ACCRA: UNITED Bank for Africa (UBA) has introduced an online payments and collections platform in the the 19 countries where it has operations.
Tagged U-bills, the platform that allows sellers to collect payments online or on their mobile devices like tablets and smart phones.
It also provides a one-stop platform for customers to make payments for goods and services on their mobile phones, tablets or personal computers as long as they have an internet connection on the devices.
“The uniqueness of the U-Bills platform is that it is a single payment gateway where all forms of payments to different merchants can be made. It is not a single-merchant platform.
” All merchants can register on U-Bills to receive payments for goods and services. Also, anyone can go online and register to make payments for goods and services bought,” explained Yinka Adedeji, Divisional Head, e-banking.
Customers registered on U-Bills can recharge their mobile phones, pay their cable TV bills quickly and easily and pay their utility bills in any of the 19 countries in Africa where UBA has operations.
Already, some top merchants that have registered on U-Bills to receive payments include leading telecom operators like; MTN (top-up and post-paid), Etisalat, Glo, and Airtel.
Customers of these telecom operators registered on U-Bills, can buy air-time or top-up on the U-Bills platform.
Other service providers currently registered on the U-Bills platform include; Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN), Abuja Geographic Information Systems, Bells University of Technology Limited among others.
The U-Bills platform accepts VISA and MasterCard as well as the local card schemes and other payment platforms in the different countries where UBA has its operations.
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY