UTU and Pngme Partner to Increase Access to Finance for the Underserved
June 1, 2021
UTU and Pngme will integrate their products to improve access to financial services for Africa and other emerging markets.
We are thrilled to announce that we’ve partnered with UTU to increase access to financial services in sub-Saharan Africa.
How will UTU and Pngme work together?
UTU and Pngme will work together in a number of ways.
First, our Creditworthiness and Core Trust APIs will be integrated into the Pngme API and SDK.
Pngme’s API aggregates data from customers’ bank accounts, USSD SMS usage, location information, and more. Combined with UTU’s artificial intelligence models, the product will dynamically gather and analyze data to ensure accuracy and customer trustworthiness.
Additionally, UTU’s ratings, reviews, and socially-powered recommendation features will be made available to Pngme’s bank and fintech clients. Their clients will be able to integrate our Trust Engine to incorporate ungameable ratings and reviews for their apps, leverage users’ social relationships to deliver personalized product recommendations to increase conversions, and maximize trust of their platforms.
We will also explore the integration and tokenization of Pngme’s data into the UTU Protocol, and vice versa, to enhance the robustness of each solution. Streaming this data into the UTU Protocol can create additional opportunities for users across Africa to earn UTU Trust Tokens by participating in the UTU ecosystem.
Of course, this data integration will be done in a privacy-preserving manner, where users will have full control over their data, who can use it, and how it can be used.
“UTU and Pngme share similar visions of increasing access to financial services for the underserved while allowing users to maintain and control privacy of their data, so this partnership is perfectly aligned and represents an opportunity to drive growth together. The Pngme team has been so supportive of UTU’s mission, and we are excited to work together to improve both of our products and increase access to finance across Africa and other emerging markets.”
“The combination of Pngme’s data tools and UTU’s AI models will help develop new products and services for the financially underserved. We’re incredibly excited to work with a team that shares our vision for financial inclusion and to build transformative products that have the potential for global impact”.
UTU’s mission is to become the trust infrastructure of the entire internet, replacing anonymous star ratings, reviews, and scores as the de facto trust mechanisms of our digital lives. We do this in service of our vision — to bridge the gap between how we trust in real life and how we are asked to trust online to make the internet a safer, more trusted place to gather, share, work, and trade. We are proudly based in Nairobi, Kenya. Learn More Here
At Pngme, we believe everyone deserves equal access to finance. Our platform enables this by making the process of collecting, analyzing, and using financial data by financial institutions frictionless and simple. Banks, Fintechs, and Credit Bureaus use our platform to create innovative financial products for un/underserved people. Our platform enables one-click data sharing, real time insights, and credit scoring. Pngme is on a mission to give ownership of data back to people, thereby giving equal access to finance and enabling wealth creation for billions of people.
Learn more about Pngme at pngme.com.