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E-payment: Citiserve deploys PoS that accepts all ATM cards

By BABAJIDE KOMOLAFE

CITISERVE – a member of the Vigeo group has introduced the CitiServe Point of Sale Terminal (CMPOS) for electronic payment services across Nigeria.

A unique feature of the CMPOS terminals is its inter-operability, which allows acceptance of all the major electronic payments cards on one POS. It is also certified by the Nigerian Inter Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) and compliant with all the requirements of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Executive Director of Vigeo Holdings, Lola Ogunbambi said the CitiServe PoS terminals have powerful transceivers that capture weak radio signals, in addition to a battery life span of 72 hours.

She also disclosed that the terminals are certified by MasterCard and VISA- the EMV version 1&2 certificates.

Besides, Ogunbambi said CitiServe CMPOS terminals also passed a series of rigorous tests including the drop test and fire test, to ensure client satisfaction.

Describing the inter-operability of the CMPOS terminals as a milestone in the corporate industry, she said that the CitiServe terminals are the first to accept all Nigerian bank cards on one POS.

She noted that apart from the ability to check account balance, customers do not have to worry about fraud or theft while entering their Personal Identification Numbers (PIN) during transactions.

“With the new cash-less campaign by the CBN, going cash-less has now been made easier. The portable, dust-proof and user friendly CMPOS by CitiServe enables customers carry out electronic payment transactions easily.

“These CMPOS not only accept all Nigerian bank debit cards, including Visa, MasterCard and Verve, they have the ability to reverse a transaction if you change your mind about purchasing an item already paid for. The terminals are certified by the Nigerian Inter Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) and also compliant with all requirements of the CBN,” Ogunbambi explained.

Commenting on the operations and transactions, Ogunbambi points out that the CMPOS exceeds minimum industry standards and have completed live transactions test. She said the CMPOS’ are now transacting live. The company’s “full application have the User Acceptance Testing (UAT) certification by NIBSS” she explained.

Other applications are the Global Systems for Mobile Communications (GSM) credit top up and payments for payTV.

Ogunmbami confirmed that the company has in-house after-sales facility and qualified technicians for maintenance and repair of the terminals.

“We at CitiServe have fully-trained and certified technicians and engineers who repair and maintain the PoS terminals. The company also holds local workshops for maintenance and provides spare parts of the terminals for clients. Ensuring and aiding Easy Lifestyle of our clients is our pride.


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