United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has introduced Contactless Payment Card, a new innovation to ease mode of payments across different platforms.
The contactless payment cards offer UBA customers an easier and more convenient hassle-free way to pay for goods and services.
Contactless payments are fast, easy and secure and with the card with the added advantage of NFC technology, makes it the next level of convenient payment services and the most innovative and convenient way for customers to pay for goods and services.
“With our contactless cards, you can make payments for everyday essentials and other things that money can buy the contactless way” says Yinka Adedeji, Divisional Head, Digital Banking.
The new UBA contactless payment cards works with Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled POS and ATM terminals by simply touching the card against the reader without slotting it into the terminal. Customers can also use the cards to pay on regular POS terminals.
“UBA contactless payment cards can be used across all the channels where you use your regular card – ATM, POS and Web” explains Adedeji.
He also explains that all UBA contactless cards use the Combined Data Authentication EMV Chip “which is currently the highest standard for chip technology used in payment cards to ensure that UBA contactless cards are absolutely safe.”
“Ideally, for low value transactions, contactless payment card holders are not required to input their PIN but the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) currently mandates that all transactions on the POS require PIN entry,” says Adedeji.
“So, for now, customers will still be required to input their PIN even for low value transactions. However, contactless payment cards still offer a superior level of convenience compared to the traditional payment cards” he explained.
The cards are currently being issued at all UBA business offices across the country and can be obtained instantly. UBA is one of the largest and most innovative card issuers on the African continent. The bank has won several awards and recognitions for offering innovative and convenient payment options to its customers.