Forter, the specialist in e-commerce fraud prevention, has announced a partnership with Flutterwave, the African payments technology company. 

In a first of its kind partnership in Africa, merchants will be enabled to accurately identify legitimate buyers from fraudsters, resulting in increased transaction approvals and reduced friction in the purchasing experience, all without the fear of fraud.

Michael Reitblat, CEO of Forter, commented: “We are excited about this partnership and our entry into the African market. Flutterwave now has access to Forter’s coalition of merchants, payment providers and banks fighting fraud on a global scale, utilising our AI and ML technology to help foster ecommerce growth in a market with huge potential. 

“At the same time, partnering with a market leader like Flutterwave allows us to provide its customers with the optimal user experience and with a trusted environment that enables them to safely grow with confidence.”

Servicing more than 290,000 businesses and processing over 140 million transactions worth over $9 billion worldwide since inception, Flutterwave is Africa’s largest payment service provider. 

The partnership with Forter provides merchants with the confidence to accept more transactions and online shoppers with the flexibility to use alternative payment methods as well as traditional options like credit cards. 

Commenting on the announcement, Olugbenga ‘GB’ Agboola, Founder and CEO of Flutterwave, added: “At Flutterwave, we take security seriously. Every transaction made on our platform is secured and even exceeds industry standards. By working with Forter we are able to achieve our vision of creating friction free commerce in Africa.  

“Our merchant network can focus on key business operational tasks and growth opportunities safe in the knowledge that our customers are protected against fraud. With Forter’s ability to instantly identify legitimate customers, we can further strengthen our commitment to fraud detection and security. 

“This enables our customers to increase the volume of approved transactions, expand their business operations to reach new markets and build brand loyalty by providing an optimal, seamless and trustworthy consumer experience.”