Columbus, Ohio has one of the fastest growing startup and tech ecosystems, not just in the Midwest but in the country. Why? Because it’s home to some incredible startup and tech companies.
T-CETRA is a leading financial technology solutions enabler that employs approximately 175 team members, hailing from 30 countries and speaking 20 different languages.
15 years ago, the founders set out to improve the quality of life for the underbanked by creating a world of digital and financial inclusion. Before it became a household term, they witnessed a widening digital divide—the fissure between the digital “haves” and “have nots”, a large percentage of which is the underbanked. The “have nots” lack access to basic products and services that their banked peers take for granted. Today, there are 84.8 million underbanked in the U.S., approximately 25% of the population. T-CETRA continually seeks opportunities to overcome the obstacles they encounter every day due to their income level and/or place of residence.
We do this through VIDAPAY, our proprietary cash-to-cashless payment solution. VIDAPAY accepts and applies cash payments for products and services, in real time, in person, and without fees to the end consumer. The net result of these transactions is the financial enablement of the underbanked, providing them with access to new products and services, and a toolset to effectively manage their financial wellbeing and improve their quality of life. VIDAPAY also connects Fortune 500 companies to the elusive cash-preferred customer via 10,000 independent retailers who use our secure platform.