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How Interswitch is enabling players in the Sierra Leonean Payment Ecosystem

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L-R: Akeem Lawal (MD, Payment Processing & Switching – (Purepay) Interswitch, presenting the Financial Technology Personality of the year award to Dr. Ibrahim Stevens (Governor, Bank of Sierra Leone) at the Interswitch Fintech Forum which held in Freetown, Sierra Leone recently

In recent years, Sierra Leone has witnessed a transformative shift in its payment ecosystem, with technological advancements playing a pivotal role in enhancing financial inclusivity and efficiency.

To solidify this evolution, Interswitch, Africa’s leading integrated payments and digital commerce company is making significant strides to empower players within the Sierra Leonean payment landscape.

One notable aspect of Interswitch’s contribution is the recognition of outstanding players with prestigious awards at the just concluded Interswitch Fintech Forum in Sierra Leone, thereby fostering a culture of excellence and innovation.

These awards recognize and celebrate the achievements of businesses and individuals who are driving innovation in the nation’s payment sector.

The award categories and recipients include: Emerging Partner Award – Bloom Bank SL, Technology Innovation Partner Award – Sierra Leone Commercial Bank (SLCB), Technology Innovation Partner Award – Rokel Commercial Bank (RCB), Outstanding Performance Award – Guaranty Trust Bank Sierra Leone, Global Partner of the Year Awards – Access Bank Sierra Leone and FirstBank Sierra Leone, Exceptional Contribution to Financial Technology – Bank of Sierra Leone, and Financial Technology Personality of the year – DR Ibrahim Stevens.

Speaking at the event, Akeem Lawal, MD, Payment Processing & Switching, Interswitch Purepay, said: “It is an honor for us at Interswitch to witness the transformation of Sierra Leone’s payment landscape and the exceptional contributions of key players recognized through the prestigious awards presented here today. These accolades underscore the significance of innovation and excellence in fostering a robust and inclusive digital financial ecosystem.

As we celebrate the achievements of these outstanding individuals and organizations, we also look forward to a future where their pioneering efforts continue to drive positive change and elevate the standards of financial services in Sierra Leone.”

Asides Interswitch being a key player in promoting innovation in the payment sector by giving awards to outstanding players in different categories, the company has also been instrumental in enabling players in the payment ecosystem by providing a robust and reliable platform for processing payments.

Commenting on the award, the awardees unanimously applauded Interswitch for the recognition which they described as a step in the right direction towards building a robust payments ecosystem in Sierra Leone.

Interswitch remains a driving force in financial technology innovation, with a steadfast commitment to creating seamless, secure, and efficient payment solutions while recognizing key players contributing to the growth of Africa’s payment ecosystem.


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