PayPal has extended its online payment system to Nigeria, Belarus, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Monaco, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Zimbabwe, and Paraguay for the first time. Before now, these countries were completely blocked from the party. Credit/Debit cards from these countries were not allowed on the payment gateway either. Nigeria being the largest e-commerce market in Africa is most […]
GTBank announced the passing of their former Managing Director a few minutes ago, via Facebook and Twitter: We regret to announce the passing on of our CEO, Tayo Aderinokun, today, aged 56. As MD, Mr. Aderinokun led the Bank to the top of the banking industry and the Bank became the 1st sub-saharan bank to […]
I received an email from Hassan in Lagos recently, asking for guidance on how to use Paypal in Nigeria. I choose to answer him publicly so other interested parties can learn from my answer to him. Find his message below in full, unedited: Hello David, Saw your blog from search on Facebook. I was trusting […]
One of the core functions of an InterSwitch ATM/Debit card is using it to pay for goods and services via the Internet. However, fraud has always been a big problem since all that is needed to use this card on the Internet is the 19-digit card number and PIN code. I am not sure InterSwitch […]
Long after several people have been defrauded of their money through social engineering scams, Interswitch Nigeria the leading issuer of local ATM/Debit cards appears to be acting now. According to a recent report by Daily Trust: Interswitch Nigeria Limited in collaboration with banks last week inaugurated an awareness campaign to protect ATM card holders against […]
So you are a Nigerian? Or perhaps you are not? Either way, you are a citizen of some country somewhere and there comes a time in your life when you feel like you really love your country and would want the very best for your country. I cannot fathom a better way to be patriotic, […]
Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria has joined the Interswitch payment network in Nigeria. This blog post also includes a full list of all the Nigerian banks on the Interswitch network.
I have had to blog a few times about domain names of important Nigerian institutions expiring. I never imagined that a day would come when I would blog about a bank not renewing its domain name on time. I am talking about UBA PLC’s ubaplc.com domain name. I wanted to check their website this morning […]
Two days ago, I did a blog post titled “Woes of a Nigerian Internet Banking Customer” with a promise to do a follow-up post, offering suggestions. Well, this is it. First, it is defeatist for a bank to cancel online funds transfer when it is possible to minimize the effect of fraud. I would start […]
Paypal Nigeria: How to open a paypal account in Nigeria? Why Paypal is not available in Nigeria.