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FCMB, EMP expand e-business agreement

By on April 22, 2015

Emerging Markets Payments Company has announced the expansion of its e-banking agreement with First City Monument Bank Limited.

According to a statement by the bank, since 2010, EMP has been providing FCMB processing services.

Under the agreement, EMP has commenced the issuance of naira debit cards for FCMB as well as continuing to provide processing services.

The Chief Executive Officer, EMP, Murat Ozuiku, was quoted as saying, “Over the years, EMP has been able to support partner banks to achieve their business strategy by providing solutions that render cardholders a seamless, convenient and secure payment experience.

“We believe that expanding FCMB’s card offerings with EMP will provide cardholders with more tools that best cater to their needs, encouraging them to take advantage of the various benefits of electronic payments.”

The debit cards can be applied for at any of the FCMB branches across Nigeria, Ozuiku added.

According to the statement, FCMB’s naira debit cards can be used to complete transactions through all the Point of Sale terminals and Automated Teller Machines that accept debit cards in over 210 countries and with over 30 million merchants across the world.

The EMP boss said with the firm handling the issuance and processing on behalf of FCMB, the bank’s clients would enjoy reliable network that processes more than six transactions a second and acquired billions of dollars’ worth of transactions a year.

The statement quoted the Executive Director, FCMB, Mr. Nath Ude, as saying, “EMP’s position as an industry leader is undeniable. As a premier financial services group, FCMB partners with the best of the best for the benefit of our customers. I’m pleased to say that EMP is most certainly among the best in the business. We’re looking forward to our next phase of growth together.”