IDEMIA partners with Paycode to deliver taxi registration payment cards in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Paycode taps IDEMIA’s expertise in identity, payments, and biometrics for a solution to register taxi drivers in the country within a fully accountable system.

Across major cities and towns in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, motorcycle taxis are an essential mode of public transportation, operating 24 hours a day. Until now, these taxis have typically operated without formal registration. Paycode—an Africa-based fintech that ensures the delivery of low-cost financial services solutions to unbanked African citizens offline and in real-time—tapped IDEMIA’s expertise in identity, payments, and biometrics for a solution to register taxi drivers in the country.

IDEMIA is supplying biometric devices and taxi registration payment cards in a solution that allows the Moto Taxi Association to operate a robust system that registers drivers and boosts financial inclusion.

Once drivers are biometrically registered, Paycode immediately personalizes and issues the payment cards to drivers. These cards enable drivers to identify themselves, as well as manage and pay their license fees directly from the card within a fully accountable system.

At IDEMIA, we believe in using our technologies and products to make a positive difference in the world. Working with Paycode enables us to launch our products in true “last mile communities, as well as supporting key projects to bring the benefits of identity and financial inclusion to the underserved.
Hennie Du Plessis, SVP Middle East & Africa at IDEMIA

We are very honoured to have Paycode as our partner in South Africa for many years. This project is a superb example of this successful partnership where Paycode have integrated their solution with the IDEMIA ID Screen and Payment card.
Helene Doret, VP Sales EMEA for Corporate ID at IDEMIA

This project is strongly aligned with our mission to bring biometric identity and low-cost access to financial services to everyone, no matter where they are. Operationally, we rely on hardware that can withstand the unique challenges and market requirements needed for last-mile delivery. With support from IDEMIA we are seeing great success in markets like the DRC and are looking at new opportunities to bring identity-payment cards to millions of people in Africa and beyond.
Ralph Pecker, Executive Director & Founder at Paycode


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