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17 Nov, 2022
Solta to Launch Tap on Phone solution in Fiji with Westpac Fiji, Mastercard and MYPINPAD

A first-of-its-kind PCI CPoC certified solution in Fiji, the launch will provide micro and small businesses easy access to contactless payments acceptance as customers increasingly choose digital payments.

17th November 2022, New Zealand: Solta, an established payments service provider with clients in the Pacific Region, has launched a new Tap on Phone solution in Fiji in partnership with Westpac Fiji, Mastercard and MYPINPAD. The PCI CPoC (Contactless Payments on COTS) certified solution, a first in Fiji, will greatly benefit the micro and small businesses there who have been among the hardest hit from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Part of a larger government-backed initiative by Mastercard, this partnership also brings together leading global entities – Westpac Fiji, leading Australian bank with a strong presence in Fiji, and MYPINPAD, a global innovator in mobile card payments systems. Together, they will pave the way for financial inclusion and digital literacy in the country. 

Powered by MYPINPAD’s PCI-certified SoftPOS technology, the app will equip market stall vendors in Fiji, mostly informal businesses, with the ability to accept card payments from local consumers and international visitors directly on their commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) Android smartphones or tablets. Removing the need to invest in additional hardware also means that more merchants can be onboarded quickly and affordably, which in turn will help them increase revenue and rebuild their businesses.

Mark Povey, CEO at Solta, comments, “We’ve been working collaboratively with MYPINPAD to develop this solution and we’re excited to have the support of our partners to release the DUAPAY SoftPOS solution into Fiji. As next steps, the collective team is now working on plans to launch DUAPAY in the wider Pacific region including New Zealand and Australia.”

Morten Hofstad, Head of Asia Pacific at MYPINPAD, says, “We are excited to work with Solta to implement our technology in Fiji and support the many small business owners there with contactless payments capabilities without expensive hardware. Our SoftPOS solution is PCI CPoC certified with active implementations around the world, so merchants and customers can be assured that their mobile transactions are fully secure.”

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About Solta
Solta was founded over 10 years ago on the insight that emerging technology could rapidly transform many sectors through fresh thinking and superior user experiences. Today, our business is split between New Zealand and Australia, with clients all through the Pacific region. R&D and innovation remains a key of what we do today, making us a strategic technology partner for tomorrow’s leaders in the fintech, mobility and construction sectors. 

MYPINPAD is a global leader in secure mobile payments acceptance and authentication solutions. The solution of choice for money on the move — We make it easy for people to transact using their existing smart devices, while making sure financial information is safe and secure. Our certified patented technology is built on cloud-based open systems designed to be bank-grade and ready to scale, providing partners with the tools to grow and futureproof their business. By working together, we drive financial inclusion for the benefit of millions globally.

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