Jaiz Bank Plc, the premier non-interest bank in Nigeria, has embraced and deployed the newly introduced Quick Response Code (NQR) to ease transactions for its customers and merchants.
NQR Code is an indigenous payment platform designed by the Nigeria Interbank Settlement Scheme (NIBSS), to provide a reliable and enhanced payment experience with the aim of lowering transaction costs for customers.
Jaiz Bank said in a statement by the Head, Corporate Communication, Halima Ishaq, that the NQR Code, being the newest addition to its E-Banking products, would be leveraged upon to ensure quick and convenient means of payments for goods and services.
Speaking on the new Code, the Managing Director/CEO, of the Bank, Hassan Usman, said the solution is one of the most innovative and exciting products of the payment systems in Nigeria.
He said the deployment of NQR by the Bank is in line with its strategy of growing its retail business, deepening digital financial inclusion, and lowering transaction cost for its customers.
“The Bank is deploying NQR payment system as part of its growing digital solutions to retain and attract merchants that require efficient but cheap payment solutions due to their relatively small profit margins,” Jaiz Bank CEO, Mr Usman, said.
The NQR service is designed for merchants/individuals to receive or make payments for goods and services. It is a flexible digital and contactless payment solution that is convenient with an integrated process that leverages on Application Programming Interface (APIs). It enhances the scanning-to-pay mode, fast-track the process for receiving money in real-time, and facilitates quick payments.
The Platform is integrated with the Bank’s existing mobile banking application to support retail payment and cardless ATM withdrawal.
The payment system will only require customers to log into the app, scan the NQR code, authenticate the transaction with a PIN and merchants are instantly credited with the value.
The NQR codes are barcode-like tokens that mask data. These tokens are then used for the transmission of data used for the authentication of payments. It could be static and reusable or dynamic which can be scanned only once.
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