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UBA Launches E-Payment Portal

September 1, 2014

The United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has introduced an online payments and collections platform tagged U-bills.

The financial institution explained that the platform would boost e-commerce in Africa.

A statement from UBA at the weekend explained that the online payments platform has been enabled in all the 19 countries where the bank is currently present.

U-bills, is a collection and bill payments 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," the Divisional Head, e-banking, UBA, Yinka Adedeji said.

It noted that the platform would give customers the flexibility to make online payments anytime of the day or night or week to sellers for goods bought or services rendered.

"This means, it no longer matters where you are in the world. So far you are African and are from any of the Countries where UBA is, you can now pay your bills, top up phones of your loved ones and still pay for services without moving an inch," Adedeji added.

Furthermore, it explained that customers registered on the platform 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.

The statement listed some top merchants that have registered on U-Bills to receive payments to include leading telecom operators like MTN (top-up and post-paid), Etisalat, Glo, and Airtel.

"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," it added.

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Source: AllAfrica

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