Clickatell—a global technology company delivering B2C communication solutions—has had a good year.

They were one of the companies selected to become Whatsapp's Business Solution Providers. As a Solution Provider, they are saddled with the responsibility of making Whatsapp Business solutions work for big businesses such as banks and private companies.

Towards the end of the year, Clickatell successfully rolled-out chat banking solutions on WhatsApp for banks like South Africa's Absa, United Bank for Africa (UBA), GT Bank, First Bank of Nigeria and Access Bank.

Originating from South Africa but headquartered in Silicon Valley, Clickatell was bullish towards conversational commerce in 2018. And that has earned it four awards from prestigious organisations.

Pieter De Villiers—Clickatell’s CEO, said:

We are excited and humbled by the market recognition through the awards we have won in 2018. We look forward to continue delivering on our mission to make conversations between businesses and their customers easy, timely and delightful.

Clickatell's Awards

The four awards Clickatell won this year are best fintech solution, top 10 finance companies, best lending initiative & application, and financial inclusion product of the year.

1. Best FinTech solution 2018 from AppsAfrica
The AppsAfrica.com awards celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa, showcasing the continents best innovations in 14 categories. With a focus on innovation and socio-economic impact through technology and innovation, nominees face a high standard of competition and evaluation criteria.

2. Top 10 finance companies award from FiNext
FiNext Tech Awards acknowledge the efforts of Fintech thought leaders. Its conference provides a platform for the global fintech sector, allowing startups, SMEs, incumbent tech providers, investors, financial institutions and other stakeholders to connect and interact.

3. Best lending initiative & application 2018 - West Africa from Asian Bankers
The Asian Banker awards have stringent evaluation criteria, and it is touted as the benchmark for global technology innovation with more than 150 entries annually.

4. The financial inclusion product of the year 2018 from Kalahari
The Kalahari awards are dedicated to acknowledging creativity and excellence in the digital payments and remittance industry across Africa.


Congratulations to the management and staff of Clickatell on such commendable feat.