Whilst we started operations in 2002 as a transaction switching and electronic payments processing company, building and managing payment infrastructure, our business has grown remarkably in size and geographical scope. This has enabled us to deliver innovative payment products and transactional services throughout the African continent. The organization’s sustainable growth model demonstrated since inception has positioned Interswitch to expand into more sectors and markets than any other payments company in Africa.

Our expansion into the Kenyan market commenced in 2014 with the acquisition of Paynet Group. Over the last few years, our broadening network and tailored digital payment solutions have been instrumental to the development of Kenya’s payments ecosystem and providing solid foundations for further growth across the East African financial services landscape.

We offer a broad range of integrated payment and commerce solutions including our suite of corporate solutions as well as consumer offerings including our Verve physical and digital payment tokens and our flagship value added service, Quickteller.

Our Core Values

Our success is built firmly on our commitment to our core values.
  • Customer

    Our customers are the ultimate beneficiaries in everything we do

  • Empowered

    We trust our people to take the best decisions based on facts and experience

  • Ethical

    We exercise sound judgement in doing what is right

  • Open-minded

    We are open to encourage and accept differing opinions and ideas

  • Innovation

    We embrace creativity and new ideas, while being practical

Our journey to sustained impact

2002 – 2007

Laying the foundation
for Nigeria’s digital ecosystem

Established Nigeria’s first transaction and switching Infrastructure, paving the way for payment acceptance across the country

2008 – 2012

Integrating Payments and
pioneering Africa’s largest card scheme

Bridged the divide between consumers, institutions, and merchants with innovative payment solutions such as Verve, the largest domestic card scheme in Africa with 100% payment acceptance in Nigeria and acceptance in over 185 countries globally

2013 – 2017

Expanding capabilities and geographic footprint

Broadened the payment ecosystem across Nigeria and beyond, with easily accessible digital solutions catering to the modern consumer.

2018 and beyond

Enabling a culture of Digital Commerce

Developing innovative solutions to drive seamless payment technology for the 21st century, actively supporting Africa’s journey towards a cashless future.


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