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Insights from our work helping businesses in Africa build better financial solutions, and the latest news from the Stitch team

Featured • 26 May 2022

How Stitch Financial Data powers FlexClub’s smart vehicle recommendation engine

Problem: When vehicle subscription platform FlexClub began offering private subscriptions to individual customers, they needed a fast and secure way to assess potential customers’ affordability ...
Company
25 May 2022

5 questions for Stitch Head of Product Partnerships Neha Kumar

Describe your job to a 10-year-old. I build relationships with banks we would like to work with so we can build better products for our ...
by Thea Sokolowski, Head of Marketing & Communications​
Developers
12 May 2022

Introducing the Stitch Tech Stack

Stitch Full Stack Engineer James Foster walks us through the Stitch tech stack and shares some of the technologies and engineering patterns that our engineering ...
by James Foster, Full Stack Engineer
Industry
28 April 2022

What is VRP and why does it matter in South Africa and Nigeria?

As open banking innovation continues to gain traction globally, variable recurring payments (VRP) is often seen as the key to its future success. With our ...
by Junaid Dadan, CPO
Company
25 April 2022

5 questions for Stitch Head of Business Development Grant James

Describe your job to a 10-year-old. I help business owners, inventors and operators discover tools that can make their businesses grow faster. Also, when people ...
by Thea Sokolowski, Head of Marketing & Communications​
Product
25 April 2022

Introducing Stitch LinkPay: link an account for one-click pay-ins and payouts

We’re excited to officially launch our core payments product, Stitch LinkPay. This is the first payments solution that tokenises financial accounts and enables variable recurring ...
by Junaid Dadan, CPO
Industry
14 April 2022

What are the benefits of instant bank transfers in South Africa?

More than 40% of consumers in South Africa indicated a simpler checkout experience would play a role in encouraging them to complete an e-commerce purchase. ...
by Thea Sokolowski, Head of Marketing & Communications​
Company
24 March 2022

5 questions for Stitch Integration Support Engineer Lebo Morojele

We’re fortunate at Stitch to work with some of the best and brightest in the fintech space on the continent. Every month we’ll shine a ...
by Thea Sokolowski, Head of Marketing & Communications​
Stories
20 March 2022

Akiba Digital chooses Stitch for fraud-free access to financial data

Problem: The Akiba Digital team was using an international data provider to onboard and verify businesses on their platform, and to access their transaction and ...
by Thea Sokolowski, Head of Marketing & Communications​
Industry
17 March 2022

First Stitch Startup Showcase concludes in Cape Town

Last month, Stitch and The Raba Partnership team invited investors from across the globe, and founders from across the continent, to South Africa for our ...
by Thea Sokolowski, Head of Marketing & Communications​
Developers
9 March 2022

How to integrate Stitch using GraphQL

With this article, we aim to provide useful code examples as well as to demystify GraphQL, and to give you the tools you need to ...
by Jethro Muller, Senior Full Stack Engineer
Company
14 February 2022

We’re excited to announce our $21m Series A round

Stitch is building the financial infrastructure to enable Africa’s thriving fintech sector The round is led by The Spruce House Partnership, with participation from PayPal ...
by Thea Sokolowski, Head of Marketing & Communications​
Stories
11 February 2022

A year of growth: measuring impact

At Stitch, our mission is to power Africa’s tech companies with the financial infrastructure they need to more easily launch, optimise and scale their businesses. ...
by Thea Sokolowski, Head of Marketing & Communications​
Developers
9 February 2022

Get up and running faster, with Stitch self-serve

Part of living up to our mission of supporting businesses across Africa is to enable them to start building their products as soon as possible, ...
by Junaid Dadan, CPO
Stories
31 January 2022

Stitch partners with Revio

South Africa-based Revio helps SaaS and subscription businesses across Africa better manage recurring payments and collections. Stitch and Revio have partnered to offer Revio customers ...
by Thea Sokolowski, Head of Marketing & Communications​
Industry
20 January 2022

The anatomy of an African fintech’s tech stack

Wallet, P2P payments + remittances solutions It takes a community to enable a fintech to thrive. We took a look at what a typical “fintech ...
by Thea Sokolowski, Head of Marketing & Communications​
Company
7 January 2022

How Stitch API security protocols are like a modern hotel

Stitch CTO Natalie Cuthbert breaks down the security protocols of the Stitch API, comparing them to the security of a modern hotel. Those who still ...
by Natalie Cuthbert, CTO
Product
15 December 2021

What is an Instant EFT?

In South Africa, Stitch provides the infrastructure that enables Instant EFTs – or Instant Electronic Funds Transfers – so our customers can conduct seamless and ...
by Andrew Ma, COO
Stories
13 December 2021

With Stitch, Bitvice helps South Africans start investing in Bitcoin in under 2 minutes

Problem: Bitvice relied on manual documentation and KYC checks when onboarding new customers, which often took more than 15 minutes and led to high dropoff ...
by Thea Sokolowski, Head of Marketing & Communications​
Stories
7 December 2021

ImaliPay expands to South Africa with Stitch as payments and open banking partner

Problem: ImaliPay needed a trusted payments partner in South Africa that could provide a seamless experience for their users at affordable rates Solution: With Stitch, ...
by Thea Sokolowski, Head of Marketing & Communications​
Stories
25 November 2021

Rentoza launches pure subscription model, leans on Stitch to improve collections rate by 20%

Problem: Rentoza was validating customer identification and behavior manually and lacked data insights needed to quickly and accurately make an assessment. As a result, monthly ...
by Thea Sokolowski, Head of Marketing & Communications​
Industry
24 November 2021

5 ways to help your customers avoid phishing scams during Black Friday

With the holiday season looming, many shoppers are looking to take advantage of Black Friday / Cyber Monday discounts with their favourite online sellers. But ...
by Ion Todd, CISO
Product
10 November 2021

Product Update: November 2021

Stitch is on a mission to build what we call the financial graph for Africa – made up of the financial building blocks that can ...
by Natalie Cuthbert, CTO
Company
28 October 2021

Hello Nigeria! and the Financial Graph

We started our journey by providing fintech companies with access to financial account data, and, over the past seven months, we’ve grown our API volumes ...
by Kiaan Pillay, CEO
Stories
23 September 2021

Stitch to serve as payments partner for Chipper Cash in South Africa

Today marks a historic day for us here at Stitch. Over the last nine months, we’ve been working closely with the Chipper Cash team to ...
by Kiaan Pillay, CEO
Product
23 September 2021

Introducing Stitch Payments

Announcing the launch of our new product line: Stitch payments is now live.
by Andrew Ma, COO
Stories
11 September 2021

How Franc dropped its users’ potential portfolio funding costs by 80%

Franc is using Stitch Payments to offer its users a more affordable and seamless way to fund their investment portfolios.
by Benjamin Dada, Stitch Nigeria Country Manager
Company
25 February 2021

Hello world! Stitch announces a $4M seed round and leaves stealth mode behind

At Stitch, we’re good at some things. We’re good at building APIs, and we’re good at helping people solve their problems with APIs.
by Kiaan Pillay, CEO

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