Nigerian fintech startup Carbon has launched Carbon Specific, a keyboard extension that permits prospects to entry its providers from inside no matter app they’re utilizing.
Shopper lending platform Carbon, which rebranded final yr as mother or father firm OneFi continues to transition into being a full digital banking platform after elevating US$5 million in debt funding and buying Nigerian funds startup Amplify, has been busy increasing its providing, and has additionally moved into new markets with a Kenyan launch.
Its newest service – Carbon Specific – permits customers to provoke and full transactions equivalent to P2P transfers and invoice funds from the keyboard with out launching the Carbon app or leaving the app they’re utilizing. As a substitute, they are going to be capable of entry providers from the contact of their keyboard enabling faster Instagram or WhatsApp commerce.
Carbon Specific maintains the identical PCI DSS compliant model of encryption, authentication, and safety as Carbon’s different providers, thereby guaranteeing the safety of all transactions. The characteristic depends on the keyboard know-how of smartphones to facilitate transactions. The know-how provides a novel Carbon branded button to the client’s smartphone keyboard which they will faucet anytime to carry out transactions.
“This is a step in the right direction for Carbon as we aspire to go everywhere with our customer,” stated Chijioke Dozie, chief government officer (CEO) of Carbon. “People are spending a lot of their time on social messaging apps like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp, and it is only natural that some of the conversations they have on these platforms have to do with money. With Carbon Express, we are merging social conversations with financial services – meeting customers where they spend a lot of their time.”
The startup has additionally launched Carbon Rating, a loyalty scoring system that rewards prospects with advantages equivalent to healthcare, extra referral bonuses in addition to unique first entry to a few of its new options.
“We want to continue to build a mutually beneficial relationship between our company and our customers and what better way than to reward their loyalty and discipline,” Dozie stated.