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VeriFone Mobile Money, Teasy Mobile in tie to launch services in Nigeria

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Teasy Mobile has named VeriFone Mobile Money, a consortium between VeriFone Inc. and Mobilis Networks Limited, as a vehicle to drive the adoption of mobile money and wallet solutions across Nigeria.[blockquote right=”pull-right”]According to him, with Teasy Mobile, VeriFone Mobile Money will be offering a market first in Nigeria delivering Teasy customers frictionless, fast and secure transactions at the agents’ point of sale utilising a combination of biometrics and near field communications (NFC) devices including mobile and card.”[/blockquote]

Under the alliance aimed to broaden mobile money services in Nigeria VeriFone Mobile Money will deploy its retail enablement solution integrating the mobile wallet, banking, and telecommunication provider networks with the point-of-sale (“POS”).

Teasy will work closely with local industry players to roll out VeriFone contactless POS devices as part of the solution, the company announced underscoring that the solution will enable it to deploy mobile POS (mPOS) and biometric solutions.

These which will allow the use of biometric data for secure user identification and authentication aligning with recent Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) policies around know your customer (“KYC”) and financial inclusion, the company says.

Chris Jones, CEO of VeriFone Mobile Money, stated, “working with Teasy Mobile is an exciting opportunity for VeriFone Mobile Money. Nigeria is a rapidly advancing and sophisticated mobile money market and there are many mobile wallet providers already in the Nigerian market.”

According to him, with Teasy Mobile, VeriFone Mobile Money will be offering a market first in Nigeria delivering Teasy customers frictionless, fast and secure transactions at the agents’ point of sale utilising a combination of biometrics and near field communications (NFC) devices including mobile and card.”

“Our solution has proven to increase wallet adoption in developed and emerging markets”, Jones adds.

Musa Ali Baba of Teasy adds that, “we are very excited with the market opportunity this solution will bring us. We believe that, while the market is growing quickly for mobile wallets, we will be able to roll out a mixture of point of sale and mobile wallet technology, thus capturing all points at which the customer will transact.”

According to him, “VeriFone Mobile Money has provided a very advanced, yet easy-to-use solution to Teasy that will add value to the Nigeria Cashless Vision and allow for alternative and easier ways to make payments benefiting Nigeria and the industry as a whole, and we are very excited to enter into this partnership.”

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