Visa has signed a commercial partnership with Atlas Mara Limited the sub-Saharan Africa financial services group, as part of a wider strategic partnership to introduce a dynamic suite of payment solutions and expand access to electronic payments within the Sub-Saharan Africa region.
Visa, has entered into partnership with Ecobank, to roll out “mVisa,” an innovative mobile payment service in 33 African markets by year-end. Mvisa
Nigeria's telecommunications regulator NCC said on Tuesday it has approved a request by internet provider Visafone to transfer its shares to MTN following its takeover by the South African firm.
Visa has said that it is in advanced discussions with leading Nigerian banks to bring its mobile payments solution, Mobile Visa (mVisa), to Nigeria and expects to roll the solution to Nigerian consumers before the end of 2016.
The acquisition of Visafone by MTN is clearly a very healthy development that will further accelerate the growth of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Nigeria.
South Africa owned giant telecommunications firm, MTN, has finally acquired Visafone, the only surviving Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) operator in Nigeria, owned by the banking magnate, Jim Ovia.
In a bid to foster partnership and improve card usage for purchases, Visa has gone into partnership with Total Nigeria Plc to reward customers who use their electronic payment cards to buy fuel at Total service stations in Lagos state.