NANJING, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Whale Cloud, a leading technology company providing software solutions and services for telecommunications and multiple other industries, today reached a partnership with Toka Fintech, a Mexican-leading financial group, to help it develop its own digital payment app with Alipay+ Digital Wallet Solution, providing Mexicans with better access to inclusive financial services.
Toka Fintech is a company belonging to Grupo Toka, which is one of the most important groups in the prepaid card market and has more than 4.5 million customers in Mexico. Grupo Toka is increasingly embracing digital payment services because of the fast adoption of smartphones in the country and the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this partnership, with proven payment technology, project delivery and operation experience from Whale Cloud and Ant Group in global markets, Toka Fintech will further embark on its digital payment journey and bring the inclusive, digitalized and personalized services to more businesses and customers in Mexico.
Whale Cloud and Ant Group will help Toka Fintech develop an all-in-one digital payment app tailored for Latin America market, providing comprehensive payment services powered by innovative technologies including financial-grade cloud native computing and AI-driven risk management.
“As a company that aims to continuously create value for customers, Toka Fintech is taking the lead in encouraging the use of innovative technologies in the delivery of financial services. The partnership with Ant Group and Whale Cloud is a milestone for us to advance financial inclusion,” said Hugo Villanueva, CEO and Owner of Toka Fintech.
“We’re excited to serve the digital payment journey of Toka Fintech,” said Cheng Guoming, General Manager of Alipay+ Global Partnership, Ant Group. “Together with Whale Cloud, we are willing to share our technical know-how and experiences to accelerate customers’ digital transformation and help underbanked communities across the world enjoy more inclusive services.”
“Toka Fintech will be the first in Latin America to adopt Alipay+ Digital Wallet Solution. Whale Cloud is so happy to turn Toka’s strategy into actions to reinforce its market position in advancing inclusive digital services”, said Ben Zhou, CEO International, Whale Cloud.
Alipay+ Digital Wallet Solution provides a full-suite of payment technologies and products to help customers develop their own e-wallet apps more efficiently, enable their users to top up, transfer, withdraw money and enjoy financial services directly from mobile devices, while allow merchants to accept these users’ online and offline payments, and manage their own loyalty and promotion campaigns.
Whale Cloud and Ant Group have formed a strategic partnership since 2020 to provide customers across industries with financial technology consulting, solution designing and delivery, and operation services.
About Grupo Toka and Toka Fintech
Toka Internacional, S.A.P.I. de C.V. “Toka” is a Mexican Company active in the issue of payment solutions, through electronic wallets in order to provide food, fuel, restaurant, travel allowance, etc. voucher services. The company started providing call center services to financial institutions and in 2012 they launched their first pre-payment card, business that has grown rapidly and become one of the top 5 electronic wallet issuer companies in Mexico.
In 2019 Toka created “Toka Fintech” as a strategy for continuous growth and taking advantage of the opportunity created by the new Fintech law in Mexico to commercialize its products to a B2C open market.
About Whale Cloud
Whale Cloud Technology Co., Ltd (“Whale Cloud”) is a leading technology company specializing in telecom software development and delivery, cloud computing, big data analytics, AI-enabled service operations, IoT, Fintech solutions and other professional services including planning and consulting. Founded in 2003, the company provides services to various market segments including telecom operators, governments, and enterprises around the world. Whale Cloud’s business scope extends from telecom markets to vertical industries. It has built its core competitiveness in communications software, operation services, cloud computing, big data analytics, AI, and Internet architecture.
Alipay+ provides global cross-border mobile payments and marketing solutions that enable global e-wallets and merchant partners, especially small and medium-sized businesses, to better serve their users and customers.
Alipay+ is introduced by Ant Group, the owner and operator of Alipay. One of the world’s leading digital payment platforms, Alipay serves hundreds of millions of users by connecting them with merchants and partner financial institutions that offer inclusive financial services and digital daily life services.
Vick Li Wei