Flutterwave Payment Technology Limited, a leading Nigerian fintech company, has reacted to media reports that it was involved in a money-laundering scheme in Kenya, stressing that it maintains the highest regulatory standards in its operations.
A statement by the company said the money-laundering claims are entirely false.
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It further explained that, as a payment platform, it earns fees through transaction charges, which could be verified.
“Claims of financial improprieties involving the company in Kenya are entirely false, and we have the records to verify this.
“We are a financial technology company that maintains the highest regulatory standards in our operations.
“Our Anti-money laundering (AML) practices and operations are regularly audited by one of the Big four firms. We remain proactive in our engagements with regulatory bodies to continue to stay compliant.
“Through our financial institution partners, we collect and pay on behalf of merchants and corporate entities. In the process, we earn our fees through a transaction charge, records of which are available and can be verified.
“As a business, we hold corporate funds to support our operations and provide services to all our customers.
“By facilitating payments for the biggest organisations in the world and everyday businesses, we process significantly large volumes of money and contribute to growing the economy in Kenya, and the rest of Africa,” it said in the statement.