Mobile money News Direct Pay Online Group expands to Southern Africa By Incubate Africa Posted on March 10, 2017 4 min read 0 0 Direct Pay Online is described as the home of online payments as it provides a secure online & mobile payment platform that supports all modes of payments and currencies. Your business can accept all major credit cards, PayPal and mobile money payments (including cross border mobile payments) from all mobile providers in Africa coupled with a fraud prevention strategy which is combined with real time monitoring features to ensure that you and your customers are safe and secure. Direct Pay Online holds the highest security standard in the credit card industry – PCI DSS level 1. It serves thousands of online merchants in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania (including Zanzibar), Ethiopia and Zambia, including leading travel and tourism-related businesses in the region. The leading online payments service provider in Africa, The Direct Pay Online Group, (“DPO Group”) announced that it is acquiring 100% of the equity in Virtual Card Service (“VCS”) in Botswana and Namibia. This move will soon be followed by 100% acquisition of the VCS service in South Africa. The most notable and recent acquisition by this Group was PayGate (Pty) Ltd (“PayGate”), the leading South African online payments gateway. This further expansion into Southern Africa will further embed DPO Group’s position as the leading payments solution on the African continent. The combination of PayGate and VCS under the Direct Pay Online Group will provide a single contact point for merchants looking to accept payments across the continent. Merchants will have access to DPO’s services across the continent to provide bespoke development solutions and customer support in their local language; a single integration that offers their customers the broadest suite of payment options in Africa and world-class security, risk management and fraud prevention. The partnership will also complement the DPO Group in various areas including technology, expansion of the client base and growth in this geographical area as a clear indication on the impact of the rapid need for online money platforms across Africa for Africans.