ImaliPay and TiAuto Investments have partnered to offer car accessories and other services to gig economy workers in the e-hailing space in South Africa.
TiAuto Investments is a South African based company that operates in the tyre, wheel, battery and automotive accessories industry. Across its multiple divisions, TiAuto Investments has a footprint spanning Africa, through their retail divisions Tiger Wheel & Tyre and Tyres & More ® which service South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Zimbabwe. TiAuto Investments continues to position itself as a company that focuses on excellent customer service, offering top-class products and overall added value for all its stakeholders.
ImaliPay is a fast-growing Pan-African and VC backed one-stop shop financial services platform focused on offering credit, savings, insurance etc. via a single channel or API to Africa’s gig economy platforms. ImaliPay incorporates a marketplace of products and services that are essential to gig economy workers. ImaliPay currently offers short and long term finance quickly and with ease to enable our customers to generate more revenue from their gig work. As ImaliPay rapidly increases its reach, and is now fully operational in South Africa, we continue to service the financially excluded gig economy workers.
We have a vested interest in gig workers’ overall financial security and well being, which is in line with our mission and goal to achieve financial inclusion of gig workers. With this partnership e-hailing drivers can now source their tyres, batteries, windscreen wipers and other car accessories and services at Tiger Wheel & Tyre stores nationwide.
TiAuto’s National Fleet Accounts Manager, Fred Scheepers, says, ‘It’s clear that one should never compromise on road safety and by association one should never compromise on the purchase of safe and trusted brands. The e-hailing segment is growing rapidly in South Africa. We welcome our partnership with ImaliPay which we believe will keep the e-hailing driver and their passengers safe on our roads by being able to buy safe and trusted brands for their vehicles.’
ImaliPay South Africa’s Head of Operations, Tamsin Mullins says, ‘ImaliPay’s partnership with TiAuto is strategically necessary to help financially empower our customers with Buy Now Pay Later solutions when they need it most. This partnership facilitates the e-hailing gig workers’ operations when their tyres, batteries, or wiper blades need replacing and they do not have the cash on hand to immediately do so. ImaliPay and TiAuto are therefore creating solutions for drivers to stay on the road safely and continue earning. ImaliPay is incredibly excited about our future journey with TiAuto.’