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AZA Finance Becomes the First Fintech in Africa to be ISO 27001:2022 Compliant

After completing a comprehensive evaluation process, we are proud to announce that we have obtained ISO 27001:2022 certification. This demonstrates our commitment to the highest security standards for our customers’ and organisations’ data and is a testament to the effective measures, best practices, and controls we have implemented.

AZA Finance has become the first fintech company in Africa to achieve this certification. This updated certification standard outlines how businesses can manage risks associated with information security threats and requires the implementation of policies, procedures, and staff training. It certifies that AZA Finance has taken measures to protect its data and assets from cyber threats. It is worth noting that only a few organizations have been certified in compliance with this latest version of the standard.

What is ISO 27001:2022?

ISO 27001:2022 is the current version of the internationally recognised Information Security Management System (ISMS) standard. The standard includes a range of changes, from restructuring and refining existing requirements to adding new clauses and security controls.

What does this certification mean for our clients and partners?

As a client or partner of AZA Finance, you can benefit significantly from our ISO 27001:2022 compliance. Here are the key advantages for your organisation:

  1. Enhanced Information Security: 

ISO 27001:2022 compliance ensures that AZA Finance has implemented the necessary safeguards to prevent data breaches and unauthorized access. You can rest assured that our robust information security measures protect your business’s financial information, personal data, and transactions carried out with our payment infrastructure.

  1. Improved Risk Management:

Organisations of any size can face financial and reputation risks due to poor information security. Our certification affirms our commitment to ensuring the security of our clients’ and company’s information. We have identified vulnerabilities and implemented proactive security measures to address them, thus ensuring the safety of your data with us. 

  1. Data Protection Compliance

Adhering to ISO 27001 ensures alignment with data protection laws and regulations, mitigating legal risks and potential fines associated with non-compliance for your business and ours.

  1. Enhanced Employee Awareness: 

ISO 27001 encourages a culture of security awareness and responsibility among employees, reducing the likelihood of insider threats and human errors and allowing you to partner with us confidently.

  1. Business Continuity: 

ISO 27001 includes provisions for business continuity planning, ensuring that critical business functions can continue in the event of a security incident or disaster without halting our critical services and operations.

As a Fintech handling our clients and partners’ highly sensitive data, we take information security seriously, ensuring the highest standards of information security.

The ISO 27001:2022 certification reaffirms that AZA Finance has implemented a robust ISMS framework covering risk assessment, controls, and continuous improvement. This milestone is a testament to our tireless efforts to safeguard sensitive information and maintain the trust of our customers, partners, and stakeholders.

About AZA Finance

AZA Finance is an African fintech company offering secure and efficient financial infrastructure for payments, foreign exchange, and settlement. With more than a decade of experience, AZA Finance is committed to helping your business thrive in Africa. With our API and web platform, it has never been easier to transact, exchange, payout, and settle in all major African and G20 currencies. Our global infrastructure is a trusted gateway for leading remittance providers, multinational corporations, and innovative enterprises worldwide.

  • More than ten years as Africa’s leading cross-border payments provider
  • Transparent pricing and deep liquidity across 115+ markets via our robust API and intuitive web platform
  • Certified by world-class security standards, including PCI-DSS, ISO27001, and SOCII 
  • Fully regulated and licensed, including by the Bank of Uganda, the Bank of Spain, and the UK Financial Conduct Authority
  • Direct payout to bank accounts, mobile money wallets, and cash
  • Featuring seamless onboarding and automatic beneficiary screening for effortless transfers 
  • 99.5% uptime and 24/7 support, making it easier than ever for your business to operate
Learn more about how AZA Finance can help your business. Connect with one of our payment experts here.

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