International Finance

Absa ARO moves to Fiserv to enable card management in African nations

It seeks serve customers in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia

Fisery a leading global provider of payments and financial services technology, recently announced that Absa Regional Operations (ARO) has moved to Fiserv to support credit card management and processing in nine African nations.

What started as a program to enable Absa to separate its card platform from Barclays has resulted in ARO taking bold steps to remodel its business for increased agility and growth as it serves customers in African countries including Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

“Fiserv provided us with a flexible and scalable solution that meets local requirements across Africa, enabling us to achieve separation from Barclays PLC within our agreed timeline while preparing to support growing card usage in the region,” said Vimal Kumar, Chief Executive for Retail and Business Banking, Absa Regional Operations. “The collaborative effort of our teams exceeded our expectations, and I look forward to our continued partnership. I am confident that our platform choice will enable us to fast track the digitalisation of our credit card business, which is key to building our customer franchise.”

This timely implementation of FirstVision was achieved using a virtual team model based on proven Fiserv conversion methodologies, as the ongoing pandemic required remote operations.

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