|Marketing Manager, Quickteller, Adetayo Teluwo (left); Marketing Manager, Interswitch, Olawale Akanbi; Marketing Manager, Verve International, Enyioma Anaba, during the media launch of a new set of commercials for the respective brands in Lagos.|
Speaking at the event, the Marketing Manager Interswitch, Olawale Akanbi, said as the market leader in Nigeria with an expanding footprint across Africa, Interswitch is set to connect all the banks in Nigeria and the biggest economy in Africa having built the country’s payment processing and transaction switching infrastructure.
He maintained that with their competence in providing secure and available information technology and infrastructure solutions and services, Interswitch is set to help customers reduce costs, increase revenues, tighten security, expand products offerings and improve service levels on technology.
“Our direct connection with leading banks and other international payment platforms, enable customers of financial institutions on the switch have secure, continuous access to all the ATMs on the Interswitch network irrespective of the ownership and location.”
“We raised our Paypoint agents through standard process, which involves proper documentation and adequate training that makes it possible for our agents to be able to render financial services like bill payments, funds transfer, airtime recharge, cash deposit and withdrawal among others to customers in the neighbourhood,” he added.
Similarly, Verve assured that it is always there to solve endless payment problems, given that it is the biggest and the only indigenous card brand in Nigeria that is keeping up with payment challenges and is rapidly expanding issuance and acceptance across the African continent.
“In Nigeria, which is the Africa’s biggest economy, Verve cards are now used by 45 per cent of Nigeria’s 30 million cardholders, and 16 million people currently use our prepaid tokens or mobile apps. We encourage more people out there to insist on verve cards in order to enjoy boundless services,” the company said.
The Group Marketing and Cooperate Communications Manager, Quickteller, Adetayo Teluwo, said the current day Nigeria brings certain challenges like recession, traffic, family, work and the difficulty to manage all at once to mind, which Quickteller recognises and tries to fix, believing that financial transactions shouldn’t be one of them.
“We have the largest biller network that can transfer money to any bank in Nigeria, over 100,000 POS and over 17,000 ATMs.” He added that with the Quickteller App one can make any type of payment including booking of events tickets, hotel bills and more owing to the over 5000 billers using the Quickteller platform.
“With Quickteller App, you can bring all your different bank accounts together into one platform and that helps you manage it better,” adding that “Quickteller App is the most SME friendly App owing that 3000 of Quickteller’s partners are SMEs,” Adetayo said.
Adetayo said Quickteller was the first to conquer the barrier of making cardless withdraws, stating that with its platform, one can easily generate USSD codes with a smart phone straight to the ATM and make withdrawals. Also, by pressing *322# code on a smartless mobile phone; one can also make cardless withdrawals.