The global leader in software payment solutions
Helping businesses define frictionless, scalable and innovative new customer experiences.
Back in 2012, the development pace of computing and mobile devices within the banking and payments industry was about to herald change like it had never seen before. Where these industries had been built on the solid foundations of service, security and hardware and had largely remained unchanged for decades, the technology-empowered consumer began to demand a more seamless, personalised and integrated customer experience. Suddenly the systems, processes and hardware that had served banking and payments for many years were fast becoming unable to meet evolving consumer needs. And this set in motion a seismic industry shift, resulting in a new era of technological development that would see disruption of traditional processes such as consumer authentication.
MYPINPAD’s vision is to enable the most trusted, secure, fraud free authentication platform, free of legacy constraints for everyone. We imagined a world where customer experiences such as payments and identification could be innovated and transformed. Where any experience that required the authentication of a person could be securely done on an everyday mobile device, which would therefore open up a world of possibilities to innovate the customer experience.
With a proprietary, novel and highly secure means to enter data into modern but inherently insecure mobile devices, MYPINPAD has transformed the way in which payment transactions can be made. Moving from legacy, costly hardware solutions to safe and secure software-only processing with an optional step up PIN credential, we are at the forefront of an increasingly digital world where the customer experience has evolved to be more personalised, faster and seamless. Where the process of authenticating consumers has largely dictated the experience for this aspect of the purchase journey, MYPINPAD’s solutions open up unparalleled possibilities to innovate within this part of the customer journey.
MYPINPAD is the first company in the world to bring patented PCI certified, software-based payment solutions to market.
We are Visa Ready certified for Tap to Phone with optional PIN capture.
Our solutions integrate the payments ecosystem seamlessly into existing tech stacks, which opens up unlimited options to innovate and redefine the payment aspect of the customer experience.
Consumer credentials are verified via PIN, a secure and simple step providing a universally familiar experience across all channels.
And, we take care of the regulatory and compliance complexities required by PCI to enable secure and trusted payments.
MYPINPAD is the pioneer for PIN on mobile devices:
Our As-a-Service attestation platform:
Easy to use APIs and SDKs:
MYPINPAD’s Directors and Leadership Team represent a wealth of entrepreneurial, security and fintech expertise and experience.
Barry is a finance professional with over 25 years’ experience in venture capital, investment banking and corporate M&A. In 2014, he founded SmartPesa, a payments and agency banking fintech, and expanded its footprint to 11 countries globally. He became CEO of MYPINPAD when SmartPesa merged with MYPINPAD in 2022. Barry has also held leadership positions in blue chip companies including Merrill Lynch, Shell and BHP Billiton in the UK and in Singapore; as well as venture-capital-backed startups.
Over 30 years’ experience with the Investec Group serving at director level in SA, UK and HK. In this time Richard led and developed numerous global new business units spanning specialised finance, treasury, trading and private equity investment. As a proven leader in building new enterprises, he now brings that experience to delivering MYPINPAD’s vision and scaling the business globally.
With 25 years of executive experience, Hervé joins us most recently from Visa where he pioneered the deployment of next-generation payment solutions in Asia-Pacific leveraging mobile and contactless technologies. Born in France, he moved to Asia in 2002 where he co-founded five payments and eCommerce companies. Combining technical expertise with business acumen, his career is focused on accelerating the adoption of Fintech solutions for the banked, underbanked and unbanked populations.
Former Accenture consultant and Investec banking executive with over 30 years of knowledge in SA and UK Private Banking markets. Wayne has led large-scale technology operations for Investec and established their card payments and banking business in South Africa and the UK. A proven leader with core skills in retail banking, product innovation, operations, marketing and technology platforms, he has also held many executive roles and was on the board of Visa South Africa.
A technologist, product architect and strategist with more than 20 years’ experience in the payments industry. Jon combines trend insight, deep technical know-how and UX design and articulates this into products and actionable strategies. Jon is active across the payments industry globally with networks into banks, financial service providers and start-ups.
An FCCA Qualified Accountant with over 15 years’ experience in Finance across a variety of sectors including financial services, professional services and manufacturing. David has a track record of developing established and start-up businesses through periods of acquisition and high growth. David joined the Licentia Group in 2019 and now leads the finance function.
Sally has over 25 years’ experience of working in HR across multiple sectors including Telecoms and Finance. As a graduate in Psychology and an Executive Coach, Sally has worked with SMEs and multinational corporations. She brings a wealth of experience in partnering senior leaders and in managing projects across all organisational requirements.
A lawyer with over 20 years’ professional legal experience, including 15 years of in-house counsel leadership positions within the financial services sector, Kathryn holds responsibility for all legal matters pertaining to each of the Licentia Group entities. Kathryn qualified as a solicitor and barrister in Australia and holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Queensland and a post graduate diploma from the College of Law, Sydney.
Vini brings with him 16+ years of leadership experience in the payments industry alone, having held executive positions in some of the key players in Brazil. A graduate of the Stanford GSB – Leadership and Innovation program and having led successful teams in multiple verticals from banks, payment service providers to certification labs, he has a deep-seated knowledge of what it takes to design and deliver successful global and market-based product solutions.
With over 20 years in IT security and compliance, Neal joined MYPINPAD in 2018 to manage the security and compliance functions. Prior to joining MYPINPAD, Neal was managing FortConsult’s (part of NCC Group) business in Sweden and Norway. Neal has a long history of working as a consultant for companies such as Trustwave and Verizon Business, where he had a particular focus on the finance sector.
Currently CEO of Nok Nok Labs a leading digital security and authentication company and founding member of the FIDO alliance. Phil was co-founder and CEO of PGP Corporation until it was acquired by Symantec in 2010. He has significant experience in SaaS infrastructure and enterprise software having served in senior positions at Doll Capital Management, Embark, Vantive, Apple and Xerox.
Ashley offers a wealth of corporate banking and entrepreneurial experience. His corporate banking positions have included Senior Vice President at Chase Manhattan Bank, Senior Vice President at Mastercard International, and responsibility for operations and systems at The National Commercial Bank, Saudi Arabia. Since 2000, Ashley built and sold a number of companies including: NETGIRO, UCash, Virtual Fusion and Datacash.