FEB 1, 2024
Klasha and FOMO Pay join forces on cross-border payments
Klasha, a leading global cross-border payment company based in Africa, has officially announced its partnership with Singapore-headquartered FOMO Pay, a digital payment, banking and digital assets solutions provider in the Asian market.
Streamlining collections and payments
In a press release published on Wednesday, the two companies outlined the nature of the partnership. Through this collaboration, FOMO Pay will optimize collections for its corporate clients by leveraging Klasha’s platform. This synergy enables businesses to receive payments in various local African currencies and methods, with the added flexibility of receiving payouts in their preferred currencies.
Unlocking growth opportunities
The duo also envision the unlocking of growth opportunities for Asian businesses looking to expand into new markets within Africa. By facilitating seamless cross-border payments, Klasha and FOMO Pay believe that they can help businesses diversify and broaden their customer base.
In the joint statement, the management teams of Klasha and FOMO Pay expressed their enthusiasm for the collaboration. Jess Anuna, CEO of Klasha, shared her insights, stating:
“With combined efforts, we will continue to enable merchants in Asia to collect payments from the continent more seamlessly through our payment rails and our unique ability to terminate payments in greater Asia.”
Africa has been undergoing a transformation from the perspective of trade relationships while Asia is emerging as a pivotal trading partner, contributing to over 40% of both exports and imports for the continent. It is with that in mind that Klasha and FOMO Pay have united to introduce a platform aimed at enhancing cross-border payment capabilities for businesses and merchants across Africa and Asia.
FOMO Pay claims to be Asia’s first licensed gateway connecting fiat currencies and cryptocurrencies. The firm was established in 2015 and is regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to conduct cross-border money transfer services, domestic money transfer services, digital payment token services and merchant acquisition services.
In 2022 FOMO Pay announced a partnership with enterprise blockchain firm Ripple, which resulted in the fledgling company using Ripple’s On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) offering, a product that revolves around the use of Ripple’s XRP in moving value globally, without the need for correspondent banking relationships.
In July of last year, FOMO partnered with crypto compliance and blockchain analytics firm Elliptic. That partnership is aimed at building out a payment ecosystem in Asia that offers seamless interoperability between fiat currency and cryptocurrency. With that same goal in mind, last September FOMO Pay initiated a collaboration with crypto sector decision making specialist, Notabene, who are helping the company optimize in terms of know-your-transaction capabilities.
Zack Yang, co-founder of FOMO Pay, emphasized the partnership’s significance, stating:
“In this era of globalization, the synergy between FOMO Pay and Klasha marks a significant milestone in increasing financial connectivity between Africa and Asia. Our partnership is more than just a business collaboration; it’s a commitment to fostering seamless payments and economic growth across continents.
This collaboration not only opens up new avenues for African and Asian merchants, facilitating market expansion and easing entry into new territories, but also provides greater opportunity for merchants in those regions to fully benefit from day-to-day use of digital assets in international trade.