Stitch Partners With Absa to Offer Absa Pay for Enterprise Merchants Across South Africa

Payments infrastructure company Stitch to offer all available direct bank APIs as part of its Pay by bank solution, including Absa Pay, Capitec Pay and Nedbank Direct EFT

Payments infrastructure company Stitch today announced that it will partner with Absa, one of South Africa’s leading banks, to make the newly launched Absa Pay available to Stitch merchants. Stitch will offer all available direct bank APIs, including Absa Pay, Capitec Pay and Nedbank Direct API, as part of its broader Pay by bank solution. With this addition, customers of Absa will be able to make payments directly from their Absa account to any Stitch merchant that integrates Absa Pay.

Pay by bank is the fastest-growing payment method in South Africa, with rising demand from consumers due to its seamless experience, speed and security. Absa is the latest major bank in South Africa to release a direct API, allowing Absa customers to make bank payments directly from their Absa account to that of online merchants they wish to pay, securely – without the need to enter their banking details online.

“It’s exciting to see the continued growth of innovation in South Africa’s banking ecosystem, as Absa brings its API to the market. As infrastructure players, we’re excited to partner with Absa as part of our mission to ensure our clients always have access to the latest payment methods and advancements, such as Absa Pay. This will continue to bring more consumers into the digital economy and give them more choice in how they want to make a payment,” said Stitch President Junaid Dadan.

Stitch enables businesses to access bank APIs like Absa Pay without the need for a direct bank integration. Existing Stitch clients will be able to add Absa Pay to their existing integrations without the need for any deep development work. New Stitch customers can easily combine Absa Pay with any other payment methods, such as Pay by bank, Card, Manual EFT and Cash, via a single integration. They’ll also be able to easily reconcile all payments across methods through the Stitch dashboard.

Enterprise businesses interested in offering Absa Pay via Stitch can get in touch at

Stitch launched in February 2021. The firm has raised a total of $52 million in funding from leading global and local investors and angels, including Ribbit Capital, PayPal Ventures, TrueLayer, firstminute capital, The Raba Partnership, CRE Venture Capital, Village Global and more.

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