The partnership agreement with US-based Axiom Bank establishes a solid foundation for future growth and upcoming programs for Change Financial in the region.
Global fintech Change Financial (ASX:CCA) has announced a partnership with Axiom, one of the fastest growing community banks in the US.
The three-year partnership is a key step towards expanding Change’s reach in the US, and will be a key relationship when onboarding fintechs in the region.
Change aims to onboard potential clients with Axiom as the issuing bank, leveraging Change’s Mastercard registered processor and payments platform, Vertexon.
CCA’s platform currently manages and processes more than 16 million virtual, credit, debit and prepaid cards worldwide, serving 136 clients in 36 countries.
“Unlocking growth in the US is a key focus of our FY22 strategy, we’re thrilled to announce a strong partnership with Axiom Bank so early in the financial year,” says CCA CEO, Alastair Wilkie.
Partnership underpins Change’s global growth strategy
Headquartered in Florida, Axiom Bank provides a wide range of financial products and services.
These services include retail banking, money market and CD accounts, as well as commercial banking, treasury management services and commercial loans for both real estate and business purposes.
CCA’s payments technology provides the critical infrastructure that connects existing licensed banks with modern API-driven brands, such as fintech platforms.
Under the partnership agreement, Change’s payments platform, Vertexon, will allow onboarded clients to access feature rich products and functionality such as physical and virtual cards, access to ATM networks and Buy Now Pay Later payment options.
The two companies are now working together to onboard potential clients in the US, with the first client expected in the December 2021 quarter.
Axiom Bank’s executive vice president of Banking-as-a-Service, Ron Strand-Sorrell, said: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Change Financial, and are excited about the opportunities that leveraging their innovative payment solutions bring.”
CCA expects that clients in the US will contribute to driving growth in its recurring revenue.
The partnership also highlights CCA’s ability to deliver on its FY22 growth strategy, by engaging with banks and fintechs to drive future growth.
“We’re committed to strengthening and growing the core business and believe the partnership with Axiom effectively highlights how Change delivers tailored and innovative payment solutions to banks and fintechs around the world,” said Wilkie.
Change is currently undergoing a rapid growth trajectory, with top line revenue surging from US$300,000 in FY20 to US$8.4 million ($11.3 million) in FY21 – in a year described by management as being “transformational”.
In FY22, Change expects its sales pipeline to grow as it focuses on global business development strategies.
One of the strategies includes the rollout of its Phase 2 Customer Ready Platform, which will allow it to offer a next-generation integrated payment processing and card management solutions platform.