IT in Banking
  • Home
  • /
  • IT in Banking
  • /
  • Old Mutual launches innovative prepaid and reward programme In Namibia, secured by Tranwall Transaction Control

Old Mutual launches innovative prepaid and reward programme In Namibia, secured by Tranwall Transaction Control

Wanchai, Hong Kong, 22 Aug 2014
Read time 2min 20sec

Tranwall, in partnership with Payment Express (PEX) Mauritius, has successfully completed the implementation of Tranwall Transaction Control for the OMCARD Namibia project.

Tranwall Transaction Control enables OMCARD to empower its cardholders with the ability to secure their cards by using mobile telephony to switch their cards ON or OFF for specific transactions types, such as online shopping, in-store purchases or cash withdrawals.

OMCARD, a prepaid Visa card, is specifically designed for Old Mutual customers, providing them with a cash-back rewards programme and the ability to link up to four additional cards for their family members.

This project is unique to Namibia, with the card and self-service offering being almost completely mobile telephone-centric. For added control and convenience, the OMCARD may be turned on and off from a customer's mobile phone. Tranwall Transaction Control enables two-way communication with cardholders using USSD, SMS or the Tranwallet smartphone application. Tranwall Transaction Control keeps cardholders informed of transactions on their card and provides advanced real-time control of their card security preferences. Additionally, Tranwall Transaction Control provides second-factor authentication to secure OMCARD Internet banking.

Mr Ben Jacobs, Operations Executive at Old Mutual Namibia, said: "In launching the OMCARD, we wanted to deliver a secure, easy-to-use and innovative product that is of value to our customers. To achieve this, we knew that we needed innovative partners that would leverage the value of the ubiquitous nature of mobile technologies for OMCard, and that is why we chose PEX with the Tranwall solution. Customers are excited about managing their own card security and we believe that the ongoing value of self-service and self-secure technology from Tranwall will continue to improve the customer experience."

"Our business success has been driven by a relentless focus on rapidly delivering value and innovation to our customers. The OMCARD project is a perfect example of this, and demonstrates how Tranwall provides benefits for both the bank and the cardholder, offering unparalleled customer convenience, security, savings and peace of mind. We are proud to be helping Old Mutual with this ground breaking project," stated Mr Sailesh Sewpaul, CEO of Payment Express.

"Tranwall provides a richer and more customer-centric solution to cardholders, allowing cardholders to be part of fraud prevention by allowing them to enable and secure their cards. We are happy to be working with PEX and Old Mutual Namibia to improve cardholder security and experience in the country," added Aurelien Duarte, CEO at Tranwall.


Tranwall is focused on creating technologies that address both existing and emerging threats in the global payment industry, with a specific focus on ensuring convenient, effective, scalable and easy-to-implement solutions. Tranwall is a Hong Kong-headquartered company with a highly skilled development team based in South Africa. The company's mission is to build trust in the global payments industry, with a vision of becoming the people's choice in transaction control.

For more information, contact:

Aurelien Duarte, CEO: Tranwall Limited
Visit Tranwall at

Old Mutual Namibia

Founded in 1845, Old Mutual has expanded from its origins in South Africa through organic growth and strategic acquisitions. The company has been listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges, among others, since 1999. With over 16 million customers and approximately 57 000 employees, it provides investment, savings, life assurance, asset management, banking and property and casualty insurance in Africa, Europe, the Americas and Asia.

For more information, contact:

Ben Jacobs, Operations Executive: Old Mutual Namibia
Web site:

Payment Express

Payment Express (PEX) is one of the most innovative and visionary payment service providers in Africa and Asia, managed by leading industry experts from around the world. Certified by both Visa and MasterCard as a full service payment processing company, PEX offers high-level expertise in all areas of e-commerce, provides banks, the retail industry and financial institutions with complete EMV-certified solutions as they migrate to EMV smartcard technology; as well as a wide variety of payment solutions and dedicated merchant and customer support.

For more information, contact:

Sailesh Sewpaul, CEO of Payment Express Limited
Web site:

Editorial contacts
Tranwall Aurelien Duarte
Login with