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payd and Access Bank take first prize at The Asian Banker Financial Technology Innovation Awards 2018, in Nigeria

We are delighted to announce that Access Bank in conjunction with payd, a division of Clickatell, has taken top prize at The Asian Banker Financial Technology Innovation Awards 2018 in the category of ‘The Best Lending Initiative, Application or Programme – West Africa.’ 

Award      – The Best Lending Initiative, Application or Programme 2018, West Africa Region.

Authority – The Asian Banker Financial Technology Awards.

Winner     – Access Bank / payd, a division of Clickatell. 


payd Product –   . Core and .Control


‘The Asian Banker Financial Technology Innovation Awards’ is a programme designed to recognise and award outstanding achievements in technological implementations within banking operations. Annually, this programme receives in excess of 150 submissions and nominations, which describe a vast array of innovative solutions and demonstrate how efficient use of technology can deliver substantial benefits for businesses operating in the financial services sector. 

The programme provides an unparalleled benchmark of technological innovation in an increasingly fierce marketplace and is viewed globally as the most prestigious, comprehensive and transparent recognition programme of its kind.

payd.Core is a cloud-based platform that enables banks to manage and distribute digital products and accept payment via any of a banks’ electronic channels. In addition to this, the payd.Control platform allows banks to manage their USSD banking menu’s and other conversational banking channels, such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Telegram. The self-service front-end system allows for users to make changes to banking menu’s in minutes, and doesn’t require developers to make the changes. Banks can sell airtime, data, prepaid electricity, television and many other digital products on any of the their electronic banking channels. Our products offers seamless integration, reliability, offers great uptime and value added services.  

Please feel free to contact us if you would like to be one of our partners.


The prestigious award ceremony was held on 18 April in Lagos, Nigeria.