Bangkok, 9 August 2023 – dzcard, the globally recognized leader in smart card production and digital services for the banking industry, marked an impressive presence at the World Financial InnovationSeries (WFIS) held in Nairobi, Kenya on 24-25 May 2023. Gathering over 600eminent leaders in technology and business from top-notch banking, insurance, and micro-finance institutions, the event was a focal point for financial innovation across the African continent.
dzcard, with its notable booth, unveiled a suite of pioneering solutions from card issuance to cutting-edge bank-as-a-service offerings. This engagement underlines dzcard's commitment to support the thriving fintech ecosystems across Africa, with Kenya serving as a key market and the steppingstone to the rest of the continent.
"Kenya, known as the 'Silicon Savannah', is leading the charge in mobile money usage and digital innovation in East-Africa. This aligns seamlessly with our ethos at dzcard, as we strive to pioneer advancements in digital banking services," stated Younes Lahlou, dzcard’s Managing Director Africa.
Mr. Lahlou continued, "Participating in WFIS 2023reinforced our belief that our innovative solutions cater effectively to the demands of the African market. We're proud to contribute to this vibrant ecosystem and are eager to foster further collaborations throughoutAfrica."
As Africa continues to draw significant venture capital funding and stimulate foreign direct investment in the fintech sector, dzcard's dedication to fostering innovation is more timely than ever. The company stands firm in its support for initiatives like the Central Bank of Kenya's "NationalPayments Strategy 2022 – 2025", echoing the continent's mission to encourage groundbreaking developments in the payment system. With a focus on the five pillars of the WFIS exhibition – Card Issuing, Virtual Account System,Banking-as-a-Service, Online Fraud Prevention and Risk Management, and Next-Gen Smart Cards – dzcard is committed to advancing these key areas, furthering its alignment with the technological and financial evolution of the region.
Established in 1971, dzcard, headquartered in Thailand, has grown to be one of the top 10 largest secured smart card providers globally, maintaining robust relationships with significant banks, financial institutions, telecom operators, and prominent retailers in over 40 countries. With subsidiaries spanning India, Malaysia, Morocco, the Philippines, and Tanzania, the company is securing everyday lives in our increasingly connected world.
dzcard's mission is to simplify and secure the complexities of our digital lives by safeguarding transactions, protecting identities, and assuring connections. As a fully integrated company, it provides a comprehensive suite of products and services, encompassing card production, packaging, personalization, and digital solutions, along with encrypted authentication.
The company's commitment to excellence is further exemplified in its payment, fintech, telecom, and governmental solutions, reinforcing the trust ofits clients and customers in an ever-evolving digital landscape.
Boasting a team of over 800dedicated professionals across three continents, dzcard operates two factories and five scheme-certified personalization centers, underscoring its capability to deliver high-quality, secured smart card solutions on a global scale. A standout feature of dzcard's offerings includes its ability to deliver import duty free to EAC and SADC countries in Africa, showcasing its strategic advantage and commitment to the continent's evolving needs.
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