the purchase of digital payment provider, with the intention of streamlining crossborder remittance payments both across its own customer base and for non-customers.

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    Evaluating the impact of a central bank digital currency

    Central banks across the world are rethinking approaches to financial and payments system infrastructure. New technologies such as distributed ledgers are revolutionising the way customers, businesses and financial intermediaries interact.

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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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    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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    Strategy for mobile-wallet partnership opportunities in Africa

    Genesis Analytics was commissioned by a global card association to conduct a mobile-wallet partnership opportunity assessment across five countries, Ghana, Senegal, Madagascar, Cote d’Ivoire and Mauritius. This entailed assessing and mapping the payment landscape in each country and identifying key payment opportunities in the mobile money, card and digital payments space.

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    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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    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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    Growing a card scheme’s footprint in Southern Africa

    Faced with the rise of mobile money, a large international card scheme approached Genesis Analytics to develop tailored strategies to grow card use in five key African countries: Angola, Mauritius, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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    First comprehensive mapping of South African fintechs for national treasury

    To enable the growth of the fintech sector while minimising risk and protecting consumers, the National Treasury, in partnership with The World Bank Group, commissioned Genesis to conduct the first full market diagnostic and sizing of the local fintech sector.

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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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    Analysing the future of South Africa’s card acquiring market

    Due to innovation and competition increasing, a global payment service provider wanted to better understand the market to engage new partners and increase their market share. This required a strategy and go-to-market approach across the various acquiring channels.

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    Due diligence on third-party payment processor deal

    Genesis helped fill an information gap for an international private equity firm when it conducted a commercial due diligence assessment of a third-party payment processor (TPPP) in South Africa whose main business was processing insurance-premium payments. 

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    Helping South African bank to keep up with digital innovation

    Genesis engaged with a large South African bank to create and maintain a market insights capability that would enable it to develop internal points of view on developments in the payments sector, allowing the bank to respond with appropriate short-term and medium-term strategies.

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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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    Balancing innovation with regulation to grow SA financial services

    Genesis partnered with the Centre of Excellence in Financial Services to understand which policy and regulatory approaches best suit the South African financial sector in managing the balancing act of preserving the country's sound financial system, while enabling fintech innovation that promotes improved access to finance and growth in the sector.

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    Quantifying the true cost of cash in South Africa

    South Africa has a high proportion of banked adults but cash still accounts for over 50% of the total value of all consumer transactions. Genesis partnered with MasterCard to quantify the true cost of this reliance on cash for consumers in South Africa.

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    Prospects for new Ethiopian mobile money operator

    Genesis was commissioned by an international private equity investor to conduct the commercial due diligence of an early-stage Ethiopian technology service provider.

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    Scoping plan to strengthen financial integration in SADC

    Genesis was commissioned by an international aid agency to define the scope for the design of a new Regional Financial Integration (RFI) programme aimed at improving financial integration within SADC.

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    Finding a channel sweet spot for a Nigerian bank

    Genesis was commissioned by a Nigerian bank to conduct a channel optimisation study, which involved an analysis of 65 million transactions across the bank’s customer base. This took into account global trends in channel usage, cost and best-practice channel optimisation, and considered the relevance of these international trends within the context of the Nigerian market. 

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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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    Mapping out path for local card-processing in SA

    Genesis partnered South Africa’s domestic payment switch, BankservAfrica (Bankserv) to determine how to continue providing card-switching services to the South African market.

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    Digital strategy for large global card scheme in South Africa

    Genesis Analytics was commissioned by a large international card scheme to analyse and develop a strategy to position the scheme in the South African digital payments market.

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    Risk assessment of new distribution channels

    Genesis Analytics was commissioned to conduct a risk assessment of the alternative distribution channel (ADC) strategy of four different financial institutions in Kenya, Ghana, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Tanzania. In each instance, the project team developed a risk assessment framework and identified the kind of project risks that the institutions had experienced.  

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    Business model for e-wallet customer payments

    Genesis was commissioned by a large provider of online retailing and services to examine the regulatory regime of Nigeria, with respect to the launch of an e-wallet for customer payments and the launch of a peer-to-peer lending service.

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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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    Sizing market for mobile phone money transfers

    Genesis was commissioned by one of the largest mobile network operators (MNOs) in Africa to establish the size of the market for local and cross-border money transfers in 16 countries throughout Africa, the Middle East and South America, including Nigeria, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire and Cameroon.

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