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Revio adds FinTech executive Munya Chiura to advisory board to accelerate African expansion

Africa FinTech executive, Munya Chiura, joins Revio's advisory board. Chiura is a sought-after growth leader with former roles including Head of Growth for Rest of Africa at Flutterwave. Chiura shared that Revio “is targeting a key barrier to growth for businesses in Africa” through targeting “fragmentation and a lack of interoperability” of payment methods.


Former Payworks CEO, Christian Deger, joins Revio’s advisory board

Former founder and CEO of Payworks, Christian Deger, joins Revio's advisory board. This move sees the payments veteran throw his experience and reputation behind a startup focused on using payments data to optimize revenue collection and assurance across Africa. 


5 ways to increase payment success rates

Globally, card payments fail 10-15% of the time. In emerging markets, this failure rate is much higher – ranging as high as 40%. Payment failures not only result in immediate lost revenue, but can impact future sales, with 62% of customers opting not to return to a website after experiencing a failed payment. In this article, we highlight 5 tried-and-tested ways that business can increase payment success rates. 


Payment Orchestration: The next wave of payment innovation in emerging markets

In emerging markets, the payments ecosystem is particularly fragmented, with multiple payment methods operating independently. By consolidating payment processing and management, payment orchestration can help businesses to increase acceptance rates, improve operational efficiency, and enhance user experience – taking the pain out of getting paid. 


Featured Feature: Debit Order API

In Southern Africa, debit orders are still the primary method for collecting recurring revenue. However, the payment method is complex and costly to implement, and can be risky to manage at scale. Find out how Revio's Debit Order API simplifies this complexity, making debit order accessible and scalable to businesses of all sizes.


Looking back at an eventful year at Revio

As the year comes to a close, our COO reflects on the African payments landscape and what the future holds for Revio


Announcing Revio's $1.1 million Seed round

Revio raises $1.1 million from leading investors to solve the payments failure problem in emerging markets. The round was led by SpeedInvest, joined by Ralicap Ventures, The Fund, and Two Culture Capital.

Case Study

Old Mutual partners with Revio to enable online payments for SMEs

Old Mutual, Africa's largest insurer, launched SMEgo to help SMEs run and grow their businesses on the go. Our partnership enables SMEs to receive card and EFT payments instantly, helping businesses get paid on time and better manage cash flow.

Case Study

How Anytime Fitness accelerates market expansion with Revio

Anytime Fitness is a franchise of 24-hour health and fitness clubs with more than 5,000 locations in 35 countries. Learn how the group collects recurring payments and accelerates market expansion using Revio's Payments API.


Featured Feature: Split Settlements

Seamlessly settle into multiple accounts in multiple countries and currencies, optimising your cash flow and transaction costs. Perfect for marketplaces, franchises, and revenue share models.


Why I joined Revio? Words from our new COO, Nicole Dunn

Joining us from a career in venture building and investing, our new COO shares why she excited about scaling Revio. Spoiler: What do you get when you combine a multi-billion dollar market opportunity, best-in-class technology, and a team with 50+ years payments experience? That's right: Revio.


How a seamless payment process can improve customer experience

Whether customers are checking out on an e-commerce site, paying an invoice or setting up recurring subscription transactions, the process must be seamless and straight forward. Giving customers the control the way they pay and enhance their customer experience.

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