Nedbank has announced a new payments solution to simplify school payments to help teachers, parents and kids.
The Karri Payment Solution powered by Nedbank is a global first, and is aimed at parents, teachers and schools who are often inconvenienced by payments for all types of school activities.
The Karri app makes payments to schools for events such as civvies days, school trips and other fundraising activities easy and secure, using a built-for-purpose mobile payment application.
Aliya Al-Haeri, a parent of a learner at The Grove Primary School, attests to how the Karri app provides convenience and simplifies lives for parents: “It’s like Uber for school payment; it has made everything easy and cashless. I am all for innovation and I think it is fantastic.”
The Karri app gives parents an instant solution that allows them to send money securely to their children’s school at the click of a button, anywhere and anytime. Karri also has a built-in reminder, calendar and transaction history functionality to ensure parents are informed of events their child takes part in and can pay accordingly.
“At Nedbank we encourage people to see money differently by taking advantage of new innovations, such as the Karri app, that free up valuable teaching time and take away the hassle of making those urgent payments,” says Thomas Muller, Nedbank Business Banking head of digital innovation. “This is in line with Nedbank’s commitment to ensuring ease of banking anywhere, anytime, making safer money transactions possible, and ultimately delivering convenience for the benefit of our clients.”
For schools, using Karri will help eliminate collecting, counting and banking cash. It will reduce time spent on administrative tasks by teachers and allow for a holistic view of all money received for events throughout the year.
This mobile solution brings all school-related activities together on one platform, enabling easy, convenient payments, removing the need to draw cash and the risk of children losing the money. In an increasingly digital world where many parents and schools are already using apps for communication, the Karri app will greatly assist parents and children in making essential school payments.