We did it! Team Wala setup office in the beautiful Cape Town, South Africa and we are ready to revolutionize banking throughout the continent. Now you might be wondering why Cape Town or why South Africa?

While every country throughout Africa NEEDs better banking and financial services for all consumers, we strongly believe that South Africa is the best country for Wala to launch in and start building a presence. Here is why:

Customers: The most important part of Wala is creating what I like to call a “consumer-driven” financial solution. Everything we do is for you and our goal is to provide Zero-Fee accounts to all Africans so financial empowerment becomes a reality. Over the last 10 months, we have seen a huge increase in our customer base specifically in South Africa. We have almost 1M South Africans who have signed up for the launch of Wala and given how quickly that number is growing we want to focus our energy here. But don’t worry. If you are in Uganda or Tanzania or any other African country, we are listening to you and we will be coming to serve you very shortly!

Partners: South Africa is the financial hub of Africa. Most banks are headquartered in Johannesburg, industry experts reside throughout the country, and the banking infrastructure is developed and very advanced. We need to make sure we are not only close to our partners, but also the valuable resources that will help us grow.

Talent: Cape Town specifically is a growing innovation hub, especially in the financial industry, with many startups popping up all over. In order to grow efficiently and revolutionize banking we need to build the best team. This means being located in a city where people want to live and work. Interested in working with Wala in Cape Town? We are hiring!

Cape Town is just the beginning for Wala. We will be setting up offices in every country that we expand so we can better service you. If you are in the area and want to learn more about Wala or meet the team just reach out!

From the entire Wala Team, thank you for welcoming us to this beautiful continent. We cannot wait to meet you and truly make a difference.