The management of Upperlink has announced that its self-service, payment and collection infrastructure gateway, PayChoice, has won the ‘CBN Electronic Payments Incentive Scheme Efficiency Awards’.
Upperlink got the innovation award by beating competing brands in the ‘Cashless Driver: Payment Solutions Service Provider’ category to the coveted accolade.
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Upperlink, Segun Akano, said by leveraging on the integration to the national switch and the company’s vast experience in deploying modified software solutions, “the firm has created a payment and collection platform which allows for easy, fast and safe payments of bills, vendor and bulk payments.”
He stated that the company’s platform offered customers the advantages to deliver fast and efficient payment, “as it has successfully been integrated into the Nigerian Central Switch operated by the Nigeria Interbank Settlement System, which gives customers the ability to route payments via their preferred channels.”
He said, “PayChoice stands out from the rest as we have carefully studied the market by interacting with key stakeholders and users to develop a user-customer centric product. Unlike other platforms, we have created a robust, yet user-friendly application, which solves all payment problems.
“We have streamlined our on-boarding process to ensure that due diligence and integrations are concluded within a week. We have easy-to-use Application Programming Interfaces that allow third party systems to connect easily.”
Explaining how the payment platform had suddenly risen to stardom, Akano said, “The market is huge but our unique selling point is simplicity, efficiency of payments and a feel-at-home customer service.
“Besides, we have a zero tolerance for payment failure. We have high level of security and are compliant to the regulatory payment standard.”
Targeted at Small and Medium-scale Enterprises, government agencies, telecommunications companies, oil and gas, construction, pharmaceutical companies, etc, PayChoice, he said, rides on providing “efficiency of payments and innovative solutions that make self-service possible.”
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