After decades of being defined by negative stereotypes of poverty and failure, the projections look good for Africa, with emerging economies presenting exciting growth opportunities. Access to technology, changing demographics, improvement in governance, although slight, etc. have led to progress in the business environment across the continent.

The continent’s fast-growing population and market continue to present opportunities for businesses to take advantage of Africa’s unfulfilled demand for goods and services. The potential is endless.

However, amidst this deluge of improvements,  businesses across Africa are still being plagued by challenges, from scarcity of skilled labour to lack of market data, supply chain challenges, strict government regulations and payment challenges.

Payment challenges

After the hard task of securing capital, African businesses are having a hard time receiving and moving it around the continent for growth. Businesses are fraught with hurdles of inefficiencies in payment processes and high fees for collecting payments and making payouts.

For this article, we are looking at the challenges of making mass payout to Africa and how Fincra’s payment solutions can help businesses.

Mass Payout

Mass payout is when you make payments to multiple recipients simultaneously. Instead of making each payout separately, this method uses a mass payment Application Programming Interface (API). Regardless of location, currency, or payment method, this API allows businesses and organisations to make batch payments.

Unlike other payment processes, mass payouts are complex and require more infrastructure. Making mass payouts requires the payer to adhere to tax compliance, onboard the payees, validate payment details and reconcile payments.

Uses cases

With the acceleration of globalisation, people worldwide are doing business together daily. Africa being in that transaction chain, presents several use cases of mass payouts to the continent. From an investor sending money to companies in Africa, or a foreign business transacting with African partners and affiliates,  mass payouts are a fundamental function of businesses in this continent. Businesses can turn to a mass payout service provider with a robust framework to carry out mass payouts across borders to keep business partners, suppliers etc., happy. This is where Fincra comes in, to deliver timely and reliable payments.

Fincra's mass payout features

For businesses who want an integrated mass payment solution that saves time and money, Fincra is the best payment partner to work with. Fincra has the tool to manage mass payouts and payroll across multiple countries and currencies and scale cross-border payments with multiple channels and payment options.

Businesses can enjoy real-time payout/transfer processing via our easy-to-integrate payout API, and make secure and seamless cross-border payments to individuals and businesses across our network.

Fincra has a robust and secure infrastructure for mass payouts. With our streamlined and automated payments technology, you can automatically make mass payouts to your customers, individuals, and businesses and ensure full payments arrive swiftly in beneficiary accounts with no hidden fees.

With our payout features, businesses can pay vendors, suppliers and other business partners instantly in EUR, USD and GBP and several African currencies like GHS, KES and ZAR via our secure payments portal or by simply integrating our payout APIs into your application.

Fincra also has global coverage and extensive payment networks that enable international transfers-SWIFT for all currencies, SEPA and SEPA Instant for Euros, CHAPS for Pound Sterling and FAST.

With these features, business owners can expand their operations to pay salaries and send money to suppliers securely in real time.

If you have businesses in need of mass payouts, you can reach out to the sales team to get started.