Nigerian startup SeamPay launches mobile wallet for faster digital payments

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Nigerian fintech startup SeamPay has launched a mobile wallet that provides users with a fast, safe, easy and contact-free way to send and receive money and pay for products and services.

Launched at the start of October, SeamPay aims to provide users with payment experiences that are seamless, inclusive and simple, and delightful. 

“As customers ourselves, we have frequently experienced the failures of the current payment system in Africa which brought about the inception of SeamPay,” said Abubakar Mohammed, the startup’s co-founder and chief technology officer (CTO).

For now the startup is working on its MVP and seeking product-market fit, and it is doing so in a busy local market.

“The Nigerian market had quite a number of successful launches in the area of fintechs rising up to create a product or provide an alternative solution, ranging from digital banks to mobile payments solutions and so much more,” Mohammed said. 

“However, the major gap in the market is that most of the fintechs were actually replicating already existing systems and trying to package it differently, and this allowed us to actually understand that payment systems are still unreliable, unsecured and often-times complicated. The market still needs a reliable, secure, fast and instant payment system without all the drawbacks current systems are known for.”

SeamPay believes it is that system, with Mohammed saying its mobile wallet platform aims to disrupt the payments space. The bootstrapped startup has begun seeking investment, and has already built a waitlist of over 4,000 users ahead of its formal launch in December.

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