Interswitch Partners Visa to Offer Access to Easy Payments on Quickteller
– Story by Gladys Johnson
…VISA cardholders can now pay bills, buy airtime and transfer funds via Quickteller.
Interswitch, Africa’s leading digital payments and commerce provider, announces that its multi-channel payment platform Quickteller, is now fully integrated with Visa and can accept all Visa transactions through its platform.
Visa cardholders will now be able to use their cards to buy airtime, pay bills and transfer funds across all Quickteller channels. Merchants on Quickteller can now expand their customer base by accepting all Visa card payments.
Speaking at the media briefing session, Akeem Lawal, Divisional CEO, Switching and Processing, Interswitch, said “This new integration represents an exciting step forward for Interswitch as it fully repositions us as an Independent card processor. Interswitch’s Quickteller platform is already the most popular online payment platform in Nigeria. Visa cardholders will be able to use their cards for the full range of payment services offered. We are proud to partner with a globally recognized brand such as Visa as we continue to make everyday payments easy for our customers.”
Also speaking at the event, Ade Ashaye, Country Director, for Visa in West Africa said: “One of the primary goals of Visa in Nigeria is opening up the benefits of electronic payments through a number of different platforms in the bid to drive the government agenda of a cashless economy. We are delighted that from now on, our cardholders will be able to use Quickteller’s platform and its multi-channel offerings to make both physical and virtual transactions all over the country. The partnership is further evidence of our dedication to constantly improve our offerings to our customers in Nigeria.”
The partnership further demonstrates Visa’s commitment to working closely with financial institutions, mobile network operators, governments and non-governmental organisations in developing countries to extend access to financial services and electronic payments, helping to drive economic growth and financial inclusion by migrating cash spend to electronic payments.
Quickteller is the leading multi-channel payments platform in Nigeria with over 3 million subscribers offering airtime recharge, bill payments and funds transfer via Web, Mobile (App & USSD), ATMs, POS and Agents.