Payments: They are the core of every business. And so, in an era where digital has won over brick and mortar, it became imperative to create requisite payment solutions that can offer businesses of today speed, reliability, and convenience, so that they never miss a sale.
Meet Squad: an all-in-one payments tool to help your business grow.
Driven by our in-depth knowledge of digital payments in Africa and the collective years of expertise of our Parent Company, GTCO, in the payments landscape, we are proud to launch Squad, a framework of payment solutions to enable merchants to make and receive payments from anywhere in the world. At Squad, our vision and mission are rooted in empowering African merchants through payments — to create an Africa where every payment is digital.
What is Squad?
Squad is a complete payments solution for businesses in Africa, made to support business owners with the tools required to thrive in the digital economy. The goal is to ensure that businesses never miss a sale and grow and expand beyond their current reach.
Squad was created to transform payment processing, accounting and reconciliation, financial management and e-commerce. Think of it as an integrated suite of payment technologies that merge different facets of your business into one centralized function!
· Complete payments solution: With Squad, you get all the tools you need to receive, track, and manage payments for your business. From the convenience of just one dashboard, you can accumulate and reconcile all your transactions, receive instant settlements, and set up an e-commerce storefront where your products and services are visible to your customers.
.Squad also offers an innovative soft POS feature called SquadPOS, which allows you to turn your mobile phone into a personal point-of-sale terminal to evolve and speed up your customers’ payment experiences in-store. With this tool, you can reduce hardware costs and customer wait times with the perfect contactless payment solution through any Android device that suits your needs.
.Super easy to use: With our seamless interface, you can set up quickly and start accepting payments in 15 minutes. Squad’s APIs are uncomplicated to integrate into your website and are currently optimizable with WordPress, Shopify, Wix and Drupal.
Start accepting payments on Squad
· Affordable, yet best-in-class: We keep fees at the minimum and are honest about our pricing. Set-up costs are free, with the fees per transaction capped at N1,500 irrespective of the value. Local transactions via payment links attract a 1% charge only, and international transactions, 3.5% — some of the lowest rates in the market today. By reducing our prices, we trust that businesses can allocate more of their finances towards other facets of their operations.
. Keeps your funds secure: We are deeply committed to safeguarding the funds of our customers from malicious actors, and we achieve this through the activation layers of security measures such as KYC verification, real-time monitoring, and advanced data privacy tools.
· Offers your customers a choice: With payments today, it is safe to say that one size does not fit all. Customers now have more ways to pay than ever before. With an all-in-one payment solution like Squad, your business is well-positioned to offer customers the right payment mix that suits their various needs and preferences. In so doing, you elevate your customers’ payment experience and prevent them from moving to a competitor that offers flexibility.
. Never miss a sale ever again: That’s right! From our e-commerce storefront feature to accessible payment links, virtual accounts, USSD, and SquadPOS — every product under our suite was created to ensure that you meet your customers’ payment needs at every channel — online, in-store, anytime and anywhere.
.Get to know about our different products:
. Payment links
· Virtual Accounts
Ready to get started with Squad?
Say less! Visit our website at https://squadco.com/ to create a free account. Fill in your details and get started immediately. You do not need to be a registered business to sign up or receive payments.
Interested in finding out more about these products? Contact us via email — at [email protected] and stay glued to @OfficialSquadCo on all platforms for more information.
Zenith Bank Refunds N3.23m To Angry Customer Chiamaka Agim
A leading Nigerian commercial bank, Zenith Bank has returned N3.23 million to Chiamaka Agim, a Lagos State resident whose N4.039 million was erroneously deducted on January 9.
According to reports, Zenith Bank had previously informed Agim that she would only receive N800,500 of the N4,039,900 that had been debited.
But on Monday, January 16, in the evening, the bank sent back N3,239,400.
Recently, the Zenith Bank client shared a post about the refund on her Twitter page.
Agim reported that on that Monday, the bank contacted her to provide an update on the refunded money.
“After the event, they had to put my account on pause, so I didn’t get any alerts,” the user said. I was told to visit the bank the next day,” she recalled.
“They had credited my account with N3,239,400 around 7.30 pm on Monday,” the customer said. “My account statement was printed when I got to the bank.”
She claimed to have discovered that Access, one of the two banks to which the funds were transferred, still held the remaining N800,500.
Zenith Bank stated that Access Bank is now withholding the funds and that it is not their fault at this time. They said Access Bank stated that the funds would not be released without a court order.
UBA Appoints Abiola Bawuah CEO,UBA Africa
The Board of Directors of the United Bank for Africa Plc has announced the appointment of Mrs. Abiola Bawuah, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of UBA Africa.
According to a statement y the bank, Bawuah will also join the Group Board as an Executive Director, overseeing the Group’s operations across the African continent, outside Nigeria.
Bawuah, a Ghanaian national, is the first female CEO of UBA Africa.
Prior to her appointment, she was Regional CEO, West Africa, supervising the Group’s operations in nine subsidiaries, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, and Sierra Leone. She previously held the role of CEO, UBA Ghana.
Speaking on the new appointment, the Group Board Chairman, Mr Tony O. Elumelu, said, “Abiola has contributed significantly to the growth of UBA Africa for close to a decade. She brings a wealth of experience in commercial banking, and stakeholder engagement. It also gives me great pleasure that with her appointment, the UBA Group Board has now become a majority female board.”
The UBA Group also announced other appointments.
Chris Ofikulu was appointed the Regional CEO of UBA West Africa.
A statement by the bank said Ofikulu has over two decades of banking experience spanning corporate, commercial, and retail banking.
Similarly, Uzoechina Molokwu was appointed as Deputy Managing Director (DMD) of UBA Ghana, subject to local regulatory approvals. He was previously the Executive Director, Business Development – UBA Côte d’Ivoire and has over 23 years banking experience.
Ayokunle Olajubu was also announced as the Managing Director/CEO UBA Liberia, subject to local regulatory approvals. He currently drives compliance across Africa subsidiaries and comes with 30 years banking experience in Nigeria and other African countries, including Sierra Leone, Cote D’Ivoire and the Gambia.
Other appointments include that of Theresa Henshaw who was appointed as CEO of UBA UK, subject to local regulatory approvals. She was previously the DMD, Business Development, UBA America and joined the Group as ED, Business Development at UBA UK.
Usman Isiaka, currently CEO, UBA Sierra Leone, has also been appointed the Deputy CEO in UBA America, subject to local regulatory approvals.
Adeyemi Adeleke, the former CEO of UBA, UK is now the Group Treasurer. Adeleke will be working to unlock the immense value in the Group’s multi-jurisdictional balance sheet, leveraging on its presence in 24 countries within and beyond Africa.
In addition to the executive appointments, UBA has announced the retirement of High Chief Samuel Oni, an independent non-executive Director, from the board following the expiration of his tenure. He joined the UBA Group in January 2015 and served on the Board of the Group for eight years.
The Group Chairman, Mr Elumelu, expressed his appreciation to High Chief Oni, for his commitment, leadership and extensive contributions to the UBA Group and on behalf of the Board, wishes him the very best in all his future endeavours.
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