HabariPay receives Mastercard award

In recognition of its efforts to deepen digital payments acceptance for businesses on the continent, the fintech payment product of HabariPay, Squad, has received an award for “Accelerating Digital Acceptance in Africa” at the inaugural session of the Mastercard EDGE 2022.

In recognition of its efforts to deepen digital payments acceptance for businesses on the continent, the fintech payment product of HabariPay, Squad, has received an award for “Accelerating Digital Acceptance in Africa” at the inaugural session of the Mastercard EDGE 2022.

The event was held to recognise outstanding fintech companies and business leaders that are revolutionising payments in various ecosystems.

The Mastercard EDGE – ‘Envision the Future of Digital, Gateways and e-Commerce Forum’ – took place at Internet City, Dubai.


The event hosted tech industry experts from across acquirers, PSPs and payment technology innovators who convened to discuss the future of digital payments in emerging markets and witnessed the recognition of brands that are leading payment innovation in Africa and beyond.

HabariPay was awarded for creating a turnkey solution that allows merchants to easily accept cashless payments in-store and online.

Under Squad’s portfolio is its flagship SquadPOS solution, a first-of-its-kind payment technology in Nigeria that enables merchants to accept card payments with NFC-enabled android devices. Its other solutions include Squad Virtual Account, Squad Payment Link, Squad Storefront, and Squad USSD.

Speaking about the award, the Managing Director, HabariPay, Eduofon Japhet, said, “It is indeed an honor for us to be recognized for our efforts toward driving digital payment acceptance within the African landscape.

We are deeply motivated by a passion for helping merchants receive payments in an easy, efficient, and cost-effective way so that they can thrive in this ever-evolving digital economy. In building Squad, our goal was to create a level-playing field for businesses to access a complete, affordable, and efficient tool that helps them receive payments online or in-store.

“Though this product has only been in the market for a few months, we are excited to see how many businesses are steadily adopting it to help simplify their daily business processes. We are also inspired to see that our work at HabariPay is not going unnoticed, and we are grateful to the Mastercard team for this recognition. We are encouraged to accelerate our mission to simplify payments for businesses in Africa and will continue to work toward leading innovation within this payment ecosystem.”

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