The management of Upperlink on Monday announced that its bespoke self-service payment and collection infrastructure gateway, PayChoice, has won the Central Bank of Nigeria Electronic Payments Incentive Scheme (EPIS) Efficiency Awards.
Upperlink won the innovation award for efficiency by beating competing brands in the Cashless Driver: Payment Solutions Service Provider (PSSP) category to the coveted accolade last weekend.
According to the managing director/CEO of Upperlink, Segun Akano, who spoke to journalists in Lagos, by leveraging on the integration to the national switch and the company’s vast experience in deploying bespoke software solutions, the firm has created a payment and collection platform that allows for “easy, fast and safe payments of bills, vendor and bulk payments.”
He explained that the company’s platform offers customers the advantage to deliver fast and efficient payment, as it has successfully been integrated into the Nigerian Central Switch operated by the Nigeria Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS) in the country, which gives customers the ability to route payments via their preferred channels.
“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,” he said.
Explaining how the payment platform has suddenly risen to stardom, Akano said, “Our unique selling point is simplicity, efficiency of payments and a feel-at-home-customer service.”