Ghana’s United Bank for Africa (UBA) has launched an online collection and payment platform called U-bills within the 19 countries it has operations.
The platform allows sellers to collect or make payments for goods and services online or via mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets as long as they have internet connection.
According to Yinka Adedeji, Divisional Head, e-banking, the uniqueness about U-bills platform is that it is a single payment gateway where all kinds of payment can be made to various merchants.
“It is not a single-merchant platform. Each merchant can register on U-bills to receive payments for goods and services. Additionally, any person can go online and register to make payments for goods and services purchased,” Adedeji added.
In each of the 19 countries in Africa, registered U-bills customers can recharge their mobile phones, pay their cable TV bills fast and easily as well as pay their utility bills. Some of the top merchants that have registered on U-bills to receive payments include Airtel, MTN, Glo, Etisalat, Bells University of Technology Limited, Abuja Geographic Information Systems and Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN) among others.
U-bills platform accepts MasterCard and Visa in addition to the local card schemes and other payment platforms in the various countries where UBA has its operations.