SOURCE: Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc.

Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc.

December 03, 2015 10:14 ET

Net1 Celebrates 600,000 EasyPay Everywhere Accounts Milestone

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwired - December 03, 2015) - Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. ("Net1" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: UEPS) (JSE: NT1) today announced that 600,000 EasyPay Everywhere ("EPE") accounts have been opened since the launch of this product in June 2015. This milestone demonstrates the exponential take-up rate of the EPE product, as the Company reported 350,000 EPE accounts at the end of October 2015.

EPE is a fully transactional account created to serve the needs of South Africa's unbanked and under-banked population, and is available to all consumers regardless of their financial or social status. The EPE account offers customers a comprehensive suite of financial and various financial inclusion services such as prepaid products, in a cost-effective, convenient and secure solution. EPE provides account holders with a UEPS-EMV debit MasterCard, mobile and internet banking services, ATM and POS services, as well as loans, insurance and other financial products and value-added services. EPE accounts attract no monthly account fees, and account holders only pay basic pay-per-use fees whenever the account is used to transact.

"We are very pleased with the positive market response to our EPE product," said Dr. Serge Belamant, Chairman and CEO of Net1. "The sustained growth of our EPE account base demonstrates the high demand for a low cost, high-functionality account in our target market. We are also excited about the continued strong demand for our value-added services such as loans and pre-paid utilities, as well as the progress made with the roll-out of our insurance products," he concluded.

About Net1 (

Net1 is a leading provider of alternative payment systems that leverage its Universal Electronic Payment System ("UEPS") or utilize its proprietary mobile technologies. The Company operates market-leading payment processors in South Africa and the Republic of Korea.

UEPS permits the Company to facilitate biometrically secure, real-time electronic transaction processing to unbanked and under-banked populations of developing economies around the world in an online or offline environment. Net1's UEPS/EMV solution is interoperable with global EMV standards that seamlessly enable access to all the UEPS functionality in a traditional EMV environment. In addition to payments, UEPS can be used for banking, healthcare management, payroll, remittances, voting and identification.

Net1's mobile technologies include its proprietary mobile payments solution -- MVC, which offers secure mobile-based payments, as well as mobile banking and prepaid value-added services in developed and emerging countries. The Company intends to deploy its varied mobile solutions through its ZAZOO business unit, which is an aggregation of innovative technology companies and is based in the United Kingdom.

Net1 has a primary listing on the NASDAQ and a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

Forward Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements that involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. A discussion of various factors that cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking statements are included in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to revise any of these statements to reflect future events.

Contact Information

  • Investor Relations Contact:
    Dhruv Chopra
    Head of Investor Relations
    Phone: +1-917-767-6722