Nium to Acquire Alternative Payments Network Platform Socashby Fintech News Singapore April 26, 2022
Global payments platform Nium announced a definitive agreement to acquire Socash, a Singapore-based alternative payments network platform.
Socash brings together financial institutions and digital commerce merchants into a network that allows consumers to deposit, withdraw, and make payments with cash from more than 30,000 local shops, cafes, and grocery stores.
The acquisition of Socash allows Nium to accept cash for online transactions.
This move also provides Nium with the team and technology to enable multiple forms of local payment acceptance for digital commerce, especially in emerging markets.
Together, Nium and Socash become the full-stack, platform-of-choice for global merchants with capabilities for local acceptance, multicurrency accounts, foreign exchange, and global payouts.
The acquisition is expected to close in Q3 2022, subject to customary regulatory closing conditions.
“The Socash team has built an impressive platform that bridges payments in the digital space with payouts in the physical world. When compared to current in-app payment costs, we estimate Socash saves up to 30 percent in commissions paid.
With this acquisition, Nium can offer a lower-cost payment processing alternative for digital merchants, spanning local payment acceptance through to global payouts.”
said Pratik Gandhi, Co-founder and COO of Nium.