Waseela Microfinance Bank Limited goes live with IRIS Switch

Waseela Microfinance Bank Limited (WMBL), the 10th licensed microfinance bank in Pakistan by State Bank of Pakistan, has gone live with IRIS Switch, the next generation Enterprise Switch and Financial Middleware for ATM, POS driving, Debit Cards and IRIS PCMS (End-to-End Prepaid Card Solution).

The project has been deployed in a record duration of 4.5 months where all these services were previously live via an outsourced model. Prior to deployment of IRIS at WMBL, TPS enabled Mobicash to offer bill payment services through its 65000+ agent network. TPS has also enabled WMBL with its state of the art home remittance solution through which WMBL is able to receive foreign remittances directly from exchange houses, banks and money service businesses directly into WMBL accounts and also disburse the remittances from select branch locations.

IRIS is a sophisticated payment solution that enabled WMBL for its Card Management System, ATM, POS & Ecommerce acquiring plans. WMBL customers hosted on Temenos24 – Core Banking solution would be able to avail proprietary as well as a payment scheme cards. Simultaneously, Mobile Wallet customers can also be issued a companion card which can be proprietary or payment scheme cards. The cards can be acquired on banks owned ATM/POS network as well as the shared ATM/POS network with national switch. WMBL will be able to achieve Interoperability between wallets and bank accounts with the entire banking network.

Supported by advanced features of IRIS, WMBL can accelerate the execution of its far reaching strategy, including upgrading the network to support virtual prepaid cards and its new mobile banking initiatives.

The bank will also benefit from a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), increased speed to market and facilitate in channel growth. Additionally WMBL will use IRIS – Prepaid Card Management Solution, a comprehensive end to end prepaid solution, for launching any type of branded or white labeled prepaid cards in the e-banking market domain.

To smoothly execute this migration project, TPS and WMBL have assigned dedicated teams consisting of highly skilled personnel to manage this challenging and strategic project. All assigned resources have worked as a closely-knit team to achieve the challenging project with multiple migration challenges from outsourced platform.


“WMBL’s relationship with TPS goes a long way. Their solutions are reliable and their expertise commendable as a leading e-banking solution provider, smooth migration of our services from outsource to in-house model is self-explanatory. We look forward to many more ventures with them” Ghazanfar Azaam – CEO & President, Waseela Microfinance Bank Limited .

“We feel proud to be associated with TPS for our Mobicash initiative. Their solutions and services are up to the mark and expectations and we are confident that they will support us in our business objectives. We see significant prospects for quick expansion in mobile financial services industry by influencing modern technologies to achieve efficiency and transactional conveniences to the target market segment.”Ms. Aniqa Afzal Sandhu – Senior Director, Mobile Financial Services, PMCL

“TPS feels privileged to be associated with Waseela Microfinance Bank Limited as a trusted technology partner for entire e-banking domain. We are excited to expand the digital financial services footprint of the largest mobile operator in Pakistan and help them hold the Pakistan flag high in the other countries that Vimpelcom group operates” . Mr. Shahzad Shahid, CEO TPS

Waseela Microfinance Bank Limited

Waseela Microfinance Bank Limited (WMBL) is the 10th licensed microfinance bank in Pakistan by State Bank of Pakistan under ‘Microfinance Institution Ordinance 2001’ and is 6th bank having nationwide operating mandate. WMBL started its operations on May 2, 2012.

This new Microfinance Bank has been established at a critical junction in the evolution of the microfinance industry in Pakistan. For the last 3 decades, microfinance has largely been dominated by relatively weak and unsustainable institutions focusing on the traditional micro credit, but with the evolution in branchless banking and impact of technology in the banking sector, a lot more focus is now headed towards the gaining the strategic advantage of covering outreach through mobile banking products.

Mobilink has always been at the service of the Pakistani nation, as the first mobile service provider of Pakistan. Mobilink has partnered with Waseela microfinance bank to mark its entry into the branchless banking segment. The innovative product parcel of Mobicash gives the people of Pakistan complete financial liberation that they have always wanted in life.

With Mobicash, customers have access to the simplest way to conduct their financial transactions, whether they are related to paying bills, sending/receiving money within Pakistan, purchasing top ups for their cell phones (Pre-paid).

TPS is a leading provider of cards and payment solutions trusted by over 130 customers spread across 30+ countries including Middle East, South Asia and Africa with increasing footprint across other regions. TPS solutions and services enable banks, telecoms, central banks, payment processors, national switches and other institutions in their mission critical electronic banking, cards and payments services.

TPS offers a combination of technical and business expertise in the area of issuing, card management, multi-channel acquiring, payment processing, alternate delivery channel management, e-commerce gateway, bills payment and processing, remittance processing and internet & mobile banking. From inception through design and implementation to upgrades and support, TPS stays committed to the entire project life cycle and beyond .




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