- CBN is preparing to issue guidelines to promote the safe and efficient use of contactless payments in Nigeria
- Guidelines cover technical and operational requirements, security measures, and standards for the issuance and acceptance of contactless payment
- The move is part of the CBN's effort to modernise the cashless payment policy in the country
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced that it will be issuing guidelines for using contactless payment systems in the country.
The guidelines are part of CBN's overall objective to promote the safe and efficient use of cashless payments.
Adeyemi Adefuye, Deputy Director of the Payment System Management Department of the CBN, made this known in Calabar, Cross River State, recently.
He explained that the guidelines would cover the technical and operational requirements for implementing contactless payment systems and the security measures needed to protect customers' information, the Nation reports
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“Contactless technology in payments will provide easy, convenient, and efficient cashless options for users. Create shorter queues at checkout points.
Benefits of contactless payment
He also said the payment method will increase spending, revenue and profitability, which will grow the retail business leading to an increase in GDP
"An interesting feature of the contactless payment is the introduction of Free on board (FOB). In this case, the risk of loss shifts from the buyer to seller.
“Contactless payments offer increased security and reduce printing costs while minimising the risk of spreading contagious diseases during transactions.
Types of devices for contactless payment
The instruments that will be used for contactless payment include:
- Wearable devices
- Mobile electronic devices
Nigerian Breweries blames CBN
Meanwhile, in another report, Nigerian Breweries disclosed that it experienced a decline in revenue of N10.71 billion in its Q1 2023 financial result.
The NB board attributed the drop in revenue to several challenges, including CBN's naira redesign policy.
The CBN announced the withdrawal of the old 1000, 500, and 200 naira notes in February, which led to a severe cash scarcity.