Net 1 Ueps Technologies Inc. provides payment solutions and transaction processing services for various industries in South Africa, Korea, Europe, and internationally. It offers universal electronic payment system (UEPS), a smart-card based alternative payment system for the unbanked and underbanked populations of developing economies. The company’s UEPS system allows card holders to transact at any EMV-enabled point of sale terminal or ATM; and can be used for banking, health care management, international money transfers, voting, and identification. It provides state pension and welfare distribution service to the South African government; transactions processing services for retailers, utilities, banks, and medical-related claim service customers, as well as bill payments and prepaid electricity for bill issuers and local councils; and mobile telephone top-up transactions for mobile carriers. The company also offers payment processing services to merchants and card issuers; transaction processing of UEPS-enabled smartcards and medical-related claims; and clinical risk management solutions. In addition, it provides smart card accounts; financial services, including short-term loans, microfinance, life insurance, and money transfer products; and on-line real-time management system services for healthcare transactions, as well as processes third-party payroll payments for employees. Further, the company markets, sells, and implements the UEPS; provides Prism secure transaction technology, solutions, and services, as well as is involved in hardware and SIM Card sales, and licensing the DUET system, SIM card, and other software; undertakes smart card system implementation projects; delivers hardware, software, and business solutions; provides cryptography services; and rents hardware to merchants. Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.